For a "purrfect" celebration of Valentine's, I thought it would be fun to write a few tips on how to take “selfies” with your fur babies. Who doesn’t want a photo taken of themselves with their true love?
A couple of weeks before Christmas my friend Pam and I met at a local park with wonderful hiking trails. Joining us was her dog, Springer. As we were walking along the creek we noticed a large boulder which was just
above the level of the trail. We both agreed it would be the perfect location for a selfie with Springer. Pam and I stood on the trail and we had Springer climb up on the boulder. Being that she is a small dog, it made perfect sense to have her at the level where our faces would be. To hold Springer’s attention we had to ask her “did you see the squirrel!” – this gets her excited! After a few takes we finally got a great shot then changed the angle by having Pam take the photo.
We both laughed that our arms were too short and that we needed a selfie stick! I’m thinking with a pet, the selfie stick may be the way to go.
The photo I took of myself with my sweet Keiko (below) was impromptu. Keiko was in a good mood, as I’d been playing with her followed by treats. I scooped her up and grabbed the red “LOVE” ornament from my Norfolk Pine (the Valentine’s Tree) as I thought this would add to the photo. Although it worked, I think if I’d used a selfie stick it would have provided for many more options.
Either way, have some fun taking selfies with your pets. If you can get your faces close together it will make for the best shots. Holding your pet, getting down to their level, or them up to yours, will help achieve this. If you have a
selfie stick try it out. If I’d had a 3rd arm, I would have used a laser pointer to get Keiko’s attention.
For a different type of Valentine's shot, position your pet with objects that say "love." That's Daisy below with my Valentine's tree. This month of love, don't forget to include your furry babies in the celebration.
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