My husband and I are longing to become dog parents. Lack of proper fencing at our island abode and apartment living in the city with no garden is making it just a little too hard at the moment. We are always happy to welcome doggy guests, though, as we have these past two weekends.
Augie, named after Hanna-Barbera character Augie Doggie, is the most handsome young Briard you will ever see. Here he is taking a drink what was once was the chicory washing trough on our property.
We are all familiar with Brie, the cheese coming from the region near Paris that the Briard breed takes its name from. I don't know why we are not more familiar with the Briard which has a noble and dignified history, gracing the Emperor Charlemagne and Napoleon as well. I wouldn't have thought that herding dogs were such strong swimmers, as Augie proved himself to be. A true lover of the water!
When I am not busy sewing down at our island retreat, I love spending time in my organic edible garden or in the kitchen.