Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paris Dogs Rule

Does your pampered pet have a diamond collar?
Postcards available on every street corner immortalize Paris dogs... Paris dogs are in every art galerie vitrine on the Left Bank... There are soooo many "don'ts" in Paris...
One BIG "do" is it's OK to pet a strange dog.
If you take your pup to Le Comptoir for Gawds sake take a blankie!
It can be quite chilly if you sit outside... La Mom in Paris sent me this adorable photo of a pampered Paris pet sitting at the dinner table in his/her OWN chaise/chair!
Wha'?A bit more down scale and no special chair, but still an invited guest - this pug at the Louvre McDo's.
"Stop reading and give me a snack svp vite, Madame".Paris dog on the bus in a rather plain vanilla carrier bag...hmmmNo wonder Ralph Lauren has been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion de Honneur ! According to Andre Leon Talley of Talley Ho-Vogue, he has "the new black alligator doggie carrier with a faux-fur carpet interior for €20,000" in his new Paris store". Definitely an improvement on plain vanilla canvas though I wonder how the 'gator feels about it... You can always just carry your dog as an accessory.
No 'gator carrier bag required.
Dogs do not rule quite as much as they used to.
Things have changed...
A Paris dog can no longer enter a food shop. *note the sign at Eric Kayser. Horrors! Also*note the thoughtfully-designated parking place for your hound.
In a fancy department store like Bon Marche, dogs still rule thank you very much. *Note the fashionable studded collar and leash on this fully co-ordinated hound...
Galeries Lafayette even has dog art plastered on the walls at dog eye-level...
If you're going out walking with your hound, by all means dress head-to-toe in royal purple. Your dog deserves it...
I stalked this dog and owner for quite a few paces... Don't ask me why. Nothing all that special, except it IS a Paris dog.

Bergdorf Goodman's is trying desperately to ape Paris ways by placing a dog in their window. But where are the Louboutins? Shoesless? Barefoot? You would never see this on a Paris street!
No Paris dog would permit it.
BONJOUR PARIS DOGS!!!

35 comments:

Jilly said...

Fabulous, fabulous, Carol. Adore the lady in purple! Not to mention all those doggies. woof woof. Jilly and Riviera Dogs. xxx

Justine said...

These Paris dogs are treated like KINGS!
no wonder French guys complain..

highheeledlife said...

I am leaving for Paris tonight (that ash cloud better not stop Air Canada flight ..) I have been popping in to read your posts and always smile and feel better afterward!!! must be all the Mac's and Bear adventures. Would you be able to recommend a Doggie shop... our little Dolce will not be traveling with us this time and I would love to bring him a little something special. Merci...

Parisbreakfasts said...

High Heeled Life - there are many FAB doggies shops in Paris..like on every street corner.
One I have entered is
Un Chien Dans Le Marais
on 35 bis, rue du roi de Sicile 75004
A plethora of dog finery up the whazoo!
Safe trip!!
Carolg

WendyB said...

I love it when you do dog posts.

A Brush with Color said...

Some of those canines are adorable. I think I need one of those bags--I could use it for things when I'm on the road.

Love the dog art on their level. Have you ever seen the dog videos that dogs like to look at? Just images of other dogs? they're a riot. A friend of mine used to put it on TV while she was at work and her dog would watch it.

Eleanor said...

I think the dog carrier is cute, but I love those Ralph Lauren spectator ballet flats. I may have to dip into my Paris vacation fund for this $350 splurge! Eleanor

Simony said...

Unbelievable the dog world out there!
I don't really like to mix food and pets at the same table, but I guess it's entertaining to see how they do.
Have a good day Carol!

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

My Chloe is a Paris dog!

adelaidegalsblahg said...

I love pooches..and mine goes everywhere with me where possible..but people here (australia)are very protective of their pooches..much like children..and do not encourage socialising with others of their tribe..the dogs barely have the pleasure of sniffing one other before they are dragged away..

but we have strict poop collecting laws..when nature calls..we scoop the poop..do they have these in Paris..or do they just poop and go
?? :)

Parisbreakfasts said...

The Parisiens have move to the smaller dog because the scoop laws have gotten tougher or so my Paris friends tell me.

Did I paint Chloe? Her pink coat looks very familiar..

WENDYB, if I had my way it would be dogs everyday at PB, but I don't...

BRUSH WITH COLOR- I love the dog video of the flying dogs with flapping ears etc.
Do you know it?

fatbear said...

Today's music could've been this

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Re: Painting Chloe ... not yet, but soon, I hope.
Trying to get her Diddy to make it a birthday gift. Chloe thinks it would be pawsome and so do I!

Irene said...

I am impressed by the parking space. Even more impressed by the sitting lady's blue and creme shoes and her posture. Great style. Thank you for yet another lovely post.

Risa said...

It just doesn't get any better than this. Woof and les woof

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Ozzie no longer wishes to go to Pairs now that he can't go into the restaurants...however, he WOULD like an intro to the dame with the diamond collar.

BEAR said...

Oh Heavens OZZIE!
There is nothing wrong with hanging out on the cafe terrace.
You get the best of both worlds coming & going.
Oauf Ouaf

tasteofbeirut said...

These photos are so great they should be in a book! Having lived in Paris (a long long time ago) I used to think that the Parisians seem to care more about their little poodles than their neighbors. Cynical of me, I know.

margaret said...

Thank you for bringing Paris to me.
A long lonely unemployed winter on the island of Nantucket was redemed by your posts everyday.
So I lingered over every one imagining the day I would be there - April 19.
But that darn volcano changed all that.
I'm back to 'Paris Breakfast' everyday while in NJ until the skies open for me.
Merci encore

Nikon said...

I love that opening shot!
Lots of fun to look at these pooches :)

Barbara von Enger said...

Oh my good, I so love this photograph series. In Paris dogs are like the new Chanel bag;-)

Sweet Freak said...

C'est vrai! One of my all-time favorite visuals is walking behind an old-timer with a little pooch on a leash - trop mignon!

Moira said...

This post is fantastic! I featured it on my blog Dog Art Today. Also linked to your etsy store. Keep in touch with any more dog art you would like to share.

http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2010/04/ooo-la-la-paris-dogs.html

Miles Of Style said...

LOVE this post...its so cute and quirky. It must have taken you tons of time and effort to compile all these pictures together. great blog too!

Persis

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Poodle Soup said...

What a great post. I live down in Montpellier and my dog lives just a great life as I do, though its a shame they are now changing regulations about dogs in food shops. My dog is actually CLEANER than my 2 year old son LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hi. . my daughter and I were looking back at your Paris posts, and she fell in love with the Sonia bear. We tried to see if it was available for purchase on Sonia's site, but could not find it. Can the bear be purchased?
thank you
ps we love the blog

Merry Dogs said...

Thank you for this post - we love it, and the fantastic pictures. Dogs, art, Paris - what could be better?

More doggy pix please!

We've featured you on our blog :)

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kaycee said...

This may be dog heaven! Dogs are treated as humans here, not like in other countries.

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Chic Delights said...

Only country in the world where dogs are welcomed everywhere! Love your post..

Chic Delights said...

Love your post. France is one of the few countries in the world, maybe besides Ialy where dogs are welcomed everywhere. Tres chic!