Hoping for a Steak

Jared helped me write this post instead of Mommy– Thanks, buddy!

My Grandpaw is a pretty great guy.  He takes lots of photos and does big important things like photoshoots.  For a year now, I have been begging him to take me on a photoshoot with him.  I promised to be REAL good and to help get people to smile.

For a long, long time though, my begging wasn’t doing much good.  Not even when I gave him very hopeful puppy-eyes.

But I didn’t let up! I really wanted to go!  I even let Grand-paw put a silly hat on me in the hammock!

Are you wondering why I’d want to go anyways?

See, he is a photographer and goes to fun parties and meets interesting people…and he almost ALWAYS comes home smelling like steak or other really good food.  Sometimes, especially when he’s all dressed up in a tux, he comes home  talking about the great steak dinners and rubber chicken.  I love steak and have a rubber chicken toy so its sounds like fun and more time with Grandpaw is always nice, so that’s why I want to go.

Then one day last week, he took out his camera and all the other “photography” things and instead of just walking out the door– it happened!!  He called my name to come into the car with him.  “I get to go on a photo shoot! I get to go on a photo shoot!,” I said over and over.

My mouth started watering just thinking of that steak!  But when we got in the car, I noticed things were a little different– he wasn’t wearing his fancy clothes.  I hope that didn’t mean there was no steak?

So we head down the road a little bit and when we get out of the car, there was ANOTHER SURPRISE– I hear Jared calling my name!  My best buddy who I don’t see much on weekdays!!!   

I ran right over to him and didn’t even wait for Grandpaw to hold my leash.  I gave him sooo many kisses– this is turning out to be the best day ever.

I wish I had a ball in my pocket so we could play….. Oh wait I am dog not a Kangaroo— No pockets for me (this was Jared’s joke, not mine- haha).

Anyway back to Jared– it turns out Jared got a new job a few months ago, he is some big shot in Clean Tech and government, too hard to understand, I am only a dog and I only know about jobs like Vet (I don’t like people with this job– they like to give me shots!) and Post Man (I don’t bark at the postman, but all the other dogs in the neighborhood do).

Anyway, Jared needed a new headshot for his job.  It was my job to make him smile while he posed for Grandpa.  Oops, this isn’t a smile!

While I was helping Grandpaw, I turned around and THERE WAS MOMMY!!  Good thing I saved lots of kisses for her.  She fixed Jared’s hair and shirt collar, sheesh, moms… Grandpaw took a few more pictures of my buddy.

And then we all took one a family photo with my favorite humans.   I sure felt happy in this one!

When it was time to go home, I was so happy that I got to go back with Grandpaw that I almost forgot about that steak dinner….

But no such luck and you know what?  I didn’t even care by then.

I learned that there may not be steak at all these photoshoots, but what I found there was even better– happy, playtime with my favoritest people….and that’s better than a steak any day!
Until next time friends,




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