Kallie: Vancouver — Downtown Eastside

old female pitbull

old female pitbull

Kallie was already an older Pit Bull when she was rescued from a shelter.

She is very polite. She does not provoke people nor dogs. She doesn’t look at anybody in the eyes nor any other animal. She walks around people or other dogs.

She even “sacrificed” herself to eat my treats.

Most Pit Bulls are very high energy and they need a lot of exercise …

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Old English Setter: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, BC

older english setter walking

Older English Setter walking

Old English Setters are quite unusual in my neck the woods. They look like a mix between a setter and a dalmatian.

Talk about stubborn.

English Setters are known to be stubborn and this one is no exception. Once he stopped, he refused to start again his walk. His owner pulled and pulled until he had to yank to get him to start walking again.

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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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