One of the best things about Liam the pug, especially since I'm a blogger, is the extreme elasticity of his face. Unlike Sinead the Boston terrier, who only has a few default expressions (angry/tired/happy), and Popoki the cat who really only has one expression (hungry), Liam's little pug face can pull and stretch into all sorts of different combinations.
Sometimes, he can pull down a series of different facial expressions in just minutes.
Take these photographs, which I'm sharing as part of the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday series. These photos were taken about 10 seconds apart, with no expression coaching from me.
We started with a fairly straightforward look. I'm crouched in front of him, and he's looking at the phone in my hands. Then, he thought I might have a treat in my hands.
Here's hopeful pug! I have the phone in the same spot, but he's trying to catch my eye and plead with me to give him a treat. You'll notice that he's also started to make his eyes just a little bigger and rounder, so he has more of a puppy look about him. That's something he does when he's trying to be extra adorable. And if it doesn't work right away, he can take that saggy eye thing to an extreme.
Aaaand, here we go!
I call this the guilty face. He seems to be saying, "How in the world can you avoid rewarding me for the awesome thing I am doing right now?" Baggy eyes, slightly dipped head and an upturned gaze are the key parts of this look.
Did he get a cookie? You bet he did. And once he realized I didn't have any more treats in my hands, I got the final expression.
He's even kicked the little flower prop away so he could get a better sleep position. Little stinker.
How about you? Are your animals good posers? Leave me a note in the comments. I'd love to hear about it.
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