This all started out with me asking Jesse (14 yr old son) to take a shot of me with my braces before I get them taken off. I am wearing them because my old retainer wore out (Got it when Jesse was 2!) and I was getting impressions for a new one. I mentioned to the orthodontist that since my old retainer had started to break, my teeth had shifted some and it would have been nice to get a tune-up, but I could not afford it. But, just how much would it be???? He says, "Oh, about 250". Hmmm, Yeah, I could never afford $2,500. "NO", he says..."$250.00". "NO WAY!!", I say. "YEP!" says he. So, it just seemed to make sense, if you are going to get a new $400.00 retainer, it should be made to fit straight teeth, right?? The expression Samdog is posing here, I call "Samdog the Meek and Humble". It usually gets him in the patio door every time.
So Jesse is taking a few shots and suddenly Samdog decides Mom is having WAY too much fun by herself and he wants in on it. Jesse thinks it is a great idea. The top photo is me with my glasses on. They are huge because I have blended TRIfocals. I have to wear them all the time, but I usually remove them for photos because they are magnifying for me to see, but they also magnify what you see, hehee, my crepey crows feet. I don't mind them, really....but not for photos! (notice that you can see my forehead too, it was the first day I have fixed my bangs up instead of on my forehead. I still can't decide if I want to grow them out or not. I am trying to get over my bare forehead phobia!!) Sam is giving you the "I got my way and Mama is including me" smile. He is a wierd dog....he smiles at appropriate times, like when I get home in the car and he runs out to meet me. I am always greeting with multiple silly grins!
This is the adoration expression. I can totally hear him telling me he loves me when he does this. We have trained him not to be a licker, or else, I am sure this would be accompanied by a big-ole-wet-smootch!!
Now, he is thinking, "You mean I have to sit STILL??!!".
On a side note, Sam just started taking daily meds last week. He had been having health problems all winter and had been to the vet in Dec. with skin problems. The past month or so, he had been getting so heavy even though I had really reduced his meals. He was sleeping a lot more, was not wanting to go on walks or chase the ball which he always lived to do before. Back to the vet he went and they discovered he has hypothyroidism just like me!! How weird is that?? I always wondered why a fat black dog would want to lay in the sun....his heater was not working and he was trying to get warm, poor puppy!! I can totally feel his pain. Now, after almost a week on his meds, he is almost his old self again, Praise God!!