Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Australians are a faithful mob


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.

20 comments:

brattcat said...

awwwwwwww.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty!

Gunn said...

They made me SMILE!:)
Great models next to the beautiful flowers!:)
Enjoy the celebrations tonight!:)

Geli said...

I just love your photography and your style and regularly visit your blog.

Enjoy your 'hot' Australia Day .... too cold for me in the UK as a non-Brit, can't wait to get down under for higher degrees of 'C

Smiles

anjoe playhouse said...

Great shots; but the dogs are to fat, the legs suffers :(

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, they are pugs. And yes, they are overweight.
And 39C is too hot for man and beast!
It's too late to say "enjoy Australia Day" but I hope you did, and I'm looking forward to more photos.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Cute little pugs, and it does not look as if they have missed any meals either!

Best of Australia Day to you, Julie!

Bises,
Genie

Lúcia said...

Cute little dogs!

Jack said...

Um, it is time to march those guys around for a while.

Paul said...

Never been a fan of these dogs, but each to their own. Happy Australia Day! Paul at Leeds daily photo

Chwile... said...

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RedPat said...

I have never been a fan of pugs but a friend got one and he is so loving that I have changed my mind - they are quite nice! 39C is plenty hot for a dog or a human!!

Virginia said...

I have two pug granddogs! One is named Einstein, he's way overnamed. The other is Ivy. Ivey has had nine lives!
I love both photos J.
V

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hope you had a great day, We settled for doing some things about the house than a lovely languid lunch at a newish cafe out on the Hartley Valley ,, a perfectly warm day to sit under the shade of a tree an enjoy a long lunch ... I am so glad to have some summer weather at last.

J Bar said...

Cute.

le8al said...

Adorable, Lovely!!!

diane b said...

Ugly designer dogs .

Julie said...

*grin*

Why dontcha tell me what you really think?

Jilly said...

Irresistable! And the photos are 'made' with the addition of the flowers and pot.

These pugs are too FAT! Not healthy.

And yes they are pugs. French bulldogs are much bigger, totally different in fact although both have the wide bulldog style jaw.

Funny how people with love or loathe pugs. It's just how it is.

Jilly said...

Sorry, I should have read it thru. Going to the circus and in a rush! I meant to write ... funny how people either love or loathe pugs.