Yes it's another dog post...

Okay this is all about dogs that I met on this last trip... if you don't like dogs....well...go away!  But do come back for the next blog post okay?  As most people know I am a huge dog lover and when traveling always gravitate towards any dog I see.  So here's some photos of the dogs I met on my journey...


Here's Emma, the dog I looked after for nearly four weeks over Christmas and New Years last year. 
Emma gets double coverage...looking plaintively in through the sliding doors..."Laurie please let me in, it's cold out here".  Emma does have a deep dark secret that only me and her owners know about...let's just say you don't want her kissing you as you just don't know what that mouth has eaten...


I saw this chap on Portobello Road in Notting Hill - this is how he walks his dog..well I assume he has to let the dog's legs hit the ground at some point....


Well it's a picture of a dog - love taking pictures of cute signs...


Dogs waiting - sadly I didn't have enough pictures for another "dogs waiting" blog post...but aren't they adorable?

 Local character in St Ives - she is owned by a fisherman and sometimes jumps out of the boat when they are out at sea.  Apparently she can be seen chasing seals in the harbour - unfortunately I missed that sight!


My friend Alison's Bearded Collie named Keisha on the way back from St Michaels Mount in Cornwall. 




This dog accompanied us from out hotel in Selcuk, Turkey to the train station.  I was worried about him/her getting hit by a car but I'm sure it was way more street savvy than I am.   When I looked out of the train window as were leaving it was still there hanging out to see us off. 



This Turkish dog had gotten into some kind of disagreement!  He seemed happy enough though.


From my experience stray dogs in Turkey were well cared for - their ears were tagged if they had been neutered/spayed and local business owners would leave food out for them.


This dog in Istanbul had been spayed/neutered but my heart went out to it - it looks so worried and sad...it touched my heart.  Then again I do have a soft spot for blonde dogs....

 These dogs in Madeira have a great view!!!


This dog who obviously lived in the area seemed to make it his/her mission to accompany people along a certain part of the levada walk in Madeira.   We saw it walking with another group of walkers as we carried on around the bend.  The dog avoided the scary bit - smarter than us!

This is Colleen, the dog who resided at my airbnb home by the sea in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  She hung out by the front door a lot always happy to say hi.  Like me she is getting up in years with arthritic knees so was happy to wag a hello and not make a fuss.


Another patiently waiting doggie in London back in March.  So cute!  My secret fantasy (well second favourite - the first one is not suited for publication!) is to look after a cute dog like this owned by rich "parents" who live in a beautiful home in  Kensington.  Then I can walk the dog in Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens.  (and live in style!) Some day Laurie, some day!


Yes this dog is sitting on my lap while I wait for a hair cut.  And yes, her toenails are painted bright pink... I saw her looking through the window at me at a hairdresser in Streatham and immediately booked an appointment.   Words of wisdom:  never go to a hairdresser just because they have a cute dog.  Trust me on this...


Okay even I know this isn't a real dog but this busker on the South Bank in London barked and yapped and acted like one.  Well I guess you had to be there....


Our airbnb host in Madeira:  Jorge and his doggie.  Pretty cute, eh? (and the dog ain't bad either!)


I stayed with a dog sitter in North London upon my return from Ireland...we got along great needless to say and traded 'war stories'.  Here is the doggie she was looking after at the very beginning of my stay - I believe her name was Layla.  Ann had been looking after her for months during work hours but her "mom" was taking the summer off so she wouldn't be coming back for a while.  This was her last day.


I LOVED this dog that hung out with us while we were waiting for a bus in Cappadocia.  So cute!


Seen in Vienna, Austria - could not get over the dog just sitting there.  Luckily my camera was out and I was able to get a quick shot as they whizzed by!

What can I say...I love dogs of all shapes and sizes.  They make me smile and isn't that always a good thing?


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