Toby, the Vacuum Cleaner

category: Dogs • 1 min read

old dog

Toby: the environmental vacuum cleaner

Toby was already 14 years old when I took this photo. He’s a mix between a German Shepherd and a Belgian Shepherd Laekenois.

Toby lives in a “zoo”, almost.

He has to put up with 2 cats, 3 African Grey Parrots and a dozen of smaller birds. Sometimes he gets attacked by the cats, sometimes he gets dive-bombed by the various birds. He puts up with that.

He gets paid very well. The birds are very messy and a lot of their seeds fall on the floor. Guess who’s the vacuum cleaner?

Toby wasn’t happy of having to put up me taking his photos. He still cooperated (more or less) because Brian told him to.

I did his photos in black and white because his fur has some spots grey and some washed out brown spots. The photo looks so much better in black and white.


Camera: Canon EOS 7D ISO 1600 and 1/60
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM @121mm and f/5.6
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.6: