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Friday, September 7, 2007

Puppy pix

mr_ed:  I'm sure sorry your breathing problems are flaring up again. Hope the medicine works!
Tucker:  ::suspicious look::  What medicine?
mr_ed:  Oh. Never mind.
Tucker:  Our friends are leaving us comments. But we aren't answering them.
mr_ed:  Okay, pick one and we'll knock it off tonight.
Tucker:  Knock off a friend?
mr_ed:  A comment. Pick one.
Tucker:   Benny, Moey, and Minky think the shelter should use a picture from puppy's dogster page on the MaxFund website.
mr_ed:  I'd rather not, for three reasons. One is that the photo I took has a major flaw, artistically speaking. The border between the sidewalk and grass makes for a giant line that looks like it goes through Mystique's head.
Tucker:  So?
mr_ed:  When you're looking at her ever-so-cute face, the line draws your eyes away and off into nothingness. A picture's composition should keep interest on the interesting parts.
Tucker:  What's another reason?
mr_ed:  Lots of the other dogs' pictures were taken in front of the shelter, with that pink orange whatever wall behind them. It's kind of a theme, and I'd like to keep that going for Mystique's photo.
Tucker:  Are you an artist yourself?
mr_ed:  I can talk like one, sometimes.
Tucker:  What's the third reason?
mr_ed:  Nikki volunteers a lot of time so MaxFund can show off our dogs. She deserves to have her work seen.

tweaked MaxFund photo of Mystique Tucker:  Okay, so what's this?
mr_ed:  I tweaked her photo a little. It doesn't look great - it should be crisper, snappier, so it catches people's eyes. But I helped it a little, I think. So I sent it to Amy in case she'd like to use it.
Tucker:  And the write-up?
mr_ed:  I didn't think of anything to add, so I sent what I showed you last night.
Tucker:  So people will start calling right away to adopt her!
mr_ed:  After it gets on the website, sure, it'll probably be pretty quick.
Tucker:  Woo wooooo!
mr_ed:  Which will leave us room for another foster dog or two. Shoot, maybe even three.
Tucker:  ::snort::  I won't dignify that with a response.
mr_ed:  But I think you did, didn't you?
Tucker:  I'm going to bed.
mr_ed:  I love you, my handsome husky.

-- photo of Mystique by Nicole Howard


Holly said...

Why don't you ever visit me?

I think you need a pic of puppy where he looks sweet and pathetic. That's what really woo's the humans.


Anonymous said...

I know it's a moot point by now, but I really don't think the pic of Mystique that you are talking about is all that bad - artistically speaking. I don't find my eye drawn anywhere but to her sweet face. It's a much more engaging photo. I can understand your artistic hesitation/inhibitions (not quite the words I'm looking for, sorry), however.