Wile E. the Cat: Vancouver, BC

Wile E. under his favourite tripod/platform.

BTW, his name: ‘Wile E’ comes from Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner cartoons by Chuck Jones/Warner Brothers.

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

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Old and Still Running Around: West Vancouver, BC

She’s mostly a Rhodesian Ridgeback, but she doesn’t have the ridge. Her owners think that she’s not a pure Rhodesian Ridgeback. She almost 11 years old (which is quite old for Rhodesian Ridgebacks) and she still loves to run around. On her collar, she has a little trinket that is both a small bell and an iPhone tracking device.

She runs and often goes into the bushes or the woods. So her owners have to search for her and it’s easier to find her with the little jingling bell. What about the iPhone tracking device? There are a lot of dead spots in the mountains and the forests.

BTW, they told me her name but by the time I remembered to write it down, I forgot…

old Rhodesian Ridgeback but still running around

Old Rhodesian Ridgeback But Still Running Around

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Yoda, Born to be Wild: Vancouver, BC

His owner has upgraded from a bicycle with a little sidecar for Yoda, still the German WWI style, to a small electrical scooter with the same German WWI decorations. So now Yoda rides shotgun on the little platform in the middle. Yoda doesn’t move, just turns his head left or right…

Yoda’s getting older. He’s still a very nice and polite dog. He hasn’t tried to come and sniff my dog who’s standing behind me. Yoda is leashed to the glove box under the handle bars.

And yes, the name Yoda is from the Star Wars movies.

Yoda, the Pug: Vancouver, BC

Yoda, the Pug: Vancouver, BC

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Pouch & The Great Outdoors: Vancouver, BC

Pouch was an indoor cat that always dreamed being a great explorer or the outdoors. Occasionally, he would be successful in his escape attempts. But…

Pouch the Cat & The Great Outdoors: Vancouver, BC

Pouch the Cat & the Great Outdoors: Vancouver, BC

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Doggy Wheelchair — Beach: Vancouver, BC

In spite of having to use a dolly, this dog wanted to go in the water, so she let him go into the sea. Notice her boots, leather and shoe laces. She is getting soaked. Take a look at her smile when she is looking at her dog! I don’t know if I would have the same courage.

Doggy Wheelchair — Beach: Vancouver, BC

Doggy Wheelchair — Beach: Vancouver, BC

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The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

This old chocolate lab, (he was 13 or 14 years old and I do not remember his name) wanted somebody to play with him and his toy. It was too difficult for him to move his back legs due to dysplasia and arthritis. The eyes… They make me want to cry.

I like older dogs. Somehow dogs seem to have “figured us, humans, out”. They understand everything that’s important. No, not the so called important stuff but the really, really meaningful stuff. There is a dignity. Most of the older dogs have come to accept our erratic, never consistent behaviours.

The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

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Lilah: New Westminster, BC

Lilah is almost 20 years old and she’s ‘pissed off’ at me.

I have spent the last half an hour trying to make an half decent photo of her. She did everything she could to hide under tables, chairs, couch… So we grabbed her, put her on Brian’s shoulder and I did all my stupid, silly sounds to get her attention.

Lilah: New Westminster, BC

Lilah: New Westminster, BC

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Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda is a very, very old Chow. She’s 19. By doggie standard that would make her around 130 years old. 130! That’s extremely old. She’s almost blind, has arthritis and has difficulty to walk but she’s stubborn enough to go up the stairs every evening to go to the bedroom. It’s a struggle but she wants to go upstairs.

She almost can’t see, she can’t hear anything but her nose works properly and she is very easily bribe-able.

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

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