I could have gone into the trove of photos I took at the San Diego Zoo to provide a diverse collage of tails, but I’d rather feature our very own — now well-loved by many of you – Jello. When you get kissed by her, you know she means it!
Humans have 5 million olfactory receptors in our noses. Beagles have 225. However, their sense of taste is inferior to ours with a ratio of only one taste bud to our six. Dogs have no real sense of taste as we know it, but oh that nose — knows!
At the other end is a flag that helps dogs navigate on all fours, at the same time it signals their limbic reactions to the messages received through the nose. When Jello’s tail is flying at full sail, I can tell she is engaged and confident.
When she’s really excited (like at the scent of a rabbit) her tail goes wild!
If you’ve heard the expression “having your nose out of joint” you may understand the concept of having your tail out of joint!
Something in the wind has her attention!
Wonder what she’s watching…
Love your photos of Jello. I always remark that our beagle Oliver’s brains are in his nose!
Thankyou Steff, for dropping in and commenting. No doubt about it, a beagle’s nose and brain work synergistically!!
Oh hello Jello Dear!
I know I haven’t been commenting much lately but I’m keeping up with your posts. Always such a joy!
You have enough irons in the fire, dear! Hugs and doggie kisses too!!
Give her some hugs from us! 🙂
(They say that most dogs do not like to be hugged, but we think that they can learn to love it!)
Beagles were bred to live and hunt in packs, so absent another hound, they love to be stroked, rubbed, snuggled and hugged. Thanks for sending her just what she likes!!
Fascinating, Lindy! This all seems appropriate for our Labrador Retriever as well! All nose and tail…
Lindy, these are great tongues and tails shots. Wonderful fun. 😀
Thanks, Cee. Just read about your fight for life with Lyme disease. You are a true survivor. And, isn’t it amazing what naturopathy can accomplish? Just finished reading “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawandi — excellent analysis of our medical system. Hugs and keep that Qi energy flowing!!