Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Le Chien I

After lunch in the 17ième arr. we ran into this perky little pooch. His owner was chatting away with a friend on the street while le chien gave me several different poses.

It is no secret that les Parisiens love their dogs and it would be difficult to walk down any trottoir in Paris and not spy at least one "owner on a leash."

Some petits chiens get to ride in chic designer bags. All pups can enjoy déjeuner in the cafés and bistrots.

C'est la belle vie!


"All things French" said...

Ooh!! he is just gorgeous and if I'm correct a white highland white.
I love how the Parisians carry tham in le sac.
I think he likes you!

Bibi said...

Aw....cute. Here dogs are not allowed in most stores or restaurants.

Shell Sherree said...

Adorable, especially the last one ~ yes, he looks like he's taken with you, Genie. {And of course he would be!}

Picturit said...

Love the final image he's really gorgeous isn't he.

Anonymous said...

cute dog! love all dogs!

cute post!

M said...

Very cute, perky pup -- and tres Parisienne!

Anonymous said...

He's very much a pampered pet....I read another blog, Wilf the Pon Discovers France, and Wilf goes everywhere with his owner. He is given royal treatment by shop owners and cafe owners alike. Tootie is never still long enough for me to get a good shot. If I get one it is purely by accident.


Virginia said...

oh yes, I have shots of him too. He was such a good model. I think he's use to the camera.

And the boy below in orange reminds me of Charlie and Mills!

Barb said...

Hi Genie,

That is one of the things that make France &Europe special. When my boys were younger, they couldn't believe that dogs were allowed in restaurants.

I was so excited when skpye and Jeff popped up. The time difference is +14 hours. We had a nice long chat and it made my week!

I wanted to thank you for your visits and warm comments. They mean the world to me.

big hugs,

JM said...

So cute! :-)

Alexa said...

What a perkily posing perfect Parisian pup! I love the way the French just adore their dogs—and that they're welcome everywhere (and are usually very well behaved too).

Loree said...

What a cute little dog. Very Parisian looking.

kathrin said...

how lovely this dog is !!! big hugh Kathrin
le chienne est tres jolie
a bonne

Paris Paul said...

Cute dog, and this from someone who most definitely is a cat person!

James said...

What a cutie! I just have to remember to watch where I'm walking. It seems to be getting better but Paris can be a bit of a mine field at times. :)

Birdman said...

Looks pretty attentive to you. Bow Wow!

nathalie in avignon said...

Have you read "Almost French", the book by an Australian girl who marries a French man and embarks on becoming very Parisian ? In the end she owns a dog just like this. It's a fun read if you ever get a chance.

And by the way, thank you so much for your offer to come with cheese to go with the fruit I'm showing in my post today. That's a brilliant idea - come on over !

Randy said...

What a cutie! Does he bark in French?

Paula said...

Cute, cute, cute. did you know that Florida permits dogs in restaurants if the proprietor gives permission?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne -- Très mignon! I think he is a West Highland White, close to what you said.

Bibi -- We do not have dogs in the stores/restaurants either unless you can smuggle one in le sac or similar.

Shell -- Yes, and I was taken with him! I do not know how Parisiens feel about strangers talking to their pups. ??

Barb -- Glad you stopped in to say "hi"

Picturit -- Just looking at the photos it is hard not to talk baby-talk about him.

Coté Provence -- This one is a cutie for sure!

M -- He has quite a personality, but you can tell that he was not really moving from "his spot." Well trained.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ninny -- I think that this fella and Tootie could be friends. I cannot imagine traveling with a pet as it is all I can do to keep up with my computer and my camera!

Virginia -- Maybe he is a dog model? Mills and Charlie would be part of the mischief for sure.

Alexa -- With all those "p"s I must agree! You are right as I have never seen a dog misbehaving. Pooping, yes, but not misbehaving.

Loree -- I know, he does have that je ne sais quoi. I wonder what he would look like in a beret?

Kathrin -- Merci and a big hug to you.

Paul -- Confession time.... Moi aussi! Meow

James -- Ah yes, one never walks too close to the gutters or the trees. Mine field indeed!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Birdman -- Have fun in Paris -- stay in touch!

Nathalie -- Oh yes, I have read it and loved it! It was not until later that I found Vicki's blog. This is one I need to read again. Until I get to Avignon I'll just share a virtual glass of wine with your lovely photo of fruit!

Randy -- You will have to tell me if the dogs bark in French when you get to Paris.

Paula -- I think that there are probably some more places around our country where you can bring small pets. I bet in laid-back California you could.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nathalie -- I am tired and mixed up French Essence with Almost French, having enjoyed both. Her little pup was named Maddie I think. Merci

Rob-bear said...

That pooch is really cute. A bit small for a dog, but cute. (More like a "mop on legs," but, well, whatever one likes is good.)

"Owner on a leash" is the perfect description of the situation. Says clearly who is in charge.


Gunn said...

Cute little thing.... :)
Nice shots.

Sara Louise said...

Now that is one adorable dog :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rob -- Love the "mop on legs" comparison! Yes, I think that in my house, the "mop" would definitely be in charge!

Gunn -- Merci!

Sara -- Maybe he and Fifty could be friends!

TheChieftess said...

Very cute!!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Instant love!
this may be the cutest dog in Paris!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Chieftess -- He is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

Carol -- Yeah, I thought he might win a contest if there were one. With that little face I would give him whatever he wanted.

Evelyn said...

Yep, they sure love their dogs. And I have stepped on poo as well!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Evelyn -- Ah, yes, I think that is inevitable if you go to Paris often. I do try to be observant and dodge when possible!