Always In Our Hearts

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Some pups suggested retail therapy to help with my bug phobia, and this is the closest my girl got. She ordered me a pair of Doggles to cut the glare on those sunny days when I seem to be most bug crazy.

Merv has been wanting to get more commercial photography work, so I agreed to be his Doggles model for his debut commercial shoot.

But first, Stella made Merv take some photos of her enjoying a sweet note and treat from her buddy, Petra.

She was totally engrossed in that note.

And of course, she LOVED the sweet tater suckers. (No sharing either.)

Petra, you are such a bud to my sissy, Stella! She LOVES YOU, girlie!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled photo shoot.

You all know I'm NOT a trained model, but Merv is a pro, and he pulled out some great shots I didn't even know I had in me.

With Pat Benatar blasting from the stereo, I completely lost myself in the photo shoot and here are some of Merv's faves.

(Notice the tiny paws sneaking into the photo in the bottom right corner?)

Merv said he liked the emotion Stella was bringing out in me. (It's called annoyance, Merv.)

These are my personal faves.

This last series of five photos Merv calls "Reluctant Celebrity". I really had to rely on some major acting ability to pull these shots off.

But of course, I finally succumb to the inevitable and offer up one last peek at my Doggles.

And... here's Merv. Ready for action.

Anything for my catbro,


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Awesome shots Merv, Stanley and Stella! You're a great team of Goobs. Goobs of talent, we say. You could be Stanley the aviator with those googles. We'd like to see you flying a biplane - maybe you could help Snoopy get that Red Baron.

Huskee and Hershey said...

I didn't know Merv is such a good photographer! Very impressed...
Stanley, you certainly put those so-called supermodels to shame. You are a natural in front of the camera and the camera loves you!
I think I need to lay my paws on those Doggles too.. they look cool, and it'd help to protect my eyes when I play bitey-face with Hershey. She's got real mean teefies...

Peanut said...

That merv is quite the photographer. I need him to take some shots of me. I might just bark at him the whole time though. The doggles look good buddy.

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Moco said...

Merv got some really good shots of you in your new eye gear. GQ should be on the phone soon.

Gucci said...

You'll hafta give us a review of the doggles in a week or so. My mom wants to get me some but she isn't sure I'd wear them more than once.

They sure do look tres fashionisto on you tho!


jaffeboy said...

Looking good Stan. Merv is sure a professional.

Stella is trying hard to sneak in a couple of exposure there I see.

Asta said...

My Stanley Dawling
Wif you weawing them, doggles should incwease theiw sales exponentially! you look HOT!!!
I mean I know Merv is a faboolous photogwaphew and he knows how to get the best out of his models, but if you wewen't so amazingly handsome and the camewa wouldn't love you so much, he couldn't have pulled off this session.
I see you'we weawing leg wawmews...they look vewy cool! I also hope youw doggles don't just look good, but awe helping you feel bettew!!!

Petra is a wondewful giwl, I'm so glad she and Stella awe fwiends. My Little bbff needs a nice giwlfwiend.

all my love and smoochie kisses galowe
youw astawoniFB

Noah the Airedale said...

Merv's a pro with the camera matie.
I used to have a pair of doggles. I used to wear them when I went riding in the car as a lone dale. I'd hang out the window and people would call out to the pinkies how adorable I looked. Adorable...I'm a fierce airedale...I ditched those things!!!! Pinky hasn't been able to find them in years....hee hee.


Amber-Mae said...

You look pretty coll with those Doggles on! Merv takes good shots...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

Great shots, Merv! You look like a superstar in your doggles, Stanley! We're impressed that you kept them on so long!
Stella's sweet tater pops from Petra look delicious!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...


Your photograher looks a very stern fellow. I think I would be a feel a little intimidated if he pointed the camera at me! You certainly are very photogenic, love your photos.


Stella, what lovely pressies you received from your friend, you are a lucky girl. Have a grrreat weekend.

Your Taffy xxxxxxxxxx

Gus said...

