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Friday, December 05, 2008

Ignacio the Iguana

San Antonio Abad 2008 - Los Silos
Apologies if he's a she

Once upon a time, the Fiestas de San Antonio Abad, held each year around the middle of January, attracted only farm animals. Over the years, pet dogs have also been brought along to the fiestas to be blessed by the preist and, now as appears to be the international fashion, the pet exotic animals turn up, like Sr. Iguana here on a lead, walking around the cobbled streets of Los SilosThe French call these NAC (for Nouveaux animaux de compagnie - new types of pets). Anyone know if there is a similar term in Spanish (could be the same: Nuevos Animales de Compania) or English (other than exotic pets)?