VIPs are never away from their cats and dogs: they take them for walks, post their pictures on social networks, some even create Instagram accounts just for their pets, like Paris Hilton did for her Pomeranian, who now has more than 85 thousand followers. VIPs are pet lovers, perhaps because the love offered by a dog or a cat is unconditional, a genuine feeling that may be hard to find otherwise.
Today we’ll get to know four little friends: Anna, Matteo, Pixel and Spyke. Anna and Matteo wanted to add two hamsters to their little zoo, and their mum Laura, from whom they have inherited their love for all animals, couldn’t help but say yes. “I wanted to give my children pets because I believe it’s important to educate them to respect animals, from an early age. For the children the hamsters are much more than a plaything; I’ve taught them to take care of them, to pamper them, and in exchange the pets give us much to laugh about”.
“Brrrr! No way I’ll set my tail outside, not even if the world’s largest bone is waiting for me out there!” If dogs could speak, this could be a common response to our invitations to go out for a walk. Perhaps that’s what Poker thought, too – until he got dressed up for winter in a nice warm parka. Alberto is our guide in Vicenza today. For his sweet furry friend, he picked a water- and windproof lined jacket, with a hood and faux fur, of Ferplast’s Bau Bau Moda line.
While we’re getting ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve, for our pets this is by far the least loved holiday of the year. According to some estimates, about 500 pets in Italy die every year, scared by the fireworks that salute the new year. The noise caused by the fireworks causes veritable phobias in pets, and many of them, trying to escape, become disoriented and can’t find their way home, or hide in unthinkable places, risking their lives.
Our skis and suitcases are in the trunk of our car. Our house is locked. What about Toto? Where should we put him? He’ll come on holiday with us, of course. It’s not always easy to find someone you can trust to look after your pet or a nice dog hostel to keep him while you’re away. Luckily for us, lately many hotels have adapted and become pet friendly. Organising a holiday trip that includes your pet can be difficult. First we need to make sure that the hotel accepts dogs and cats. For that purpose, portals such as http://www.pethotels.it help us select the type of vacation and our intended destination, putting us into contact only with hotels that accommodate pets.