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Friday, August 14, 2009

Photo Finish Friday

Tail wags, dear readers! It's me, Stormy, here with Photo Finish Friday! Today, I'd like to respond to a comment our very cool Bully buddies Woodrow, Sweetie and MJ left on Wednesday's post. They said, "What a great pic - Stormy you always look so sad - and Dave you are so handsome." Hmm. I'll just let the part about Dave slide (I mean... he's my brother!) but I wanted to comment back about me always looking sad. It's a secret, though - just between us bloggers, OK?

I just use the Sad Eyes Look, AKA the Harp Seal Look, to tool stuff out of my mom and dad. I'm really quite the happy girl! But think about it - how often do your bipeds say, "Oh, you look so happy! Here -- have my ice cream"? Seriously. You need to use your talents to get what you want! That's what you've seen in some of the photos lately.

Having said that, I thought I'd share some pix of me looking happy for Photo Finish Friday - just so you can see the real me! Ready?

Here's one of me out on yard patrol, looking very happy:

Stormy smiling 1

I had just made my rounds and was quite pleased to find everything safe and in good order.

Here I am down on the lower deck:

Stormy smiling 2
"Oh... what's over there?"

I gave Mom a smile, then looked over to where Bart hangs out. Side benefit there, freaking Mom out a bit, making her think Bart was out and about for some reason. Making her fall for the ol' "made you look!" maneuver made me smile even more.

(Oh, yeah... some disappointing news for fans of Bart. He's become an "only-bat" once again. No sign of his friend. Ammy thinks it may have been just a one day stand. Ha roo, get it? One day stand... since he's nocturnal? Ammy's jokes make me smile, too!)

One more shot for today, up on the upper deck.

Stormy smiling 3

Lots of smiles - but keeping the Harp Seal Look handy for when I need it. Ha roo!

I hope today brings you lots to smile about!

Tail wags,


  1. Of khourse!

    Seeing woo
    and woo
    and woo
    and woo

    Make ME smile!


  2. We agree with Khyra! You always make us smile Storm!


    PeeEss: Dave IS very handsome!

  3. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Dave, You can't fool Wild Dingo. We know you're not being treated well at all...I mean, that beautiful fur, and lushy grass and fully husky figure. Nope. those are SURE signs of neglect. Better come live with Wild Dingo... she knows how to treat you right. :)

    Please don't teach that Harp Seal trick to Juno. I need her to stay "active" for her treats. She still has about 3 lbs to go to get her bikini figure back!

  4. Hey Stormy, that is very clever thinking..we will have to try it! :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  5. Hey Storm! Thanks for the tips on getting more treats out of those gullible humans of ours! I'm pretty good at making pitiful eyes (in fact, it's a Toller breed trait--really!).
    I liked Ammy's bat joke, BTW :-)
    Your pal,

  6. Heh! Heh! You DO look so happy in those shots, Stormy - and I can totally appreciate the sad look coz I use it all the time too! IN my case, I have the natural advantage of being born with droopy eyes and mouth and lots of wrinkles on my foreheard - a combination guaranteed to make me look confused and abused...the most perfect combination for suckering humans!! (Except that I'm sad to report that my alpha human, Hsin-Yi, has a heart made of stone...my other human, Paul, is a much softer touch and it works on him a treat, as long as he thinks Hsin-Yi isn't looking, he'll always slip me something! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  7. You are one happy Pup! What great smiley pictures Mom got...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

    You have the best smile we have ever seen sweet Stormy!!!
    But your sad look is GREAT!!
    We try to use it sometimes also...so mommy (that have a sweet heart) can't resist to us and gave us what we want!!!!
    But...it's a secret like yours ok???!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful smile...now our day will be much more happy!!!
    SWeet kisses and licks and have a wonderful weekend with all your family!!!!

  9. You always make us smile.

  10. We just love all of the smiling pictures! Happy Friday, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. There is definitely a time and a place for that totally sad look, but we love to see you happy too!

  12. Yep, you do look very happy! Of course you'd be happy though, living with hilarious Ammy and the zoomie brothers!


  13. Just getting this in our Google Reader - strange.

    Stormy, you are beautiful, smiling or not, and your age has given you great wisdom.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  14. Stormy I think you have a beautiful smile!!

    Friday Smileys!

  15. Hi, Stormy!
    Yes, you look soooo happy in those pictures! I love to see you smiling!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Love your smile, Stormy! Wonderful - but you certainly are very fast with the smart thinking - so it's okay if you keep up the sad eye look. I totally get it hehee!
    Hugs xo

  17. We always smile when we see the amazing Ms. Storms! Woo should see our mom - ear to ear grin efurry time she looks at woo!

    Woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  18. You are a great smilier!

    -Mollie and Bobo

  19. Luvly smile Storm! Great job on the patrol -ing. Will keep on smiling!! Hi to Dave and have a furtastic Saturday!


  20. Here's smiling at you, kid.

  21. Sad puppy eyes gets the treat every time. But you have a gorgeous smile!!!

    Princess Eva

  22. You are our role model for the harp seal look!!

    But, you also have such a beautiful smile!!


  23. Hi there Storm
    You really are a beautiful doggie! From now on, I will look out for those sad eyes and think twice about their meaning.
    Lots of licks

  24. That sure made us smile!!! :) We love seeing pics of you!


  25. Hi Storm
    These are beautiful photos to finish off the week with. We smiled right back at you.
    We understand how others can sometimes mistake your look as being glum - happens to us all the time and we are quite happy.
    You do have the advantage of a more smiley face right enough!
    Have a great weekend.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  26. Excellent work Storm. How to work the smile, the Harp Seal look and the camera all at the same time.

    P.S. - Poor Bart the Bachelor.

  27. UGGGGHHHH! Is anyone else having issues with blogger? I have been trying to load your post for about the last half hour and the photos won't load. But I'm sure it is not your post because for the past several days Blogger has been a pain in the.....It is really starting to irritate me! Anyway, now that I have that off my chest, I hope I can see your pics soon Stormy.

  28. Glad to know I am not the only one having issues with Google/Blogger. It sure is frustrating though. Stormy, I love your photos. You have a beautiful smile but don't let everyone give you a hard time about not smiling much. I don't smile a lot either but I'm still happy. I usually show it in other ways that don't always translate to photos.

  29. We are sorry we didnt mean anything by it - she has the sad sack look just like woodrow does - they can guilt anything out of anyone - we loved your pics - you are such a sweetie

    Woodrow - Sweetie - Sherman