27 January 2014


This beautiful black German Shepherd dog is called Spade. He's 8 years old. I met Spade by the English bookstall at the Kermesse in Monaco in November.

22 January 2014

The Look!

This is a dog I saw at the Kermesse in Monaco in December.  She was walking around with another dog - and their owner, of course. There were so many people around at this moment that I didn't ask her name. What a look she is giving me!

Is she a whippet or a greyhound. Looks too big for a whippet perhaps?

18 January 2014

Fidji, the Groendale

This beautiful Groendale (Belgian Shepherd Dog) is another I met in the veterinary surgery the other day.  She's called Fidji and is 3 years old. She lives in Cap d'Ail.  I love the beautiful sensitive faces of this breed.

14 January 2014

Hysathis, the Russian Toy Terrier

Meet Hysathis.  She is a Russian Toy Terrier.  First of this breed on Riviera Dogs.  It seems the breed was bred from the English Toy Terrier, now known as the Manchester Terrier.  Click link to read more.

Hysathis, cute as a button, is 15 months old.

10 January 2014

Billy, the lucky English Setter

This beautiful English setter, Billy, is one lucky dog!  He was abandoned on a motorway in Italy and then hit by a car.  There is a great organisation in Italy called Italian Setter Rescue who call around to all the refuges taking in any abandoned setters. He had to have a knee operation and was then ready for his 'forever home' and he has found it in Monaco.  Tiffaney is a wonderful young lady who adores setters, she's had Gordons, an Irish Red and white, other English setters and now, this lovely dog - he's around 4 or 5 years old -  is her latest.

In this photo (I met Billy and Tiffaney at the vet's office)  he'd only been with her for 4 days but give him a week or so and Tiffany will have worked her magic on him and made him feel secure after his ordeal.

Long life and happiness to Billy and Tiffaney.

07 January 2014


Dogs can see ghosts!

03 January 2014

Beau and his poor toe

Some of you know Beau, the oldest of my rescue dogs.  No idea how old he is but he's old and so much is wrong with him - he's had four operations on his ears - two eardrums removed, one inner ear - now he has open fistulas that ooze down his neck but that relieves pressure on his ears. He also has really bad seborreah which is greasy and smells awful. He should be bathed every 5 days. I do it as often as I have the energy to push him into the shower, which he hates.

Here he'd yanked a toenail and it had gone septic and had to be removed. Actually this was taken a week or so ago and now I've removed the dressing and it's healing up fine. He's very creaky, doesn't see well but still loves his food and isn't going anywhere yet. He's also a beautiful, kind, wonderful - so wonderful - dog. He's a Bruno de Jura, by the way - which is a Swiss Hunting Dog.


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