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