After contact with the processionary caterpillars, I was in agony for a couple of weeks until I saw your posting – and it helped the doctors by giving them a diagnosis. So – please let ladies know that they should cross their legs!
These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.
La SPA (Société Protectrice des Animaux) was created in 1845 by Doctor Etienne Pariset. Touched by the poor treatment of many cart and carriage horses on the streets of Paris, the society was at first devoted to the welfare of horses. It grew quickly, thanks to support from several renowned French ‘intellectuals’ such as Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant.
I-CAD, the agency in charge of the National Identification File for domestic pets in France, is warning about a scam, aimed to defraud pet owners who have lost their pets.
Pull up a basket, snuggle down into your cushion, grab a box of tissues – and read the heart warming/heart breaking story of the retired English teacher and his psychologist wife who have opened up the doors of their Dordogne home to thirty old, sick or disabled dogs.
There are so many beautiful and affectionate animals in shelters around the region just waiting to love you. So if you’re looking for a furry friend, please do think hard before you buy from a breeder.
Phlebotomus actually comes from the Greek phleps, phlebos meaning ‘vein’ referring to the blood sucking habit of sand flies
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
IN AID OF THE CATS OF VILLELONGUE Association Chats Libres de Villelongue dels Monts (C.L.V.) For cat-lovers everywhere! Do come and support this event held in the Salle des Fêtes in Villelongue this Thursday to…
A no-deal Brexit could cause headaches for pets travelling between the UK and Europe, with mandatory waiting periods of at least 3 months