The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

I was walking along the seawall and I saw this dog on the Aquabus. The Aquabus is a small ferry that people use to cross False Creek in Vancouver, BC.

This dog is just above the water, he gets wet, there is some water where he lays down. He doesn’t even have a leash on.

Nobody, neither the passengers nor the pilot …

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15 Years Old — West Vancouver, BC

15 Years Old — West Vancouver, BC

15 Years Old — West Vancouver, BC

Bella is 15 years old dog and she’s still going for her daily walks.

She still doing quite well, she has no problem seeing her friends and her family. The hearing has definitely declined, either she doesn’t hear the other dogs or she too tired to bark at the other dogs, but according to her owner she stopped barking at the other …

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Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Frieda is a curious and outgoing Whippet. Whippets fall into two categories: the gregarious whippets and the worried, aka shy, aka scared whippets. It depends very much on their upbringing.

Freida is a beautiful Whippet. Although Whippet have a very long and delicate nose, they are mostly sight hounds. They don’t follow their nose, they mostly follow their eyes for anything that moves. They …

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He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

Doesn’t he look happy to have caught the ball? This is like he won the first prize at the competition.

  • First, this is a happy dog, she caught her prey.
  • Second, she has a huge mouth, like the French Bulldogs. The mouth is open and it looks like she’s smiling.
  • Her owner, Linda, had been throwing the ball for already 15 minutes …
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Sword Fighting: Vancouver, BC

sword fighting: vancouver, bc

Sword Fighting: Vancouver, BC

This dog is very worried. His owner is learning how to fight with a sword (actually, it’s a rapier. They have no edge, just a point and originally they were used as dress swords).

The problem is that the dog doesn’t understand what’s happening. He’s looking at his owner and not at his owner’s opponent.

I wouldn’t be surprised if …

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The Cone of Shame: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, BC

Doberman with 'cone of shame'

Doberman with ‘cone of shame’

This Doberman had to wear the ‘cone of shame’. She didn’t have any surgery, but it was to teach her to not scratch behind her right ear.

They checked with the vet if there was any infection. No problem there, it looked like it was only a bad habit.

I don’t know why people call it a ‘cone of shame’. Me, I call …

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Walter & the Ball: Vancouver, BC

french bulldog running with a red ball

Walter and the Ball: Vancouver, BC

Walter is a 2 years old French Bulldog.

Walter never runs after a ball. Walter never chases anything but this one time he did. As far as I know, he never chased a ball again. Was it because of the ball was orange? Was it because of the grass or because of the open field? No idea, but this was a first and last …

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Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda is a very, very old Chow. She’s 19.

By doggy standard that would make her around 130 years old. 130! That’s extremely old. She’s almost blind. She has arthritis and she has difficulty to walk.

But as all Chows, she’s stubborn. Even though, it hurts to walk, every evening she goes up the stairs to go to …

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