There’s a Certain Kind of Sunshine in a Smile

If you’re a dog lover, you’re probably familiar with the canine smile. It’s that big, cheesin’ grin us pups like to give when we’re happy, relaxed and having a good time. Other happy characteristics are often relaxed eyes and a rolling tongue hanging out the side of our goofy grin – all meaning we’re pretty excited about what we’re up to! Now, don’t confuse this face with stressed panting and looking/feeling tense – that’s completely different.  Isn’t it great how subtle we are with our body language signs? You can read more about the canine language and what we’re trying to tell you in this article from Whole Dog Journal.

Anyway, back to why I’m taking over the blog today. I want to announce that I have officially shown my smile to the world! For about two months, because it was pretty cool out and I didn’t have a reason to get SUPER excited, my smile was hidden. I wasn’t stressed or anything, I was just good at being calm, cool and collected. You can see examples of that in some of my glamour shoots. I’m still good at being miss Calm-Cool-Collected, I’m just letting loose a little more now! I am loving this warmer weather and am finding it to be the perfect reason to smile. I also just love life!


smile2smile1Cheer up, buttercup – because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile!

To adopt Johnnie Cash and her beautiful smile, check out her Adopt Me page.

Video Wednesday: Living With a Happy Baxter

One of the things about Baxter that people remember most from his arrival to the shelter is that despite the horrible condition he was in, he would still wag his tail. To this day that is one of his defining characteristics. Baxter wags his tail at the slightest feeling of excitement: meeting a new person, seeing a dog, and pretty much any time he is in the kitchen (chubbster!). Even when he is sleeping on his bed, if he likes something he hears or sees, “thump thump thump” goes his tail. It’s a sound I’ve fallen totally in love with.

Here is a video of Baxter just being Baxter. One of the biggest joys of living with Baxter is the enthusiasm and positivity he brings to us at all times. At about :14 you can even catch a glimpse of his signature smile.

If you adopt Baxter, you could be the lucky person to greet this happy dog in the mornings, take this happy dog out for walks, and bring this happy dog with you on new adventures.

Won’t you give Baxter even more reason to be happy by giving him a forever home?

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email