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The Five Faces of Ricky

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Expectant

Those of you who keep up with Beagle Man might recall a recent comment from Sarah, a loyal follower:  “Have you ever taken pictures of Ricky’s face,”

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Surprised

she asked, “when he’s expressing different emotions — like happy, excited, hungry, frightened?”

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Hungry

Unfortunately, I told her, a beagle’s expression always seems to be the same.  Unlike, say, Labs or Goldens, who have a variety of facial expressions and often look like they’re “smiling,” the default

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Angry

set of the beagle’s jaw has a downward tilt.  It’s always been a minor regret of mine that no matter how happy or excited I believe Ricky to be, he always looks . . . serious.

Sarah was convinced, though, that I’d capture something with my camera, so in the interest of

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Excited

science, I waited patiently for separate instances when Ricky was clearly expectant, surprised, hungry, angry, excited — and snapped photos.  Accompanying this post are the results of my study.

I rest my case.

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Hank Herman

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4 Responses

  1. Lang Allen says:

    Well, I concur that Ricky has only one expression. He may have the potential of more, but he perpetually has his “hungry” face on. How stupid can we all be?!

  2. What about the “guilty” face? All of my beagles always had that one!
    Mary

  3. Pam says:

    Very funny! I think I see a little difference in the lift of his ears in each “emotion.” Good idea, Sarah.

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m honored that you did this story Hank.The many faces of Ricky…