Ladies and Gentlemen, I have big family news! My baby sister, nine months old, joined the job market last week. Yes, she actually landed a job! At first, I will admit, I was a bit angry that she was getting a job, not me but that did not last long. I take those cushy jobs where I just have to look pretty for the camera for a few moments and that is it. Bailie had to work like a dog! It was a two part location shoot for a video, not a glamorous photo session like my jobs. I thought I would have a little interview with her today so she could tell my readers about her day on the job since I wasn’t there to see it for myself.
Bailie: Mom got an email from the Animal Talent Pool where we are both signed up. They were looking for a dog that would wear and walk in boots. I was the right dog for that job as I wore shoes a lot this winter and it did not bother me a bit. You always put up a fight about wearing shoes, so Mom did not ask you if you wanted to apply. We sent in that cute photo of me in my coat with shoes on from one of those really cold January days.
Emma: When did you find out that you got the job? Were you nervous about it?
Bailie: I found out the beginning of the week that they chose me and I would be shooting on Thursday. I wasn’t nervous at all because Mom would be with me and how hard could it be wearing shoes and walking for a camera. We do stuff in front of a camera all the time at home.
Emma: You told me it would have been a terrible job for me, why do you say that?
Bailie: The first shoot was done at a vet clinic which is so not you. Every time you go to a vet office you tremble in fear, that would not look good on camera, and you despise boots. I don’t mind any of that, so for me it was a cinch.
Emma: What did you do for your first shoot?
Bailie: First Mom and I went to a vet clinic in Eden Prairie. At this place I had to wait a while for my turn since we were a bit early. They had a spot for us to wait in the back office area. We met lots of really friendly folks that wanted to pet me and find out all about me. I passed out some of your business cards like you asked me to as well. For my first shoot, they had a vet give me a little exam and then show Mom some stretching exercises for my legs and paws. It was super easy, the hard part was I needed to stay standing and the table was a bit slippery. I like to sit, but I did well standing.
Bailie: I am one of several dogs they chose to make a web video for Novartis Deramaxx. The video will be on their website for clients to watch and learn from. I met Juan, the man that chose the dogs for the video…I think he has a crush on me! He said he wanted me for the video from the first moment he saw me in my absolutely adorable photo, and he whispered to me in Spanish. Everyone was so nice to me, but he was really nice!
Emma: So was that all you had to do? No more photos?
Bailie: Since Mom was in the video with me she couldn’t take photos so I don’t have any of my acting shots. You will have to wait for the video to come out. After the exam scene, we left the clinic and had to drive to a real nice house for the second filming. That is where I really had to work like a dog!
Bailie: I had to put on a coat and boots and walk. We were inside most of the time, and it was really warm. Then we had to walk like we were going for a walk but we never made it outside…how dumb is that? Humans? Mom had to take my coat and boots off like twenty times too and I had to stand there looking cute being patient. That is hard for a pup but I nailed it.
Bailie: I would like to see you do that for almost an hour and a half with a smile! No, that wasn’t it either. Once the coat and boots stuff was done I had to walk up and down the stairway in the house about ten times. Talk about silly!
Emma: I guess you did really have to work like a dog. Would you do it again?
Bailie: It was fun and all the attention was great, so I would love to do it again, but doing your modeling jobs would be pawsome too!
Emma: You told me this was a good Monday Mischief post, where is the mischief?
Bailie: Just like you, I love the camera. I like to be front and center as you know. They had one guy doing video with the camera down real low and one doing still shots. When we were doing the coat and boots scene at the house, I kept walking into the camera, I mean into the camera! Everyone was laughing. Mom tried to pull me away before I got too close, but I wanted to be sure they had a nice shot of my adorable mug! I also spotted a white squirrel on the front fence when the door was open. I was supposed to walk slow to the door, but Mom had to hold tight as I wanted to get that squirrel! Remember too, we had nose work class that night and I kept falling asleep in my kennel waiting for my turn rather than howling and carrying on as usual. That had everyone there laughing too.
Emma: Thanks for telling us about your day! Now, let’s go to the store and spend some of your money on yummy snacks!