Peace in Vancouver, BC

Peace: Vancouver, BC

Peace in Vancouver, BC

Her name is ‘Peace’. She’s a 3 or 4 years old and she deserves her name. Her owners first gave her that name because she’s nice and pleasant, then they found the name tag to match.

The stare: she looked at me for a good 20 seconds, straight, but at no point in time, there was any sign of aggression.

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Lilliputian v Gulliver

a puppy and his master

Lilliputian v Gulliver

There are many movies made from the book: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. My favorite version is the 1939 version with Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross.

When I look at the photo of this French Bulldog looking up to his owner, I think about the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels.

Not exactly true, since he’s scratching himself while pointing his head up, but it still sounds good.

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.5

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Jogging Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Here’s a jogging ‘sausage’, aka a Dachshund.

There are 3 type of Dachshunds:

  • The smooth coat
  • The long haired
  • The wire haired

I prefer the smooth coat Dachshunds.

Jogging Sausage with a red coat: Vancouver, BC

Jogging Sausage: Vancouver, BC

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Men in Black, aka The Pug: Vancouver, BC

Pugs have become very popular in the last 20 years. But that’s only since 1997, when Frank the Pug appeared in the movie Men in Black.

Before that there were very few Pugs, especially in North America. Then, most people didn’t like the bulbous eyes.

Men in Black, aka The Pug: Vancouver, BC

Men in Black, aka The Pug: Vancouver, BC

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Jogging With His Dog: Vancouver, BC

It’s quite unusual to see some older guy, he looks in his 60s, jogging with his dog. Usually, it’s middle age women who jog with their dogs.

There are quite a few older men jogging, but usually it’s after a scare like very high blood pressure or a heart attack or… But they jog by themselves, no friend, no group, no dog…

Older man jogging with his dog

Older man jogging with his dog

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Iron Dog: Vancouver, BC

I walk past this house at least 3 times per week and I never noticed this dog. Either, it’s new or I need…

Iron dog: Vancouver, BC

Iron Dog

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I Have the Ball: Vancouver BC

She was in no rush once she caught the ball. She was strutting back to return the ball so she could chase the ball again.

BTW, she’s not as old as she looks. She’s only 7 years old.

Dog strutting with ball

I Have The Ball

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Handle Bars: Vancouver, BC

I still haven’t decided if the handle bars refer to either the man with the handle bar mustache or to the dog riding on the handle bar of the bicycle.

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle carrier

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle handlebar carrier

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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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Saluki: Hadden Park — Vancouver, BC

This Saluki is a very old Saluki. Hed’s around 15 years old. He was born in Afghanistan. The wife of the guy I was talking to, got him in Afghanistan when she was working there as part of an NGO (Non Governmental Organization). I couldn’t understand the dog’s name but it was an Arabic name. Very nice dog but definitely not used to the Vancouver cold weather. (But it snows every winter in Afghanistan)

Saluki: Hadden Park — Vancouver, BC

Saluki: Hadden Park — Vancouver, BC

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