Dog of the Day: Toby the Bassett Hound

Man, I’m not sure Toby’s family knows quite how lucky they have it. Toby is 13 years old, but when I saw him I assumed he was 2 or 3, based on the way he moved. He’s got that ‘just a half a step away from flying’ bounce that I associate with dogs that don’t know they aren’t still puppies, and if his health is good enough that he still thinks he’s a puppy at age 13, then all I can do is be green with envy.

Bassett Hound Looking Up At His Owner
Thirteen years old. That makes him… older than this blog. (Which started in November of 2009.)
Basset Hound Looking Mournful
I spent most of November and December with my eyes looking like that. But his are SUPPOSED to.
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Dog of the Day: Logan the German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix Puppy

Logan (6 months) looks a bit like he was built from spare parts, doesn’t he? Lucky for him, that’s the kind of dog I like best! (At least, until I see another kind of dog. Okay, I’m fickle, I admit it.

German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix Puppy
Even at six months, he still has an awful lot of puppy ‘fro left.
Golden Retriever German Shepherd Mix Looking Shocked
Magnificent ears. I wonder if either or both will stand up?
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Dog of the Day: Starfire the German Shepherd Husky Mix

When I first saw Starfire (2) I figured she was a white shepherd, but apparently she’s a husky mix instead.

White Siberian Husky German Shepherd Mix Grinning
I should have guessed at the husky part, given the very light nose.
White Siberian Husky German Shepherd Mix Grinning
Plus, that is a very husky grin.
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Sunday Switchup: LASCIATE OGNI SPERANZA, VOI CH’ENTRATE

I dunno, I’m pretty intimidated, how about you?

BEWARE OF THE CATS Sign
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Dog of the Day: Cody the Laundrypuppy

I had a rare daytime sighting of laundrypuppy a couple weeks ago. Apparently he and his dad are none the worse for wear after their harrowing experience of late last year. Thank goodness!

Golden Retriever Sitting On Top Of A Washing Machine
While I was there, I got to induct two newcomers into the Laundrypuppy Fan Club. Yay!
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Dog of the Day: Sweet Soulful Black Lab

I found this pup outside of a restaurant a while back. He is very sweet, and a very, very good boy.

Black Labrador Retriever Looking Soulful
If you look closely you’ll see that the leash is just dangling there. If he took a couple steps it would just fall off the railing. So, like I said… a very, very good boy.
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Double Dog Day: Miso the Shiba Inu and Alplie the Scruffenpupper

These two are siblings — adopted, of course — and the best of friends.

Shiba Inu Trying To Sniff The Camera
Pictures from ‘The Panhandle’, which is a spot in SF where people mostly don’t panhandle.
Terrier Mix Sniffing Dead Leaves
It’s also a place that I hadn’t posted any pictures from until last week, in the decade-plus that this site had been going.
Shiba Inu With Eyes Closed Looking Very Kawaii
It’s a pretty spot, and there are lots of dogs. I should wander down there more often.
Woman With Scruffy Terrier Mix
Unusual to find a pair where the shiba inu is more sociable than the little scrappy terrier.
Shiba Inu And Scruffy Grey Terrier Mix
There you have it: fluffenpupper and scruffenpupper.
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Catty Mew Year’s Day!

Happy New Year’s! I hope this one works out better for the world than the last couple did.

This is a kitty cutie owned by a friend of Autumn’s. Check out that coloration! Never seen anything like it before.

Calico Tabby With Grey And Orange Patches
Calico Tabby, apparently. Although I’ve never seen one with grey rather than black, let alone one with that pattern. Gorgeous!
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Dog of New Ears Eve: Marcello the Floofy Something Or Other

Happy New Ears Eve! Nobody knows quite what Marcello is, aside from giantly floofy and adorable. I’m guessing golden retriever, but I’m really not sure what else. Husky, maybe?

White Fluffy Golden Retriever Husky Mix
THE SPOTTY PUPPY LIPS.
Woman With White Fluffy Golden Retriever Husky Mix
He is a total fluffy teddy bear. Calm and friendly.
Woman Hugging Her Golden Retriever Husky Mix
Anyway I vote him most likely to be found keeping me warm at night.
Woman Hugging Golden Retriever Husky Mix
And leaving about a pound of fur per week in my bed.
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Dog of the Day: Golden Passenger

Someone was having a lovely drive through the city on Christmas Eve.

Golden Retriever Sticking His Head Out Of a Truck Window
Phone cameras just keep getting better.
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