Back-to-school blues not just for children but pets too
PARIS (AFP) - Toys get destroyed, tears flow and tantrums abound: it's not just children that find it tough at the end of the summer holidays.
Pets are equally likely to have difficulty adapting to a more constrained lifestyle after weeks of freedom and many of them will develop full-blown cases of the "back-to-school blues", animal experts say.
In France, where month-long summer vacations are common, the problem is particularly acute.
"Every time we get back from holiday, my cat, Katou, uses my bed as a litter tray for several days," says Mr Philippe Uzan, the proud owner of a Siamese.