Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Modeling 101

This is what all the excitement is about: H-Mom emailed a photo of Booker to the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue. Maybe, she thought, they would like to use it on their 2009 calendar?

It's a great photo. Truly a "Booker" moment. Who could resist those eyes. That lazy hound dog attitude. He would inspire donations. He would encourage adoptions.

They emailed. The photo is perfect for December. Booker, calendar dog.

Man-Dad is already figuring out the list of people who get Coonhound calendars for Christmas presents. There is excitement in the air.

But H-Mom used the photo online and before she did, she changed the resolution, so that it isn't suitable for print use. And she didn't save a copy of the high-res photo.

Now. The challenge. Recreate a moment.

That's why she was up in Booker's face the other day, taking photos when it was really nap time.

We tried again this morning. Me and Booker. The sofa, the lighting, the red and green holiday blanket. Booker was feeling unusually submissive. He kept rolling over for belly attention.

H-Mom would pull his leg one way and his rear end would go the other.

She would adjust his ear and his tongue would fall out.

She tried to tempt him into photographic submission with a toy and his eyes slid to half-mast.

It doesn't matter. This hounddog is full of personality.


Winterdark said...

I love them all! Booker's Mom, turn your camera the other way so your flash isn't on the same side as the sofa and you won't get that bright spot there next to Booker's head. I like the second one of Booker on the red blanket.

Congrats on being a calendar guy Booker!

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Nice pics! Booker's gonna be a calendar dog! Woohoo!

Cocoa and Barley

Biggie-Z said...

Wow, congratulations! Momma is looking for pictures for me for the kuvasz calendar even as we bark.

Sen and Tom said...

We tin the ENTIRE calendar should be photos of you, Booker!!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Congrats on your calendar picture! That's so cool. I bet everyone will be waiting for December and your sweet face!


River said...

Those are great pictures!! Imagine, I knew you when Booker!

love & wags,

The Devil Dog said...

That is awesome, but am I reading correctly and they can't print it? I suppose your mom didn't keep the email, did she? She could get the photo from the sent box.


Gussie said...

Wow, your name in lights!

Charlie Daniels said...

and December shall be forever know as Booker Month! :-)



Maggie and Mitch said...

All of your photos are fabulous, Booker! You should have your own calendar!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Booker! I warned momma that you aren't a smoochie face kind of guy, but she says that all those photos are just so cute that she wants to give you giant kisses.


Kess And Her Mama said...

Congrats Dec dog! You're famous and for a good cause. Love the pics.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Booker, Congrats on you calendar pictures!
Wow, what an achievement, I'm so proud of you.
My name is Mango, Maltese breed.
Please come visit me, sign my guestbook when you have a chance.

BenTheRotti said...

Oh I love ALL those photos!! Its good to meet another dog who refuses to submit to posed photography, ahhh the fun we have watching them desperatley trying to bribe us into a suitable position hehehe

Thank you for stopping by my blog, its great to meet you... and I probably would have eaten that package too if she hadn't caught me in time!!

love and tailwags,

Ben xxx