Black Dog Running: Vancouver, BC

black dog running: vancouver, bc

Black Dog Running: Vancouver, BC

Here’s a dog having a great time running around the park.

This is a BBD, an acronym for Big Black Dog. The problem with BBDs is that very few people want to adopt them, even as puppies.

In southern and eastern Europe, there are superstitions about vampires and black dogs. The other main superstition is that Big Black Dogs bring bad luck and Big …

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Chester: Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Chester a confident, curious and calm cat

Chester a confident, curious and calm cat

Some animals exude confidence.

Chester is a ‘cool’ cat. Not much phases him. He is very interested in people. Chester doesn’t hiss, Chester doesn’t scratch, Chester doesn’t bite. I like Chester.

People adopt dogs. The bonding happens during the walk. Dogs will bond with the person because of the shared experience of going for the hunt walk.

People do not …

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Personality: Vancouver, BC

dog with personality: vancouver, bc

Personality: Vancouver, BC

This dog has personality. His owner was busy talking to a bunch of other people, so I just kept on taking my photos and petting him.

This is a very confident dog and inquisitive dog. He wanted to know what I was doing almost on the ground.

The grass looks almost dead because the summer has been the driest summer in history in Vancouver. It was so …

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Walking The Dogs: Vancouver, BC

walking the dogs. really?

Walking The Dogs. Really?

This guy claimed to be walking the dogs. I will seriously dispute that. In fact, it’s the dogs that are walking him and he tags along. If he was on a skateboard and he would be flying all over.

The bigger dogs are at the front with the smaller dogs next to him. The only dog behind him is the Basset Hound. Everybody was getting …

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Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

two dogs asking each other to play

Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

These two dogs are following the school of ‘doggie good manners’. Rusty, the Boxer, is asking the chocolate Lab if he wants to play. And the chocolate Lab says yes but be nice…

The problem is that Rusty, the Boxer, was being rough with most dogs and was trying to steal whatever toy they were playing with. The chocolate Lab also wanted to play but …

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A Black Poodle Passing By: Vancouver, BC

black poodle passing by: vancouver, bc

Black Poodle Passing By: Vancouver, BC

Sometimes everything clicks (pun intended). Sometimes, everything works perfectly and you don’t even notice it until much later.

This black Poodle is one of these moments. Two quick photos, next… I almost never chimp (that’s checking on the back of the camera after taking every single photo — this comes from the sound made by the monkeys: ooh, aah…). I kept on walking …

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Jail Bird: Vancouver, BC

boston terrier wearing a jail suit

Jail Bird: Vancouver, BC

This female Boston Terrier is wearing a sweater that was handmade for her. Her name is Tara, if I remember correctly.

When I saw that, I immediately thought of the old silent movies from Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton when they wanted to depict convicts. But instead of being Black and White stripes, this sweater is black and pink stripes.

Tara, the Boston Terrier, was confused …

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Tethered: Vancouver, BC

dog and person tethered

Tethered: Vancouver, BC

Both the young girl and the dog are tethered. The dog is tethered to his leash, the young girl is tethered to her smartphone. She was totally oblivious to everything around her.

For me, walking with my dog is a ‘team sport’. I try to make it a team sport, but my dog is not a very good team player. He tries to walk faster than me …

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