Wowsa...that Merv is a great photographer. He has captured the essence of Stanley and Stella. Maybe there is something good about catses after all....


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Merv, my mom admired your great shots, you have brought the best out of Stanley.
Perfect photographer, perfect model, perfect equipments, you guys are pawsome! You made the Hollywood industry withdrawing into sunset, hehe!

Stanislaw said...

What fancy eyewear you have! You look like you're ready to ride a Harley into downtown and hit that biker bar. Do they serve treats at those?

Murphey said...

That Merv is an awesome photographer, much better than my lady!

But of course he did have the best model around.


Aniemother said...

Looking good, buddy! If you drop by my blog you'll see there's an award for you!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

That Merv is quite the photographer! He really brings out the ham (I mean Model) in you! Cool doggles!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

BenTheRotti said...

Merv is one very talented pawtographer, Mum is quite in awe of his talents in fact!
I love the "reluctant celebrity shots!" the best!

Ben xxxx

Petey said...

As a retired canine supermodel, I've got to admit're showing real potential. You've got the height, the smile, you're comfortable in front of the camera. Now...are you willing to cut or dye your hair?

I think we may have enough competitors for America's Next Top Terrier.

Your pal,


Patience-please said...

We think that C.A.T. must really be a dog! Those shots are Most Excellent. Send them to National Dogographic Magazine and you'll be famous and have LOTS of bones and ice cream!!!

wags from the whippets

wally said...

Your future's so bright you gotta wear doggles! You do look might fierce in those doggles. Do they help with the bug thing?

I bet when you're scared of things you don't SCREAM like a 3-year old girl like my baby brudder. He's so embarrassing.

wally t.

wally said...

P.S. My ma ape got compliments on her Colbert 08 T-shirt. Sadly, he is one of the LEAST absurd thing about this year's race!

PPS. We are watching your team (the Jayhawks) on the TeeVee!

Bogart said...

Knock me down it's all in vain...
I get right back on my feet again...


Simba said...

What great photos. You make a good team.

Simba x


Pawsome photos!

Momo and Pinot said...

Stanley, you look pretty good with Doggle!!!!! Are you going to send your cool pic to the agency? We think you should!!! We're sure you'll be the cover boy!!!

Thanks so much for your kind words about our human brudder. Our mom finally helps us to come by your blog today. Our brudder turns one month old today. (does this means we haven't visited you more than a month?!?)

Have a pawsome weekend!!

Momo & Pinot

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

You sure a CAT took those?? Really good. I really can see you signing a contract. Megabucks. Need a manager??

Hercules said...

Stan My Man...

You are looking pretty darn good...Maybe we can go on a walkie and BOTH wear our doggles! Can you imagine all the attention we'll get from the humans?!

Love, Herc

Asta said...

Stanley my Love
I had to come back and look at these divine pictoowes of you..I just want to kiss you all ovew..I don't know whewe to stawt...thank you fow encouwaging Mommi to shawe mowe food wif me(Akshually, she's oosooally mowe genewous, but was afwaid that this was too spicy fow me..I got cwuncy bwead, and then some ninilla ice cweam at the end, so I'm OK Sweetheawt)
It's so wondewful to have you wowwy about awe a twue Lovepup
smoochiest of kisses
youw Astafuzzyronibut

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for the barkday wish, it meant a lot to me.
I stop now 'cause I want to look at your photogenic handsome pictures again.
Hey you mentioned about beautiful friends sent me package, she is beautiful, isn't she? She even dropped a few perfume in the package for me, man oh man I'm in love paradise!

Mango said...

You are a natural. Able to capture a full range of emotions.

Did you get some sort of weird aire-cut? Your legs look a little, uh, puffy.


Joe Stains said...

omdog you look smashing, too bad Stella got a little jealous. The thing is in all yuor favorites you can't really see the product...

I do hope they help you with the bug situation.

Sophie Brador said...

Merv is such a pro, I find myself wishing and wondering what it would be like to live with you, Stanley. You are quite the hunka hunka doggie.