Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)

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Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:

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Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.

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Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.

98 responses

  1. Awh, Oscar! Happy New Year of the Dog 🐶 Look at that big stick! 🙂

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    February 19, 2018 at 15:12

  2. Leo

    Beautyful……,🐾🐾🐾

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    February 19, 2018 at 15:31

  3. There are indeed the best friends ever. Beautiful shots, but do love Oscar surrounded by flowers.

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    February 19, 2018 at 15:36

  4. They are amazing!
    The dogs obviously
    And your photos always

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    February 19, 2018 at 15:39

  5. OMGOSSSSSH, I have that photo of Oscar in my writing room. I’m looking at it RIGHT NOW!)))
    Such an angel.
    Love those red dogs! xx from Duluth.

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    February 19, 2018 at 15:58

    • It warms my heart to hear you still have his photo!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 20, 2018 at 06:37

  6. Love your dogs, all of them are beautiful.

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    February 19, 2018 at 17:49

  7. I indeed go with you on dogs! I remember Oscar, being a favourite for many here 🙂

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    February 19, 2018 at 17:49

  8. Oscar! What a dear. But you have your two companions now who bring joy into your life. Yes! Dogs know how to appreciate the moment to the fullest. 🙂

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    February 19, 2018 at 17:58

  9. …every year is ‘the year of the dog’ for you!

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    February 19, 2018 at 18:28

  10. So true about dogs. They do make the most of life. They embrace it fully. We sure can learn from them. Your dogs are adorable. Happy the Year of the Dog!

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    February 19, 2018 at 18:30

  11. Animals bring blessings into our lives. My 2 kitties are so comforting and got me through my husbands passing. A friend adopted a brown lab after his wife died and it has helped him immensely.

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    February 19, 2018 at 18:54

  12. Your dogs are beautiful!

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    February 19, 2018 at 20:23

  13. Vakre hunder.

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    February 19, 2018 at 21:47

  14. rhiebert

    You have wonderful photos of these furry friends.

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    February 19, 2018 at 22:25

  15. True, we can learn so much from our faithful four legged friends. 🙂

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    February 19, 2018 at 22:26

  16. i love all of your furry friends. happy year of the dog!

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    February 19, 2018 at 22:49

  17. Fabulous portraits of beautiful dog folk. Many blessings for the year ahead!

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    February 19, 2018 at 23:09

  18. Bill Dodd

    Wonderful…

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    February 20, 2018 at 00:33

  19. Honestly, I think every year is the year of the dog in your home and we get to enjoy seeing these lovely creatures here. 🙂

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    February 20, 2018 at 01:22

    • So true! 🙂

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 20, 2018 at 06:48

  20. Al

    Beautiful photos of your former and current furry friends. Regardless of the calendar, every year is the year of the dog!

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    February 20, 2018 at 01:50

  21. Ron

    Beautiful photographs….beautiful words, Fiona!

    “I love the way dogs embrace life –

    And make the most of what they have.

    We can learn a lot from dogs.”

    You are so right about that. And they also epitomize the meaning of unconditional love 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!
    X

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    February 20, 2018 at 02:51

  22. too cute

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    February 20, 2018 at 03:15

  23. Gorgeous captures Fi. Yes, Oscar is well remembered by this blogger as he graced a multitude of wonderful images you shared with us. I’m sure Ruby & Simmie will also provide you with much joy in their own unique ways.

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    February 20, 2018 at 03:28

  24. Thanks a lot for the Beautiful post.
    Greetings.

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    February 20, 2018 at 03:30

  25. Best post ever to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog! It was lovely to see Oscar again and I love Ruby and Simmie too. That photo of the latter enjoying his stick is priceless!

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    February 20, 2018 at 03:51

  26. So perfect – I have a new idea I am trying out – each night, I am asking myself if I allowed joy to overcome any problems I was having that day. It seems to me this is something at which dogs excel – each moment is about the joy! Thanks for giving us some of theirs today!

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    February 20, 2018 at 04:34

    • What a great idea!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 20, 2018 at 06:44

  27. Amazing photos!

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    February 20, 2018 at 05:54

  28. This year is going to the dogs —- it is definitely going to be a good one for sure.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    February 20, 2018 at 07:30

  29. Love the photo of Oscar. Your photos will be a frequent reminder that this is the Year of the Dog.

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    February 20, 2018 at 07:44

  30. Man’s best friends, loving living where they do. Wonderful captures, especially of Oscar, whom I had not previously met.

