Wally and LuLu are not allowed to roam the neighborhood, but given the chance they will slip next door to see Tori (chocolate Lab) and her people, just as Tori will occasionally pop over to visit us. Polite and friendly sort that he is, he’ll always stand at the door and smile in at them. On this day, Tori’s “dad” grabbed his phone and took a couple of pictures.
I’m not sure how dogs know the appropriate times to smile, but Wally nearly always smiles a greeting when he’s particularly happy to see someone. We didn’t teach him. He won’t smile on command and, in fact, he never gives us this kind of toothy grin. However, I love the ear to ear, tongue hanging, sparkling eyes smile of pure happiness he wears most all the time. You can’t help but smile back.
Are you smiling yet? I hope so. Have a good day!