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Friday, August 06, 2010

Photo Finish Friday - Portrait Time

Tail wags, dear readers! It's me, Stormy, here with Photo Finish Friday. Not often, not often at all, but sometimes it's important for you to let your bipeds take a few "good" photos of you actually looking at the camera. Yeah, I know ... it goes against what I taught you in my Cooperating for Photos course, but it just makes them so happy! If the bribes are right ... well ... give in to the request for a cute pose every now and then!

For instance ... I was out walking Mom around the front yard the other day and she kept trying to get my attention...

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"Are you talking to me?"

She said she'd like to do a portrait shoot. I thought that was a great idea and thought either Zim or Dave would be up for it. Apparently, she meant me. I was all set to not cooperate when she ... she pulled out some of my
Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats! A fresh batch, I might add.

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"Are those Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats you've got there?!?!"

What can I say? Those things are simply irresistible!

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"Look into my eyes ..."

I got about a million Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats, then gave Mom another of my winning smiles:

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Before I knew it we were out of treats ... and ... well ...

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"Hey, what's going on over there?"

You have to make them work for it. Or at least keep the treats coming!

Tail wags,


  1. lol once the treats run out, it's all over with! I know this all too well! I think you did a good job while it lasted. Beautiful pictures!

  2. I think it's okay to cooperate for photos as long as there are very good treats involved.


  3. Great pics - loved seeing your eyes (bi-eyed) M & D had a Sibe with eyes just like yours. You work well for treats. So do we.

  4. oh those photos of you dear Stormy do my Marvin heart a power of good!

    Although I was looking for the wedding dresses in your photos, you know the ones wearing the long white dresses, who are always correct.

    But sadly, I couldn't see them. I will check in again later to see if the Brides who are right have appeared. Confused.com Marvin xxxxx

  5. We're glad your mom had enough treats to get those gorgeous portraits of you Stormy! You are bewootiful!

  6. Woo Hoo Stormy, great portraits. We are very impressed by your cooperation but I guess you need to give your Mom a break once in a while and the Stinky Goodness treats dont hurt either.

    Remy and Flash

  7. Mmm anything for a few treats even if it means looking at the camera..
    Great photo's..

    Big Slippy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. You always take wonderful photos!


  9. You always take wonderful photos!


  10. Stormie, you are a gorgeous girl, just stunning with such beautiful eyes and a smile that lights up your whole face, sweetie!...We LOVE your wonderful portraits...Have a fun weekend, lovely friends and stay cool...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  11. Aw, Stormy, those portraits are frame-worthy. Us two-leggers really do enjoy when you four-leggers cooperate with our photo taking efforts, so I'm sure you've made mom really happy that she's created a memory that will last a lifetime. :)

  12. Another million stinky goodness treats might have done the trick!

  13. I KNEW I was doing the right thing the other day Stormy! You are so smart.


  14. Hi, Stormy!
    I can see you cooperated pretty well... until the treats were gone!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Well done Stormy!!! You look beautiful as always!


  16. Wow that's a good idea, Storm! I'll keep that in mind whenever those flashy boxes come out.

    But you make it look so effortless, you pretty dog!


  17. Most clever tactic. Make the human food dispenser break out the nommies if they want their pictures so much.


  18. That is a furry good system you got going there!

    Happy Weekend!
    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  19. Beautiful photos Storms!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  20. Yep, make them keep paying you to look good Stormy! :) They don't work for free do they? haha