You all did very well with our initial Pup Quiz, as I mentioned in my Intro. The next lesson covered that your biped is better off getting photos of you doing something YOU want to do ... or the overall lesson of Cooperating for Photos -- DON'T! Ha roo roo roo! "Do it if you feel like it" was the next lesson, closely followed by my advice to "mix it up" a bit. Keep the bipeds working for it! And costumes ... well... we just don't do costumes. We're Siberians.
Steve mentioned that he and Kat wear bandanas, "but only when we go to events. I have discovered that humans think I am cuter when I wear a bandana and I get more treats." Way to work it, Steve! That's perfect. Dave and Zim actually like bandanas - which is their choice. In fact, here's one of Mom's favorite pictures of them:
They do look quite handsome, don't they? And I'm so proud of Zim. He eventually ate his bandana. Just to keep Mom guessing.So now ... props. You've seen us with them. You know - balancing something on our snooters from time to time, whether it's a Christmas decoration or one of Mom's Hold the Phone! Bags. Whatever. Unless the Sibe in question actually likes what he's doing ... Mom has to bring out the big guns for those shots. Yep. I'm talking peanut butter. Oh, yeah! Of course, sometimes it's in our job description ...
Dave. Guide Dog for the Color Blind.
...then it's all in the line of duty. (In defense of Dave, it's not his fault Mom had the camera handy after he chose a fabric for her! He was amply rewarded afterwards, trust me.) Posing with props is OK, just make them step up the reward!
And now ... for your exam! Go forth and do YOUR best to Cooperate For Photos! I'll enjoy seeing your work on your blogs. Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments section! I know you'll all do me proud!
I hope you've enjoyed our first on-line class from the SZK School of Siberian Studies. It has been my pleasure doing this, and I hope to offer more classes soon! I even have a guest lecturer lined up for a special language class!
PS: My handsome Prince and his lovely sister Summer have tagged Dave, Am and me in the latest Memoir Meme. We'll get those up shortly! Thanks for the tag!