Sometimes when you’re feeling down, all it takes is a happy dog face to pick you up. Preferably one with a sloppy tongue, or a tennis ball clenched in his teeth, or a wild hairdo. I spent some time this afternoon with my friend Julie’s three dogs: Q, Jenson, and Loosey. Just needed to make some happy dog photos, and the kids were glad to oblige, even in the stifling heat. Don’t get me wrong, I had to sweat a bit, too, because the kids weren’t exactly minding their manners, and for some reason, dogs get nervous when you point a big lens at their faces. I can just hear Jenson saying, “Hey, can you roll your tongue like this?” I think I’ll make dog faces a weekly outing. Their smiles are worth it.
My friend Q
Jenson the wild hair dog
Jenson says, “Can you do this?”
Loosey answers, “No, can you do this?”
Loosey got her name because she was running loose.
Jenson and Loosey share the ball. Nah, they don’t.
Owner of a photography business based in Kansas City that delivers storytelling images for small businesses, non-profits and Life Seniors. Adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College.
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