One of my close friends has an absolutely dog-mad Mum and they have two Bichon Frisé called Stitch and Wilma. She cannot stand leaving them at home every year when they go on holiday, so one year she deliberately chose a villa in France that allows pets. Stitch and Wilma had a great week soaking up the French sun and everyone was happy. Until it came to the journey home.
Stitch and Wilma both chose the perfect time to get a stomach bug: queue an eight hour journey in a stuffy, cramped car with two dogs vomiting from both ends. Paired with some horrendous traffic, it is safe to say that everybody was happy to be home. Stitch and Wilma have not been invited on holiday since.
Illustration: Lu Yin