Everyday life in Paris amazed me! From seeing the children walking hand in hand with their mothers down the Champs Elysees to the school age children on field trips to places like the Palace of Versailles. If you have followed me for any length of time you probably know that I am a dog person! On my trip to Paris, there were two occasions in which I found myself drawn to Parisian pups.
One day, while walking down the street, we began to hear the clip clop of horses hooves. Unbeknownst to us, it was a holiday for Paris and with great fanfare, uniformed militia and their posse of horses paraded down not just one street but several streets to celebrate.
As I sat on the curb, this pup paid his respects just a few feet away from me. This was his or her everyday doggy life. He or she probably takes this route every day for exercise and was probably as surprised as I was to see such a spectacle.
These were some of the images we saw this day. The most gorgeous grey and white horses I have ever seen against the sharp contrast of navy and red uniformed men and women.
The next pup cracked me up! Again, he is probably a local and travels these streets daily among all the tourists beneath the Eiffel Tower. He just couldn’t keep his eyes off of the tiny faux furred dogs and while they barked, he barked back while protecting his owner and his turf!
I’m not sure what it was with these two pups that intrigued me so. I guess it’s just the fact that their everyday life was on my bucket list. And let’s face it if you can’t love Paris and dogs what can you love?
Everyone is invited to attend a fun display of my work, The Narcissique Touriste, on Monday, August 2nd at The Broken Arrow Museum, 400 South Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You, too, can visit pictures of these same iconic vistas in the gallery, and are encouraged to take your own selfies at this “stay and play” exhibit.