Monday, March 21, 2011

The Look - 8/52

Yesterday was the first day of spring.  Today it snowed.

That's right.  Friday was absolutely gorgeous, a perfect day to be a New Englander.  Today, well, today is probably just a reminder that it's still only the very beginning of spring and we're still in New England.  My snowdrops are flowering outside.  I guess they're aptly named at least.

Since the snow confined us to the house, I decided to practice some indoor lighting techniques and figured I'd torture Iris a bit by making her model.  Today I came to the realization that Iris has only one look.  Have you ever seen the movie Zoolander?  Blue steel, magnum, or whatever, it didn't matter what he did.  It was always the exact same "look."

Photo of Iris resting her head on her paws looking straight at the camera.
The Look - 8/52

I also realized that all of the training I've done with Iris actually worked.  Maybe too well.  We've done a lot of "self control" games.  This was a good thing for Iris the crazy dog.  Turns out it might not have been the best thing for Iris the supermodel.  I'm sure most people are familiar with some version of doggie zen?  Well so is Iris.  Doesn't matter where I hold the treat, she knows that game.  Eye contact is the way to get the cookie.  Telling her to stay and then tossing treats to get her to turn her head?  We've played that game too.  She's certain the answer is "make eye contact."  Yup, Iris has only one look.

So I might be a little proud of her for remembering all those self-control games.  And she's lucky her one look is damn cute.


Katrin said...

Means all of your hard work has paid off! Kudos to you :-)

Jules said...

ha! Very funny.