Dog of the Day: Kodiak the German Shepherd

German shepherds are a glamorous breed, but Kodiak (3, male) is a particularly glamorous specimen.

German Shepherd Dog Looking Glamorous

He really knew how to pose, too.

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Dog of the Day: Jax the Shiba Inu

Jax, 1, was a little on the grumpy side when I met him. It was on New Year’s Eve, so hopefully 2018 is shaping up to be better for him than 2017 was.

Man Wearing Shiba Inu On His Back

This is the third Jax I’ve run into.

Man Wearing Shiba Inu On His Back

Are they really named after a big guy who beats people up in some computer game, or is there some reference I’m missing?

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Dog of the Day: Wasabi the Boxer Puppy

WASABIIII! Wasabi is a 3-month-old boy who needs a whole lot of wiggle room, if you know what I mean.

Boxer Puppy Looking Up Plaintively

Puppydog eyes! Boxer puppies are the kings of puppydog eyes.

 

Boxer Puppy Looking Plaintively At The Camera

Also the kings of concerned forehead wrinkles.

 

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Dog of the Day: Chloe the Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

Chloe is six months old, and, I am reliably informed, is a Taurus. You can see the lion in her eyes, can’t you?

Little Bitty Yorkie Puppy In A Purple Sweater

Can’t you just imagine what this little girl looks like bounding through a field, disappearing into the tall grass and reappearing with each leap?

Little Bitty Yorkie Puppy In A Purple Sweater With A Hair Bow

Oh god the bow.

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Dog of the Day: Hound Mix

Don’t know what this pup was but I’m pretty sure there was some hound in him.

Hound Mix Standing In Sonoran Desert

Schnozz schot!

Houd Mix Standing In Sonoran Desert

We ran into several dogs on our hike. He was the friendliest.

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Sunday Switchup: Flowers in the Desert

When I was out in Phoenix with my brother, we went for a little hike. It was the wrong time of year for flowers, but I did manage to find just one flowering plant.

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Caturday Supplement: Asymmetric Tuxedo Kitty

You don’t see markings like this every day.

Tuxedo kitten With Asymmetrical Markings

A Macy’s kitty, since adopted. Someone got lucky: cute, very distinctive, very playful, and very friendly.

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Dog of the Day: Nooshka the Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Nooshka’s name supposedly means ‘Busy Nose’ in Russian. Now, I studied Russian and I know that nose is, well, ‘noss’ or thereabouts. ‘Little Nose’ would be Noshka, which…

…eh, who cares. Nooshka the Busy Nose it is!

Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Busy nose indeed. Nooshka was sitting along the side of the main hallway in the Ferry Building, trying to snuffle everyone who walked by.

Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Look at those velvety-soft ears.

 

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Dog of the Day: An Old Friend And True

Of the canine friends I made shortly after I arrived in San Francisco, there’s only one left. On sunny days, sometimes I find him lying out sunbathing on my jog in to work. And on very rare cloudy and cool days, I find him out cloud-bathing, in his aviator jacket.

Old Dachshund In Leather Bomber Jacket Lying On Mat

He’s lost a couple of canine buddies himself. But it constantly amazes me how many people drop by to say hi to him every day.

Old Dachshund In Leather Bomber Jacket Lying On Mat

He makes the same ridiculous squeaky sounds for them that he does for me.

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Dog of the Day: Spike the Standard Schnauzer

Spike is another pup I ran into on my trip to Phoenix. He was also visiting, in his case from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Grey Standard Schnauzer Tilting His Head To The Side

He wasn’t a puppy but he had that puppy-head-tilt thing down pat.

Woman With Grey Standard Schnauzer Who Is Grinning

He apparently got his name from his previously-EXTREMELY-spiky eyebrows.

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