This was Oreo when he first asked to live with us. He came to the house door in 2012, seriously injured, thin and abused. He remained faithfully at my side, and I at his, for 10 years.
Note his relaxed posture, BLURRY Tail, and that he was staring directly at me.
The Tail tip was wagging fast telling me all is OK. He used various wag speeds to communicate. Eye contact was important to him.
Immediately after the first euthanasia shot, Oreo raised his head, looked me square in the eyes and moved his tail, letting me know it is all OK, then came the last I Love You