The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft

A couple of years ago, I used to post a series known as The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft.

The dog’s name is Dor Dor; but unfortunately he was drowned when he took for a swim and could not get back onto the raft.

Here is a picture showing Dor Dor at sleep ( or is he just pretending to sleep?)

He has got a toy besides him.2735597662_c5553e375f_z

Hope he is enjoying his sleep in Heaven.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy (The Dog that Dreams)

The Daily Post’s theme for Weekly Photo Challenge has just been changed.

However, I can’t helpingĀ posting this one on Dreamy.855840047_1fc6b73da0_b

This is from the dog that lives on the fishing raft – Dor Dor.

It is not difficult to see that he is enjoying his dreams!


The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Portrait

If I have to post one single image of Dor Dor, this will be my choice.

This is a very clear image of him taken against the sea as a background.4800797262_c50cbea748_b

I like the smile on his face and the soft colors of the sea.

His eyes tell us that he is happy!

Please enjoy šŸ™‚

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Dor Dor and the Cat

I never knew the range of possible relationships between dogs and cats until I read this.

The following is extracted from Wikipedia on the range of their Relationships:

Dogs have a natural instinct to chase small prey that flee.

Most cats will flee from a dog, while others will take actions such as hissing, arching their backs and swiping at the dog.kk

If appropriately socialized, cats and dogs may have relationships that are not antagonistic, and dogs raised with cats may prefer the presence of cats to other dogs. Even cats and dogs that have gotten along together in the same household may revert to aggressive reactions due to external stimuli, illness or play that escalates.293112752_8d0f0a0a5f_o

Here is a photo showing Dor Dor and the cat that also lives on the fishing raft.

Afterall, they don’t seem to be antagonistic!

Some readers asked whether Dor Dor has any friends that are not human.

In fact, his life on the fishing raft can sometimes be quite lonely.

ApartĀ from the toys he has, his only friend is this cat.

Incidentally, this cat looks quite like the black and white toy he used to have close by him when he is sleeping.




The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: In Action

Here are three photos which show Dor Dor in action.

Many of my previous photos showed him more or less stationary.

Dor Dor, in fact, is quite playful.2544946274_e76178d7ee_b

The first one shows him with an apple in his mouth and running.3233468257_4633890879_z

The second one shows he played around with a tennis ball.436424501_f056cac73f_b

The last one shows him having a toy in his mouth.

These are the more active side of Dor Dor.

Hope you like them šŸ™‚

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Asleep

Have you ever watched closely how your pet sleeps?

Here is an image showing Dor Dor in his sleepĀ  . . . . . . . . .Ā  with a toy on his side.

Is he being possessive, trying to have the toy around even in his sleep?2735597662_c5553e375f_z

Does he need emotional stability even in his sleep?

Does he want to have toys even in his dreams?

He seems to be sleeping happily.

I may sure that he is dreaming happily too šŸ™‚

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft (Posing)

There are ways suggested so that your dog can pose for pictures.

However, Dor Dor is naturally photogenic, basically, you don’t need to make him pose for photos.293113049_cae2d54d2e_o1

Here is another picture taken by CP when the sun has almost set.

Dor Dor was in a lying position with the beautiful sky and the fish farm behind him.

He looked so relaxing!

The Dog that lives on the Fishing Raft (A Shower a Day)

A shower a day, keeps the heat away!

Here is a photo taken by my friend CP.

Dor Dor is having a shower, he has one of his eyes shut to prevent ingress of water, otherwise he was thoroughly enjoying it.436426663_e541ab886b_o

Dor Dor’s owner,Ā  a woman, was giving him a shower.

She belongs to the Tanka people – people who catch fishes in Hong Kong for a living. With fish resource now dwindled, some of them resort to rearing fishes in the sea.

Her traditional straw hat keeps out the sun, she was wearing a colorful shirt and has Crocs on for her shoes.

In the picture, you can also seeĀ  how those mariculture rafts are assembled – basically inexpensively from plastic water tanks on the peripheral and with fish nets in the interior.

Hope this picture helps you to understand the condition under which Dor Dor lives!