I love Ray’s face!
When he first moved in with us, his fur was quite coarse. Now it is so soft and is usually commented on when people touch him.Most of that is presumably due to him being very happy in his new lifestyle. Food is provided regularly; He is walked daily and often gets to play in the garden; His “space” is respected, and he is most certainly loved. Slipping regular salmon oil capsules into his food dish may have also helped!
I love his ears! German Shepherds have very distinctive, erect and purposeful ears. They always seem to be in alert mode but Ray, with his Rottweiler genes appears to have inherited the floppy Rotti ears! Like his fur, they just invite touching and stroking.
Then there are his eyes! He can stare to get your attention (and believe me it works), or he can stare to make you feel uncomfortable (and that also works). His eyes can also be so soft and friendly. He has Rotti “been around the block a few times” eyes. They are worldly eyes.
They are also very expressive eyes. Perhaps it is just my imagination, but I have read “You’re joking right?” in those eyes. I have also read “Don’t even try”, “Where’re we goin’ Dad”, and “I love you too” in those eyes. He often comes to see me and just stares, and it soon becomes obvious that I have messed up on a daily routine. He is trying to fix my obvious oversight and it is generally done with his eyes!
His nose! Therein is a little mystery because although it is a rather Shepherd nose, it is a little shorter and wider than the Shepherds that I have seen. It is also a little longer than a Rotti nose.
What an amazing face to be greeted by every morning, and to see it so often during the day. I am so fortunate! 🙂