Happy in the Forest: Vancouver, BC

category: Dogs • 1 min read

happy dog in the forest

Happy dog in the forest: Vancouver, BC

My dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte), hates the city. The city scares him. All the sharp noises, the people, the cars, the big trucks, the planes overhead, any sudden move… Everything and anything scares him.

I take him to the UBC endowment lands. It’s a small forest in Vancouver, BC and he becomes a dog. Actually he becomes a Basset Hound. He sniffs, he tracks, he pees (30 to 40 pees per hour!), he poops (4 to 5 times per walk and I have to bring a whole bunch of poop bags), he runs around (off leash)… Basically, he becomes a “real dog.” When he’s happy, he has the ‘dumb Corgi look.’

When he goes into tracking mode, he loves going into holes like pipes, rotten trees… and I don’t like it. My fear is that there will be some animal like a porcupine that will bite his nose off. Why am I afraid? Because I’ve already seen it once and it was very nasty injury.


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Lens: Fujifilm XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS @37mm and f/9
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