Dog of the Day: Sam the Pembroke Welsh Corgi/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
With parents like a Pembroke and a Red Heeler, one might think this guy would be a gregarious tripping hazard to everyone around him. Sadly, he is a rescue dog who was pretty badly taken care of in his former home. He’s just starting to learn to trust again, and is fine with the family but very nervous around strangers.
Four more pictures, including two happy ones, after the break.
I may be reading into things, but that's a seriously sarcastic expression.
Those ears! I bet he can hear a slice of bread fall on a pillow from a quarter mile away.
Dog tongues are such amazing things. Nearly prehensile. A little more dexterity and they could handle can openers.
There, now that's a happier expression. Still nervous, though: look at the way he's holding his tail.
There's a little grin. Hope I run into Sam in a year or so... I bet he'll be a lot more social by that time.