A few nights ago, I was watching a rerun of Top Gear on BBC, in which the guys had to take dogs for rides in Mini Cooper sized cars. Of course, these were not terriers, they were a Wolfhound, a Great Dane and a St. Bernard. I loved the St. Bernard, because he behaved like Thor: Looking at the hatchback of the car as if to say, "You want me to sit Where?" with a similar reaction to the back seat. Ultimately the St. Bernard sat down in the front seat, leaving little room for the driver, and thoroughly enjoyed his ride, judging by the face stuffed into the camera and prodigious amounts of drool and slime in the car at the end. But what I found particularly funny was when one of the guys who was not driving the St. Bernard around said that the dog looked sad, to which the driver responded, "That's his regular face!" So, I thought we ought to see some of the many faces of Thor. Then, if you're ever called upon to determine if a Mastiff is happy or sad based upon facial expression, you'll know.
First up: Thor's "I'm waiting for a cookie!" face. Pretty happy, especially when he gets said cookie.
Next, Thor's "I'm snoozing beside my bowl, in hopes someone will give me some good food!" face. Hopeful, really.
Thor's "I wonder what's going on over there, and if it will involve food!" face. Curious, in other words. (Note the stacked 5 gallon buckets behind Thor. They hold his food dish at a proper level. No fancy dish stand for Thor. Mango's Momma is a class act with her fancy stand.)
The "I'm such a good boy. Will you feed me?" face. Pretty normal.
"I'm happy. My world is just as it should be." This is Thor's most common face.
Sorry, I can't show you a sad mastiff face after all! I guess Thor doesn't wear that face unless his people have all disappeared on him.
But, Thor suggests that the St. Bernard wasn't wearing a sad face. All dogs like car rides, after all.
Happy Thorsday, everyone!