31 December 2015

Dog walker

A dog walker in Nice last night.  She has seven dogs in her charge, although two are hidden.  I nearly got run over!

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

30 December 2015

29 December 2015

Shopping basket

So where does the shopping go?

28 December 2015


Maggie is a Red and White Irish Setter who lives in Monaco and loves pulling funny faces!

27 December 2015


This is Choupinette, aged 11 and blind in one eye. She is a 'Royal Bourbon' - a breed from the Isle of Reunion, from where she was rescued and brought into France for adoption.  Horrifically dogs are sometimes used as shark bait on the Isle of Reunion - yes, a hook fixed, often through the nose and thrown in the sea. 

26 December 2015

Waiting in line ...

A long-haired chihuahua amongst a crowd of people queuing in a Menton fish shop on Christmas Eve. Wonder if she likes fish?

25 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

A very Happy Christmas to all my doggy friends and their humans!  (This is Bouchette, the Restaurant Beausejour dog from Gorbio)

24 December 2015


Fetch! A happy Jack Russell terrier having the best fun on a Menton beach this morning.

20 December 2015


This is a Clumber spaniel at the Monaco Dog Show earlier in the year.  Clumbers are, I believe, the heaviest of all the spaniels.

Not a breed we see often n the south of France although there is one who lives in Menton.

19 December 2015

And then there were two ...

This is a different photo of the wire-haired dachshund we met yesterday - today with a second dog hanging out of his pocket!

18 December 2015

Skull and Crossbones

Dachshunds, especially wire-haired dachshunds, are too adorable, aren't they?  This one was at Monaco Dog Show earlier this year.  He looks as if he wishes his owner would hurry up with whatever he is doing.   Note the skull and crossbones leash.

17 December 2015

Macho Dog

He looks fierce, doesn't he?  As for the hole in one ear and the chunk out of the other one, perhaps he was used as a fighting dog in the past.  Totally illegal, of course, and despicable. He was peering over a wrought iron fence in Gorbio village.

13 December 2015

Get me outta here!

Get me outta here!  Sometimes I call in to a dog grooming salon in Menton - the owner is a friend of mine - and so of course I have to snap the dogs.  This little bichon has just been bathed and is waiting to be dried.

09 December 2015

Roxy after her bath

Roxy, slightly damp, after a bath.  Roxy lives in Monaco.

08 December 2015

Passing Strangers

The seeming sadness of the dog doesn't go unnoticed by the motor cyclist.


La tristesse apparente du chien ne passe pas inaperçue pour le motocycliste.

07 December 2015

Helline's crooked smile

... there was a little dog who had a crooked smile ...

This is Helline, a Lagotto Romagnolo, an Italian water-dog breed.

04 December 2015

Akita in a bag

We met this tiny Pomeranian a couple of weeks ago, when his owner posed him alone in Place Massena, Nice. Here he is being walked (carried!) home. He's called Akita.  His owner has a sense of humour!

This is one of the photos I exhibited at PhotoMenton recently,  but in black and white.

02 December 2015

In step

A bulldog and a bichon - in step - in Bari, Puglia.

30 November 2015


This is Rosita, a chihuahua, and she's an old lady of 16.  No surprise she's giving me a 'must you take my photo?' look!

29 November 2015

Reality meets a photo

PhotoMenton: When reality meets a photograph!


Quand la réalité rencontre une photo!

27 November 2015

Hanna at PhotoMenton

A visitor to PhotoMenton yesterday! She's called Hanna, is three and a half years old and lives in Villefranche Sur Mer.  Hanna is a Coton de Tulear, a breed from Madagascar.  Dogs are only allowed in PhotoMenton if they are carried, (and Hanna is heavy) so she happily sat on my lap, or the chair, whilst her owners had a look around the exhibition.

26 November 2015

Time to Box

Much of Larvotto Beach in Monaco is closed for winter. But nothing will stop this lovely boxer asking me to throw the ball yet once more! His owners are closing up their shop for the winter.

This is one of the photos you'll find on my stand at PhotoMenton, Palais de l'Europe, Menton. Open until Sunday. Do come along and say Hello!


Une grande partie de la plage du Larvotto à Monaco est fermée pour l'hiver. Mais rien ne peut empêcher de ce beau boxeur de me demander de lancer la balle une fois encore! Ses propriétaires ont fermé leur boutique pour l'hiver.

Ceci est l'une des photos que vous trouverez sur mon stand à PhotoMenton, Palais de l'Europe, Menton. Ouvert jusqu'à dimanche. Venez et dites moi Bonjour!

