Triple Wiener Dog Day: A Happy Family

I didn’t get names down, but I do recall that the one on the left is mom, and the other two are her pups. The reason I didn’t get their names is because shortly after this picture was taken I tried petting mom, and the other two started barking at me and didn’t stop until I went away. Apparently they are very protective.

Three Old Dachshunds

The expression on the one on the right is rather… intense for a dachshund.

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Dog of the Day: Oliver the Piebald Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund

Another foofly wiener for you, this one piebald — for some reason what any other breed would call merle is called piebald in dachshund — and 11 years old. Don’t worry: he can keep up just fine.

I took this picture right outside one of my favorite places in the city: Dandelion Chocolates, on Valencia in the Mission. Yum!

Piebald Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund

He looks like he’s wiser than I am. Not that that’s difficult.

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Dog of the Day: Olive the ADOPTABLE Labrador Retriever Husky Mix

I met Olive at the same park I was at for the First Caturday celebration. She ran right up to me and gave me smooches, but I thought she was totally nervous because she had her tail tucked way down between her legs. Nope! Turns out she only has a half a tail! (Apparently was born that way.)

She is up for adoption at Family Dog Rescue, but hasn’t been rescued so far because she is really ill-suited to life in the shelter: when she’s there, she’s scared and shy and mostly huddles in a corner. Take her out, and, well, she becomes this fun-loving delightful dog! I’ll let her foster mom tell it in her own words:

Olive: Lab/husky. Medium size. 1.5 yr old. Easy going disposition. Just needs a bit of TLC to get used to the outside world (and she is super soft).
She has been too shy at the shelter to be noticed and has been there way too long. My daughter and I have been socializing her regularly and now she is ready for a forever home -preferably with another dog, or someone who can take the time to make her feel safe and get used to the outside world.  She is amazingly calm and easy to train.   I’ve watched her transform in just one month of socializing.  Great with kids & other dogs.  A gem of a dog – gentle and gorgeous.

I can attest to the transformation: if she is shy in the shelter, she was only shy for moments if at all when I met her. Plus yes she is definitely super-soft. SOMEONE ADOPT THIS DOG!

I took the first three pictures. The rest (without the captions or hovertext) were sent to me by Olive’s foster mom.

Labrador Retreiver Husky Mix

Hard to believe she’s half Lab: those ears are standing tall and proud.

Labrador Retriever Husky Mix With Partial Heterochromia Looking Pensive

Olive has one and one half brown eyes and one half of a blue eye.

Husky Lab Mix With Star On Forehead And Stripe On Nose

Stripey nose. Not ALWAYS a sign of a husky, but it’s often the way to bet. Plus, neat pattern on her forehead.

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I was going to post a really awesome dog today, but you are going to have to wait until tomorrow because I do not feel like spending an hour trying to get my photo management app unwedged. Sorry ’bout that.

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Caturday-on-Bunday Supplement: Mew

I snapped some pictures of adorable kitties at First Caturday, a celebration of felinity that happens every first Saturday (weather permitting) at Mission Dolores Park. I took some yesterday, but didn’t get a chance to post anything until today. So here’s a slightly belated kitty for ya!

Tiger Tabby Cat Trying To Climb A Palm Tree

This adventurous kitty decided to try climbing the palm they were sitting under.

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Dog of the Day: Bamse the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Bamse is a friend of yesterday’s dog, Oliver. He is 2 and is named after a Swedish cartoon bear.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Sitting And Grinning

Bamse had slipped his leash earlier on the day I took this, and had taken off running.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Looking Very Goofy Indeed

Caught, of course, when he stopped to say hello to anyone who would pay him the slightest bit of attention.

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Dog of the Day: Oliver the Golden Retriever Mix

Oliver is 1 and gigantohuge and very red. I don’t know if he’s an Irish setter mix or a golden mix, though I’d guess the latter. He might be mixed with Great Dane, or heck he could just be a straight, if large and rangy, golden. Whatever he is, he’s a kisser. SLURP!

Golden Retriever Mix Grinning

You can even see the little pebbly bumpy bits on the dognose! (Also, yes, that is a nice blue spot right in the middle of Oliver’s tongue.)

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Dog of the Day: Olivia the Labrador Retriever Yorkshire Terrier Mix

First off, who would have thought there could be such a thing as a Lab/Yorkie mix? I mean… uh… never mind. But second off, who’d’ve thought she’d be this cute, and look like this? Olivia is one, and utterly adorable!

Brown Labrador Retriever Yorkshire Terrier Mix In A Red Torn Sweater

However, even though she’s adorable in it, Olivia does not appear to be terribly fond of her little sweater.

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Sunday Switchup: #dessertisserved

These are from Dessert Is Served, a little shop right near my workplace that I just recently discovered and that I am trying my best not to visit TOO often. They may or may not have the most delicious desserts in San Francisco — the competition is so fierce! — but they certainly do have some of the prettiest.

Dessert Case

The one on the right is ‘Rose and Hibiscus Royale’.

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Caturday Supplement: Tuxedo Kittens

A pair of kittens from the ‘Christmas kitten cuddle experience’ at Macy’s. They were not being cuddled at the time I took this picture. Poor kittens.

I really need more cat pictures. Fortunately, next Caturday is a ‘First Caturday’, which means, unless it rains AGAIN, that there will be kitties in the Mission Dolores Park! Yay!

Two Tuxedo Kittens Guarding A Cardboard Box

Cats and boxes. Made for each other. And no, I don’t mean the litterbox.

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