Crap. I'm sick.
But I'm not really looking for pity - I'm good enough at feeling sorry for myself! That said, there is a good chance that I'll be absent for a day or two while I bounce back from whatever the cooties have in store for me. Which means it's the perfect opportunity to tie up a couple of loose ends. And if you arrived prepared to dish out some pity, here is something you can feel sorry for - a leftover pic from October. Who says the resident product testers have a cushy gig? Does this look like a happy dog to you?
Now if you'll scroll down the right hand side of your screen you'll notice a new poll. I'm only exploring logistics at this point, but with sponsors interested, I'd love to know - if you were to attend a dog party/festival/meetup, which location would you choose? I know many of you would not or could not go, but humor me and assume that attendance is mandatory. Pretend that someone will give you a cat if you do not attend. Ok, scare tactics are unfair, forgive me. ;) This poll will help me to assess whether or not such a giant undertaking is a worthy time investment, so thank you in advance for voting.
Next up is a big video project that I'd love to wrap up by April. This is a fun one, mainly because it is all about you - and your dog. Expect it to come in around four to five minutes. Our dogs will not be featured - they may appear briefly, but I expect this to involve one or two hundred dogs when all is said and done. I dare not disclose the details of the project or I'll kill the fun factor. That said, I will make this promise: it will be in good taste (gasp!) and I promise not to Photoshop anything. Really. But I need specific pictures and video footage. So if you have your dog in either format doing any of the following, please e-mail me: (email@example.com)
Playing in a hallway. Or laying. Or standing.
Doing anything in the outdoors. Of course, cute and/or funny helps.
Doing anything involving a table - standing on it, begging, laying under it. The table must be visible.
Leaving the house - shot from inside or out.
Doing anything on or around a couch.
Being checked out by a vet.
Busted trashing anything - the more destruction in the pic, the better.
There should be enough for everyone to work with in that list! Please keep in mind the following: pics need to be obvious (if you send a vet visit pic, make sure it's obvious your dog is at the vet) and I expect mild viral potential from this, so don't send a pic or video unless you are comfortable with a lot of people seeing it. This one is going to be a blast.
Ok, I'm fading - time to shove the laptop aside and go to bed before midnight...for the first time in a year! Wordless Wednesday is scheduled, the rest is up to the cooties. Wish me luck.