• 04.19.16

Sometimes You Just Need To See Photos Of Dogs Lying Upside Down In Droopy Dog-Puddles

Relieve some of the Primary Day suspense with the help of alarmingly adorable dogs transformed by gravity into big glops of furry wrinkles.

We’ve seen the majesty of wet dogs shaking themselves dry. We’ve seen the adorable shame of dogs dressed up as frankfurters. But for a new series, though, one dog photographer (that’s a photographer of dogs; not, like, a schnoodle with a camera) is flipping the script.


Serena Hodson has figured out something most dog owners eventually come to on their own: that man’s best friend is at his or her most eminently photogenic when upside-down. There’s just something about pooches lying prone, from a certain angle–probably the way all their little furry folds sag under the weight of gravity into dog-puddles, that just warms the heart and renders observers post-verbal for up to five minutes at a time. Hodson’s The Upside of Dogs series explores everything that back-bound canines so compelling, using a variety of dogs and a variety of angles.

Perhaps the best part of the series, aside from all those droopy fur-pockets, is seeing what dogs do with their paws when lying down. Some bend their wrists like they’re begging for a treat, others lay with limbs flung out haphazardly as if trying to do the backstroke or possibly fly. You can almost picture what’s going on in their sweet dog-heads, which is something along the lines of “This isn’t normal but I don’t hate it and also I’m hungry and tired!”

Have a look at more images from the series in the slides above and let us know in the comments what your dog does with his or her paws when upside-down.

[via My Modern Met]

About the author

Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.