Sunday, June 28, 2009

Shadow Bait

I read a photography tip once for photographing your children with your pets. Put a dab of peanut butter behind your toddler's ear so the dog will lick your toddler, inducing a Kodak-moment giggle. Friends, I ask this simple question: what toddler doesn't already have a dab of something crusty, crunchy, sweet, sticky, or otherwise yummy to any self-respecting golden retriever stuck to himself somewhere, likely in multiple places??? It's to the point that before I put Owen down in the Exersaucer, I have to be sure he smells, um, unappetizing. Wipe him down, face and hands...even lotion and sweat is reason for licking, as far as Shadow is concerned. Poor Owen, here he is in the Exersaucer after we had gone to the Olive Garden...probably has garlic oozing from his pores. He's going to smell like a fragrant, fresh-from-the-oven breadstick for at least the next 24 hours. On that note, he did enjoy his first sampling of the fettucine alfredo, although we mostly stuck to the mashed banana we brought, breadstick, and Gerber puffs. Sorry buddy, it'll be a little while before you get that yummy salad. (Photo credit for this one goes to Emma...she was right there down on his level, snapping away. She loves to take pictures!)


  1. SO cute!!!! He is adorable!!!!!

  2. Mmmmmm...I want to lick him too! Well, give a big kiss, anyways.