Adorable and touching! Those flowers in his mouth just look fit to collapse...all the more precious.
Reminds me I oughtta make an animation test out of this one dog two blocks over - rough collie missing her right foreleg... when running she has the most adorbable galumph, and it takes her about a minute of shambling to stand up from a lounging position. It'd be a challenge, eh?
Ah, children and dogs. Only they can get away with presenting wilted dandelions in a clenched fist as a profound gift of love. (Wheras we have to cultivate bonsais or buy our own orchids or assemble our own and hope that we didn't say "I want to fuck your cat" in Victorian Flower Code.)
Walk cycles always have one leg that drags too long, that looked perfectly balanced in still frame but look oddly limpy in animation. One of my personal solutions was a John Carey walk. Some of his animation for Bob McKimson (think the opening of "Rebel Rabbit") he was using a model with legs so stumpy with strides so widely planned, that he simply bulled ahead and moved the character in the most cartoony strides you ever saw... as in, the characters moved so far and stretched so fast that on the down pose, their crotch was inches off the ground. XD Reminder to myself that animation sometimes needs to goddamn move!