I posted this photo elsewhere recently and someone called it “making his little boy face” the kind kids make when they want something and want to make you believe they are good and are trying to charm you all at once. She asked what I offered RD to elicit this expression and I said “sheep sheep sheep of course.” I guess it’s a bit mean as RD isn’t able to work sheep anymore these days and I shouldn’t tease him with something he can’t have. My Dog Is A Super Model*
And maybe a little lounging around too.
Tweed is difficult to photograph as well, since he is really worried about the camera. You would think the dog of a photographer would be accustomed to the thing pointing at him all the time, but he seems to think the camera is punishment for something bad he did. If he is not sitting in my lap interfering with my shots of him or anything else and getting nose smudges on my lens, he is sitting somewhere with pinned-back ears and big scared eyeballs. There is a reason people call him “Tweird.” You have to jolly a different expression out of him by saying words he doesn’t understand, and then you get the mildly concerned head tilt thing.
The typical Tweed expression
Elsewise, you get this: “The camera is stealing my soul.”
Mr. Woo remains my favourite dog to shoot. His orangeness contrasts enough with his white to make him a bright shining star in an otherwise dark photograph, and he is fascinated with the camera, constantly posing at it. The blue eye/brown eye thing doesn’t hurt either. It’s almost like he knows he is super photogenic and does his darnedest to work it, baby.