Why do dogs wag their tails? According to the awesome Spott's Canine Miscellany, a pawrody by Mike Darton, the reason is as follows:
“ Dogs wag their tails to communicate. When they're alone, they do not wag their tails no matter how they are feeling. So the wagging of a tail is the delivering of information, and it is certainly not the simple radiating of enjoyment that many people suppose it to be. Very often, in the presence of a human, a wagging tail is a conscious expression of gratitude - for attention, for food, for an anticipated pleasure. ”
As if I needed another reason to love dogs! And who do you think we have to thank for me coming across this awesome piece of info? It's the fabulous Ellinelle who sent me this lovely book as a gift a while back. I have the most amazing blogger friends!
The image is a cool 'Dog Gratitude' card from maggiesstationery.com