This is one of those little unusual moments I wanted to capture when we were having breakfast at a place called The Coffee House just around the corner from where we were staying in Rawai, Phuket. A couple of farangs on a motorcycle and side-car pulled in, both wearing helmets, unusually so for Thailand, accompanied by a small well maintained dog – also wearing a helmet! I missed the opportunity to get the fluffy actually wearing the safety equipment but you’ll get the idea from the photos below.

The ironic side of this is that I see parents with small children on motorbikes in 99% of cases either no one is wearing a helmet or just the rider. The law here only requires the person riding to wear a helmet, the other three people on the bike don’t have to.

The family dog got left behind when dad collected the kids from school.

The family dog got left behind when dad collected the kids from school.

Having breakfast at The Coffee House in Rawai, Phuket.

Having breakfast at The Coffee House in Rawai, Phuket.

Any ideas of what you are seeing yet?

Any ideas of what you are seeing yet?

Don't show the pooch otherwise they will all want one.

Don’t show the pooch otherwise they will all want one.

Thanks for reading.