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    February 20, 2018 at 08:19

  31. Amy

    Lovely dogs. I’m a chinese pig so I’ve read this year is going to be good for me.

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    February 20, 2018 at 08:25

  32. I love Oscar’s white eyebrows and of course the joyous live in the moment happiness of Ruby and Simmie

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    February 20, 2018 at 09:12

  33. They are absolutely beautiful muses. Hope they give you much inspiration.

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    February 20, 2018 at 11:33

  34. Hello, they are beautiful dogs. I love the shot of Ruby with the snow on her face. Sweet memory of Oscar! Simmie is a cutie too. Have a happy day!

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    February 20, 2018 at 12:17

  35. What a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year. Beautiful four-legged babies.

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    February 20, 2018 at 12:24

  36. I remember the beautiful Oscar, and was so glad when two more dogs came into your life. Wishing you a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week.

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    February 20, 2018 at 13:47

  37. Happy doggies 🙂
    Thank you for hosting Our World Tuesday.

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    February 20, 2018 at 14:10

  38. Ruby and Simmie are just beautiful. Especially so in that morning light.

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    February 20, 2018 at 14:37

  39. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    The flowers are great but it’s the pink sky that gets me every time.

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    February 20, 2018 at 14:46

  40. This is a perfect time to post: Chinese New Year, the year of the dog! Though you mourn Oscar, you can still cherish the memories and have two lively furry friends to frolic with. Thanks, Fiona! (I especially like the dog & stick photo – super!)

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    February 20, 2018 at 14:46

  41. Ela

    Beautiful dogs !!
    Happy weekend !

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    February 20, 2018 at 14:58

  42. So enjoyable Fi!!!!!!

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    February 20, 2018 at 15:09

  43. Adorable sweethearts!

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    February 20, 2018 at 15:24

  44. What wonderful dogs!

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    February 20, 2018 at 16:59

  45. lovely shots. Oscar was a great poser, huh. I miss my Miss Molly. I never could get a good shot of her either, until she hit around 12 or 13. So I got just a few years of good photographing with her before she met up with Oscar. Love to both of them.

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    February 20, 2018 at 17:27

  46. I love Simmie and the stick! And I remember Oscar. I suspect he would be happy to know you have your new Goldens.
    Kay

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    February 20, 2018 at 18:16

  47. Such a feel-good new year blessing!

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    February 20, 2018 at 18:19

  48. What adorable furry friends …

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    February 20, 2018 at 19:00

  49. Absolutely fantastic and adorable photos of your doggies!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    February 20, 2018 at 19:40

  50. Awwww….Love your pooches! Nice to see Oscar in there!

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    February 20, 2018 at 19:41

  51. All gorgeous and sweet fur babies. Dogs, especially retrievers, take it as it comes, are always up for anything outside and are bottomless pits of love.

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    February 20, 2018 at 20:11

  52. Great photos, Fi. That one of Oscar amidst the daffodils is sweet. Happy Year of the Dog!

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    February 20, 2018 at 21:30

  53. Not just year of the dog, but also the year of the stick. Or, so it appears 🙂
    Great photos, Lady Fi!
    Have a Happy Day!
    Peace 🙂

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    February 20, 2018 at 22:51

  54. Så vackra och glada hundar. De får mig att må bra bra 🙂

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    February 20, 2018 at 23:41

  55. They are beautiful dogs and they look very sweet and friendly. Perfect companions for you and for each other.

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    February 21, 2018 at 00:37

  56. I love the joy Simmie shows as she chews her stick. 🙂

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    February 21, 2018 at 03:17

  57. Love the dogs! Today was Love Your Pet Day here. I don’t know who comes up with stuff like that.

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    February 21, 2018 at 04:55

  58. Lovely 🙂

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    February 21, 2018 at 06:50

  59. Beautiful! ♥♥♥

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    February 21, 2018 at 08:22

  60. Very nice images of the dogs!

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    February 21, 2018 at 09:00

  61. They are so beautiful …. and so easy to love. The best friend a human can have. Still miss my Bearded Collie, he passed away many years ago.

