03 May 2011

Gerome and Brattdog


Today we have TWO French bulldogs for your delectation.

First, meet Gerome who is a two year old French bulldog from Milan. We met in Menton when the Brattcats were here.

Readers of Brattcat's Brattleboro blog or perhaps you saw the Brattcats' photo on my Menton Daily Photo blog, will know that recently she and Mr. Brattcat came to stay. And one of the gifts (too many!) she so kindly brought from Vermont was Brattdog, who is also a French bulldog. Brattcat had knitted Brattdog herself - a most impressive accomplishment to one who couldn't knit her way out of a paperbag or even into a scarf.

As Brattcat said - she had difficulty placing the ears and eyes. Perhaps they are a little too far back on the head so that Brattdog is forever looking skywards, waiting for manna (or perhaps a bone) to fall from heaven. And that he falls over because one leg doesn't quite reach the ground - well that's life and he has learned to live with it. He found a home on a wine rack, sleeping across a rather interesting Bordeaux, but it wasn't very comfortable (and in any case, I've drunk it), so now he sits on my desk - a treasured reminder of the lovely time we had when the adorable Brattcats came to stay.

And lest you should doubt that Brattdog is a real dog, look at Thandie, the dachshund - she knows the right end to sniff...even if she did knock him over to do it.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

I'm laughing, laughing, laughing at the adventures poor Brattdog has had since arriving at his new home in France. Your description of him is not only perfect but priceless. What a writer you are, you sly pup. How was the Bordeaux? I should post one of the photographs I took of the proud owner of Gerome as he regarded the gorgeous portrait you made of his beloved bulldog.

Jilly said...

The Bordeaux would have been even better had we shared it. And yes, do post your photograph of Gerome's owner - great idea. If I'm in it, cut me out...

So glad this made you laugh... Brattdog makes me laugh all the time. Thankyou again for Brattdog - he has a home for life here.

glenda said...

It is so fun to hear about the friendships which have developed via the blog sites. I follow brattcat's blog and am looking forward to Germone's owner's pic. Germone is a real cutie with the little white hair hear and there.

Julie said...

Great repartee here, Ladies. Warms the cockles ... Love the dog sniffing the toy, Jilly!

Nathalie said...

What a fun post - I love the dachshund sniffing brattdog's rear end :-)))

Sharon Creech said...

Oh, I love seeing Brattdog and hearing how the brattcats charmed you. And how fun to see her photo today of the (real) bulldog's owner. . .

lady jicky said...

I do love a Frenchie! Even a knitted one! LOL

Virginia said...

HA! This is a great post. I think BC is very talented. I can knit my way out of a paper bag but I'd never have been able to make a Brattdog! How on earth!!!!
V

Rob said...

:) Lovely post, gave me a good chuckle and smile

Christina Klas said...

Haha. I love this! And super adorable.

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