Yesterday I featured a picture of me with Joshua’s big sister, Jessie. You probably assumed she just plopped down on her butt and smiled at the camera like a pro. Um, no. Maybe some dogs love to pose for the camera, but it’s Jessie’s number 3 thing that she hates, after thunder and the power going out. She is always reluctant to face the camera.
I thought I’d share how hard it is to get a decent photo with this girl, and why I feature her on my blog so rarely. She came into the nursery while we were doing our weekly pregnancy photos and I decided to try to get her to pose with me. But first she demanded butt scratching, and once I obliged, she never wanted me to stop. You can see on her tail where there is missing fur – even on medication, her allergies are so bad in the summer that she’s still itchy.
I finally got her to chillax on the butt scratchin’ and sit, but then she wanted to face me with her head down, which is how she asks for a neck massage. Spoiled pup much? lol At first I tried to coax her into posing without a massage…
And this was the best I got.
Then we had some progress because she finally looked up at me and was smiling. This would have been a great photo if I was smiling back in a normal way, and not with such an open-wide mouth that I looked like I was ready to eat her.
This one cracks me up because I look like a dog trainer and she’s listening really hard to me. I wish!
But then the magic finally happened, and voila! It was all worth it.
Jessie was rewarded with her neck massage. :)
I don’t think I ever shared this “Meet Jessie” video on my blog, so you can watch it now if you didn’t get enough of her in this post. :) Also, it shows what our living room & kitchen used to look like before we had to empty the office and change it dramatically so that we had a place to put some of the stuff. I will have to take pics of what it looks like now to share with you. Soon!