    Irene 🙂

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    February 21, 2018 at 09:42

  62. Dogs are fabulous animals and the best friends, who yu can have in your life.
    I like this quote of Mark Twain:”The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”
    Best, Synnöve

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    February 21, 2018 at 12:01

  63. Your furry friends brought a smile to my face. 🙂

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    February 21, 2018 at 16:31

  64. I’m waiting to see how the neighborhood dogs will handle all the frozen ice today, I think your pups would be right at home.

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    February 21, 2018 at 19:28

  65. Loved meeting your beautiful goldens! Mozzie, our current golden-boy, is our seventh. His brother Oliver is our first standard poode. 🙂

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    February 21, 2018 at 19:45

  66. Hello Fiona!
    I remember Oskar. It was a great dog.
    Ruby and Simmie are also wonderful.

    Dogs are the most wonderful animals.
    I love them with all my heart.
    Hugs and greetings.
    Lucja

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    February 21, 2018 at 21:06

  67. nocolebolo

    ·.
    Oscars and Ruby, two beautiful dogs.
    I understand you because I has a german sheperd.
    Obviosly, great photos.

    hugs Fi
    .
    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    February 21, 2018 at 21:59

  68. You certainly have the happiest dogs, Fi! They always look very content no matter what the situation or weather.

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    February 21, 2018 at 23:06

  69. Unconditional love 24×7. You are blessed!

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    February 22, 2018 at 06:35

  70. great, now I want to get a dog. My husband and I are discussing if and when to get a dog, which breed etc.
    I love these pictures, they are so cute dogs, full of life and love.

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    February 22, 2018 at 15:40

    • I can definitely recommend this breed: field or working golden retrievers.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 22, 2018 at 16:45

  71. Anonymous

    You have had some wonderful furry friends…I still miss Oscar he was extra special:)

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    February 22, 2018 at 21:18

  72. They are all three very handsome animals!

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    February 22, 2018 at 22:37

  73. You’re right — we can learn from our dogs. My Bailey teaches me every day to approach life with joy. Your pups are SO handsome!

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    February 23, 2018 at 19:59

  74. That is a beautiful photo of Oscar. It brought a big smile to my face. Love the photos of Ruby and Simmie. Dogs really know how to be happy! I love them 🙂

    -Soma

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    February 25, 2018 at 06:02

  75. A howling good year.

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    February 25, 2018 at 08:15

  76. Lynn

    Beautiful dogs!

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    February 25, 2018 at 15:32

  77. Wonderful portraits of your furry friends, Ladyfi. Love the lead image…all smiles surrounded by flowers. 🙂

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    February 26, 2018 at 05:16

  78. beautiful friends 🙂

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    February 26, 2018 at 08:16

  79. I love this, they’re so beautiful!

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    February 26, 2018 at 19:45

  80. pawprintsandmint

    What a wonderful year 🙂
    beautiful pups!
    Happy year of the dog

    Cheers,
    M & Bear

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    March 1, 2018 at 01:25

  81. Beautiful animals ❤

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    March 2, 2018 at 17:28

  82. São anjos em nossas vidas. E ficaram ótimos nas fotos.

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    March 5, 2018 at 22:54

  83. Such beautiful pictures! ❤

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    March 6, 2018 at 20:31

  84. Tiffany Riesing

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    March 6, 2018 at 22:28

  85. bomb12772

    💖

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    March 8, 2018 at 18:48

  86. Beautiful pictures of your friends! Dogs just make a home in my opinion. I cannot imaging life without them. You might enjoy reading my post First Love about the friends who have touched my life.
    ( https://catherinematthewsimages.com/2018/02/03/first-love/ )

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    March 11, 2018 at 16:11

  87. Awww too adorable

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    March 12, 2018 at 04:49

  88. You’ve really got something special going on! They look so good together on the dock!

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    March 16, 2018 at 11:22

  89. So cute and serene.

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    March 19, 2018 at 22:19

  90. Such cute furballs😍

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    March 28, 2018 at 12:55

  91. I agree. We can certainly learn from them.

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    April 2, 2018 at 00:51

  92. Dogs are so nice and innocent, we can definitely learn a lot from them, they are just so……. Amazing… 🙂

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    April 11, 2018 at 18:25

  93. Oscar is very handsome and photogenic 🙂

    Like

    April 22, 2018 at 21:15

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