Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

two dogs asking each other to play

Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

These two dogs are following the school of ‘doggie good manners’. Rusty, the Boxer, is asking the chocolate Lab if he wants to play. And the chocolate Lab says yes but be nice…

The problem is that Rusty, the Boxer, was being rough with most dogs and was trying to steal whatever toy they were playing with. The chocolate Lab also wanted to play but …

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A Black Poodle Passing By: Vancouver, BC

black poodle passing by: vancouver, bc

Black Poodle Passing By: Vancouver, BC

Sometimes everything clicks (pun intended). Sometimes, everything works perfectly and you don’t even notice it until much later.

This black Poodle is one of these moments. Two quick photos, next… I almost never chimp (that’s checking on the back of the camera after taking every single photo — this comes from the sound made by the monkeys: ooh, aah…). I kept on walking …

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Jail Bird: Vancouver, BC

boston terrier wearing a jail suit

Jail Bird: Vancouver, BC

This female Boston Terrier is wearing a sweater that was handmade for her. Her name is Tara, if I remember correctly.

When I saw that, I immediately thought of the old silent movies from Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton when they wanted to depict convicts. But instead of being Black and White stripes, this sweater is black and pink stripes.

Tara, the Boston Terrier, was confused …

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Tethered: Vancouver, BC

dog and person tethered

Tethered: Vancouver, BC

Both the young girl and the dog are tethered. The dog is tethered to his leash, the young girl is tethered to her smartphone. She was totally oblivious to everything around her.

For me, walking with my dog is a ‘team sport’. I try to make it a team sport, but my dog is not a very good team player. He tries to walk faster than me …

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Yapper: Vancouver, BC

yapper: vancouver, bc

Yapper: Vancouver, BC

Up to that day, I thought that dogs are supposed to be mammals. This means that they are supposed to be breathing with their lungs. Apparently this doesn’t apply to this dog. He kept on barking, barking and barking. Not just a few barks. It was a non-stop barking. I heard him long before I saw him and long after they passed me.

My understanding is …

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Want to Look: Vancouver, BC

curious dog wanting to see: vancouver, bc

He Just Wanted To See What’s Happening

He wanted to see. His owner wanted to move. His owner was pulling on the leash but he wanted to see. He wasn’t looking at my dog, he was looking at me/camera. He was so curious, he staid for what felt like a couple of minutes then he went with his owner and moved on.

It’s quite unusual for …

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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, in the low 10 degrees celsius. It was just one of the first ‘real spring days’.

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

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Catching The Hol-ee Ball: Vancouver, BC

chocolate labrador dog with a Hol-ee ball

Chocolate Labrador with a Hol-ee ball

Cooper is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever. He loves chasing that Hol-ee ball.

The Hol-ee balls are very easy for the dog to pickup and carry. Many people do not like giving tennis balls to dogs because they are dangerous especially for the bigger dogs who could choke or break their teeth on them.

The bigger dogs, even the smaller French Bulldogs, can compress the …

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