C’mon, Ziggy – smile for the camera!

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a new camera (which I love). My only issue so far is getting Ziggy to pose as my live subject so I can practice using it. He’s not as enthusiastic about the new camera as I am. This is what I usually get:

Mommy, please get that camera out of my face. I'm trying to nap.

So today, when I got “the look” again, I decided to kick it up a notch and break out the kryptonite…the big guns…the pièce de résistance…the pork tenderloin.

Great googly moogly - is that a bowl of smoked pork tenderloin?

Oh, I see that I’ve got your full attention now. Funny how that works. It’s like you don’t even notice the camera. So I guess you’ll let me take photos now? I’d even go so far as to bet that if I said “lay down” right now, you might just do it.

Wow...I guess you'll do just about anything for smoky meat!

Yup…worked like a charm. Behold the power of meat! I think that’s supposed to be cheese, but we all know you’ll do anything for cheese, too. And ice cream. And raw apple slices. You’re my sweet funny boy, Ziggy. Thanks for playing along, even if it was only until the meat ran out. One last treat – you can lick the bowl clean. I know you like that. I got my photos, and you got a treat. They call that a win/win. Good thing I picked a shallow bowl, my smushy-faced friend.

Oh, sweet nectar of life. If only I had a longer snout!



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8 responses to “C’mon, Ziggy – smile for the camera!

  1. TCP

    How are we going to get the bowl off of his nose?

  2. Oh that is so cute! I love his face in the first one, but I can see how that would get old. It’s a hilarious contrast from the mopey face to the “treat” face. :) Dogs are fun!

  3. Kaki

    That’s my boy!!!
    Love him…..

  4. Big Sis

    I loooove the pouty photo! But boy, does that boy perk up at the smell of pork!! He is tooo funny. And oh by the way the photos are great!

    • He is a very smart and funny dog, and he’s my little buddy. That said, he’s a total sell-out around meat or cheese. He’d trade me for a slice of bacon like I was a cheap baseball card. At least we’re honest with each other.

  5. Gah…Ziggy is so adorable!
    More Ziggy More Ziggy!
    We are a couplea smushed-face dog lovers.

    • Amen, sister. Give me a pug, Boston terrier or French bulldog any day. I’m not really a cat person (allergic), but even those smushy-faced Persians are cute to me. Give me a flat face any day, even with the snoring.

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