19 March 2008

Ciappi


This handsome dog caught my eye. Look at him in the small photograph with his Italian family, sitting by the sea in Menton. What a fine looking dog. He is a mix of German Shepherd and Italian Spinone and he lives in Bordighera which is just beyond Ventimiglia across the border in Italy. I don't speak Italian so just as well this lovely family spoke perfect English.

I usually tell owners that they will find a photograph of their dog on 'Riviera Dogs' although sometimes, when I quickly grab a shot, it's not possible. In Ciappi's case, I did and received an email and some photos of Ciappi at home. I'm posting my favourite below - thank you, Stefano, Elena and Luca - and of course, Ciappi.

6 comments:

lady jicky said...

Hi Ciappi ! what a handsome dog you are.

Sara said...

Ciappi what a cute doggie you are! I love the way the wind is blowing through your fur in the top photo...and you look like you are spoiled rotten (which is a good thing) at home!!!

Jim said...

Has anybody noticed that this dog bears a striking resemblance to "Chewbacca" in Star Wars? I wonder if he's - Chewbacca - in disguise while vacationing on the Riviera.

Neva said...

How sweet!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday Ciappi sent us a message from the Paradise of the dogs saying he's happy with other dogs playing with him. We want to thank him for the deep love he gave us in his life and the good time we shared all together. We always will remember him. Stefano, Elena and Luca

Jilly said...

Stefano, Elena and Luca - Your comment went into the spam section of the blog and I just found it. Am so sorry to hear your beautiful Ciappi passed away. I realise it's over two years now but wanted to write to you.

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