Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pride of Lions?

Happy Henry
Henry: "First, we need a Test Shot to make sure the lights and shadows look good,
and all the batteries are working."

Lion King Henry
Henry: "Then we put our costumes on and repeat the Test Shot.
You'll know Momma skipped this step when you see pictures
with the top of our hats or antennas cropped off.  She's off to get my co-star, now.
Oh, I'm so excited! Momma said it's going to be a Lion!"

Lion King Henry

Lion King Henry
Henry: "Oh boy."

Dog Blog Post #1465

A solid stay, especially in the face of Cookies, is the Gateway to a successful Canine Modeling Career.

In this case, the Cookie is sitting on the floor between Miss Kitty's paws and has done its job capturing Henry's undivided attention.

I'm very particular about my "photography cookies", using Zuke's Mini Bakes* in various flavors that I purchase 10 boxes at a time (300+ treats per box) and go through way too rapidly.

The cookies are small (kidney bean-sized), the boys like them enough to want to do anything I ask but not so much that they forget the job at hand, don't crumble, don't leave a noticeable smell on my fingers, and most importantly are NON-GREASY.

I can't stress enough how greasy fingers and cameras do NOT go together.

The problem with smelly fingers is that the boys' noses will catch the scent as I'm moving about, causing them to move as well.

The problem with crumbly cookies is they leave cookie dust on other props.

And that's probably WAY more than anybody wanted to know about the dog cookies I use!

Today, the boys' job was to join Miss Kitty as a Pride of lions.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Jul 1, 2014 - "Gateway"

Daily Dog Challenge 973. "Pride"

Elsewhere on the Savanna…

Stare Down
Zachary: "Stick with me Kitten and you'll go far..."

Lion King Zachary
Zachary: "… or not."

* No, I don't work for them, get anything from them, etc. etc. etc.

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GOOSE said...

Wowzers I thought they were real lions. Great shots.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

Sheltie Times said...

I think you could pull off a stage run as a lion.

M. K. Clinton said...

Wow! That hairpiece is the perfect match. It looks so natural, you could frighten folks on a walk! Haha!

Flea said...

OMD! This really IS my favorite post so far!

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! I love the way they make eye contact with Kitty! Way to go, you successful models, you!

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ibcmeir said...

Be careful; China might want him to be the lion at their zoo. He'd look better than the other dog they passed off for a lion. http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/world/asia/china-zoo-dog-lion/