28 December 2010
Eros getting ready for the New Year
My friend, Carla, has a Poodle Parlour in Menton and when I called in the other day, she was smartening up this little Jack Russell type dog for the New Year. He's called Eros and lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Apologies for the not quite sharp photo - I had the wrong lens on the camera (honest!)
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2 comments
24 December 2010
The Christmas Dog
Happy Christmas everyone! This is one of four dogs in the Jardin Bioves in Menton, bringing you a nice pressie! When I took this photo, the sun was shining. Since then we've had endless heavy rain for days and he now looks somewhat bedraggled!
Have a great day and thank you so much for your visits to this this blog. Woof woof!
Posted by Jilly at Friday, December 24, 2010 1 comments
Labels: Cross breed
22 December 2010
Is he a Boxer or a Bulldog? This 9 months old pup caught my eye walking through the Christmas Fair in Menton. Legs are too long for a bulldog yet too short for a boxer and right, he's a mix of the two. Isn't he gorgeous?
Spike lives in Genoa, Italy - just along the Ligurian coast from Menton.
Posted by Jilly at Wednesday, December 22, 2010 6 comments
Labels: Boxer, English Bulldog
19 December 2010
Pink for a Girl, Blue for a Boy...
Posted by Jilly at Sunday, December 19, 2010 1 comments
Labels: Bichon Frisé
14 December 2010
Fidgie, the Wolfdog
The fishmonger in Carnoles has a new young dog. She's 12 months old and is called Fidgie. He spent most of the time we were talking throwing her heads of fish.
He told me she is a Wolf and he had to wait a long time to get her from a special breeder. He insists she is pure Wolf but to me she looks mostly German Sheepdog Dog with perhaps a bit of Wolf mixed in. He told me she's not an easy breed. He also told me that Wolves only come into season once in their life, hence his long wait for a puppy.
I gather that Wolf hybrids are now classified as Wolfdogs and that would seem to be what Fidgie is and probably what the fishmonger meant, with me misunderstanding his French.
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7 comments
11 December 2010
This lovely dog is giving me the 'do-I-have-to-do-this?' look. Gigi is a 6 year old Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen and lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Posted by Jilly at Saturday, December 11, 2010 3 comments
Labels: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
07 December 2010
This lovely English Setter was walking along by the sea in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin this morning. He's 3 years old. I love this breed - look at the gentle, trusting look in his eyes.
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3 comments
Labels: English Setter
03 December 2010
Village dogs have a good life. They can wander anywhere they like, off lead. These two wire-haired dachshunds (teckels in French) live in the medieval village of Castellar, which is in the hills above Menton.
One them, as if to emphasise how cute she is, rolled on her back when I tried taking her photogaph. Yes, I know...submissive behaviour really.
Posted by Jilly at Friday, December 03, 2010 2 comments
30 November 2010
All the luck...
Some dogs have all the luck, don't they? This little Jack Russell loves his walks - with all the good smells - around Port Hercule in Monaco.
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2 comments
26 November 2010
This adorable Maltese Terrier (bichon maltais in French) was sitting on a bench overlooking Larvotto beach. She's called Ritzy. A good name for a Monte Carlo dog, don't you think. Such a little character and only 3 months old.
Posted by Jilly at Friday, November 26, 2010 5 comments
Labels: Maltese terrier (Bichon Maltais)
23 November 2010
I met Beamish and Two Spots near to Menton's market with their owners - a charming Canadian couple who had flown over from Canada to stay in their Menton apartment and have their baby in the hospital in Monaco. Following our meeting I looked after Beamish and Two Spots for a few days during which time the baby - a beautiful little girl - was born in Monaco.
So now Beamish and Two Spots have a new baby sister!
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2 comments
Labels: Australian Blue Heeler
18 November 2010
Have you ever met a Bernese Mountain Dog that isn't totally adorable? They have the most divine temperaments. I met 7 year old Beamish in Menton one day - out with his Canadian owners and his friend, Two Spots. We'll meet Two Spots in the next post - and then I'll tell you their story...
