A Reason to Stay at Le Petit Hotel
There are many reasons why travellers choose to stay at Le Petit Hotel, in Sumner, and most of those relate to the genuine discrete French character and feel that Martine, my partner, has successfully imbued into the hotel’s seaside operation.
However, there is a genuine Scottish reason that many of our guests can relate to , and that is the presence of a true Scottie dog….our beloved Kara who stepped into the big shoes of her kindred predecessor – Maggie, 10 years ago. In fact many of our return customers feel a connection with Kara as much as the hotel itself, its managers, and the French seaside accommodation offering.
But just as we humans have our own life health issues, Scottish Terriers have their share of troubles. It is very common for Scotties( and many other dog breeds) to be afflicted with cancer in one of its many forms, and so for the past couple of years we have been very focussed on her diet and also the use of what has now been globally proven to be a useful medication ( Denamarin) countering some of the by product (effects) of liver cancer. We can also thank the antibiotic Clavaseptin which we found to be very effective to dealing with pneumonia symptoms which hit her some months ago.
However , we are currently dealing with a sad development in that Kara is now diabetic and has become blind following the very rapid development of Cararacts in both eyes. But we are looking at our options to try and help her.
It is at a time like this, I am reminded of the quote attributed to Anatole France: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
It is just so true.