Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Parents' Post:"Uncooperative Pugs"
We have been trying and trying since Cosette came home to get a great picture of the two pugs together. It has not worked yet. Tomorrow is the deadline for the Seattle Times pet photo contest (Winston's loyal readers will remember that last year he came in second place), and we were planning to enter in the "cutest couple" category, but it does not look like it will happen.

Winston is a pretty good poser, look at his nice smile.

Cosette on the other hand is not so cooperative. Winston patiently waits for her to take her place.

You can see Winston's attention wandering here. Cosette is actually sitting this time, but her attention is also wandering.

Cosette is somewhat more cooperative when she is held in place, but Winston has lost all interest at this point.

Even getting them both to voluntarily enter a picture is no guarantee of a quality shot.

Sometimes we can get one or the other being cute, but under no circimstances will they allow both of them to be captured during a simultaneous moment of cuteness.

Finally, the both attack the camera. Maybe they are trying to tell us something, along the lines of "enough with the bright flashing light!"

This is the best we could come up with.
Sometimes being a pug parent is frustrating.


Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Winston is quite a ham for the camera! Maybe he can teach Cossette a thing or two!

Harry Pugalicious said...

Photoshop! Photoshop! You can't let the stray's lack of professionalism stop Winston from the fame that is so rightfully his!

Duke & Gidget said...

Hi guys! Boy it sure has been a while since we checked in. We know we are a little bit late, but we'd still like to extend a big pug welcome to Cosette. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Are you guys still going to the pug meetups? It has been quite a while since we have went, but we are hoping to make it to one soon. And hopefully we will see you guys there. Then we could welcome Cosette with the appropriate butt sniffing.

Pug Hugs
~Duke & Gidget~

Clover said...

Sorry you are having such a hard time getting them to pose together. I bet you would win a prize if you submitted one of their snuggling pictures!! And I can't believe how hammy Winston is! All smiling for the camera - CUTE!
Love Clover xo

Christine & Giggs said...

I feel your frustration right now. Giggs is a poser and very good model, Mea will not stop for a split second unless she's asleep or being held. *SIGH*

Nevis said...

I know what you mean. I've taken to yelling out odd noises right as the camera goes off and they will both usually look at me in curiosity.

Kara said...

I agree with harry - photoshop rocks