Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trying to take the holiday photo of dogs

 In the old days when I wanted to take a photo of Darwin and Keeper together, I could dress them in silly clothes, haul out the camera, tell them to sit several feet away from me, and they sat and waited for the photo followed by a treat. Not Alanis and Miro. I didn't even attempt a scarf or tee shirt, knowing Miro would immediately gnaw on whatever Alanis wore. This year I had an ambition to try something candid because Miro and Alanis will only sit together right in front of me. Alanis knew how to stand for exam in the show ring but did not know "sit for a treat" until I corrupted her two years ago.

We went outside and the first thing they did was --

chase behind a tree, growling and playing bitey-face.

Then Alanis had better things to look at than the camera.

And they both decided something needed immediate investigation.

I think we will go back to the sit-for-a-treat idea.


  1. Oh, my gosh, that's exactly what I do! There is no way I will do the proper posies when Mom wants me to. Even the sit and treat gambit only works sometimes.

  2. Nice job avoiding the holiday photo, guys! Keep it up until your mom gets disgusted and gives up!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. "Will work for food"...that is my motto!
    Stanzie's motto...."I don't work, Period!!"


  4. Imagine what I go thru trying to get ten of them to sit nicely for a photo!