Dog of the Day: Saint Bernard

My notes here say that this pup is a six-year-old girl. But not what her name is. Quite an oversight!

Dubious-Looking Saint Bernard
She was even more awesome while she was galumphing around.
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Caturday Supplement: Lily the Polk & Greene Produce Market Store Cat

Lily is the store cat of a deli on Polk Street. She’s usually not out to greet customers, but sometimes she feels the need to supervise.

Tortoiseshell Cat Looking Cagey
Despite the expression, Lily likes you, and will show it if you give her half a chance.
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Dog of the Day: Jackie the Alaskan Malamute

Jackie is 5, and she has so damn much fluff that I could hardly find her under there to pet her!

Alaskan Malamute Looking Intently To The Side
Is it just me or does that gentle leader look a little less gentle than usual on her?
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Dog of the Day:Moon the Goldendoodle Puppy

According to my notes:

  • Moon is a 15-week-old goldendoodle (who looks like a golden retriever!)
  • Moon is a service dog in training!
  • Moon has adorable shoes! They are because some days the pavement gets awfully hot and his toes are very sensitive.
  • He has an instagram account. It says that it is ‘golden.moon or’. Or what, I’m not sure, but it’s not golden.moon, because that’s something else. Nor is it golden_moon, golden.moon.or, golden_moon_or, or… or or or. I can’t find it! So sad.

Too many cute pictures to caption or hovertext, so just enjoy, okay?

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Dog of the Day: Seva the (Much Friendlier) Repeat Customer Korean Jindo

I first ran into Seva seven (OMG has it been that long?) years ago now, when she was “relatively calm as long as strangers stay at least ten feet away from her”, as her mom said.

Well, now she’s ten years old, and still as cute as all git-out, and she loves people!

Korean Jindo Smiling
I love a tale with a happy ending. (Or an ending with a happy tail!)
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Dog of the Day: Otto the Miniature Dachshund Puppy

Otto is a ten-month-old ‘dapple dachshund’, which I gather is the equivalent of ‘merle’ for the wiener-dog set.

Mini Dapple Dachshund With Puppydog Eyes
I think the graffiti on the sidewalk says ‘U dog’. I didn’t even notice it when I was taking the picture, I swear.
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Dog of the Day: Reggie the Havanese Poodle Mix Puppy

Reggie is a four-month-old ‘Havapoo’, which always seemed to me to be a rather cruel name for a very cute dog breed. And for a four-month-old, he’s pretty good-sized, too, big enough that I would have guessed goldendoodle.

Havapoo Looking Happy
Ran into Reggie wandering down the Em-bark-adero, having a blast.
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Dog of the Day: Arlo the English Massive Mastiff

I first ran into Arlo (2) a few months ago, but none of the pictures came out, so I’m glad I found him again.

Also I screwed up my back while dogsitting last weekend: put one foot down on a steel plate in the sidewalk, on a steep hill in the rain, and ended up flat on my back, seeing stars. It hasn’t been a very fun few days, although I think I’m over the worst.

English Mastiff Lying On The Sidewalk
Like a lot of mastiffs: big, slow-moving, friendly, and a sucker for chest scratches.
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Dog of the Day: Bandon the Bernadoodle

Bandon (3) is named after Bandon, Oregon, a pretty little town on the coast, not far south of Coos Bay. He’s a blue merle, not something you see in Bernadoodles very often! It makes me wonder if there was an Australian shepherd in the woodpile a generation or two back.

Blue Merle Bernadoodle Dog
Bandon was also supposed to be a ‘mini’ Bernadoodle. You can see how that went.
Blue Merle Bernadoodle Dog
I was kneeling when I took this. Immediately after, Bandon leaned up and put his paws around my neck and gave me a big hug. He apparently loves hugs!
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Dog of the Day: Zoe the Poodle

Zoe is the lucky pup who belongs to the owner of En Vogue Grooming. The leg-warmers are a nice touch, don’t you think?

Standard Poodle With Dyed Legs That Look Like Leg Warmers
Leaving aside the leg warmers, I really like this look for poodles. No giant poofs, just plenty of fluff and scratchable spots.
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