Waiting @ Granville Island

dog tied to pole waiting at granville island

Dog Waiting at Granville Island

Granville Island is one of the top touristic destination in Vancouver, BC. Before, “in the good old days”, it was mostly locals that went to Granville Island to do their grocery shopping. Nowadays, it’s mostly tourists especially in the summer.

This was in September and somebody brought their dog, went in to do some shopping. Usually most of the dogs are very unhappy, either …

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It’s Not Her Dog

person holding and hugging a french bulldog

It’s Not Her Dog

This person works in the cafe, Elysee Coffee. One of the customer left her French Bulldog, aka a Frenchie, outside so she went out and starting hugging the Frenchie. When she saw me kneeling to take the photo, she turned the “beast” around and ta-dah…

BTW, you can see my dog’s reflection in the window on the right side as he waits patiently for …

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The Lion in Winter: Vancouver, BC

copcker spaniel in need of a hair clip

Cocker Spaniel or Lion?

This Cocker Spaniel is in serious need of a good clip. Sam hasn’t had his (I think that’s it’s a him) hair cut in quite a few month, but he’s well kept. Everyday, he get a vigorous raking. The rake is stronger than a brush and it has only one row of “teeth”.

Sam, the cocker spaniel, reminds me of the movie …

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Whippet: Born to Run

whippet running on the Vancouver seawall

Whippet Running on the Vancouver Seawall

Whippets are born to run.

Whippets used to be the runt of the litter of the Greyhounds. The nobility would order the “peons” to kill them. The “peons” almost rebelled and decided to keep them. Then the “peons” bred them together because they had such a good character and they were excellent runners. They don’t eat much, they don’t take too much …

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Pug at the Beach

pug at the beach

Pug at the Beach

Nowadays, pugs are very popular dogs. They are small, they do well in apartments, they not high activity dogs and have good personalities. Pugs were very popular dogs in the 1850s but lost their popularity at the beginning of the 1900s.

In 1997, the movie, Men in Black, marked the “relaunch” of the Pugs. Now, pugs are a top 10 breed.

Technical

Camera: Pentax K20D ISO …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Display Shutter Speed & ISO

Normally, the Fujifilm cameras do not display the shutter speed and the actual ISO if the camera is set to:

  • DR-Auto
  • Auto-ISO

On the other hand, if the Auto-ISO is enabled but the DR-Auto is disabled and the camera is in the P mode (Auto: for the shutter dial and A for the lens), then both the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed correctly so …

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The profile of a French Bulldog

profile of a french bulldog

Profile of a French Bulldog

Henry is a young pup. He’s French Bulldog about 6 month old. Here’s his profile. The profile is very important to the French Bulldog owners because it shows that the dog doesn’t have a nose.

It’s no exactly true, he still have the nose, but the nose is “pushed back inside the head” and is almost touching the throat. That’s …

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Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

My dog when he's happy

A Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

Here’s a happy dog:

  1. Eyes with their normal shape
  2. Mouth partially opened and not tensed
  3. Relaxed ears, not on alert
  4. Raised head but not tensed
  5. Relaxed tail
  6. Relaxed body

This is my dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte) in his good days. Some days he’s happy and relaxed, some days he’s not. It has a lot to do with the weather and the …

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Zzzz: Vancouver, BC

british bulldog puppy falling asleep

British Bulldog puppy falling asleep

Bella is a 6 month old English Bulldog. She runs, she jumps (kind of), she bulldozes everything on her way. She will be the queen of destruction when she’ll grow up. For my benefit, she just shewed on an expensive leather couch and attacked a couple of toes, luckily not mine.

But right, now she’s about to crash and go to sleep. The …

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The Cookie Monster: Vancouver, BC

the cookie monster

The Cookie Monster

Her nickname is “The Cookie Monster” (include the: The) which is often shortened to “The Cookie”. I forgot to write down her real name.

The Cookie only works when she’s being paid. She has to be paid before and after the work. She need to have a cookie before going for the walk and she also wants to be paid when coming home… Another cookie down …

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Why Do I Have To Do This?

chinese crested jumping

Chinese Crested Jumping

Some dogs have it and some dogs don’t.

Some dogs are born for agility competition, some dogs are not. The most obvious candidates for agility competitions are the Border Collies (they win the most often) and the Pitbulls. The Chinese Crested are not born for this kind of life.

This Chinese Crested wasn’t rushing during his agility race, to the great dismay of his owner …

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