Dog of the Day: American Akita

I’ve always thought it was a bad idea to drive a pickup with a dog in the back. Dangerous! But the dogs sure do see to love it.

Red Akita In Pickup Truck Bed

There are ALMOST no strip malls in the entire city of San Francisco. This is one of the very few.

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Dog of the Day: Chihuahua Puppy

Ran into this pup (among others) at a puppy training class. He was the littlest one there.

Man Holding White Chihuahua Puppy

A little shy. Glad his dad is getting an early start on socializing him.

Man Holding White Chihuahua Puppy

I think he’s going to do just fine.

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Double Dog Day: Two Foofly Wieners!

I did not get their names, because I ran across these two tied up outside the Crossroads Cafe. But they sure did have a lot of personality.

Black and Tan Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund and Fawn Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund Staring at the Camera

There was definitely a bit of an ‘us against the world’, ‘defending our corner’ kind of vibe here.

Black and Tan Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund Sticking His Tongue Out and Fawn Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund Rolling Her Eyes

Like I said… lots of personality. I want to see more of these two.

Black and Tan Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund Looking at the Camera and Fawn Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund Looking Happy and Goofy With Eyes Closed

I love the expression on the fawn one’s face.

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Dog of the Day: Bailey the Poodle

Bailey’s 14 years old! He doesn’t get around so well any more, at least not after the first couple of miles, so mom got him a very special halter/suit/carrier. Seems like he’s not wholly sold on it, but I think he prefers it to not accompanying her around at all.

White Miniature Poodle

He still gets his exercise… this is just for when he gets tired.

White Miniature Poodle Being Held By Woman

Sweet pair.

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Dog of the Day: Nico the Repeat Customer Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Oh my GOD it’s NICO!! He was ridiculously hilariously adorable when I ran into him almost exactly one year ago. (July 3rd, 2013, to be exact, when he was 4 months old. Go. Go look at the pictures. ┬áTrust me, you want to. It involves the spotty puppy belly OF DOOM.) And now he’s… still ridiculously hilariously adorable. But bigger!

Tricolor Mostly Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi

His eyes are obscured by shadows… but somehow I think it makes him look like he’s wearing sunglasses. For that extra-cool corgi look.

Tricolor Mostly Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Nico may be a year and a half old but he still has all the puppy energy.

Tricolor Mostly Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Is it just me or do the eyebrows make him look devilish?

Tricolor Mostly Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Such a cute grin.

Tricolor Mostly Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi Butt

They really do have cute behinds, too. Especially when waddling.

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Caturday Supplement: SPCA Kitten

Dropped by the SPCA, and what did they have but more kittens! This one played with me for like five minutes, with me popping a finger up above the frame of the window and him batting at it through the glass, before I took these pictures. As you can see, he found something else to amuse him quite quickly.

Tuxedo Kitten Playing With Ball

One of the things i love about kittens is watching them amuse themselves. Hours of entertainment.

Tuxedo Kitten Playing With Ball

Very very focused.

Tuxedo Kitten Playing With Ball

The newly rebuilt SPCA adoption center really is nice. If you live in SF you should drop by sometime and check it out.

Tuxedo Kitten

This one has the ‘please adopt me’ face down pat.

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Dog of the Day: Tyrael the Labrador Retriever Puppy

Tyrael is five months old! (Well, almost.) And he tried SO HARD to hold still for me, but he just couldn’t keep all that energy in.

Black Labrador Retriever Puppy

Note what part is the blurry bit. Tyriel is a real wagger.

Black Labrador Retriever Puppy

This pup definitely wasn’t particularly interested in having pictures taken.

Black Lab Puppy Hugging Camera

No comment. Too busy hugging.

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Dog of the Day: Edward the Bedlington Terrier

I caught this (10-year-old) pup doing a little window shopping. Seems like Henry isn’t the only dog who wants a hat.

Grey Bedlington Terrier Looking In The Window Of A Hat Shop

This is out in front of Goorin Brothers in North Beach. It’s where I’ve bought several of my hats.

Gray Bedlington Terrier Looking At The Camera

I always wonder whether Bedlingtons with the classic cut have actual binocular vision or not.

Grey Bedlington Terrier Sitting Obediently and Looking Up At His Owner

This is our third Bedlington. Wonder how many there are in San Francisco?

Grey Bedlington Terrier Smiling At The Camera

I wouldn’t have guessed at his age, He seemed quite peppy!

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Double Dog Day: Henry the Pug and Baby the Chihuahua Mix

I dogsat last weekend, and it was for these two little monsters!

Actually, they were quite well-behaved, aside from trying VERY VERY hard to push me out of bed all night. And that wasn’t because they were mean, it was because they wanted to cuddle closer and closer and closer. But they were surprisingly methodical about it… one of them climbed under the covers and lay pressed against my knee, and one climbed under the covers and pressed up against the side of my chest. And then they just pushed, very gently, all night.

Chihuahua Mix and Pug

It’s funny… somehow I caught Henry looking kind of ill-tempered. He normally looks delighted.

Chihuahua Mix Curled Up In A Little Ball

Baby likes spending a lot of time curled up like this. It’s quite adorable.

Pug Staring At A Chocolate Bar

Henry was very interested. (Besides chocolate, there’s nuts and dried raspberries in there.) But he must be well-trained because he never even looked like he was going to try to get up onto the table. And obviously it wouldn’t have been hard.

Pug Wearing Blue Flat Cap

When I get a long time alone with a dog, probability approaches 100% that I will try to make them wear one of my hats. Henry didn’t even mind.

Pug Wearing Blue Flat Cap

I think he looks pretty good in it, really.

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Double Dog Day: Two Unknown Mix Puppies

I recently visited the SPCA to donate some things to them. (I already donated the money from last year’s t-shirt sales… these were some donations of towels and chew toys and stuff). While I was there I saw these two, patiently waiting to be adopted. I’d say hurry over, but I suspect they’re probably already gone… they were too adorable to stay for long.

Black Puppy Using White Puppy As A Pillow

You can just see them using their Jedi mind powers on everyone who walks by.

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