Frankie, the Dachshund — Vancouver, BC

frankie, the dachshund — vancouver, bc

Frankie, the Dachshund — Vancouver, BC

Frankie is an 11 years old “sausage”, aka a Dachshund, with high blood pressure. He’s very unhappy about it. Now in addition to his pills, he is also on a low-sodium diet. This means that Frankie can’t eat any of his favorite treats such as pepperoni, sausage, roast beef, tuna… It’s a real disaster!

Years ago, I saw this lady, she had …

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The Red Booties: Vancouver, BC

Small White Bichon Frise with red booties

Small White Bichon Frise with Red Booties

This photo was made just outside one of the big tower with hundreds of apartments in the Vancouver Downtown.

She wears booties outside so she doesn’t scratch her painted nails and also so she doesn’t dirty her paws. The owner doesn’t want her to dirty the carpet.

BTW, I forgot to ask for the name of the dog.

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Release the Hounds: West Vancouver, BC

4 Huskies anxious to get going and play

Release the Hounds: West Vancouver, BC

These four Huskies are at the back of a station wagon. They are anxious to be get going and play at the beach, but they have to wait and wait… One tried to move and the dog walker made them all wait.

This guy is a professional dog walker. Are these huskies his dogs? I don’t know, he was too busy and I …

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Prancing Around: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

Standard Poodle Prancing Around: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

Standard Poodle Prancing Around: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

She was running around and making sure that she wasn’t listening to anybody including her owner. I like how the tail wags.

I’ve always wondered why people groom and shave their dog but leave the tail with the full set of hair? All the dirt, branches and twigs… get caught in the tail. Our groomer Cande did the same …

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Grin for the Camera: Vancouver, BC

dog grinning for the camera: vancouver, bc

Grinning for the Camera: Vancouver, BC

Not only he’s running back to his owner, but he’s also keep in eye on me and my camera. To me, it looks like he is smiling for the camera.

Most of the smile comes from having the mouth slightly open. That’s the meaning that we, human, give when the mouth is slightly open and the dog is not growling. The …

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Peace on Earth: Vancouver, BC

dog and postman together at last

Dog and Postman Together at Last

This must be peace on earth, here’s a dog and a postal carrier that like each other.

This dog is guarding a garage where they work on old french cars like Citroen DS and Peugeot 504.

Dogs usually do not like intruders like posties or pizza delivery guys. Not only they are intruders but they are also regular intruders. The dog always win …

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Guarding the Car: Vancouver, BC

dog guarding the car

Dog Guarding the Car

She’s guarding the car! Kind of.

She’s not too sure about what to do. Am I a threat or not? She’s wondering… Should she do something or not?

She’s looking at me but she’s making sure that she doesn’t look straight at me, in case I decide to attack her. But, at least she’s showing the flag and not …

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The Wisdom of Dogs: West Vancouver, BC

a very wise dog

The Wisdom of Dogs: West Vancouver, BC

It takes between 5 and 8 years for dogs to understand humans. The first couple of years, they just follow and try to do whatever the humans order/direct them to do. Then around 5 years old, some dogs take a little bit longer, they finally figure out humans, their values, what’s really important and their attitudes.

  • Normal dogs” understand between 100 …
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