I have the feeling you may be making all this up and you don’t want your readers to know you have cats, not dogs.

(1) The photo — Two young guys shaking hands when there are so many dogs that have this down.

(2) You didn’t use a doggie name instead of “other dog’s face.”

https://medium.com/@annjames_20427/year-of-the-dog- https://medium.com/@annjames_20427/lucys-rant-37969ebca980

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.