Thursday, December 10, 2009

Glamour Shots.

On Sunday afternoon, our apartment building brought in Jim Poor, a professional pet photographer, for holiday pictures. Tenants with pets were welcomed to sign up for a time slot and got a free digital and 4x6" print. Let me just say, this event made our astronomical rent seem pretty reasonable.

This is the second time that we've had Alice's picture professionally taken. The first time was on Valentine's Day. I realized I never wrote about how the photos came out. The pictures were beautifully shot, but Alice had some issues and it showed.

[Cue Gloria Gaynor.]

First, Alice was afraid-- she was petrified. And then she got some treats and looked greedy-eyed. So we got duplicates of the best half-dozen or so photos (ones where she wasn't cowering or looking like she had better things to do than sit for a picture) and have plastered them on our walls and in my office (I have so many pictures of Alice in there now that my coworkers think I'm a Crazy Dog Mom*). I love how those came out, but we did want to give a professional photographer another go for some more variety.

Let me just say, what a different ten months can make.

When we walked in and took Alice off her leash, I actually thought she was going to be too wound up. She was dancing and jumping around like a hooligan. Then we told her to Wait, and realized that's one of the best command that you can teach your dog. She sat like a little pro.

Her pictures came out absolutely lovely. Here's the digital one we got:

I now understand why my parents got all excited when we had pictures taken growing up.**

I'm not a Crazy Dog Mom; I feel that my adoration for Alice is directly related to her degree of awesomeness and completely appropriate.

** See * above.


MurphyDog said...

What a great picture! Alice obviously has a very high degree of awesomeness which completely justifies any adoration and spoiling. My mom feels the exact same way about me!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Chase said...

That is a great picture of Alice! I get that all time about being a crazy dog mom. I have twice as many pictures of Chase on Facebook page than of anyone else! I'm glad Alice enjoyed taking the shots as much as you enjoy looking at them!

Sniffs and licks,


I am Lainey ...from Laineys Pawtique said...

AWWW thank you for the Kudo's its been in my mind (which can be a scary place) for a while.....i LOVE LOVE your tag line AND that your bank account has been renamed! Puggle = Money try as you MAY you just look at those CUTE little faces and its over :O)

Have a great christmas :O)

Signed Laineys Mommy

I am Lainey ...from Laineys Pawtique said...

p.s. I ALSO LOVE your picture and am jealous!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My mom completly understand the photo thing- photos everywhere- the more the better.
That was a mighty fine photo.
A job well done!

Ariel said...

I love it Alice.... <3
Great shot. My human Granny gets all excited when I get my picture taken with Santa. Merry Christmas and Happy New Dog Year!
Licks and Wags, Ariel <3