28 December 2012
Meet Empi. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives in Sweden but also visits Menton regularly where her owners have a holiday home. Empi is 7 years old and is posing here in the Jardin Bioves. Love her crazy ears which she uses so expressively.
27 December 2012
This is Hera, a 2 month old female golden retriever. The boy's father told me they have had golden retrievers before and know what a perfect breed they are with children. This looks like a match made in heaven.
23 December 2012
Billy and Bach are litter brothers who live in Menton. They are a Jack Russell X poodle mix - and they look it, don't they? I met them in Place aux Herbes this morning. That's Bach in the first photo with the blue harness, Billy with the red one. They are five years old and you see, bright as buttons.
21 December 2012
The majority of SDFs seem to have a dog and those I've seen are well fed. The local vets will treat these dogs free when it's necessary. This dog has a blanket, bowls, even cardboard underneath her so she won't get chilled. Cynically I suppose one could say she is displayed in this way to encourage people to give money. Who knows? The truth is that often a dog is the only friend a homeless person has.
I asked her owner if I could take her photo and he let me but insisted I didn't take his - so of course I didn't.
18 December 2012
13 December 2012
Aston lives with Bentley (got it? - posh cars!) - we'll meet Bentley next time ...
08 December 2012
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02 December 2012
How adorable is this little boy! He's a mix between a poodle and a Jack Russell terrier and is called Croque-Monsieur. He's two years old and lives in Antibes although I met him at the Kermesse in Monaco yesterday.
A croque monsieur is a ham and cheese grilled sandwich which originated in French cafés and bars. He's so-called because his owner likes to eat them!
Two years ago at the Kermesse, (church and charity bazaar) someone had pinned a piece of paper on a pillar advertising pups for sale - with a photograph. Jenny, his owner read the sign ... one of those pups was Croque-Monsieur.
29 November 2012
The fluffy white dog is a Coton de Tuleur and the one in the foreground is a Jack Russell mix. They were having fun playing together by the sea at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin this morning. I didn't ask their names. Simply because I was trying out a new lens and didn't think the photo would be any good - but I quite like the shape they make together with the terrier's legs all over the place ... and he's got such a lovely face.
24 November 2012
They are mother and son. Mother in the foreground is called Twiggy and she's 5 years old. Her son is 2 and he's called Tuky.
They live in Monaco.
20 November 2012
This is San, a soulful looking Chow. She's 8 years old and posed by the fish stall in Carnoles, where her owner was working.
Note her blue/black tongue which is typical of this ancient Chinese breed. The Chow is easily recognizable in pottery and sculptures of the Chinese Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to 22 A.D.).
15 November 2012
Victoria, who had been found in a rubbish bin at 4 weeks and now lives in the mountain village of Sospel, above Menton.
This is her new friend, Tess. Tess was bom in the house next door and Victoria's family just had to have one of the pups. She's now three years old and as you see, a wonderfully gentle soul.
13 November 2012
Victoria's story and see photos when she was younger, by clicking on the link.
Victoria is now 10 years old and lives in Sospel, a village above Menton. She now has a canine housemate who we'll meet in the next post.
08 November 2012
THIS DOG (flying over the fences) or not. What do you think?
They are called Lilou and Poupi and live in Cannes.
02 November 2012
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13 October 2012
This is one tough little puppy. Only 3 month old and just a handful in size, but she thinks she's a fully grown big dog! I met her at the Fete de la Branda in Gorbio.
Hanoi is her name and she lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Adorable!