Jan 11, 2007

Paparazzi Moment

I feel paparazzi-ish for posting this picture. You know how you can catch even the most beautiful of people in the most ugly of postures and facial expressions? The same goes for dogs.

Ismo sent me this photo that his brother, Sami, took in Finland. This dog is normally a very attractive wolf hybrid. But Sami's camera caught it at exactly the wrong (or right, depending on how you're looking at it) moment. It's the teeth/gums/tongue combo that kills me. I love it!

Just so you know, most people agree that wolf hybrids (more accurately called wolfdogs) make for poor pets, though they can be fine companions for the right person. They're usually more active, intelligent, and demanding than the average pet-owner is prepared for.

Thanks for the photo, Ismo and Sami.


Jack Ruttan said...

looks like he's managed to bite through his tongue.

pharmgirl said...

I have a 10 year old wolf hybrid and she is a delight! We did have to use a remote controlled shock collar when we added a cat to the mix, but it worked like a charm in a couple weeks and she won't touch that cat with a ten foot pole to this day. She is extremely territorial of her back yard and really prefers to be outside to make sure things are "just so" in her space. She gets along great with other dogs and kids too. Too bad others have not had a similar experience!

Raging Wombat said...

I'm glad you've had a good experience. I've always wanted one, if for no other reason than because they look cool. But that's not a good enough reason to purchase any animal. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Too bad . . .
Wolves are predictable. Dogs, except pits and rotties are predictable.
Wolfdogs are not predictable. You think they're cute & friendly ... until they kill or maim.