Maybe it’s the strong nose. Or the full lips and scruffy grey beard. Or possibly the big, brown bedroom eyes. Whatever the reason, since Saturday’s post, I have been inundated with requests for “full body” shots…
…of my dog, Stanley.
In fact, within 10 minutes of posting a shot of his nose, my dog surpassed the number of “selfie” requests I have received since joining Twitter three months ago. It doesn’t matter my only request came from a spam link to a senior citizens dating website called “Old Dogs Seeking New Tricks.”
What matters is that I have been unable to shake a stalker called “Granny C-Pap.”
Ok, fine. What matters is that a single nose photo has garnered Stanley more attention from social media than anything I have posted on Twitter, WordPress, Instagram or Facebook combined — including the time I accidentally Tweeted a shot of myself (intended for my wife) playing naked Twister alone. The fact that I was able to touch my right foot to red and left hand to yellow, spin the dial and snap a selfie should’ve warranted a bigger response. I mean, aside than 175 “unfollows” in less than 15 minutes — Which, by the way, I think there should be some kind Twitter trophy for.
But I digress. To all of you asking for Stanley’s full-body shot, I have posted the one above.
I just want to make it clear that I am not the least bit disappointed that my dog’s wet nose has created a firestorm of interest while, less than a week ago, an image suggesting my potential nakedness created the kind of buzz you can only get by standing next to a fly strip! Ha Ha! I simply don’t need that kind of affirmation! In fact, I couldn’t be happier for Stanley and the kind of attention his nose has captured!
Oops — How did THAT get in there..?