Suji, our twelve year old special needs senior pug, is inching towards 10k followers on instagram . Her surprising popularity is a testament to both the little lady herself AND my girlfriend Akemi who is constantly posing and photographing her anywhere and everywhere in search of the just the perfect pic. Like –
But the truth is there are unsung heroes who work behind the scenes of these photo shoots, sacrificing time and comfort to help secure that one-of-a-kind picture. Not to make this all about me, but I’m referring to me. I’m usually the guy walking her toward camera or in the background trying to get Suji’s attention so she can face the proper direction or footing the bill for those cappuccinos so she can wear the lid like a hat.
Or locking my elbows so that I can holding her straight up in the air for thirty seconds at a time as the sun beats down on my face…
Awww. What a great picture of Suji in the garden.
Perfectly edited to crop out visual distractions.
Can we just take a moment here? FYI, that grimace is a response to a combination of weary shoulders and burning retinas.
And to top it all off her, contract includes a clause that requires her to be hand-fed at all meals! Just like Anthony Lemke!!!