Fred, the pig

Fred is a pig.

1) Fred, the pig

Gracie and I met Fred today while visiting Toronto’s “Woofstock“, a carnival of all things doglike down in the St. Lawrence Market area. Fred is a SuperDog wannabe. Each year when G and I attend the Canadian National Exhibition we invariably go see the SuperDogs perform (see here). Well, Fred, thinks he’s a dog. He successfully mastered the seesaw
; negotiated his way through the tunnel, jumped rails and, god’s truth, successfully made his way crisscrossing through the stanchions. I was amazed.

2) he climbs…; 3) he waddles through tunnels….

4) he even jumps!

His trainer also advised he is very literary and enjoys reading Harry Porker and the Goblet of Swill. I’m kidding, of course.

It was great to see Gracie again. It’s been eons since we last met up as she rarely comes to the City. Puppy Jessie is as wonderful as I remember though he’s now 10 years-old, which cannot be true as it just seems yesterday that Grace, Jessie and I drove across Canada together. Must post about that soon. The poor dogs this morning were all suffering something awful as Toronto is in the midst of a heatwave and it was 40°C with the humidex. Crazy!

5 & 6) Abbey and Jessie cool off

7) Jessie chills; 8) oh, some shaded stalls for Woofstock

Gracie now has four dogs in the house; Jessie and 3 that she is foster parenting from the Jack Russell Rescue Ontario organization, which assists Jack Russell terriers who have been mistreated back into loving families.

In keeping with the dog theme today, I’ll also post up this short video of my sister’s wonderful pooch, Chloe, which I shot whilst in London last week.

Oh, and a quick picture taken this morning at BCE Place as the crew was setting up French artist Pierre Maraval’s installation called, Mille Femmes, part of the Luminato Festival of Arts & Creativity taking place here in Toronto over the next week.

9) Mille Femmes being installed

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3 Responses to Fred, the pig

  1. CurryPuffy says:

    What a cute piggy with mixed patches!! I guess it must be fun to watch all the actions taking place!!

  2. kunhuo42 says:

    my grandpa grew up on a farm and used to have a pet pig that followed him everywhere just like a dog. but sadly, that pig grew up and one day my grandpa couldn’t find it anywhere… and they had pork for dinner that night.

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    It is a dog’s life! Now that is true, Hintza, our office dog, went to the beach with me today. He ran into the water to swim. Then came up to the chair where I was a stretched out to sunbathe. Had him out for a short walk from the office on Friday. He went to the first sunny grassy spot – rolled around on his back for a time and then stretched out. Oh he did pass his “Good Citizen Service Test” and is not a fully licensed service dog.

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