These are not British Bulldogs. Nor are they French Bulldogs. I think they are Pugs. They appear to be of Chinese origin dating back centuries.
This pair was waiting outside the grocery shop at Five Ways, Paddington, about 9 o'clock. I have seen them about many times before. Many people in my area, select 'designer' dogs of small stature, often opting for two.
Today is 'Australia Day' upon which we celebrate European settlement of our land. The indigenous people have lived here for milennia. Europeans settled here in January 1788, establishing a series of colonies under the British crown. These disparate colonies federated under a constitution on 1st January, 1901.
It is forecast to be very hot today, ranging in the city from 33 - 39 C. I have chosen to cover the 'Welcome Morning' ceremony in Farm Cove commencing at 8am. Story tomorrow.