Another Doggy on a Mission: Vancouver, BC

another doggy on a mission

Another Doggy on a Mission

This is a busy dog, he’s on a mission. He has to go. I don’t know where, but nothing and nobody will stop him. He’s not running, it’s just a quick walk.

BTW, I didn’t see his owner. Maybe he’s going back to his owner…

He makes me think of Phidippides, from the Greek antiquities, who ran from Marathon to Athens (the famous 42 …

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Tag Team: Vancouver, BC

Xena, the Staffordshire Terrier

Xena, the Staffordshire Terrier

Just 2 dogs running after each other and chasing the ballS. There is no fight, there is no argument. Just chase the balls and have fun.

Xena, with the blue ball, is a Staffordshire Terrier. In spite of her owners, the only thing she wanted to do was play. Play with the kids, play with the other dogs…

I think that the name Xena comes from some kind of TV show …

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Is Anybody Going To Play With Me?

boxer, pitbull mix carrying his ball

Is Anybody Going To Play With Me?

This dog is a ‘big’ mix of at least a boxer and a pitbull. Dave, his owner, is sure that there are other breeds involved.

Tong or Tongue, (I think that’s his name), was carrying his ball and dropping it at almost everybody’s feet so they would throw the ball for him. That’s everybody except me. I’d like to think that it’s because …

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Bench Press v. Chihuahua: Vancouver, BC

lady with Chihuahua doing bench presses

lady with Chihuahua doing bench presses

This lady was doing bench presses. These are real bench presses on a park bench, and some dog was barking. What a racket! Where did it all that barking come from? It didn’t sound like a big dog, but I couldn’t see it.

Then as I got closer and closer with my own dog, I saw this tiny Chihuahua barking like the world was coming to an …

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The Smile: Vancouver, BC

Labrador smiling

Labrador Smiling

According to her owner, this Labrador never looks at the camera. But in this photo, she is looking at the camera. May be, it’s because I give her enough space. Another victory for the telephoto. What I like the most, in this photo, is her smile!

An open mouth without the front of the lips pursed is considered a smile. If the front of the lips are pursed, then it becomes a …

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The Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Sausage, aka a Dachshund

A Sausage, aka a Dachshund

The sausage, aka the Dachshund. They are supposed to hunt badgers, prairie dogs… Many are fierce like they are supposed to be, but the majority of the Dachshund are shy and afraid of the world. Somehow the Dachshund remains one of the most popular dog.

The Dachshund is not a “manly” dog, but I like them. It’s the eyes. I almost adopted one that was rescued from a puppy …

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Lunging for Treats: Vancouver, BC

Dog lunging for treats

Dog Lunging for Treats

Last year, Liz went for a winter vacation to Mexico and she found this dog. She fell in love with this dog and adopted her.

Her dog is always hungry. She’s very nice, except when it comes to food. She’ll bite anybody including Liz when it come to her food. So Liz is teaching her how to calm down with treats. It’s a work in progress, shall we …

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Dodoïte in the Snow: Vancouver, BC

Happy Dog in the Snow

Happy Dog happy in the Snow

Life has been hard for the Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte), especially in Vancouver. He doesn’t like Vancouver. He’s been attacked by ‘vicious trees’ that have been attacking him while he tries to pee. He’s been attacked by his own tail. He’s been attacked by airplanes… He’s afraid of his own shadow, literally and this is not a figure of speech.

Vancouver, BC, doesn’t …

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Carrying his Frisbee: Vancouver, BC

German Sheppard Carrying his Frisbee

Carrying his Frisbee

Cesar is a German Shepherd and he carries his plastic Frisbee everywhere he goes.

Cesar wants people to throw his Frisbee so he can run and get it back. He will try everybody even passers-by.

The problem is that he doesn’t drop the Frisbee on the ground. We, the strangers, are supposed to take it from his mouth.

Guess how often that happens? Even me, I don’t do that. I …

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Flat Coated Retriever: West Vancouver, BC

Flat Coated Retriever at the Beach

Flat Coated Retriever at the Beach

He was such a nice and friendly dog. It didn’t take much to bribe him, two small pieces of a chicken and salmon mix treats. After that, he was ready to follow me to the end of the earth. I didn’t see his owner, but s/he must have been around on the beach.

Dogs can smell a treat from 20+ meters/yards away and can do …

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Reluctant Dog: Vancouver, BC

dog running on beach with stick

Dog Running with Stick in Cold Water

The woman kept on throwing branches and wooden sticks into the water. She exhorted her dog to go after them and bring them back.

Her dog refused to go into the water, my guess is that sea was very cold. Eventually, he went into the water to retrieve this piece of wood.

The British Veterinary Association has declared that throwing wood for dog retrieval is bad! They claim …

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