By Kieran O’Mahony
THE last time Vincent Robert and Chloe Staub went on holidays without their beloved dog Milo, he refused to eat for days upon their return.
So for their trip to Ireland this summer, they decided to bring their deaf five-year-old French bulldog with them in a specially-adapted buggy as they hitched along the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale up to Donegal.
Milo is already proving to be a big hit with both passers-by and motorists as the couple from Poitiers, outside Bordeaux, have spent the past week travelling all over West Cork with no shortage of lifts from passing motorists.
‘We are really enjoying this holiday and it’s great to be exploring the Wild Atlantic Way with Milo. Ireland is so beautiful and Milo is cool out in our buggy and seems to be enjoying his travels,’ Vincent told The Southern Star.
‘We are here for a month travelling the country and hitch hiking our way around and the people have been great giving us spins.’
One generous West Cork resident – Louise O’Mahony – even came to their aid last week in Clonakilty when she saw that they had a puncture on their buggy.
She brought them to Universal Tyres in the town where John Hurley went overboard to help them and once their puncture was fixed, she gave the happy travellers a spin to The Warren where they set up camp for the night.
Vincent and Chloe went on to discover the rest of the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork and they camped for a few days in Glengarriff, as well Castletownbere, before making their way onto Kerry.
As for Milo, he’s taking it all in his stride, – or ‘ride’ – decked in his yellow raincoat in his comfortable buggy, watching the world go by.