Rugby just really doesn’t enjoy photo shoots! He often tries to escape in some form or fashion. I only use my iPhone without a flash, so there’s no bright light involved. He sees me with my phone in my hands quite often, so it’s not a foreign object to him.
I know that dogs are a bit weird about cameras pointed at them, and I know he fully understands when I have a planned photo shoot ready. I honestly try not to do these often, and I’m careful to not dress him up in weird outfits, which I love but he hates! So I try to stick to the main and plain.
For Independence Day, I had simply attached a bow to his collar, but he acted like it was a ten pound weight around his neck. Seriously! What a drama queen! *sigh*
Once I had attached the bow to his collar, he escaped to his pillow bed in an effort to blend in and avoid participating altogether! I knew exactly what his response would be as I approached to get him, so I made a short video, which is just so much fun!
You can see the quick progression into invisibility…..the ears go flat against his head like a bunny, he squints his eyes, and then he lets gravity pull him down onto the bed, where there is an unusually strong gravitational pull around said dog bed. I think he hopes that he will appear to be invisible to me at this point in time.
I generally have to scrape him up….while he looks simply pathetic….and plug him into our photo shoot. He always gets excellent munchables, which he enjoys very much. Without that small paycheck, I promise you, those ears would stay flat and he would absolutely glower at me!
So enjoy this outtake from our recent photo shoot, and have a snicker for your Saturday….all from Rugby James!
Does your dog enjoy the camera or avoid it like the plague?