I am a natural, if reluctant, model

Tonight I thought I would share with you the out-takes of my St. Patty’s Day photo shoot.  If you don’t remember what it looked like, here it is: 

I look great, don’t I?  Well it wasn’t easy. No, I’m not talking about the work mom put into it greening it up. I’m talking about the work I put in to posing.

First mom had a friend hold me so I could pose.  I didn’t like that at all.

What am I, a doll?

What am I, a doll?

You do realize I can stand on my own?

You do realize I can stand on my own?

Then when I could finally stand on my own 4 feet, I wasn’t in the mood to pose. But finally I relented and held the pose you see on my St Pat’s greeting. I could take a beautiful photo anytime I want to; but I think it’s fun to make mom work for it!

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If I have to pose with this crazy bow tie, I guess I can.

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I am so bored!

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Almost there, but not quite.

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Perfection!

I went to the Pet Expo – part 4

Click Here To EnterSo these two radio stations sponsored a talent contest and a fashion contest at the Expo. 101_1893Mom got photos of the talent show but by the time it was my turn to go up on stage, the battery was worn out so Granmama wasn’t able to take any photos! Real Bummer!

Waiting my turn.

Waiting my turn.

I do have 2 getting ready photos to share and some after the show at home. I liked my pretty coat but not the wings. They were annoying.

When will I get to go on stage?

When will I get to go on stage?

The pet that won was a bird in a tuxedo. As if! Second place was won by a cat in a batman costume. Boo! Third was 2 dogs dressed up really cute. At least a couple of dogs came in third place. I came in fourth, or maybe fifth, I don’t remember. Oh, well. Maybe next time! The audience got to vote by cheering. It is obvious they had no taste!

The talent was pretty good, the winner of that contest was a schnauzer. He was really good. He had his human trained really well.

Human doing what the dog wants.

Human doing what the dog wants.

So tomorrow I will give you the final round-up of the show!

As promised, photos of me in my costume! Oh – I found pictures of the fashion contest on Facebook. A link is at the bottom of the post. Also, here are some photos I grabbed of me off FB (thanks 94.9 The Point!).

Parading my beauty around the ring.

Parading my beauty around the ring.

Mom and me!

Mom and me!

The final line-up for judging.

The final line-up for judging.

To be fair I will show the winners.

To be fair I will show the winners.

Aren't I beautiful?

Aren’t I beautiful?

Mom did a great job on it, didn't she? She sewed it all by hand!

Mom did a great job on it, didn’t she? She sewed it all by hand!

Okay,I'm getting tired!

Okay,I’m getting tired!

 

Alright, I'm done, please!

Alright, I’m done, please!

Here is a link to the fashion photos taken by the radio station – 94.9, The Point

Here is a link to the talent photos taken by Z104fm.

 

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I went to the Pet Expo – Part 2

Hey ya’ll! Yesterday I gave you an overview of the Expo. Click Here To EnterIt was fun and I had a good time! Today I want to tell you about Jessie James, the BirdWhisperer.

Jessie James with a Cockatoo.

Jessie James with a Cockatoo.

 

 

 

 

He talked all about parrots – mainly trying to talk humans out of getting one since they are a very long time commitment. 101_1802 (Parrots can live for 80 years!) He said to never let a bird on your shoulder because if they get scared or fall or something they might take your ear or nose or cheek with them when they fall or fly away.

These 2 cockatoos have no feathers on their bodies.

These 2 cockatoos have no feathers on their bodies.

 

He also talked about birds who pluck their own feathers because they’re stressed out (I guess it’s kind of like my fellow canines when we constantly lick our paws because we’re upset).

These two cockatoos are rescues and are being cared for by the Peninsula Caged Bird Society

These two cockatoos are rescues and are being cared for by the Peninsula Caged Bird Society

He also told how you can tell if the bird was wild caught (now outlawed) versus hand-raised (a difference in rings on their legs).

I think he said this one was wild-caught - but I can't remember.

I think he said this one was wild-caught – but I can’t remember.

I enjoyed his talk a lot but we had to leave early to catch the Cat Agility.

This one is very pretty - too bad I can't remember what breed he is.

This one is very pretty – too bad I can’t remember what breed he is.

Here are some more photos of birds for you to enjoy.

A misbehaving cockatoo!

A misbehaving cockatoo!

Beautiful green-winged macaw.

Beautiful green-winged macaw.

This one is a hybrid - a harlequin - a cross between  a blue & gold and a green-winged macaw.

This one is a hybrid – a harlequin – a cross between a blue & gold and a green-winged macaw.

Very pretty!

Very pretty!

Here I am watching the bird-man!

Here I am watching the bird-man!

See you next time with photos from some funny dogs!  Barkingly yours, LadyBird

See you next time with photos from some funny dogs! Barkingly yours, LadyBird

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I went to the Pet Expo! part 1

It was a cold and windy day…nope – no story – just a post to tell you about the Pet Expo!

Hampton Roads Convention    Center

Hampton Roads Convention Center

It was cold and windy, but thankfully we were inside. We went to Hampton – my first visit there. It took about 30 minutes for us to travel, but I was comfy on my Granmama’s lap.

Me and G!

Me and G!

Mom dropped us off at the door so I wouldn’t get too cold. There were a lot of people and dogs so I was a little scared and refused to walk so mom had to carry me all day! (See how I worked that? She only thought I was scared, but I wasn’t.)

These are cat collars - yuk! - mom looked for a new collar for me but I didn't see one I liked.

These are cat collars – yuk! – mom looked for a new collar for me but I didn’t see one I liked.

First we walked around looking at the vendors – there were lots of folks selling collars, leashes, harness, dog coats and doggie treats.

Just one of many vendors with doggie treats. Yum!

Just one of many vendors with doggie treats. Yum!

Then we saw some cats, some mice, birds, reptiles and a lot of dogs.

Pretty poodle selling pretty doggie clothes

Pretty poodle selling pretty doggie clothes

Then we listened to a man talk about birds, ate some lunch, then I was in a fashion contest (I didn’t win – bummer), then watched some flying dogs and some very funny dogs and finally after a long day we went home.

This is a cockatoo.

This is a cockatoo.

Funny dogs, well-trained human!

Funny dogs, well-trained human!

 

 

I have a lot of pix to share so I will be posting them over the next couple of days.

Waiting my turn to show off my wings. You'll have to wait to see me in full regalia!

Waiting my turn to show off my wings. You’ll have to wait to see me in full regalia!

Enjoy these teasers and I will be back tomorrow to write about the “Bird Whisperer!”

 Barkingly yours, LadyBird

I love the cold sunshine!

The weather here in Virginia is crazy! Two days ago it was 49 degrees outside, then yesterday it snowed and today it is 18 degrees (but sunny!). I think I much prefer Georgia weather to this Virginia rollercoaster ride!enjoying the sun Anyway when we were outside the other day, both Toby and I enjoyed the sun so much – it was so bright we had to keep our eyes closed.enjoying the sun2 After awhile of absorbing the sun’s warm rays, Toby got down from his perch and started following a scent.

 

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I went over to join him and but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It just sort of stopped at the steps. smellsThen Toby sniffed me and said it was me! He said I smelled like a dog and needed a bath. My mom keeps telling me the same thing and I have this feeling that since we are going to the Pet Expo tomorrow, she is going to give me a bath. I’ll do my best to hide from her tonight!its you

fancy dress2In other news, here is part of my costume for the doggy fashion show. Mom just has to put the wings on and I’ll be all set to go! Wish me luck! I’ll be writing a couple of posts about the Expo next week so I will let you know what happens.

snack2Until then, I am Barkingly yours, LadyBird