When I first joined the Zoolatry family, a little over a year ago, I arrived with the name of Doug.
At first, I could hear them whispering and chattering about a "new" name.
But then, as the days went by, they seemed to think it was an OK name, or at least when they said
Dougie it was OK, and when they called me Dougie Dog, they seemed to like it even better!

Me, myself and I don't really care too much one way or t'other, Good Boy is fine by me!
Especially if the Good Boy is attached to a treat.
Mostly, I spend a lot of time practicing my looks, or what you'd call my "expressions" ... when I show
off these different "looks" I seem to hear lots of things ... like ... "aaww", and "hey come look at Dougie", 
and "oh, how cute",  or even "can someone quick take a picture!"

Here are two of my special expressions, sure to bring on some comments from the humans,
on the left is what I call the "sad, I need you ... I need a treat ... I need a hug ... 
can I go out to play?" look.  
What do you think, have I mastered it yet?  Usually it works fairly well.

On the right, well, that's simply what I call Master of My Domain.  And I am. 

So, I'm learning that it's not just what you say, but how you say it, and what the look on your face is when you say it!


  1. Great post and I thank you for it. We are back to a semi regular neighborhood now..

  2. Oh Dougie, you are too cute with all your expressions. Have a great day.

  3. You always make us go "awwww", Dougie!

  4. We sure do enjoy your adorable expressions, Dougie, great job!

  5. I suggest a little more of a head tilt with that first expression, and you'll have clinched it! Good luck! Your doggie friend, Chester L. W. Spaniel

  6. Dougie, do you mind if I borrow your two expressions, to see if they work on The Hubby? So far, everything I've tried HASN'T worked, and I need new material... ;-P

  7. Your expressions are adorable, Dougie ! Purrs

  8. dawg dood...ten hundred yeerz ago... ther waz bull dogz in trout towne...and each one oh em practizzed......sad face.......N it got them.....FOOD....just sayin ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

  9. We like Dougie and Dougie Dog better than just Doug!!! And we think expressions are a very important part of life - so keep sharing yours, Dougie!!!

    Woos - Misty and Lightning

  10. you mastered that the bestest way... and I love your name!!!

  11. We loved seeing you today Dougie Dog although you looked quite mournful today!

  12. You are wise beyond your years, Dougie. (Is that pronounced Dugee or Doogee?)

  13. Sweet Dougie we think you have mastered both of those looks very well. We like your name too...Dougie Dog fits you. Hugs and nose kisses

  14. Dougie we are like you... call us anything but late fur dinner MOL
    Our Buddy Budd is our expression kitty, he amazes me