The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

The Old Dog & the Sea: Vancouver, BC

I was walking along the seawall and I saw this dog on the Aquabus. The Aquabus is a small ferry that people use to cross False Creek in Vancouver, BC.

This dog is just above the water, he gets wet, there is some water where he lays down. He doesn’t even have a leash on.

Nobody, neither the passengers nor the pilot …

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Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Freida, the Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Frieda is a curious and outgoing Whippet. Whippets fall into two categories: the gregarious whippets and the worried, aka shy, aka scared whippets. It depends very much on their upbringing.

Freida is a beautiful Whippet. Although Whippet have a very long and delicate nose, they are mostly sight hounds. They don’t follow their nose, they mostly follow their eyes for anything that moves. They …

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He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

He Won the Prize: Vancouver, BC

Doesn’t he look happy to have caught the ball? This is like he won the first prize at the competition.

  • First, this is a happy dog, she caught her prey.
  • Second, she has a huge mouth, like the French Bulldogs. The mouth is open and it looks like she’s smiling.
  • Her owner, Linda, had been throwing the ball for already 15 minutes …
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Sword Fighting: Vancouver, BC

sword fighting: vancouver, bc

Sword Fighting: Vancouver, BC

This dog is very worried. His owner is learning how to fight with a sword (actually, it’s a rapier. They have no edge, just a point and originally they were used as dress swords).

The problem is that the dog doesn’t understand what’s happening. He’s looking at his owner and not at his owner’s opponent.

I wouldn’t be surprised if …

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Walter & the Ball: Vancouver, BC

french bulldog running with a red ball

Walter and the Ball: Vancouver, BC

Walter is a 2 years old French Bulldog.

Walter never runs after a ball. Walter never chases anything but this one time he did. As far as I know, he never chased a ball again. Was it because of the ball was orange? Was it because of the grass or because of the open field? No idea, but this was a first and last …

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Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda, a 19 Years Old Chow: Coquitlam, BC

Soda is a very, very old Chow. She’s 19.

By doggy standard that would make her around 130 years old. 130! That’s extremely old. She’s almost blind. She has arthritis and she has difficulty to walk.

But as all Chows, she’s stubborn. Even though, it hurts to walk, every evening she goes up the stairs to go to …

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Incoming Sausage: Vancouver, BC

smoothed hair dachshund jogging

Incoming Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Dachshunds, aka sausages (that’s what I call them), are among the most expressive dogs. With their big ears and their eyes… I have a soft spot for them & I love it.

A very common say about Dachshund is:

Dachshunds Train You

It’s possible to train a Dachshund but it will take a lot of patience and also a lot of consistency. Often training a …

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Bowser the French Bulldog: Vancouver, BC

Bowser the French Bulldog, Vancouver, BC

Bowser the French Bulldog: Vancouver, BC

Bowser, a French Bulldog, looks so serious. He reminds of Robert De Niro when he said in Taxi Driver:

You talkin’ to me?”

To me, Bowser looks like a gangster in a Black & White movie from the 1940s. In fact, Bowser’s not like that. He’s just on a mission of walking with Lena. Everybody has to get out of his way. As …

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