Snootsy: His Favorite Spot

15 years old dachshund in the rain

Snootsy: a 15 years old Wiener dog

Snootsy is a 15 years old Weiner dog, aka a Dachshund.

This is his favorite position and location. It’s an old couch, in the living room, that his owners want to replace but can’t. That’s Snootsy’s favorite spot. That’s where he “retires” when he’s stressed.

And yes, his life can be stressful, the “awful” cat, Ozzie, is …

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French Bulldog Swimming in the Ocean

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French Bulldog Swimming

Many dogs love water. From the Duck Trolling Retriever to the Labrador passing through the Newfoundlander and the all the other retrievers. These are dogs built for the water.

French Bulldogs or any other Bulldogs don’t like water, especially swimming in the water. Why? Because they sink and then drown. These dogs know. They are too heavy in the front, the chest area and they can …

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Sausage Waiting At Granville Island: Vancouver, BC

dachshunds waiting at granville island

Wiener Dog Waiting At Granville Island

Sausage is the often used term for Wiener dogs, aka the Dachshunds. This one is a smooth coat Dachshund. He’s not happy. Why am I photographing him? So he’s giving me the stare.

Granville Island is a public market in Vancouver, BC. It’s one of the most visited tourist place in Vancouver.

BTW, the CHMC people at Granville Island claim that …

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Waiting For Her Owner: Whistler, BC

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Patiently waiting for her owner

Most people with dogs in Whistler park their dogs in front of a restaurant or a food place, and go in…

Not with this dog, she’s so well trained that she didn’t move even when I came close with my camera and with my dog in tow. She must have identified a kindred soul in my dog. My dog has the same stance …

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Border Collie Waiting Patiently

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Border Collie Waiting Patiently

This photo was taking in Whistler, BC in the middle of the day. Two dogs waiting for their owners to finish eating their lunch at the restaurant.

This Border Collie was waiting patiently for his owner to come back from lunch.

I chose to take the photo of only one dog, but you can see the leash of the second dog. She was starring intently in …

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Sacrificing Himself

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King Charles Spaniel

Ripley, the King Charles Spaniel, is sacrificing himself to be petted by a stranger. It’s not too much of a sacrifice since for him, he’s going up the “totem pole”.

Dogs measure their status according to:

  • Who eats first, not just among the dogs but also including the humans.
  • Who is the center of the attention, also literally as who in the center.
  • Who gets …
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Fujifilm: The Magic of OIS

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Assistance Dog in Training

This image was taken indoors, with me bent over to lower the camera to the Labrador Retriever’s eye level. The camera is hanging down in my hands with the LCD is angled so I can frame the photo.

One nine’s of a second and it’s more than acceptably sharp. This is the magic of image stabilization. Could I have used a higher shutter …

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Soda & Ludmilla

19 years old chow

19 Years Old Chow

Soda is old. Soda is a 19 years old Chow, and like all Chows she’s very stubborn, no way to move her unless she decides to…

Soda will do what she needs to for Ludmila. Soda will put up with doing what’s needed even though she can’t hear or see, as long as Ludmilla asked and guided her.

Is this love or trust …

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