Dog of the Day: Great Pyrenees (With Special Cameo)

Heck of a pup! Also, these pictures were taken with my new (-ish) Sony mirrorless, an A7Riii. When it’s bright outside, it does have its issues with shadows, but it’s amazing how much detail I can pull out of a picture.

Great Pyrenees Grinning On A Beach
I edited several humans out of this picture. They’re just so much less cute than the dogs are!
Great Pyrenees Grinning On A Beach
Pretty nice zoom, right? This is a crop from the previous picture.
Australian Shepherd Running Through The Waves
As is this. Not too shabby!
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Dog of the Day: Red Border Collie

I remember that this pup was a border collie, but not her name. I do recall that one of the people walking her was a vet, and that she knew what a ‘recessive red‘ coat color was.

Recessive Red Border Collie Lying On A Beach
She was VERY VERY FOCUSED. But then, there was a ball involved.
Recessive Red Border Collie Running On A Beach
It amazes me that dogs don’t get cold in the Pacific.
Recessive Red Border Collie With Ball On Beach
I just love the proud attitude here.
Recessive Red Border Collie Lying On A Beach Holding A Ball
Apparently she liked lying down in the water when she was overheated from running around like a crazy thing.
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Double Dog Play: Two Sons of a Beach!

Saw these two playing on the beach during my little vacation. They were sure having a lot of fun.

Australian Cattle Dog And Border Collie Playing On A Beach
It was a really nice, relaxing week. I think I’m about ready to retire. 😛
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Dog of the Day: Poppy the Chihuahua Mix And Friend

Poppy is 16, but she’s doing great! Must be because she has such a great friend.

Woman With Mask Holding Chihuahua Mix
Chihuahuas don’t always like me, but I got plenty of smooches from this cutie.
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Slitherday Supplement: Western Fence Lizard

I wasn’t quite as successful taking pictures of wildlife over my vacation as I would have liked, but I did run across some seals, some birds, a snake, one or two sea otters (from a great distance), and a couple of somewhat skeptical lizards.

Western Fence Lizard On A Log
This last week was the first real use I got out of the camera I bought two Novembers ago. 2020 has a lot to answer for.
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Dog of the Day: Australian Cattle Dog

The internet largely doesn’t exist where I am right now, so it’s taken a bit of Rube-Goldbergery to get this posted, but I thought I’d post it anyway. Still getting the hang of the ‘new’ camera I bought myself just before COVID hit and haven’t used basically at all until now, but here’s a picture from it, of a cattle dog who was having the time of his life on a beach in Santa Cruz.

Australian Cattle Dog Running Across The Beach With A Frisbee
I think the rock in the background is called ‘Seal Rock’, although there weren’t any actual seals on it. Just birds.
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Dog of the Day: Zoe the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Going on vacation this coming week! Should be posting pictures through it, though, hopefully new ones!

In the mean time, here’s Zoe and her amazing pink pantsuit.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi In A Pink Velour Shirt
If you zoom in close enough you can actually see the current weather reflected in her eye.
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Double Dog Day: Hairless Chihuahua And Mexican Hairless… I Think?

Ran into these two and didn’t get a chance to ask Dad about them because my bus showed up. The one in front looks like a partly-hairless Chihuahua, sort of, but the one in the back has absolutely no fur, and sure doesn’t look much like a Chihuahua.

Two Chinese Crested Dogs
The leg fluff is hilarious.
Chinese Crested Dog Without Any Fur At All
Huh. Maybe he’s a Mexican hairless? But I thought they were bigger.
Two Chinese Crested Dogs
The one on the right is named ‘Cruz’, so I guess that would fit in well with the ‘Mexican hairless’ idea…
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Dog of the Day: Hannah Again!

So I figured I’d drop a few more pictures of Hannah, since she is among the cutest things we’ve seen on here in quite some time.

Rottweiler Mix On Beach Staring At A Bird
She saw a bird and was instantly riveted.
Rottweiler Mix On Beach Staring At A Bird
She is such a good dog. Very attentive and quite good at holding still and sitting patiently.
Sad-Looking Rottweiler Mix On Beach
Not that she was entirely pleased with having to sit still and wait on the way to the beach.
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Dog of the Day: Hannah the Rottweiler Mix

Hannah (3, full name Hannah Phoebe Hubbard, and I’m not really seeing the Rottie but I suppose it’s possible) hails from Alabama, but is now a San Francisco resident. And since the name ‘Hannah’ invariably reminds me of a song called ‘Hard-Hearted Hannah’, and Hannah is anything but hard-hearted, I have made some minor modifications

Soft-Hearted Hannah
The pup from Alabama
The sweetest gal in town…

Rottweiler Mix On A Beach
She was on her way to the beach and she was still nice enough to stop and let me grab a few shots. How’s THAT for a nice dog?
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