The story of how my sweet, lovable chocolate Labrador Sadie Mae ended up as one of the dogs of Instagram. As you find out, she had it comin’!
Sit, stay, drool.
You will never win against dogs of Instagram
So I started photographing my blog post recipes in the living room of our Rhinebeck rental. It’s the cutest little Cape Cod you’ve ever seen, with a gloriously large window that provides amazing sun. I’m a big believer in using natural light for any kind of photography. Fluorescents just don’t give your cakes the same kind of sparkle.
The emerging, drooling problem
Our coffee table is near the window – and where I’ve been posing my latest creations. But the table is also the perfect height for my chocolate Labrador, Sadie Mae, to sneak in as I fiddle, flash and snap.
Now, it seems, I can’t seem to keep her out of my photos. She is pretty obedient for a young pup (she fetches the mail and the remote), but the previously honored “sit, stay” command has lost all meaning. I say the magic words… but then just as I press the shutter button a shiny, wet nose, and floppy ears appear in the frame. Over…
and over again.
Know when you’re beaten
I didn’t realize what a habit she’d made of this behavior until I cleaned out my photo files recently. OH with her dramatics she should be on the stage! Caught in the act, poor pathetic puppy, suffering in silence. I must commend her efforts to steal my thunder (and my food). And I guess at this point, it’s safe to say she’s succeeded.
Introducing Sadie Mae’s Dog Blog: Sit, stay, drool
I’m throwing in the drool-soaked towel. Introducing her own personal portion of my posts here on The Blog at Edible Times. She’s really left me no choice, so she’s also joining the dogs of Instagram.
Yours in loving Labradors,