Here's how the session went. Think of this as Cooperating for Photos 2, your next on-line class at the Stormy Zoluschka Kryschtal School of Siberian Studies.
For Photo 1, Mom told us to get next to each other and sit. I did the "next to each other" thing, but I wasn't going to sit. Neither of us would look at her.
She asked and asked and asked me to sit, so I decided I would. Only because I was getting tired. I moved away from Dave, of course. And still, we refused to look at the camera.
Dave wanted to look at Mom SO badly! He hadn't seen her in like 2 minutes and even though she was talking the whole time ("Sit, pups! Please!?! Stormy! Davy! Look at me! Sit!" and other nonsense), he didn't look at her and it was just eating him up. In Photo 3, I was telling him to resist the urge.
Don't do it, Dave. Don't give in!
See how sad he looks? It was hard for him, so I came up with an idea. I told him we should do an Eyes Left, and while diverting his gaze from one side to the other, he'd be able to see Mom in his peripheral vision.
That worked pretty well. In fact, well enough that Mom gave up. Sibes 1, Mom 0. Ha roo roo roo!