This picture was taken by my BlackBerry camera at maximum zoom, accounting for the graininess. I think it’s kind of decorative myself.
This is example of the “upending” that Tierce does occasionally. He seems perfectly happy with this state of consciousness, but it seems strange, as he is such a dominant dog. Maybe he’s just really comfortable with himself? Who knows.
Shassi used to do this too, and we’re convinced she did it for the attention. (That’s Puttee, our cat of several years ago. Shassi was fine with the cats she was raised with, but woe betide the out-of-family cat who decided to take a walk on the balcony.)
Do your Shibas do this? Do you have pictures?