29 December 2013


This is Rupert.  He's a 12 year old labrador but still plays like a puppy. Rupert lives at Le Rouret.

22 December 2013

Maggie and Mia

We've met Maggie and Mia before.  Maggie, on the left, is a red and white Irish setter - she lives in Monaco.  Mia is one of my rescue dogs - she's a Bassett Ariegois (a French hunting dog) and is the scared one, scared of people that is.  She loves other dogs and as you can see is checking out Maggie who is giving her a very strange look ...

17 December 2013


We met Gus, the Landseer in the last posting. Today, meet his friend, Ice, who is a Pyrenean Mountain Dog.  He's 5 years old and lives in Gorbio village. 

13 December 2013


This beautiful Landseer belongs to a lady in Gorbio village. She has two big dogs - the other being a Pyrenean Mountain Dog.  Today we meet Gus who is three years old.

Next time we'll meet his friend, Ice.

10 December 2013


This sweet dog was patiently waiting whilst her owner was looking at items for sale at the recent Kermesse in Monaco.  I don't even know if this dog is a she or a he - but she looks a she to me.

Dogs are so patient aren't they?

05 December 2013

Priska from La Réunion

This beautiful dog had a bad start  in life, a very bad start. She was born on La Reunion where sadly and tragically dogs are often used by fishermen - a hook put through their noses and then thrown over the boat and used as bait. 

Priska, who is now 11 months old, was lucky.  She was brought into France by Tania Burrows who works tirelessly for abandoned and needy dogs and has now been adopted by the Manasse family in Monaco.  She was at the Kermesse in Monaco amidst a crowd of people as part of her training in getting used to the world.

Priska is a type of dog known as a Royal Bourbon on the Ile de la Réunion. Isn't she beautiful! 

29 November 2013


Who could resist Oliver?  He's a one-year old mixed breed, totally attentive to his owner, whose beautiful lady sits by watching proudly.  They were sitting having a coffee outside a café in Menton. Oliver lives in Imperia, across the border in Italy.

25 November 2013

Calvin and the Fountain

Calvin, this 6 year old French bulldog lives in Menton and likes to take a bath in the fountain at Place du Cap.  He waited in vain on this occasion because, as his owner explained, it was too cold for a swim.

22 November 2013

Halloween at PhotoMenton

Halloween is an adorable 5 year old chihuahua who lives in Villefranche.  She's seen here with the well-known and talented playwright Tim Fountain who is looking after her whilst her owners are away.

Yesterday she visited PhotoMenton along with Tim and his elegant boyfriend, Richard Allen who has a website called Chic For Brains.

I think she enjoyed the photos...!

18 November 2013

Gizmo, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog

This is Gizmo.  He's a thirsty Polish Lowland Sheepdog who lives in Menton - here drinking in Place aux Herbes.  He's two and  a half years old and his owner told me he is the only Polish Lowland Sheepdog in Menton.

13 November 2013


Isn't he too adorable! This is Pépé, an eighteen month od Jack Russell terrier - absolutely black and white. No brown on him at all and with a lovely wiry coat.

Pépé lives in Varese in Italy but I met him in Menton.

10 November 2013

Village Dogs in Peille

An early morning stroll for a couple of dogs in the village of Peille.  Peille is a mountain village 25 kilometres from Menton and Monaco.  Here dogs can wander as they wish - and  get a pat from the chef before he starts work.

05 November 2013

Hyde at the Fete de la Branda

This Bull Terrier and his pretty young owner were at the recent Fete de la Branda in Gorbio village. I thought I'd written down the dog's name but I can't find it. Sorry! If his owner sees this please let me know and I'll add the information. I do remember though that he is young - maybe 9 months or a year old. (He's called Hyde. Thanks Estelle)

29 October 2013

The Jack Russell and the Cobblestones

How to sleep without putting your head on the ground! Aren't dogs clever!  This little Jack Russell lives at the studio of a ceramist in Bussana Vecchia. 

Note the ancient cobblesstones - still in place after hundred and hundreds of years and not so easy to walk on, even for a dog ...

27 October 2013


This big beautiful boy is a Cane Corso, an Italian breed.  The breed predates its cousin, the Neopolitan Mastiff and is less bulky than other mastiff breeds.

He's called Daram and is 3 years old and lives in Monaco.

19 October 2013


This lovely big boy is a Leonberger.  He's called Hermes and he's 14 months old.  He really didn't want to look at the camera!

I met Hermes at the Fete de la Branda in Gorbio village.

15 October 2013


This is India a four month old American Black and Tan Hound (or Coon Hound).  She's owned by the man in the last photo and will be used to hunt wild boar when all grown up and trained.

10 October 2013


Meet Ricky who is 6 years old.  I met him at the Fete de la Branda in Gorbio.  In fact, you can see the beautiful old copper still behind him in which the 'branda' (eau de vie or marc) is distilled. 

He's a mixed breed and adorable.

04 October 2013

Ipy and Itou

How adorable are these two Brittany Spaniel brothers!  I met them in Monaco walking along Avenue Princesse Grace although their owners told me they also have a place in La Turbie where they can enjoy the countryside.

They were nearly 8 and a half weeks old when I took this photos.  Their names: Ipy and Itou.

28 September 2013


This adorable Jack Russell Terrier was at the next table to me at the fabulous Beausejour Restaurant in Gorbio.  In the last photo, you can see how he managed to wind himself around the table leg when I wanted to take his photo, but he was soon untangled. He's called Eliot and he's 3 years old and lives in Nice.  Nice to meet you Eliot!

20 September 2013


This cute little bundle was waiting for the priest to arrive for the 'Blessing of the Animals'  in Gorbio recently. She's called Praline and she's 10 years old.


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