Double Dog Day: Quince and Penne the Doberman Pinschers

Ran into these two out at Ocean Beach. Don’t see a lot of Dober-men (and Dober-women?) around San Francisco, but they’re a lot of fun when I do run into them.

Black and Rust Doberman and Red and Rust Doberman

Quince (male, 5) is on the left. That puts Penne (female, 7) on the right.

Black and Rust Doberman and Red and Rust Doberman

They weren’t terribly happy to be on leash. I think they wanted to do some running.

Black and Rust Doberman and Red and Rust Doberman

They were definitely enjoying the beach, though.

Red and Rust Doberman Nose

Penne was quite gregarious.

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Dog of the Day: French Bulldog

Someone just wants a little love.

Fawn French Bulldog with Black Mask Tilting Her Head

The patented puppy head tilt.

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Dog of the Day: Tito the Black German Shepherd/Border Collie

Ran into this pup down on Polk Street, but if I remember right (I’m doing this from memory, not from notes), he and his mom were actually visiting from Florida. And mom was a vet, so you know he’s well-treated. He’s barely more than a puppy, about 1.5 years old.

Black German Shepherd Border Collie Mix With White Chest

German shepherd and border collie. I bet he’s smart as a whip. And fast.

Black German Shepherd Border Collie Mix With White Chest

So serious.

Black German Shepherd Border Collie Mix With His Tail In His Mouth

He did a fair bit of clowning around at the table too.

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Caturday Supplement: Tortie

I ran into this kitty while I was wandering around not far from the SF Zoo.

Tortoiseshell Cat

This is actually a friendly, or at least non-hostile, face. It says, ‘I am confident enough that you’re not a threat that I am willing to close my eyes.’

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Dog of the Day: Pit Bull Mix

Someone was looking all innocent and then ambushing passers-by.

Tan Pit Bull mix

Someone got tied to a pipe! The SF health code in such a harsh mistress.

Tan Pit Bull Mix

Fortunately, there was a street fair nearby, so this fella got attention from dozens of people.

Tan Pit Bull Mix

He got all up in my bidness.

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Dog of the Day: Poof the Pomeranian

No, that’s not an instruction, it’s a name. Meet Poof, who turned four years old on St. Patrick’s Day.

Woman Holding a Pomeranian

Poof was tearing around at high speed, and it wasn’t very bright outside, so mom scooped her up so she wouldn’t just be a blur.

Woman Holding a Pomeranian's Paw

I’m not sure what the paw holding was really about, but Poof sure seemed to like it.

Pomeranian Face

They really do look like teddy bears.

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Dog of the Day: Tillie the Irish Music Critic

Quick post from the road today. Spent the evening at a nice concert, at the home of Tillie the dog. She still has good taste in music… here she is appreciating it from the front row.

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And here she is hanging out during intermission.

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Doesn’t she have great eyebrows?

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Dog of the Day: Pepsi the Australian Shepherd Who Stole a Fox’s Tail

No matter how many pictures I took of Pepsi’s tail, it would never match the grandeur of seeing it in person. It is amazing, and even moreso because this is a breed which isn’t even supposed to have a tail.

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with Huge Tail and Heterochromia Barking

Not only a giant poofly tail, but the fur is SO SOFT.

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with Huge Tail and Heterochromia Barking

See? Look at that tail. (Yes, he did bark a lot. But he didn’t mean anything by it. He just had a lot to say.)

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with Huge Tail and Heterochromia Looking Happy

That’s not a bark, that’s just a happy face.

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with Huge Tail and Heterochromia Barking

Those eyes.

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with Huge Tail and Heterochromia Looking Happy

Now that’s a happy face.

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Dog of the Day: Watson the Golden Retriever/Border Collie Mix

Mom said she thought Watson was a golden/border collie… if she’s right, then this dog is probably both smart enough to run down to the office supplies place to pick up an ink cartridge for your printer so you can print out your taxes, and adoring enough that he won’t even judge you for waiting until the last minute to do them.

I think it’s a good guess, but I also put in a vote for ‘golden/Sheltie’, because of the fawn sable coloration of some of the fur (brown fur with dark tips), and because, although it’s hard to tell in these pictures, he’s smaller than a border collie, let alone a golden retriever.

In other news: I paid a visit to Tidus over the weekend. The poor pup! He’s recovering, and doing as well as could be expected for someone who just had major back surgery (and who is almost half shaved!) And I am assured that he is getting plenty of hugs, and lots of rest, and lots of un-fun but necessary physical therapy, and should be up and walking just fine again in the next couple of months. A much better outcome than it could have been, if he had had a less observant family.

Golden Retriever/Border Collie Mix

You can just tell someone is a total goofball.

Border Collie/Golden Retriever Mix

That stare.

Golden Retriever/Border Collie Mix

And there’s the goofy happy golden retriever expression.

Golden Retriever/Border Collie Mix

Ridiculously photogenic dog.

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Dog of the Day: Jake the Store Chihuahua

Jake (5) is the store dog for a UPS store down on Chestnut Street, in the Marina district of San Francisco. He will help you with your packages (especially if they contain food), and is always very snappily dressed.

Chihuahua in Striped Sweater

I’m always a little leery around chihuahuas, but Jake and the one I just dogsat (pictures soon) are slowly winning me over.

Chihuahua in Striped Sweater Sniffing My Finger

See the tail blur? Even when the rest of him was still (rare), his tail was wagging enthusiastically.

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