Corgis may be lowriders on the city sidewalks, but I think that makes them even more observant of the world around. This dog clearly is not sure of the man he's crossing paths with on this rainy day. I'd vote dog every time, especially when they have their own nation, a #CorgiNation!
Dogs know what love feels like on the other end of a leash, and how you pet them. Look at the face of this corgi feeling all the love Queen Elizabeth is giving them.
Dogs know love. I saw it with the stray dogs in Turkey, and I have witnessed it here in San Francisco. The expression made by both giver and receiver looks like a visceral response to the rush of oxytocin flowing.
I have yet to encounter one dog who has turned down a good scratch when the spot is hard to reach. The dogs I met while traveling in Turkey enjoyed my human affection, and this youngster most definitely loved getting her butt scratched after lunch.
Just call me a fool for any happy dog who is dying to show you the ball they so cleverly caught at the park.
Warning! Happy pit bull spotted in local park. Proceed with caution, or you'll find yourself late for work because said dog will convince you to throw the ball for her.
This sweet pit bull girl came running up while we were admiring the view from Bernal Heights in San Francisco. She jumped up on the bench in front us to be sure we didn't miss her "show and tell" performance too.
Best kind of strangers!
I may never have met this dog before but with her happy face, and incorrigible demeanor, she is no stranger to a animal lover. Am I right?
In April, I traveled for the first time to a place where the majority of people didn't love dogs the way I do, the way most of us do in the United States.
This was my first experience of seeing stray dogs roaming city streets, staked outside with little shelter, or being chased off of a sidewalk by someone with a broom. It was overwhelming at times emotionally because it was obvious there was little that I could do to make the dogs lives any better.
For each lonely stray I saw in the countryside, the bright side was seeing images like this one. It was heartwarming to witness some level of kinship and connection between Turk and dog, even if it wasn't what I was used to experiencing here in San Francisco.
This snoozing puppy was at Pergamon, a world heritage site in Bergama, Turkey.
You didn't have to know much about dog behavior or body language to figure out what he was trying to say to this lady. We were in the Aegean region near Fethiye, Turkey, and this dog was fluent in the international language of good smelling dog treats.
Dogs understand what treats are, and how to ask for them in any language...
There is nothing cuter than a low-riding, confident dog strolling on a Saturday morning down to the neighborhood farmers market. Watching a dachshund trot down the street with their long hair flowing in the breeze is like a supermodel with a fan on a photoshoot. Their doxie confidence is contagious!
When an artist is a dog lover they never seem to fail to capture the essence of our relationship in their painting or illustration. Behold this beautiful and peaceful image from, My Favorite Things, a book by Maira Kalman. Can't you feel how relaxed these two are on the grass, sharing a special quietude? It brings to mind my memories of similar moments with my dog on our living room rugs.
From the book, My Favorite Things, by Maira Kalman