Dancer, the Duck Trolling Retriever

duck trolling retriever

Dancer, the Duck Trolling Retriever

Dancer is a 15 years old Duck Trolling Retriever. He had to work hard for this photo session. This was his last photo session. He passed away 3 weeks later.

He worked very hard, but he was tired and very quickly had to rest.

In his days, Dancer won “conformation” competitions, which is the “catwalk” for dogs. The conformation competitions do not compare one dog …

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Running with Small Dogs

small dogs at agility races

Great Dogs at Agility Races

When I think agility racing, I think Border Collies and Pitbulls. They are both fast, very energetic dogs and willing/eager to work. Over 90% of the agility overall champions are either the Border Collies or the Pitbulls.

Agility racing is for all kind of dogs, including the small and the very small dogs. It’s amazing how quick these small dogs can be. The …

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What Next? Let’s Get Moooving…

dog at agility race

Agility Racing: What next

This dog was looking at her owner to find out what to do next. Agility is a team sport. It’s both the person and the dog that runs the agility course.

Every course is different, so the organizer shows the people (no dog allowed) the order of the course, which obstacles to go through and the order of these obstacles.

The person runs with the …

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A Very Cold Winter for Sandhill Cranes

sandhill cranes on frozen pond

Sandhill Cranes on a Frozen Pond

This year has been a very cold winter. Everything froze! We are in Canada but this is the West Coast, aka the Wet Coast, aka the wimps…

Normally, it’s not that cold, so we have Sandhill Cranes the whole year round. They stay on the west coast because normally, it’s a cool winter, not a freezing winter like the rest of the …

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Daisy

14 years old cat staying in her cube

Daisy in her cube

Daisy is an older cat. Her owner, also an older lady, had to give up Daisy because she had to move into a senior facility for health reasons and the place didn’t allow for any animal, cats or dogs…

Daisy likes her cube. She feels safe in her cube. Daisy was never an adventurous cat, even in her younger days but as she grew older …

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Mittens: vancouver, BC

old tabby cat on blanket

Old Tabby

Mittens is an old tabby. She’s already 14 years old. Mittens has a spotted history, she was adopted and abandoned a few times. It was tracked through her ear tattoo from her first owner.

Now Mittens is spending most of her days on her blanket.

Technical

Camera: Fuji X-Pro2 ISO 3200 and 1/125
Lens: Fuji XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS @164mm and f/5 …

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Another Drug Addict Hooked on Catnip

cat eating catnip

Drug Addict Hooked on Catnip

Almost all cats can easily get hooked on catnip. Here’s “another one bite the dust!”

Cats can’t help themselves. The vast majority of the cats can’t resist catnip. It’s not just cats but also leopards and cougars. They break the catnip, they eat the catnip, they sniff the catnip and finally roll themselves in the catnip.

Some people claim that the …

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Art: The African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

Art is an African Grey and he’s around 10 years old. As far as Parrot goes, Art is a very young Parrot. Many African Grey Parrots live to the ripe old age of 75.

The main problem is that often, they will fix on somebody and will not accept anybody else. That’s when they get in trouble.

That’s why the owner is taking his …

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