Inspired by the sun shiny days we have been blessed with, Woo and Mr Red Dog have upped the ante in the shaking wars … we now have not only mere shaking dog wars, but pointy eared shaking dog wars. This is no mean feat, considering neither dog really has uppy ears at all. I applaud the competitive spirit at work here!
The wind tunnel result of these wars killed Tweed*
(*not exactly true. if it were true, I would have room for the world’s cutest puppy, Keeper!)
Le sigh. Again.
So this ridgeback? He, like, shot out of the water like a rocket? And I was lucky enough to catch it on (digital) film.
You probably are already aware of this, but the West Coast is famous for its varieties of salmon. But what you likely didn’t know about are the rare varieties of ‘bordersalmon’ that are indigenous to the West Side of Vancouver, and which come in a pretty array of colours.
The Pipesydoodle black and white bordersalmon
The extremely rare Orange Woo Bordersalmon
You, blog reader, are extremely lucky to have me because I have captured with my camera a never before seen event. Each year, these rare salmon species leap their way upstream to spawn. This only happens during high boat traffic time and only takes place at Kits Dog Beach. You are just so lucky I was there to film it.
A few little known facts about these rare species of salmon: 1) they can traverse land as well as sea 2) they are carnivorous and dangerous to Australians:
Shhhh … observe quietly, but never interfere with nature. The rare West Coast BorderSalmon are attacking an Australian. He’s feebly trying to fend them off with a stick – you’d think the friggin’ guy-in-a-tank-top would be enough to deter them, wouldn’t you? I guess bordersalmon are oblivious to good taste – but he’s out-numbered.
The bordersalmon are not only dangerous to Australians, but also are cannibalistic and will turn on one another without qualm
Spawning grounds are highly prized, so the race to reach them is on.
The waves are high, but the rare Orange Woo Bordersalmon faces the wall of waves with gritty determination.
While the more agile Pipesydoodle Bordersalmon leaps effortlessly over the water
Ultimately, the Orange Woo Bordersalmon is defeated by a wall of water. The Pipesydoodle salmon is clearly a stellar example of her species. She is also a gloater.
The orange one gazes longingly, imagining what could have been.
LOOK! A photo of Woo running by with a frisbee! Isn’t that exciting?
I got this idea in my head that it would be a nice photo if Woo would pose on this big piece of driftwood. The problem with this idea was that Woo declined altogether to pose on the big piece of driftwood. Adrian said “Pffft, that’s only a small problem, easily resolved” and proceeded to teach Woo to, well, pose on a big piece of driftwood.
At first, not so successful, as Woo preferred to pose on Adrian.
No one gets that close to Adrian without running away, and Woo is no exception. Just cuz he’s cute, and sort of blond, doesn’t mean Woo is dumb.
But eventually, with a little coaxing
And liberal bribing with tasty, tongue curling cookies
Woo posed on this big piece of driftwood.
Tweed is skeptical that this sequence was at all worthy of a blog entry. Party pooping no fun dog.
And Lars doesn’t care. All he cares about is his ball. Dork.