31 August 2013


Isn't she beautiful! This is 5 month old Idylle who is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Moutain Dog.  She was in the bar in Gorbio village waiting for the Blessing of the Animals.  She's on the left in the group photo.

29 August 2013

The Blessing of the Animals in Gorbio

These photos have already been published on Menton Daily Photo but in case you've not seen them, here they are.  The Blessing of the Animals is an annual event and part of the Fete Patronale in the medieval village of Gorbio.  There were horses, dogs, a cat and note the sheep in the second photo!

Note also Bouchette - she's the Bassett Hound in the centre right of the main photo and she isn't on a lead. She belongs to the Beausejour restaurant in the village and she brings herself to be blessed every year.

25 August 2013


She's a one year old Chihuahua called Bijoux.  I met her in the Bar Les Terrasses in Gorbio yesterday. She lives in Italy and in Menton. Cute, eh? Bijoux means jewel.

20 August 2013

Domino and Nellie

Meet 5-year old Domino and Nellie.  Domino is wearing the collar, and Nellie, the harness.

The adorable Westies were having fun with a tennis ball near Larvotto Beach in Monaco.

10 August 2013

Hot Dog!

What a good way to cool down a hot Labrador in a medieval hill village! 

Meet Heli, who is only 9 months old and lives at the top of Gorbio village.  He obviously appreciates the wet tea towel on his back. Of course, it eventually fell off but his vigilant owner kept putting it back again. Isn't he gorgeous - look at those kind trusting eyes.

06 August 2013


Isn't she gorgeous!  This is Maggie.  She's a Red and White Irish Setter who lives in Monaco.

02 August 2013

Abby and Mia

Not the first time I've posted a photo of Abby, the Cavalier and Mia, the Bassett Ariegois, on my coffee table! Beautiful Abby comes to stay from time to time and Mia is one of my rescue dogs.


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