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, November 18, 2010 4 comments
Labels: Bernese Mountain Dog
15 November 2010
Posted by Jilly at Monday, November 15, 2010 3 comments
11 November 2010
Dogs are so patient, aren't they? They just want to be with us - doesn't matter if we are texting, reading, watching the television, ignoring them - so long as they are with us, they are happy.
This lovely Sheltie waits quite happily with her owner near the beach at Cap Martin.
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, November 11, 2010 3 comments
Labels: Shetland Sheepdog
06 November 2010
This little Min. Pin is called Portugais because he comes from Portugal and lives with a Portuguese family in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Posted by Jilly at Saturday, November 06, 2010 1 comments
Labels: Miniature Pinscher
02 November 2010
Stormy is the name of this lovely Saluki puppy - she is ten months - and it's also what we've been going thru in the south of France. We've had non-stop heavy rain for nearly three days - never seen anything like it.
Stormy was born in Saudi Arabia and lives in Monaco and I suppose because her breed is used to a desert, she doesn't 'do' rain and refused to go out in it! So there was much mopping up of puddles.
She is gorgeous tho and a delightful dog. I took these photos when she first arrived but by the time she left - yesterday - she'd put on quite a bit of weight. Probably the proximity of other dogs got her eating properly. She doesn't have feathering on her ears but her owner explained that not all Salukis have this.
Posted by Jilly at Tuesday, November 02, 2010 5 comments
30 October 2010
The Chinese Crested without the Crest!
Ted is an 8 year old Chinese Crested without a crest! His owners explained they keep it trimmed. I met Ted in Menton where he was on holiday from Bordeaux. You can read more about this breed by clicking on the link.
Posted by Jilly at Saturday, October 30, 2010 1 comments
Labels: Chinese Crested
28 October 2010
This leggy pup of 5 months lives in Nice although I met him walking along the old port in Menton. He looks to be what they call a Griffon-type dog in France but perhaps he's a specific breed and I forgot to write it down.
Look how kind his eyes are - he'll grow to be a wise ol' dog one day.
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, October 28, 2010 4 comments
Labels: Cross breed
25 October 2010
The Bicycle Dog
Some dogs have it all worked out, don't they? This Yorkie looks perfectly capable of walking alongside his owner but prefers to sit in the basket of her bike. Clever dog!
Posted by Jilly at Monday, October 25, 2010 4 comments
21 October 2010
This lovely dog was frolicking on the rocks on the day the Newfoundlands were giving their display. I think he wanted to prove it's not just Newfoundlands that love to swim!
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, October 21, 2010 4 comments
Labels: German Shepherd Dog
17 October 2010
Molly lives with the last little dog we saw - Cashew. She's 12 years old and they live in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Posted by Jilly at Sunday, October 17, 2010 3 comments
14 October 2010
Cashew, the Oldie
Cashew is an old man. He's 14½ and lives with his sprightly friend, Molly, who is only 12 - we'll meet her in the next posting.
These two much-loved dogs live in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and I met them out walking in Gorbio village. Well, Molly was walking and Cashew's was in his owner's arms - absolutely the way to go for a walk when you are a little tired...
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, October 14, 2010 2 comments
11 October 2010
The Doggie in the Window
This doggie in the window was in Castellar, a hill village 6 kilometres above Menton.
I looked up - the window is on the first floor of an old house and there he was - or she? - a lovely Brittany spaniel.
More of those gorgeous Newfoundlands on another day...
Posted by Jilly at Monday, October 11, 2010 3 comments
Labels: Brittany spaniel
09 October 2010
Waiting to get in the Water
Today - one of the many Newfoundlands who took part in the demonstration - here he is waiting for the demonstration to begin. I don't know his name but isn't he absolutely beautiful.
Posted by Jilly at Saturday, October 09, 2010 3 comments
07 October 2010
The Life Saving Dogs at Menton
Newfoundlands showing their skills as life-savers at sea. This demonstration was given by the dogs and owners of 'Terre-Neuve 06' in Menton last weekend. Terre-Neuve is French for Newfoundland. They were brilliant and so funny at times when they didn't get it quite right!
You can read about this and see more photographs by clicking on Menton Daily Photo.
Posted by Jilly at Thursday, October 07, 2010 5 comments
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