Another Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Another 'Sausage' Jogging

Another ‘Sausage’ Jogging

I have a soft spot for the Dachshunds, aka the sausages (that’s what I call them). I’m not the only one to call them this way. The more common Dachshund’s nickname is the ‘wiener dog’. The big ears and the eyes…

Her name is Charlie and it’s the female Charlie. It turns out that they didn’t know if their dog was going to be a male or …

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The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

To me, it looks like this Dachshund is smirking at me. It’s the smile, the tilt of the head and the ears that give that impression.

Doesn’t she look like a troublemaker?

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

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The Balloon and a French Bulldog: Vancouver, BC

This French Bulldog, aka Frenchie, is fixated on balloons. He chases balloons. He tries to grab the balloon but most of the times it explodes.

While I was at the beach, he must have popped at least 8 balloons. His owner had a full bag from one of these party supplies.

Frenchie following a balloon

Frenchie following a balloon

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The Leader of the Pack: Vancouver, BC

This Golden Retriever is the ‘brain of the operation’. He’s leading the way. All the other cyclists follow him, and he’s taking his job very seriously.

What makes this photograph different is that the dog is impassible and his mouth is closed.

Almost all dogs would be excited, stand up and down (btw the dog is sitting), stick their heads to one side or the other, the mouth open and the tongue sticking out. Not this Lab, he’s impassible and looks straight ahead along the cycle path.

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

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Handle Bars: Vancouver, BC

I still haven’t decided if the handle bars refer to either the man with the handle bar mustache or to the dog riding on the handle bar of the bicycle.

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle carrier

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle handlebar carrier

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The Deliverance: Vancouver, BC

My dog happy to see me: Vancouver, BC

The Deliverance: Vancouver, BC

Finally, the deliverance!

This is my dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte). Finally, I came to rescue him and deliver him from the ‘torture’, aka the wash & clip.

We have this lady that comes for the wash and clip. She uses an older van and she needs to plug-in for hot water and the hair drier (so she doesn’t need to run and idle the engine). It takes her between 1hr …

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Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

This small Jack Russell is not happy to be sniffed by this “big monster”, a Mastiff. She’s trying to ignore him, but at 150lbs and in your face or up your butt to sniff you, it’s very difficult to refuse. If this was a workplace, this would be called bullying…

Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

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Dodoïte — Clueless: Vancouver, BC

This is what happens when doggies are kept in cages, instead of going to school! They don’t learn how to read the big signs. My previous dog would have given his opinion by peeing on it!

Clueless about doggy daycare

Clueless about Doggy Daycare: Vancouver, BC

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Droopy: Vancouver, BC

This is Henri (that’s the French Henry with an i at the end), a Basset Hound. I like Basset Hounds. My own ‘beast’ is a furry Basset Hound. When Henri stands looking at me, he really looks like Droopy.

Droopy, basset hound: Vancouver, BC

Henri the Basset Hound, aka Droopy: Vancouver, BC

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Sticking The Tongue Out: Vancouver, BC

Frenchie sticking his tongue out in protest

Sticking his Tongue Out in Protest

It was a sunny day, but it wasn’t hot, just in the low teens. Just one of the first ‘real spring days’.

This French Bulldog would not look at me, but he kept his tongue out for our whole encounter. It’s almost like he’s disgusted with his owner making stop and wait, so I can take his photo.

What surprises me is the leash. It’s …

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Peace in Vancouver, BC

Peace: Vancouver, BC

Peace in Vancouver, BC

Her name is ‘Peace’. She’s a 3 or 4 years old and she deserves her name. Her owners first gave her that name because she’s nice and pleasant, then they found the name tag to match.

The stare: she looked at me for a good 20 seconds, straight, but at no point in time, there was any sign of aggression.

She’s trying to figure out what’s happening …

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