25 November 2015

Emma and Joe

My beautiful friend, Emmanuelle and Joe, the Cocker spaniel at the Coulée Verte in Nice.  This is one of the photos I'm exhibiting at PhotoMenton this year. (Palais de l'Europe, Menton until Sunday...) - do come along!

24 November 2015

Pauline and puppies

This is adorable Pauline who lives in Gorbio village.  Since I took this photo, the pups have gone to their forever homes but she still has the pups' parents to play with.

22 November 2015

Flying Staffy

The flying (!) Staffordshire Bull Terrier is  one of the photos in my presentation at PhotoMenton this year.  He is an Agility dog who was entered in last year's competition in Menton.

Do come along if you are in the Menton area - Palais de l'Europe until the 29th November.  Stand 51. You'll find 120 photographers and around 1200 photographs. And do say Hello!

20 November 2015


Two beautiful Rough Collies in the Casino Gardens, Monaco.

17 November 2015


This is Kiwi, a 6 month old apricot poodle.  Kiwi was born in Canada and flown over to France when he was three months old.  As life goes on, he'll be regularly flying back and forth between his owner's two homes: Montreal and Monaco. 

16 November 2015

Akita the tiny Pomeranian

Akita, a tiny Pomeranian, at Place Massena in Nice.

12 November 2015

Little 'Biggie'

Another puppy-fix today.  Here's little 'Biggie' again doing what a Jack Russell does best - exploring and having fun.

11 November 2015


This bundle of fluff, sitting on her owner's feet for security (!) is a Pyrenean Shepherd dog, known in France as the Berger des Pyrénées. She's called Lady, is two and a half months old and lives in Menton.

10 November 2015

Titine and 1664

Titine in Menton.  Don't think her tongue is long enough!

09 November 2015

The dog who thinks it's a cat!

Titine, the French bulldog, thinks she's a cat!  She and her owner Denis, who live in Gorbio, are at Sini's restaurant in Menton - a great place for a light lunch - perhaps a slice of pissaladiere and with a glass of wine, of course!


Titine , ce bouledogue français, croit qu'elle est une chatte!  Elle et son propriétaire Denis, qui vivent à Gorbio, sont au  Sini, restaurant à Menton - un endroit idéal pour un déjeuner léger - par exemple  une tranche de pissaladière avec un verre de vin, bien sûr!

08 November 2015


This dog looks like a poodle, doesn't he? In fact he's an Italian breed called a Lagotto Romagnolo. He's only 10 months old and is called Didier.  Dider lives in Nice. 

07 November 2015


Meet Biggie!  A 3 month old Jack Russell terrier looking too cute for words!

Biggie has just started his new life with a friend of mine and will live in Monaco and Denmark and be much loved. Lucky puppy!

06 November 2015

Offside in Airole!

Airole, Italy



05 November 2015

Waiting for "Mama'

This Brittany spaniel is waiting for his owner to come out of the 'superette' in Gorbio village.

03 November 2015

Injured Dog

The pedestrian street in Menton: The fluffy dog in the lady's arms was injured in an accident but has been stitched up and is now on the mend.


La rue piétonne à Menton: La chienne pelucheuse dans les bras de la dame a été blessée dans un accident, mais elle a été suturée et elle est maintenant en voie de guérison.

02 November 2015

Raffi, the Biewer Yorkshire terrier

This is a black and white Yorkie.  Known is a 'Biewer' terrier - or Biewer Yorkshire terrier - ie a Yorkie that is black and white and brown.  The breed originated in Germany.

I met tiny 14 month old Raffi yesterday on Larvotto Beach in Monaco, where she lives.  Isn't she adorable!

31 October 2015

Happy Halloween!

'Go away! I don't care if it is Halloween!'  Happy Halloween from Ours and me. x


"Allez-vous en! Je me fiche que c'est Halloween!"  Happy Halloween de la part d'Ours' et moi. x

30 October 2015


A French Bulldog at the Coulée Verte in Nice.

29 October 2015

Balancing Act!

How does she not fall in!  Another shot of Ambra taking a drink in the fountain at Airole.

28 October 2015

Ambra and the Fountain

Ambra takes a drink at the fountain in the hill village of Airole in Liguria, Italy.

To follow our visit to this lovely visit, click HERE. 

27 October 2015

3 Jacks

Promenade des Anglais, Nice.  3 guys, 3 Jack Russell terriers, 1 greeting.  They are known as Jacks in France.

24 October 2015


Lily, an adorable Yorkshire terrier of 15 months outside a restaurant on Avenue Jean Médecin in Nice yesterday where her owner was eating lunch.

20 October 2015


Meet Domino, a Yorkie mix, leaning on her owner's shoulder.  Of course I couldn't resist snapping that face!  Domino lives in the Champagne region but was on holiday in Menton. 


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