Penelope the dog wins fans for her ridiculous smile

Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, USA
Penelope has gained loads of fans online thanks to her ridiculous smile (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)
Meet Penelope, a dog with a truly ridiculous smile. Penelope, from Gardner, Kansas, has a strange quirk that means her cheeks get tucked in her mouth, giving her a goofy grin. Her owner, Kayla Harvey, has shared captured plenty of photos of Penelope’s smile, winning her loads of fans online. Kayla said: ‘Penelope is an incredibly silly and quirky girl.

‘She was a puppy the first time I saw her smile.

‘Sometimes when she looks down her little cheeks get stuck tucked under like that.

Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, USA
Her owner, Kayla, has a chronic illness and finds Penelope a constant source of support and cheer (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)
Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, USA. A gawky greyhound has conquered the hearts of many on the Internet thanks to her hilarious and charming smile. Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, has been captured smiling in a series of hilarious shots taken by her owner Kayla Harvey, 36. Penelope has an amusing quirk which meansher cheeks often get tucked into her mouth, thus giving the impression that she's smiling. Kayla said: "Penelope is an incredibly silly and quirky girl. - SEE CATERS COPY
Along with a winning smile, Penelope always pulls off a bow tie (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)

‘I see it happen the most when she is super intrigued by something, or when she is getting a good scratching session and she is feeling kind of blissed out.’

Mother-of-four Kayla, who is chronically ill, says Penelope has helped her get through many tough days with her smiles, ever since she got her as a puppy.

Kayla said: ‘I was not looking to get a puppy, I was thinking an older dog as I didn’t think I could handle a puppy, with my health.

Use a carabiner to attach it to a belt loop for a long hike.

 Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, USA.) - A gawky greyhound has conquered the hearts of many on the Internet thanks to her hilarious and charming smile. Pooch Penelope, two, from Gardner, Kansas, has been captured smiling in a series of hilarious shots taken by her owner Kayla Harvey, 36. Penelope has an amusing quirk which meansher cheeks often get tucked into her mouth, thus giving the impression that she's smiling. Kayla said: "Penelope is an incredibly silly and quirky girl. - SEE CATERS COPY
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‘But then I came across Penelope.

‘She and I fell in love instantly and became inseparable and are now together 99% of the time.

‘She seems to be able to sense when I’m not feeling well and cuddles up with me for hours on end.

‘On days when I’m in a lot of pain and smiling doesn’t come easy, she can make me laugh with her silly antics and expressions.’

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