Ha roo, it's me - Stormy! Welcome to the start of our first correspondence course at the Stormy Zoluschka Kryschtal School of Siberian Studies - Cooperating for Photos 1.
Our first lesson ties in with yesterday's Pup Quiz. Before I get to that, let me reveal the joke about who is who in that photo. A couple of you were very close! Who all thought they looked remarkably like Amber and Zim? The real pups in the photo are their cosmic cousins, Luna and Kito! Ha roo roo roo, Mom even fooled Dad with that one, so don't feel bad if you couldn't ID them! A big thanks to Luni, Kito, and Auntie Laura for a terrific photo! Kito - on the right - looks so much like Zim there that Mom still does a double-take when she sees it! Ha roo roo roo!
As per who is the most SIBERIAN in the picture, many of you had great responses! I can tell you're a sharp group! Yes, the pup looking away from the camera is being VERY Siberian. Clearly, Kito didn't want his picture taken, so he chose not to let his mom get a "good" shot. Choosing your own agenda, knowing it doesn't coincide with the biped's plans, and not really caring, is the mark of a great Sibe. Paws up, Kito!
But let's take a look at Luna, too. And think about what our honorary Husky, Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat, had to say. She said, in part, "...I think whoever is sitting down is being more Siberian because that pup has a look in his (or her) eye that says, "I did something that you're probably not gonna like but hey I'm a Siberian and it's my job to keep you entertained"..." Oh, Huffle! You said you need to work on your Siberian studies, but I must say, you are off to a fantastic start! Luna DOES have that Sibe-atude look in her eyes, doesn't she? BOTH she and Kito are displaying the perfect Siberian behavior.
So the answer is ... BOTH Kito and Luna! I'm going to share more examples of Cooperating for Photos with you when class resumes Monday, and will give you helpful tips for your own photos. (Tomorrow is a special holiday here, and Sunday is Mother's Day.) In the meantime, I've seen some great examples on your own blogs - the one that immediately comes to mind is Star, on the Cyber-Sibes' blog. Check her out at that post - she is sooooooooooooo Siberian!
Until Monday! Tail wags,
PS: Huffle - Zim said thank you very much for your concern about his back. His spondylosis is flaring up. He is on pain meds and an anti-inflammatory, thanks to our wonderful vet; now that they've kicked in, he's feeling no pain. He just needs to rest and not horse around with Dave! I better go supervise him.