Greyhound Rescue: West Vancouver, BC

Greyhound rescue

Bingo, a Greyhound rescue

Bingo is a Greyhound rescue from Tijuana, Mexico. She only raced for a couple of years. She wasn’t fast enough so the “race people” got rid of her. The Greyhound rescue took her under their umbrella and eventually she ended in Canada. After 5 years, she still has problems with Canada and the West Coast.

  1. It’s Canada and the winters are harsh. She doesn’t like the cold.
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Earning Her Treats: Vancouver, BC

dog earning her treats

Earning Her Treats

This is January, the dead of Winter, in Vancouver. There’s still some grass and it’s green, not lush green but at least there’s no snow.

This dog has to work for her extras. She finished playing around with the other dogs and in/out of the water and now she has to conquer her fear of heights.

Her original name was Lassie and that got changed to Octavia. I forgot to ask why. Octavia is afraid of heights like stairs, tree trunks… She doesn’t have a great sense of equilibrium either. So her owner makes Octavia work and gives her small biscuits as payment.

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Who’s Running With Who?

Dog running with man on roller-blades

Dog v. Roller Blades

Some people run with their dog and some dog run with their owner. In this case, it’s clearly the dog that is running and the guy is trying to keep up on his roller blades. They were both going quite fast and it looked like the dog was pulling him as he was trying to keep up with his dog.

I was focusing on the dog and how she was …

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The Boss: Vancouver, BC

The boss: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Boss

In the doggy world, there’s always a boss. Whenever a person comes near and interact, the dog will reevaluate: who’s the boss? Whenever another comes near and interact, the dog will reevaluate: who’s the boss?

What’s the job of the boss?

  • The boss must make the decision of where to go
  • The boss must make the decision of when to go
  • The boss must decide for the members of …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2 & the Electronic Shutter

All the Fujifilm X-cameras have both a mechanical shutter and an electronic shutter.

The mechanical shutter has a range from 15 minutes to 1/4000 or 1/8000 of a second depending on the camera model. Switching to the Electronic shutter the maximum shutter speed is 1/32000 of a second.

A Fuji 24 megapixel cameras has 4032 rows of 6032 pixels.

  • The mechanical shutter allows for the processor to read the 4032 rows of …
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Daffy The Duck

A Doodle named Daffy The Duck

A Doodle named Daffy The Duck

This Doodle is pretty much a genetics experiment. This Doodle is a female and her name is Daffy The Duck.

Daffy Duck (without “The”) is a male black duck, with a white collar around his neck, that is obnoxious and totally self-centered cartoon duck in the 1940s, 1950s and the 60s from the Looney Tunes by the Warner Brothers studio with Tex Avery and Bob Clampett.

Her name became …

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Dog Working for a Living

running dog

Running Dog

Some dogs are pampered and do nothing. Some dogs have to work for a living. This dog is working, he’s running and on the hunt. He’d rather sniff around but he has to work. He’s working very hard to keep pace with his owner. Look at the leash and how relaxed it it.

Many people jog with dogs. It’s safe. I’m always amazed by the number of people …

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Sociable Dogs: Vancouver, BC

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A Very Sociable Dog

Some dogs are sociable and some dogs are not. This dog refused to move until she would be able to sniff and play with my dog. She would do it with every dog. There are a lot of people walking their dogs on the Vancouver Seawall. So he made sure that she would seat before sniffing and trying to play with the “encountered dog.”

She was disappointed that my dog staid …

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Really Cold: Vancouver, BC

Really Cold Whippet

Really Cold Whippet

This is a Vancouver’s winter: around 5° Celsius or around 40° Fahrenheit. This is Canada and this would be mid spring weather for the rest of Canada. But it’s really cold for Vancouver and for Whippets. They have almost no fat content. Whippets have about 5% to 10% fat content. That would be the equivalent of Mr. Universe or Mr. Olympia in bodybuilding, except that bodybuilding is for the few …

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Gene Pool Problems

Bulldog, profile view

Bulldog

There are Bulldogs and there are bulldogs. At this point, it’s very rare to see a Bulldog on the “doggy circuit”, the big dog shows/competitions, like the famous Westminster Kennel Club…

Now, most of the Bulldog breeds must pass a veterinary check-up to prove that they are healthy. They check for some basic capabilities such as breathing and walking… The problem is that many of the Bulldogs and the Pugs, especially the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Auto-ISO

Digital cameras have changed photography. In the “good old days” you bought a film: black or white, ASA (ASA begat DIN which begat ISO) 125 or 400 or a color film with a specific sensitivity with an ASA rating of 50 like the Fuji Velvia 50 or Kodachrome 64… And that was it. For the whole roll/film. You could push the sensitivity a little bit but not by much.

Now with digital, we have …

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