Can You Get Rid Of The Dog Fleas with FLEA REPELLENTS

Fleas preparing to bit the dog

What is the best flea remedy? What are the flea REPELLENTS? How do they work? DO they actually work?! Read about anti-fleas collars, powders, shampoos, and similar preparations supposed to repel fleas by odor a flea doesn't like. I wish someone explained it to the fleas, so they learned they shouldn't walk around those repelent collars like Kanye West walks around Hollywood, as if they own the dog.

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Dogs and the Coronavirus

Dog wearing a mask to protect from Coronavirus

Can I take my dog for a walk during the mandatory Covid-19 quarantine? For how long may? How far from home? Can a pet become infected with the Coronavirus? How should I clean my dog's paws after a walk? People ask those questions on Facebook literally every 20 minutes. 

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Melting Around Côte d’Azur With Our Dogs

Côte d’Azur is too astonishing to be driving on the highway and not being able to absorb its beauty. We stopped in every village between Nice and Saint Tropez. Continue reading “Melting Around Côte d’Azur With Our Dogs”

Our Dogs Took Us To Monte Carlo

Dogs in Monte Carlo

After running all around Provence in a search of every existing lavender plant and spending hours in the perfume factory, I decided to finish with the ME, ME & ME part of the trip and dedicate the rest of the day to A. and his obsession with car races in Monaco.

(How is it possible he knows every single curve of the Monte Carlo's main road without ever been here before is beyond me).

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Dogs Sniffing Fragrances In Grasse The Perfume Capital Of The World

The Maison Molinard was founded in 1849 in Grasse, the world's perfume capital.

It was Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henri II, who introduced perfumes to France. She “brought” (he sounds kidnapped to me) her perfume maker from Italy and his lab was linked to her with a secret passage, so no formula could be stolen.

The perfumes enjoyed success when scented gloves became popular and replaced the smelly ones and the court of King Louis XV was called a fragrant courtyard. He required a different scent every day from his courtesan, Madame de Pompadour, who ordered huge supplies. Perfumes were applied even to furniture and they replaced soap and water. An “excellent” idea.

Two liters of cologne was delivered to Napoleon every week, while Josephine preferred a musk and used it so much that her boudoir smelled sixty years after her death. Continue reading “Dogs Sniffing Fragrances In Grasse The Perfume Capital Of The World”

Our Dogs Loved Running Through The Lavender Fields In Provence

Maltese dog on the perfect selfie spot with Gordes Provence in the back.

The lavender was my obsession with this trip.

On each trip, I discover some new obsession, so A. runs around the country trying to satisfy my desires. This time it was lavender fields.

We do have lavender in Croatia, but my obsessions are not run by any logic. Continue reading “Our Dogs Loved Running Through The Lavender Fields In Provence”

From Biarritz To Rocamadour With Dogs And Monkeys

Maltese dog in Rocamadour with the church of Our Lady of Rocamadour Black Madonna

The first thing you notice when you enter France, coming from Spain, is that people on the street don't scream while talking.

Even the children behave.

And yes, the dogs are everywhere, behaving even better than anyone else. Continue reading “From Biarritz To Rocamadour With Dogs And Monkeys”

Giving France One More Chance

While living in Barcelona and driving back home to Croatia, I used to cross France two times a month. I have to admit my experiences were rather negative.

People not able to communicate with me, irritate me, considering I speak, write and read 5 languages. How much easier could I make it for you?

I could learn French?

Yes, I could, I learn languages with ease. I just refuse to learn French. I prefer to learn Swahili. Continue reading “Giving France One More Chance”

Sicilia Outlet Village Honey I’m Home

Maltese and German Shepherd in a dog-friendly Sicilia Outlet Village

Sicilia Outlet Village is the largest shopping mall in Sicily, located in the center of the island, closer to the east coast of Sicily (Catania and Taormina). The location is pretty unusual, in the middle of the mountains, far away from everything. Continue reading “Sicilia Outlet Village Honey I’m Home”

Taormina The Grande Dame Of The Ionian Sea

Maltese dog in beautiful Taormina

The glamorous Taormina has that vibe of a medieval, untouchable beauty with an ancient greek soul, dressed in Mediterranean colors and perfumes, hugged by the mountains, admired by the visitors, while she watches the world around her from above, from the cliffs above the sea.

One of the most beautiful places in the world, it has been the prestigious summer residence of emperors, aristocrats, and bankers, from the Wilhelm II German Emperor to the Rothschilds. Continue reading “Taormina The Grande Dame Of The Ionian Sea”