This is one of our mutts — “Dharma”. We think she is mostly toy fox terrier — but it is only a guess. I shot this picture this morning as my son approached her while talking and saying “Good Morning Dharma”.
Like many dogs, when Dharma is approached she rolls over hoping to be pet — or at least, that is my anthropocentric read. Maybe her body language is just a sign of submission, maybe, like other dogs, they are actually saying, “Yeah, yeah, you are superior, but I’d love it if you’d go away.”
Nonetheless, I will just keep on assuming this posture means, “Pet me, you fool”! That assumption has worked well between us for years — especially since they can’t talk and tell me otherwise!