Thoroughly enjoyed every page
From the front cover, to the charming little pencil drawings at the beginning of each chapter and on to the talented writing style of the author, I thoroughly enjoyed every page of ‘Fat Dogs and French Estates’.
The story takes us through France on a property hunting expedition along with Beth, her adorably grumpy husband (Jack) and their two dogs.
Travelling abroad with pets is always an interesting experience and this book provides many a chuckle out loud moment as Beth describes the antics of Sam (a lovable but deaf Australian Shepherd), and Biff (a feisty little Norfolk terrier with a heart murmur). I could imagine the smell in the car after Sam has taken an unscheduled dip in the hotel swimming pool and Biff has delightedly rolled in wild boor poo. Of course, when such things happen ‘their’ dogs become Beth’s dogs. I had however ceased to worry about Jack’s apparent grumpiness when, early on in the book, Beth tells her engineer husband to ‘go and sort out his nuts and bolts’, which he does as meek as a lamb.