17 Years Old: West Vancouver, BC

A 17 years old dog and still going for the daily walks

A 17 years old dog and still going for the daily walks

This dog is 17 years old dog and she still goes for a daily walks!

Actually, it’s more of a slow stroll with frequent sniffs rather than a walk. A stop here, a sniff there but the walk is the walk. Every day, rain or shine, she goes on the walk. She doesn’t seem to have …

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Snootsy: His Favorite Spot

15 years old dachshund in the rain

Snootsy: a 15 years old Wiener dog

Snootsy is a 15 years old Weiner dog, aka a Dachshund.

This is his favorite position and location. It’s an old couch, in the living room, that his owners want to replace but can’t. That’s Snootsy’s favorite spot. That’s where he “retires” when he’s stressed.

And yes, his life can be stressful, the “awful” cat, Ozzie, is …

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Soda & Ludmilla

19 years old chow

19 Years Old Chow

Soda is old. Soda is a 19 years old Chow, and like all Chows she’s very stubborn, no way to move her unless she decides to…

Soda will do what she needs to for Ludmila. Soda will put up with doing what’s needed even though she can’t hear or see, as long as Ludmilla asked and guided her.

Is this love or trust …

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Toby, the Vacuum Cleaner

old dog in black and white

Toby: the environmental vacuum cleaner

Toby was already 14 years old when I took this photo. He’s a mix between a German Shepherd and a Belgian Shepherd Laekenois.

Toby lives in a “zoo”, almost.

He has to put up with 2 cats, 3 African Grey Parrots and a dozen of smaller birds. Sometimes he gets attacked by the cats, sometimes he gets dive-bombed by the various birds. He puts …

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Another Hard Working Doggy

dog sleeping but attentive

Dog Sleeping but Attentive

This dog looks like he’s sleeping. He kind of sleeping. Not only he’s sleeping but he’s also on alert in his sleep.

How do I know?

  1. He’s my dog and I know him. He’s half a German Sheppard (the face and the colour of the fur), half whippet (the size of the dog and the slenderness) and half pointer.
  2. Look at …
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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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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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