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Excuse Me? by Czertice Excuse Me? by Czertice
"You're so small..."
"Take that back!"



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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
a brilliant pic ! your wolf dogs seem to be constantly testing each other, and their displays towards each other look, to someone who does not know them, so ferocious, and yet in a situation like this they just seem politely puzzled.
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Czertice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Your observation is spot-on, CSWs communicate their emotions and thoughts and opinions very well with their posture and expression, they always give a warning, which makes them very easy to read. Not all dogs still communicate so naturally, some are even scared of CSWs. But the basic expressions of threat and submission is still present even dogs so far removed from wolves as poodles are, as you can see in this picutre.
It's just that Raksha was confused, seeing a dog so tiny and so obviously weak compared to her acting so confident and even trying to look threatening. If it was her in the poodle's place, she would be showing a very polite expression, looking sideways and inconspicuous, especially upon first meeting:D Yet the poodle was barking and moving in on her. I wonder if he was expecting her to run for her life? :D
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
maybe the poodle was thinking 'haha, i am too big for a snack and too small for dinner, so i am safe.'
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Czertice Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, that's possible:]
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redstarling Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
hehe...brave little thing :)
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Czertice Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Or suicidal? Lucky that Raksha finds tiny dogs like this just curiously entertaining, even if they try to threaten her:D
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Photographer
Napoleon syndrome? hahahaha!  At least, that's what my girlfriend always says about me!  My, how this photo makes me laugh!  Even though you can't see the full face of the bigger dog, you can almost read his mind.....and it's hysterical!!!!! 

Great capture!!!!
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Czertice Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A little Napoleon, that's right:] Small in body, big in spirit!
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Photographer
Right!  Except when my friend says it about me, somehow it never seems quite so flattering! :giggle:
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Czertice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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billaria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
ahahah love shot
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Czertice Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:boing:
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Leona1981 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Is my experience that little dogs are worse than the bigger ones...
That little poodle is quite brave. And the wolf dog is sooooo good!
My poodles do the same thing...they think themselves very big...
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Czertice Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are right. Also the fact that their owners pick them up when big dogs come near doesn't help - they only get more impertinent with big dogs, because they know they'll soon be elevated to human heights, out of reach of the other dogs;]
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Leona1981 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
hehehee yeah...you're right there... I'm always close when they are around bigger dogs. Most of biggers are gentle, but one never know. Also, my poodles live with a boxer, a viszla and a doberman, so they are quite uesd to bigger animals...
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Czertice Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good point. I only know the big dog owner perspective. Maybe if Raksha was 10cm high, I would also pick her up all the time...
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Leona1981 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Is possible! I always try to let my smaller dogs play with bigger ones, but I cannot leave them alone because sometimes they become too territorial...not very much different than us...heehheheee
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Czertice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a dog eat dog world;P
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Leona1981 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
hehehehee so much like humans....
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HarleyBandit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahah
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, this photo made my day :D A great shot!
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Czertice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad to hear that, thank you:]
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LacedShadowDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe love the attitude and such a gorgeous wolfy dog :)
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Czertice Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm happy that I caught Raksha's expression on the camera, it's her typical surprised reaction to yapping small dogs with big egos;]
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Rachelgravesart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
aweee :) cute in an odd way :)
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mirror-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Great shot!!XD
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WolfcalledNight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You're so small"
"Take that back!"
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Czertice Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D that is the perfect caption! May I add it in the artist's comments?
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WolfcalledNight Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure! Go for it =D
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Czertice Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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WolfcalledNight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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Erbse-LP Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
"Dog? You are never a dog..."
"So, then ask my teeth!!"
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