Dogs are such posers.
These 19 Dogs Posing For Their Owners Have People Saying ‘Awww’
No, not like that. We don't mean to suggest they're fake or vain or showoffs or status-grubbing, social climbers. What we mean to say is that they're photogenic AF — and some of them definitely know it.
That's the takeaway — well, one of them at least — from a hilarious thread on Twitter in which pet owners shared pictures of their pups flashing their best smiles and fiercest looks for the camera.
It all started when Lindsey Adler, a writer in New York, bumped a shot of her gorgeous pup, Fisher, to the top of her feed.
But it was Adler's caption/question — "Why does Fisher know how to pose?" — that really piqued the microblogging platform's collective interest because soon enough other people were piggybacking on the comment chain, proudly posting their dog's go-to, money shots.
"[W]e doin poses?" quipped this woman, a journalist with ESPN.
"Scout sometimes needs his grandma's reassuring hand to hold the posr, but I luv that killer smile💜🐶," added another. (No shame here, Scout, it's okay to be a little bashful.)
And on and on and on it went.
"This is how I like my ear thanks"
"Luna casually posing during a 'break' from walking two minutes"
(On a scale of 1 to Ryan Gosling, how dreamy is Remington here? 🤩 🤩 🤩)
"Did someone say pose?"
"I have the 'Please sir, some more?' look down pat."
"I've wondered the very same about my boy Oscar! He even smiles 🤔"
"He’s a very regal beagle! 🐶👑🌟"
"We doing sexy time?”
"Wicket has it down too."
"Zoe’s always known how to find her best angles. 😂"
"A majestic smolder"
Still, this being the social web, some commenters called an audible or gleefully veered off-script with contributions that were more ham than glam.
"Wait. I wasn’t ready!!"
"Can he teach gordo cos he needs help"
"Dusty is embarrassed to be late to the poser party"
"He just wants to be included" [Extreme Alex Trebek voice: "Ok, we'll allow it."]
Funny stuff all around, amirite or amirite?
But leavened in the back-and-forth were also more serious attempts to crack the canine cam code, including this armchair anthropologist who floated a theory anchored around stuff like the observer-expectancy effect (don't worry, I didn't know what it was either):
"We’ve been sticking our phones in their faces since we got them, saying silly things to them, I think they know!"
A take, it should be noted, that the original poster responded to with a hard same. 🤜🤛 🤜🤛 🤜🤛
"omg (i agree)"
In the end, no critical consensus was reached on this v. important topic so further research, it appears, is necessary. Scrollers keep on scrollin' ....