You will see this explanation all over the internet: this is how the mother communicates with her new puppies. Mostly with domestic dogs, licking is a sign of affection - and means things like I'm hungry, I submit to you and Let's be friends.
In comparison to a dog licking, here are things I don't expect a dog to do, especially not Dezi:
There's a dog that holds the world record for the fastest 30 metres on a scooter. Another dog has the recognizer for the most number of balls caught in its paws in a minute. That was Purin who caught 14 balls in a minute. What about Jiff, a 'famous Hollywood Pomeranian' who has several records - two for quickly running on hind legs and also on front legs. You can see him in a video in the Time article on all these dogs HERE.
There's a dog that has the fastest time to pop 100 balloons and another at the fastest 100 metres with a can balanced on its head. There has to be one with the most balls held in its mouth - five tennis balls. And someone has counted the number of bottles recycled by a dog - 26,000 plastic bottles over six years by a labrador in the U.K. in 2010. He would collect them, crush them and pass them to his owner. I wonder if they used an excel spreadsheet for this and had an independent auditor.
We're not anywhere near national dog day - it is August 26th. It celebrates dog ownership of all breeds. We are actually at Bacon day, falling needles family fest day, and bicarbonate of soda day.
What I like about bacon day is the saying that goes with it: everything is better with bacon. Our pictures today show a 2016 Florida sunrise progression.