19 August 2007

Bébé and the Blessing of the Animals

Today is the Fête patronale de la St. Barthélémy in Gorbio, a village near to Menton. The day began with the blessing of the animals and today there were several horses and many dogs present. This beauty - see below - is called Bébé which is what he was called when his owner took him from the SPA Refuge de Monaco. She told me he is an American poodle, which (unless you are referring to Mr. Blair!) is apparently a mix of a white poodle and a black poodle but my understanding is that when you do this mating you get either black or white poodles, not a mix like this one. No matter, he is a beautiful dog with a lovely presence. You can see more photos of today's blessing on my Menton Daily Photo blog.



5 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Such long legs deserving of a title, adorable. An American too, no less than Mr. Blair. Good post.

Neva said...

American poodle in France where French poodles are....I LOVE it.

Meg in Nelson said...

I didn't know that such a day really existed; I remember seeing an episode related to it in the Vicar.

Lovely.

Meg in Nelson said...

Jilly, what about gray poodles?

Chris said...

I didn't realize that the blessing of animals (dogs) was a world-wide thing. I think it is such a wonderful ceremony!

I love this blog idea. . . . .

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