Spotlight on Blanche aka The Princess

I’m pleased to be able to introduce you to a Pyrenean Mountain Dog today, her name is Blanche. I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing about her. Put your paws together and give her a warm Clowie’s Corner welcome!

Blanche, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees

Blanche aka The Princess

Clowie: Thank you for joining me today, Blanche. Let’s begin with you telling us a little about yourself.

Blanche: I’m a Great Pyrenees, born 9 winters ago on a farm in the Pyrenees to a long line of French aristocrats, one of the last pups born to the famous World Champion Noustamic de Neouvielle. I’m all white with one little brown bit on my right ear. As a puppy I went to Swiss Finishing School with top dog-trainer Michel Hasbrouck and since then I’ve done a bit of modelling – oh, and some of my stories are in a book too.

C: That means you’re famous.

Blanche: I suppose I’m as famous as my Dad but without ever going to a Show. I wouldn’t like shows; I’d probably bite the judge. I don’t let just anyone push me around.

C: That would be a surprise for the judge! Would you like to tell us about your family?

Blanche: Top Human is my female, the writer and photographer. You have no idea how mad her ideas are but we have all kinds of fun together.

C: Most bipeds I know have strange ideas! I’m glad you have fun together.

Blanche: Then there’s her man, who gets left in charge sometimes. He’s easier to bamboozle. One time, with my best friend Betelgeuse, we stormed the kitchen while the man was cooking and stole a box of eggs. We only wanted the box so we dropped the eggs on the floor as we ran out. He was not very happy.

C: I’d have eaten the eggs – including the shells! Your friend sounds fun.

Blanche: Betelgeuse and I grew up together and it was tough when he grew ill and died. My friend now is a hunting dog with ginormous ears and the biggest trumpeting voice you have ever heard. I’m loud but he’s musical too! Sherlock was dumped by his Human, some hunter, and lived in a cage for a long time.

C: That was awful for him.

Blanche: He had issues at first but he’s chilled now. I don’t think he was any good at hunting though – he still jumps when the Clairette wine bottle is popped – and that happens most nights.

C: That would make it difficult to be around guns! Do you have a favourite game?

Blanche: I like hiding behind the hedge and surprise-bombing visitors, especially first thing in the morning when they’re half-asleep. I find Humans entertaining when they run around so I still steal things sometimes just to make sure everyone gets some exercise.

C: I’d like to see the visitors’ faces! It’s important to keep our bipeds exercised. Do you have a favourite book?

Blanche: ‘Someone To Look Up To’ has me and Betelgeuse on the cover and some of the stories in it are things we got up to. I’m the one who stole a slab of cheese and got it stuck in my mouth so I couldn’t breathe – horrible!

C: I love cheese! I had no idea it could be so dangerous. Maybe the bipeds are right when they say I should only eat small pieces!

I think you said you have a surprise for my readers?

Blanche: Yes, that’s right, my human said that I could give a digital version of the book to one of your readers. And she wants you to know that if you review ANY of her books you can add your photo to her Gallery of Readers’ Dogs.

C: That’s very kind. Thank you for being my guest today, I’ve enjoyed chatting with you.

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You can find Blanche and her biped here:

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How to enter the prize draw

It’s very simple to enter the draw for the book. You have until midnight (British Summer Time) 31st May. The winner will be announced in June. Here is what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post saying that you would like to be entered in the draw. (Multiple comments count as one – I’ll be putting unique email addresses in the hat for the draw.)

2. This step is optional. You can get a second entry, and double your chances of winning, by using my Contact Form to send me a question. You can ask anything about me, or Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (Great Pyrenees), or something you’d like my bipeds to answer. Simple, complex, serious, amusing – you decide! I will choose which ones to answer on the blog.

The winner will be chosen at random. The judge’s decision will be final. Bribery will get you nowhere, but if you wish to try then you should know that I’m very partial to cheese and I promise to share with Blanche!

Good luck!

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See you next Wednesday!


