Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The oh-so-glamorous photo shoot

Ceilidh can't stay still
Dax won't move
Golly's always perfect
Roc is either miserable modelling
Or else he's yapping - Golly still perfect
If Dax does move, she sniffs

Wait! I think we've got one!

Whenever we get new products in the store, one of the first things we like to do is take them home, see how they fit and get some pictures of our dogs modeling them so that our customers will have some notion of what they look like in actual use.

This is much easier said than done. We got in new step-in harnesses, so last Sunday we brought home various sizes, colors, etc. to try on Golly, Ceilidh, Roc and Dax. Should be a piece of cake, right? All of them are obedience trained. Not so much. Golly is perfect, of course. But Roc is yapping. Which he does perpetually when outside. And with so many things moving (leaves, mostly) there's plenty to yap about! Just ask him!

Then there's Dax, who finds every inch of ground absolutely fascinating to sniff. When she's moving. When she's exhausted all the delightful smells, she finds a nice patch of sunshine and she sits in it - without moving.

Not moving is a problem for Ceilidh. Sitting still is almost visible agony for this girl. She'd much rather dance around on her hind legs. Which, we concede, is very cute. But not very useful in trying to get some good product shots.


Kahshe Cottager said...

They are all adorable models! :-)

Frenchie Maintenance Supervisor said...

Had no idea you carried so many step-in harnesses!

Fran said...

We do have quite a few step-in harnesses, and I haven't even gotten the newest ones on the site yet!

Poodlemom Britta said...

I loved this description of Roc:
"And with so many things moving (leaves, mostly) there's plenty to yap about! Just ask him!"
LOL - that's my boy Sven to a T.
Yap-yap - there's a leaf out there! It's moving! I have to arrest it! Yap!
Oh, autumn is such a lovely, quiet (not!) time of year ...

Uncivil said...

Beautiful pics. The leaves are great background for those precious models!

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