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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