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Obituary: Fidele of Bruges


Fidele of Bruges

Fidele, the Golden Labrador who lived at the Bed and Breakfast Coté Canal and made a small appearance in the film In Bruges, passed away in early February at the age of 12.

His owner, Caroline Van Langeraert, has said that Fidele became an icon, with tourist boats along the canals stopping so tourists could take photos of him in his regular resting space at the window of the bed and breakfast.  He is irreplaceable.

Many tourists will have photos and videos of Fidele in his spot at the window, as seen here in YouTube.

It is always sad to see our dog friends leave; particularly so when they share our businesses and our customers know them well.  (Apparently, one US tourist asked to book into the bed and breakfast specifically because she had heard about Fidele.)


Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand