30 March 2009


Look carefully and you'll see his eyes looking right at us. This beautiful dog is a Bouvier de Flandres - a breed that originated in Belgium.

Tosca is 7 years old and lives at Le Lavandou, which is down the coast near to St. Tropez. He was visiting Menton with his owner.

25 March 2009

Bella the Bobtail

You don't see many Old English Sheepdogs in the south of France, so when I saw this one sitting with her owners outside a restaurant, I had to take a photograph. 'My' breed after all - one I'd loved, bred, shown and judged for years.

So meet Bella, 6 years old and living in Frankfurt, Germany - on a visit to Menton.

Update on Mistral and Mia on Postcards from Pension Milou today.

22 March 2009


In the smaller photograph, and out of shot, is a bench - in the middle of Menton - and every day you'll find a group of men sitting here, chatting, passing the time of the day. And Tina, the 7-year old Brittany spaniel, is there too.

She's always ready for a game which is what is going on here amidst much laughter from the other men. He's pretending he's got a tennis ball, which he hasn't. Spaniels and tennis balls are inseparable, as we all know.

19 March 2009


Alia is a French bulldog from Cavaillon, which is in Provence. If you are French you'd know that Cavaillon is where the melons comes from! It's famous for the melons that I think are called Agen melons elsewhere.

Alia was in Menton for the Lemon Festival - she's three years old and looks wiser than her years, doesn't she? Her family are sitting around her, waiting for the Corso (parade) to begin.

15 March 2009


One of the things I so love about living here is the proximity to Italy. Walk around Menton and sometimes you hear more Italian than French. And of course the Italians bring their dogs when they visit.

So meet little Kika, an Italian Min Pin, two years old - in Menton for the Lemon Festival.

13 March 2009


You don't often see a Ruby Cavalier King Charles spaniel - more often it's a Blenheim or a Tri-colour. This little girl lives in Cagnes-sur-Mer - along the coast from Menton, beyond Nice and near to Cannes. She looks good for 10 years of age, doesn't she? I love her surprised, questioning look - one of those looks you could put alongside a quotation.

11 March 2009


This little Boston terrier pup - he's a year old - was playing around in the hardware shop in Carnoles (part of Roquebrune-cap-Martin) where his owner is the proprietor of the shop. Great place too - one of those great places where you can find anything and everything.

A little dark in the shop, so the photo is a little grainy - doesn't make him any less cute, does it?

08 March 2009

Confetti pup!

Snapped at the Corso (the parade of floats at the Fête du Citron in Menton) this lovely beagle pup was far more interested in playing with the confetti.

06 March 2009

Ortone and his Bad Hair Day

I'm only kidding - not really a 'bad hair day' - in fact rather a good one - I love that flick of hair over his eye.

This little dog is an interesting mix - a poodle crossed with a dachshund. Adorable, don't you think? Ortone lives near to Grenoble and is one year old, seen here walking along the sea in Menton.

04 March 2009


A handsome French bulldog walking along by the sea in Menton. Bounty is two and a half and lives in the Var, the next department along from the Alpes-Maritimes.

02 March 2009


Snapped at the Fête du Citron in Menton, this adorable dog is held in his owner's arms to protect him from the crowds - 25,000 this year at the Corso (parade of floats).


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