  1. As soon as I started reading this weeks blog I did wonder if the Pyrenean Mountain Dog was in some way connected to the lady from France on Twitter who linked up with us both – and so it proved to be! Thanks for the entertaining read – good to see that you’ve got a pal overseas ! Happy #woofwoofwednesday 🙂

  2. Sure! Enter me into the draw!

    BTW – I’m with Clowie. I’d DEFINITELY have eaten the eggs! AND the shells. AND the box.

    Love and licks,
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  4. WOW……Miss Blanche is beautiful but not NEARLY as beautiful as you are dear Clowie……it sounds like she may be royalty – wow! I’ve never met a REAL Princess before…………..!

    Hugs, Sammy
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  5. Blanche you are a beautiful princess and I like your friend Sherlock… my momma loves the voice of this guys (that’s scandalous…. if I bark she says I kill her nerves… pfff humans).
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  6. Sounds like a real nice book. Great photos too!
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  7. Blanche you are a very pretty girl and your eyelashes are beautiful! Sounds like you have a great life! Nice to meet you!

  8. I would love to be entered!

    My big sister is a Pyr and we have lots of fun…..well I have fun jumping all over her! I steal eggs also I eat everything though, the inside, the shell and the box! My sister only daintily eats the inside…boooring 🙂

  9. Love the beautiful Miss Blanche and the interview. Clowie, you sure do know how to pick ’em. wag wag Max & Bella
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  10. WOW! I loved this post, so fantastic and yes I would love to be entered as well!
    Hope things are well with you Clowie girl xo
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  12. Gorgeous!!!
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  13. We are all cats in this house but we’d love to be entered anyway! (I can’t promise the cats will actually enjoy the book but I will!)

  14. Blanche is a real beauty – thanks for the introduction.
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  15. What an exciting interview. Thanks for sharing a little bit about your life Blanche.
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  16. My Sibes would have stopped for the eggs as well LOL And Clowie your drawing by Mr Thomas is fabulous!
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  17. I would love to enter your draw:-)
    Blanche sure is a lovely lady!
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  18. Hi there Clowie, it’s lovely to meet and hear about Blanche – sounds very posh MOL. We would love to be entered into the draw too 🙂 Have a great week xx
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    • Hi Austin, I’m glad you enjoyed meeting Blanche. I’ll make sure your name goes in the hat.
      Enjoy what’s left of the week!

    • You would not think Blanche posh if you saw some of the things she eats. One time she was walking my husband through the forest and when I turned round to look, she had half a baguette in her mouth. How she found that in the middle of nowhere I do not know! And my husband had not even noticed!
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  19. Such beauties! Would love to be entered. Thanks

  20. Well, we can tell why Blanche is otherwise known as the Princess – she is stunning! Wonderful interview Clowie. Such a great family too.
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  21. Such a good interview, Clowie — you, of course, know exactly what questions to ask, and you had a good rapport with Blanche.

    The last photo of Blanche and Betelgeuse is beautiful. So full of gentle friendship and personality.

    I’d like to be entered in the draw for her book!
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    • I’ve popped your name into the hat.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the interview, it was fun for me. I like their expressions in that photo.

    • Thank you, Cindi – that’s Sherlock in the photo, Blanche’s current friend. Betelgeuse was another Great Pyrenees and that’s his photo on the front cover of ‘Someone to look Up To’ . The cover photo on Pyr Magazine (that I’m holding in the photos) shows Blanche and Betelgeuse together.
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  22. Blanche is lovely and sounds like a great ball of fun! Thanks for sharing her with us.
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  23. Cheese is lovely. Food is lovely. Barking is fun. I think we could get along well with Blanche too. She would be much more intimidating when she surprises visitors though, than most dogs we know. She sounds like a scream 🙂 Our person would love to read her person’s book.
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  24. Very good interview Clowie. I had no idea cheese could be dangerous either. Unless one of us “cuts it” and we all have to run out of the room! Hahaha!
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  25. What a great interview, Clowie! We are pleased to meet Blanche and learn more about her and her friends.
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