NO, it doesn’t bother me my dog has more selfie requests than I do

 "To all my fans, especially that little sheltie next door." — Stanley
“To all my fans, especially that little sheltie next door.” — Love, Stanley
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!

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Oops — How did THAT get in there..?

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

48 thoughts on “NO, it doesn’t bother me my dog has more selfie requests than I do”

  1. I love how his selfie shot is of him lying on an area rug!

    Maybe we should start to question if that rash on his privates is truly a skin “allergy”. Hmmm?

    I ain’t touching that!

  2. If you ever go the anonymous informant route with your journalism, might I suggest Deep Nostril? Terrible porn film, but I think you have the nose hair trimmer to pull it off (or pluck it out, as it were).

No one is watching, I swear...

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