Friday, May 30, 2008


One hot pup here. It was on Brocante Day in Menton. Hot afternoon sun and this little (what am I saying?) boy is only 4 months of age. A beautiful Newfoundland. When they are black and white like this they are called Landseer.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Meet Minnie - taken at dusk - 8 p.m. above Larvotto Beach, Monaco. Minnie, a long-coat chihuahua, lives in Monaco and was taking her evening promenade. I've noted chihuahuas do this - close up their eyes tight as I photograph them. Perhaps they think if they can't see me, I can't see them!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

His Master's Voice Dog?

A patient little Jack Russell type of dog at the Brocante in Menton. He reminds me a little of the His Master's Voice dog - remember those'll need to be old!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bed and Breakfast

I just found out that dog beds are not for breakfast. Darn.

To be honest, it didn't taste too good, but it was sure a lot fun to eat.


The Wrinkly Puppy

This lovely puppy - 4 months - was at a Bring and Buy sale in Garavan, Menton. You can see another photo of this puppy, with his owner's shadow (!) at Menton Daily Photo. Just click on the link.

Sunday, May 25, 2008



Rosine looks very comfortable in her carrying bag, doesn't she? She's a seven and a half year old, long coat Chihuahua on holiday in Menton. Normally lives in Alsace. Here she's sitting on the wall alongside the beach in Menton.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wheeeeeee - catch it!

A beach and a stick - and a someone to throw it. What more could a dog ask for? This lovely Golden Retriver is having the best fun with his young owner at Roquebrune-cap-Martin.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Jack Russell Terrier on a Gorbio balcony.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beach Boy

I found out about a new place called "the beach". Its a place with sand and lots of great smells and fun things to see. Lulu showed me that the beach is the best place ever - she got super excited and ran and bounced around like I do. Here we are getting some treats.
The splashy, cold, water knocked me over. Yuck! I don't think I want to get too close to that again.

Even though I got wet and had to have a bath afterwards, I really hope we can go back again soon.
hugs, uba

The Olive Mill Dogs

These three live and protect one of the olive mills in Gorbio - it's also a caravan park for visitors. Gorbio is a Medieval perched village above Menton.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Meet Bibi - 15 years old and comfortable on a chair in the Salon de Toilettage of a friend of mine in Menton.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


This is one of my very favorite things ever...



and the Aftermath....

Total time elapsed...15 minutes of sheer bliss!

RIP little squeaky toy...

Doggone Easy

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels must be one of the easiest dogs to own. I always say I could have twenty Cavaliers en pension and not know it! Here you see a pup at the Brocante in Menton a week or so ago. I think she's ready to have a game with a ball but she's being patient. All dogs would rather be with their owners than left at home - so all in all, fine. She's too cute, isn't she? All legs and arms like a colt.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beam me up, Scotty

This Scottish terrier was at the Brocante in Menton, standing near to his owner's stall. I love the way he doesn't move, his lead loose on his back. Look at that eye.

Forgive the title!

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Market Dog

A beautiful Golden Retriever - belonging to one of the stallholders at the Brocante in Menton.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The eyes have it

Naturally when one dog looks right, the other one decides to face the other way! So we have two photographs. These two dogs were at the May 1st Brocante in Menton. I don't know their names - their owners were busy buying stuff. I loved the look in this brown dog's eye - we met, I asked him to pose - he did - I thanked him and I left... Just look at those eyes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monaco Dog Show - Didi

Look at this beautiful head - not to mention the collar! This beautiful Saluki is called Didi. He's two and a half and lives in Italy. I don't know if he won or not but I hope he did.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monaco Dog Show - The Look

Such an adorable look from this beautiful Italian Greyhound.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Monaco Dog Show - Chablis

Like all Springer Spaniels, Chablis wouldn't keep still! So her lovely nose is slightly out of focus. Chablis is young, so she doesn't see why she should keep still? She belongs to Nicky, the hard-working lady in charge of the Refuge de Flassans.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


A rather wet Bearded Collie, Bianca, rests below a wall by the beach in Menton. Her pretty owner has just received a sprig of Lily of the Valley from a young man - see them both on Menton Daily Photo. Lily of the Valley is traditionally given in France on the 1st of May - to apporte bonheur - give good luck. Bianca is only 18 months old and quite hyperactive - it took a lot of shots to get one of her reasonably calm. Typical Beardie behaviour! She lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The WC Dogs - America & Banjo

Meet the two chihuahuas who belong to the friendly lady who looks after the toilets on the Sablettes Beach in Menton. The smooth coat in her bed is an old lady called America - she is 17 years old. The beautiful young one with the long coat, is Banjo and he's only 3. You can see where they spend their days on Menton Daily Photo today.