Old is inspiring. Old is beautiful. Old is character. Old isn’t dead.

Old Faithful Project by Pete Thorne

Old Faithful Project by Pete Thorne

Notice how distinct older dog’s faces are compared to more youthful ones. All the telltale signs: lumps and bumps, gray hair, chipped and missing teeth. Some had loss their eyesight, some were missing their eyes altogether – evidence of both a struggle with old age and of a life well lived.

In the pictures in Old Faithful, their lives are written all over their faces. Lifetimes of digging, barking, licking and loving. They’re the kinds of dogs who have comforted you, frustrated you, peed on you, and been your friend through it all.

This is a project of Pete Thorne photographing old dogs. The older the better.

Visit his website to see more photos of Old Faithful at Pete Thorne Photo as well as read the back stories of these old doggies on Facebook.

Old Faithful Photo Project by Pete Thorne

Old Faithful Photo Project by Pete Thorne

If you’re interested in having your pet photographed while he’s in Vancouver contact pete@petethornephoto.com.

* Source: Pete Thorne Photo website and Facebook

 

You’ve got a friend

Came out of the office for coffee break and this is what I saw. A vision of loveliness.
rescue dogA perfect friendship. This is a rescue dog. Still young but too big for its age. The strongest tail, ever. Tail wagging, happy to see me, the master said stay away from the tail, too late, whipped! Wow, tail can leave a sting.
rescue dog 1As Snoopy would say, a perfect friend is:

  • always happy to see you
  • loves to share and smile
  • has a warm spot for you
  • always standing by your side
  • full of great advice
  • ready to listen at a moments notice
  • good for holding and helping
  • available to lean on.

Endurance creates happy endings

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one endures that the final victory comes. ~ Buddha”

Dogs go through endurance test so that owners can have fun with them; dog obedience is one of the training they endure.  You say to the dog sit, the dog sits; bark, the dog barks; roll-over, the dog rolls-over.  This is a fun and simple way to train a dog and maybe, just maybe they become super dogs.

In my walks, I’ve met so many dogs that did not have this luxury.Dog wpc mexico

This was a street dog in Mexico. I wonder what kind of life he led prior to him being found by a good man, brought him to Canada and is now living a good life.

dog wpc fighting

A dog rescued being trained to be a dog fighter is now a beautiful playful dog that loves playing with stones in the pond.  A stone and a pond is all what he loves to do now, no fighting.

dog wpc patience

For this dog, he endures the heat while his master tends to the garden.

Ani is our therapy dog during the long period of teachers strike days. She was there and endured all that touch, hugs, rubs, food, walks and plenty of love from all of us.

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Without Ani during the strike, hours would have drag on and boring.  Thank you, Ani, for enduring the humans for we are a whole bunch of whiners.