Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo Finish Friday

Tail wags, dear readers.  It's me, Stormy, here with Photo Finish Friday.  This week, my theme is the Harp Seal Look.  Even though I teach the Harp Seal Look here at the Stormy Zoluschka Kryschtal School of Siberian Studies, I still work constantly to perfect my technique.  I thought I'd show you a few of my practice sessions!

In this one, I'm standing right in front of where our treats are kept:

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Unfortunately, I forgot to look Mom right in the eyes. That part is crucial! I had to try again.

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That was a good one. I was over in the breakfast room, so Mom wasn't sure what I wanted. That can work to your benefit. As I recall, I got to go outside and got a treat. Bipeds will fall totally under your control and do anything they can to please you if you master this look - trust me!

Mom liked this next one so much that she did some special effects on the photo itself:

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THE Harp Seal Look

And me? Oh... I got exactly what I wanted! Check it out:

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"I'm not sure this is enough ... I'm sooooooo hungry ... "

See how I was able to take the treat and STILL do the Harp Seal Look? Oh, my, does that take focus! And you know what happened next, don't you?

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"Why, yes, thank you; I WOULD like another treat!"

That's right - another piece of the wonderful chicken jerky our friends Mochi and Bali sent us!  It's so good!  Mom rations it; we hardly ever get more than one little taste!

I've taught my brothers to master the look - and you can learn it, too!  Just focus, look as sad as you can, and try to extend the outer corners of your eyes.  Zim is aces at it now; I'm so proud of him!  And Dave - it took him a while, but he's got it!    I'm sure you can do this to!  Give it a try - and let me know how it goes for you!

Tail wags,
Storms

16 comments:

  1. I think I have got that one sussed. Master and Misery are toast as far as I am concerned.

    Pippa x

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  2. we have a feeling that look will get you just about anything
    Benny & Lily

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  3. Food always get my attention as well ;-)

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  4. Oh, those looks seem to work magic!

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  5. I try my best! It works good on other peoples but Mum seems a bit immune!

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  6. Perfect harp seal!
    Have a great weekend~

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  7. Thanks for the tips! We'll certainly try it tonight.

    Keep up the good work,
    Minnie and Mack

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  8. Hi, Stormy!
    That look! I need to try it!
    I can see works very good for you!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  9. You are still the master, er... mistress, Stormy!

    Huffs

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  10. AWWWWW That cute face & sad puppy eyes of yours could melt anybody's hearts!

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  11. We are still laughing at Pippa's comment LOL! Seriously, dear Stormy, you are looking so beautiful, and I adore your sweet Harp Seal look.

    It is on a par - if not higher, with my, sad cow eyes look.

    It does work everytime for me too!

    lotsaluv, Marvin xxxx

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  12. Wow, Storms, you are a terrific teacher. We promise to practice a lot.

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  13. You are the master of the baby harp seal look. Your mom must be made of steal not to be giving you noms constantly.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  14. Sam has mastered the look, but Monty has a way to go!

    Sam

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  15. Thanks for sharing the technique. Going to go give it a try. :)

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  16. I know a certain little missy who's got that look down already! :)

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