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  1. No, I didn't know that song, Idun. Thank you! I do miss the sea and walking along the beach

  2. [quote user="Clair"][quote user="Polly"]... I clicked on 'forgot my password' but never got an email from admin.[/quote]

    Polly,

    Your email address has to be valid for the password-reset message to arrive.

    Check your PMs.

    [/quote]

    My email address is valid, that's how I can log in but only by putting my password in CAPS

    BTW if I couldn't log in, your message to 'check my PMs' wouldn't be much good, would it?

  3. I can't edit spelling errors either, once I've posted

  4. Cat, yes I get the message 'The username and password you have entered do not match our records.'

    I know I haven't changed anything, so I switched browsers & still got the message. So I clicked on 'forgot my password' but never got an email from admin.

    Fiddling around, I switched to caps and hey presto! got access. Same thing when I went to sign in now.

    BTW, Firefox ususally crashes just after I log in if I'm using it, and this only happens with this site on a regular basis.

    Oh, and I can't get the end of this post out of italics!!!! Yet I can change the font.

  5. Last night and this morning I have found I can't sign in unless I type in my password in CAPITALS.

    Has anyone else had any 'funnies' on signing in?

  6. Remember, many old houses don't have bedrooms big enough for HUGE beds so it's not just a question of buying bigger beds, one might well have to move walls!

    How much more would you be prepared to pay for a kingsize?
  7. So many need new homes, and now we are about to enter the holiday season how many more will be abandoned?

    It breaks my heart, as I sit here with a young head on my knee and another, older, head on my feet. I would help you if I could, but if I did, I'd have to give up guide dog training, and we're short of people here too!

    Well done all of you who do what you can.

  8. So if you're billing the client and we come up with the info we'll bill you, OK?
  9. [quote user="dessiedog"]Not the answer I wanted but probably what I expected!

    Pity as the Pyrry Knees was where I had in mind. He'll just have to stay at home, lying on the bed of course.

    Thanks for the very prompt replies[/quote]

    I understand it's probably not what you want, you'd rather have him with you, but if you google you'll find that there are kennels which will keep your mutt whilst you go walkies. Try 'garderie chien pyrenees parc national' or the local tourist offices or Mairies

    eg

    En vallée de Cauterets, pension pour chiens "le Berger" Tél. 05 62 92 04 80

    En vallée de Luz-Gavarnie, garderie pour chiens à Gèdre Tél. 05.62.92.49.37

    En vallée d'Aure, box pour chiens à la Réserve Naturelle du Néouvielle à Orédon en été, renseignements Mairie d'Aragnouet Tél. 05 62 39 62 63

  10. [quote user="Pads"]Does that mean the people who live there cant have dogs ?  [/quote]

    No, it doesn't mean that. The ref given by Christine Animal is a summary for visitors. You can live within the parc boundary with pets, but they can't go out and about into the heart of the parc even on a lead. Each parc has detailed rules regarding working farm dogs and hunting dogs, and when (as in which season) and where they can go.

    Access for assistance dogs (guide dogs etc) is also limited, assistance dog owners are advised to contact the management of the parc concerned for detailed info. before they visit.

    In regional parcs and nature reserves you need to check out local signs before going walkies with your canine companions.

  11. Hi

    Next time you're in France why not just ask around locally about a vet from anyone you see walking a dog, or even ask at the Mairie or local café? I presume from your first post you've got no language problems which is a step ahead of some folk!

    You might well find that the local vets are really well clued up.

    That's what we did 20 years ago, pre-internet and pre hordes of Brits about. By word of mouth and some common-sense sifting of the replies we found vets, doc, dentist etc.

    I took our elderly dog's skin medecine along, and in my then not brilliant French explained about the stuff, which was new to them, and the vets were really interested.

  12. Here's a fairly reliable reference from Les Echos

    http://www.lesechos.fr/economie-politique/france/actu/0201346265182-residences-secondaires-des-etrangers-la-taxe-fixee-a-20-de-la-valeur-locative.htm

    The tax level being discussed seems to be approx the equivalent of the taxe fonciere.

    The article says that only second homes for personal use would be taxable, not those let out but there's no detail on what constitutes something rented...

  13. Idun's right, the property would still be subject to tax hab.

    You'd need to do something really drastic, like taking the roof off...!

  14. Yep, that'll be a sale of the property, so you'd have to start with your bundle of diagnostic tests and then go through the usual sales channels paying the Notaire as you go. I suggest you'd need to take some tax advice on the way (more expense!) to make sure you don't get caught out somewhere down the line.

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