Just a guess at the breed mix. Autumn and I are both a bit perplexed by this one. (Edit: Someone suggested that instead of a malamute/chow, this was a Eurasier. I took a quick look around, and I am convinced. What a gorgeous breed!)
However, he’s definitely very serious-looking, isn’t he? I think he’s concerned about the plight of the California sea otters. And perhaps he’s just a bit sad about the fact that because he’s a dog, he doesn’t file taxes in California, and thus can’t help them.
Maybe you do? And therefore, maybe you can help them for him? I promise, it’d cheer him up. (Expect to hear about this several more times in the coming few weeks, since I’m volunteering to help get the word out about the Sea Otter Tax Check-Off on this year’s California tax form. Please do visit the above site, and please do donate whatever you can when you do your taxes, if you live in California. And if you don’t, and you do live in the US, please let your Senators and Congresscritter know that you appreciate these animals, and that they should vote for the Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act. The page above has all the details.)
Anyway… on to the dog!