25 April 2016


French Bulldogs melt my heart.  This is Spirou, he's 4 years old and lives in Gorbio. 

Unfortunately he has leishmaniosis, but with regular treatment he will continue to live a normal life, albeit sometimes with a bit of weakness. For anyone that doesn't know, leishmaniosis is caused by a bite from a phlebetome (a type of tiny mosquito) that puts parasites into the blood. There is no cure, but with drugs it is kept in remission.

Isn't he adorable!


lady jicky said...

Oh the poor little guy!
I had to google and I believe leishmaniosis has been found in Northern Territory of Australia!
I do hope they have gotten rid of it !
I am so glad there is medicine for Spirou ..... I was reading about it and its shocking disease!!!

William Kendall said...

They do look like real characters, don't they?

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm glad there's treatment for Spirou. He's a sweetie.


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