Little but Expressive

is this small stump of a Hubble tail. The vet and I are not sure whether the tail was docked on purpose or for fun (!)-whatever the reason, Hubble makes the most of it-unfortunately, it does not perform on command. You can bet when I told him “Free” (the command for okay-you can go be a dog now) that tail was wagging back and forth.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“You humans always try to make things too simple, except when you’re trying to make things too complicated. You can never just be with what is.”
― Angelo Dirks, Seven Dogs in Heaven

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Stub

L'il Stub

L’il Stub

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11 thoughts on “Little but Expressive

    • I love the quote too Norma-it really sums up the essence of dogs-that is interesting about the law in Australia-here in the US some breeds in order to qualify for competition must have docked tails as part of their overall appearance-

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    • That is a good question Uday-for some breeds, it was done as a matter of utility- small dogs used on the barges had tails docked to keep from getting caught in the ropes and such. Some hunting dogs have their tails docked to protect them from underbrush-guard dogs had their tails docked so no one could grab the tail. Then over time, it was done for cosmetic reasons to improve the look of the breed. Some countries have outlawed the practice as well as ear docking (Jack Henry’s breed often have their ears docked)-though I did find out that the Romans docked tails because they thought it would prevent rabies! 😮

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