Happened upon this pup out in front of a Petfood Express, hence I’m not sure of the breed. But the merle pattern sure is gorgeous.
(Today I learned about ‘ticking’! And I learned that this isn’t it, because that happens only on the white parts of dogs’ coats. Okay then.)
It’s funny: there are a lot of dogs that greet you enthusiastically, jumping up and down, delighted to see you. But there’s a subtle difference with a few dogs, like this one and another Rottie mix: a lot of dogs greet you like you’re the most important thing in the world. These dogs greet you like you’re their long-lost brother. Not ‘OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT’S YOU!!!’ but more like ‘Oh man, it’s great to see you. I can’t stop smiling!’ A subtle difference, maybe, but I really love running into dogs like that.