Our Littlest Hobo | Dog Photography

‘There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
Down the road is where I’ll always be

Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend
Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.

Maybe tomorrow, I’ll find what I call home
Until tomorrow, you know I’m free to roam.’

~ Theme Song: The Littlest Hobo

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Photo of Tikka inspired by ‘The Littlest Hobo’

Who remembers the classic Canadian show ‘The Littlest Hobo’ that aired on CTV in the 70’s and 80’s? Damn, was that a smart dog, coming to everyone’s help physically and emotionally. Finding the lost, thwarting kidnappers, solving crime and patching up broken relationships was all in a day’s work for Hobo. Just check out some of these episode descriptions…Was there anything this wonder dog couldn’t do?

-Hobo rescues a politician’s son from kidnappers.
-Hobo helps an ex-convict pursue an honest lifestyle.
-Because of their parents’ objections, a young couple’s marriage plans appear doomed, until Hobo comes to the rescue.
-Hobo turns health inspector when botulism is discovered at a campground

We all have a Hobo resting at our feet, helping us get through the ups and downs of navigating this crazy world. And I’m thankful that our little one did ‘find what I call home‘ and made her final stop with us after her feral start in life (read more here). A nod to all the rescuers and fosters that open their homes to the Hobos that are roaming, literally and figuratively, and need their own family to settle down with.

If you want a trip down memory lane or want to see a true piece of Canadian media history (not to mention watching an amazing dog actor) here is the first episode.

Howloween, a Camera and A Simple Dog Costume | Dog Photography

Packed up the camera gear, some props and headed out to the woods in North Vancouver for a Halloween themed dog photo shoot of Tikka dressed up as, well you’ll see below…


On my way to Grandma’s house, I’m picking up a scent…familiar, but not quite dog…


There’s something right behind me isn’t there?


My, my, Tikka. What big eyes you have!


My, my, Wolfie. What bad breath you have.


Not to mention your nails need a trim.

Tikka was an ever willing Red Riding Hood, working for mere dog treats, and the wolf gloves were more of a plaything to her (made more so as her Dad was filling those gloves). This could be a simple Halloween dog costume to make yourself, but we picked up this $7 kids cape from a party supply shop and came across these fantastic gloves at the same time, just $15!

Happy Howloween everyone!

Check out more photos and how this little dog has been helping me with photography. Read More…