It's Woof Woof Wednesday, which of course means we have for you a pup pouting in a window.
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Did you know?
Many of you have probably seen a happy, relaxed dog in the midst of what looks like a smile. Dogs who are happy and content will indeed often sit with their mouth open as if panting, with their face, ears, and other features relaxed. But did you know that some dogs also do what's called a submissive smile? Some dogs with a more submissive or even just friendly nature might do this when greeting a person or another dog, as this is one way of showing happiness yet also respect. It's essentially a way for the dog to express that they want to be friends rather than fight. When a dog shows a submissive smile, their mouth will usually be pulled back with their teeth bared, which admittedly looks a bit like a snarl. A dog who is submissively smiling, though, is not being aggressive, and they will not be growling or showing any other signs of aggression. When a dog submissively smiles, their eyes will also usually be squinted, their ears will typically be pulled back, and they might lift a paw to you. Some dogs might sit still and relaxed, while other dogs might be a bit wiggly while flashing a submissive smile. Have you ever seen a dog with a submissive smile?