Senior dogs sure make cute faces

What is it about senior dogs? Ever since our dog was labeled "mature" by the vet, she has steadily amped up her cuteness campaign to win the hearts of our neighbors and passersby. 

Senior dogs make cute faces

She also have developed quite the triangle head.

 

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Meet the family: Vintage dog show photos and a 9-yr-old wingman

Can you guess when or where I fell in love with dogs? Here is a clue, when I was a child my mother would let me get up before dawn in the summer and drive with her to dog shows. 

Vintage dog show photos

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15 Beautiful Dignified Images of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs

There is something about a grey or white muzzle that grabs my heart. I see an older dog who has lived a full life and they have an aura of calm, because they know they are surrounded by love and loyalty for their companionship and service.

This is a portrait of Bretagne, living the quiet life of a retired search dog. It's been over ten years since he was one of almost a hundred search and rescue teams on the ground trying to find those missing at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Only fifteen canine members are still with us, living with their handlers at home. See their incredibly moving portraits in a book by photographer Charlotte Dumas. Get a tissue if you fall for noble and gentle furry features like I do [...]

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Small senior dog victories: Two-bag dog walks

Living with an older dog I've learned to appreciate the small victories. See how happy and satisfied my senior dog Cleo is in this picture? This morning on our walk around the block, it was a two-bagger. Quality and quantity. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Here's to this powerful stinky milestone and lagging indicator of my senior dog's good health!

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Cleo retreats to Switzerland rather than fight Dyson

My dog is smart. I'm sure everyone says that about their dog but as you can see from this photo, she made her way straight to Switzerland, aka her inner tube, aka her bed with the high walls, when the Dyson vacuum came out. The high walls tuck her in and she feels secure, while being able to hear and smell any action at the front door.

 

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#ThrowbackThursday Cleo inspection station

Our dog must inspect every bag and package that enters the front door. She pushes her way past your body, your legs, and hands to stick her snout into a bag or around every side of a box. 

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Her nose and sense of smell is a 3-D printer for her brain. No wonder her blindess today doesn't bother her that much, as long as we don't move the furniture.

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Special greeting from Arizona: Happy Barkday Cleo!

One of the first photo cards we got in the mail came from Arizona, and from an older dog whose birthday is the same day as Cleo's Homecoming Day. 

Doggy birthday greetings from Arizona

Happy Barkday Cleo!

My birthday is november 9, too! i'll be 14 years old. ma and dad have something special planned for me, but they won't tell me what it is. they want it to be a surprise. they won't tell Shunka either coz he can't keep a secret. 

Love, Winnie

p.s. sorry my paw-writing isn't very good. i'm not used to using a mouse device.

Happy Birthday Winnie you look beautiful as a sweet senior dog, and your typing is just fine. Wow! 14 years is an amazing milestone! We hope you have a wonderful day with your family in Arizona.

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Celebrate with us! It's #Cleo8 Homecoming Party and Contest!

Eight years ago today we discovered our dog Cleo at the SF/SPCA and after quickly realizing she was the missing member of our family, adopted her! Today we're celebrating that incredible moment of good fortune, and the success of our first dog adoption with an online party!! And what's a party without gifts?

You're invited to our #Cleo8 Homecoming Party 

To kick off this auspicious anniversary we're starting the party with an eight day contest where you can win one of several really cool prizes, including a limited edition photo book featuring Cleo, the dog of the hour.

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Start Now! Learn Outdoor Puppy Photo Tricks

Sunshine & Summer Means More Fun Outdoor Puppy Photo Ops

 

L+D Photo: Step Into The Shade (via www.lifeanddog.com)

From The Magazine | L+D Photo Photography samples on this page are from LIFE+DOG contributing photographer Claudine Kosier of Simply Dog Photography. Find Claudine in Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio and online at simplydogphoto.com.   This month’s photography tip can be used by anyone with any camera…

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Photography Tips: Taking Outdoor Dog Pics

L+D Photo: Step Into The Shade (via www.lifeanddog.com)

From The Magazine | L+D Photo Photography samples on this page are from LIFE+DOG contributing photographer Claudine Kosier of Simply Dog Photography. Find Claudine in Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio and online at simplydogphoto.com.   This month’s photography tip can be used by anyone with any camera…

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