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Wait. Was there an earthquake today? Fiddle dee dee! Puppies!

August 23rd, 2011 · 73 Comments · A Dog's Life

So, it looks like Jeff’s workplace is putting out a pet calendar, and the person who scores the cover image gets something like a million dollars or a free pancake dinner or something in between. I’ve decided that we don’t necessarily need the cover, but we do need a spot within.

Will you help me decide which photo to submit? It looks like each person is allowed only one entry. Oh my word, I’m living in a pressure cooker over here! Life can be so tricky sometimes, no?

Photo #1: Scout in the Pool (This would make a great July shot, don’t you think?!)
Dog Days, etc.

Photo #2: Scout’s Big Puppy Feet (Why do we still have the pink carpet?! WHY?!?!?!)
Puppy feet!

Photo #3: Father’s Day! (This is good, because we’re also advertising one of the company’s books!)
Happy Father's Day.

Photo #4: Scout in Motion!
Scout in Motion

Photo #5: Scout’s First Day as a Pudding!
Scout

Photo #6: I can’t leave Henry out of the mix, but this is my only decent shot of him, and he’s showing his boy part…
Henry!

Photo #7: Luna with Laptop on her back. (Rest in peace, Luna.)
Now I get it.

Photo #8: Sidney and Ramona Quimby
Sid & Ramona

Honestly, I’m leaning toward #4 or #5, but I would love to get your input. Because, really. What else do you have going on over there? (I know! Have I thanked you lately for putting up with me?!)

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73 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tempe // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I love #4.

  • 2 Gina // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Photo 4!

  • 3 Lisa M // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I’m head-over-heels in love with number five. It makes me melt. But I can see what people love about number four too, which would be my second choice. Please let me know when the calendar is out. I would love to purchase one.

  • 4 Average Jane // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Definitely #5.

  • 5 Kathy G // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I think #5 is my favorite, too. The other pets can get their chance in next year’s edition.

  • 6 ccr in MA // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Number 5 all the way.

  • 7 Stephanie // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I’m gonna go against the grain and say, “Scout in the pool!!!”

  • 8 Carroll // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Just one??! I’m terrible at choosing. They are all so darn cute, but yeah, I think I’d go with five as being in the “impossibly cute!” stratosphere.

    Can you subtly pay a visit to the person putting the calendar together and ask *their* opinion? “Which one do *you* think I should submit, huh, huh? And oh by the way, would you like this batch of cake pops I just happen to have brought with me for no reason whatsoever?”

  • 9 Jen // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    No 1 or 5. I’d lean towards no. 1 as it is ‘different’ and looks more like a studio shot (unintentionally).

    And about that earthquake…

  • 10 christine // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    #4 !

  • 11 Cass // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’d say #1 or 2 wet Scout is perfect for July but those little paws are too cute.

  • 12 Liz // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I can’t see 5 because work is blocking half the pictures, but based on what I can see, #4 is a winner. The tongue!

  • 13 Meghan // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    They are all precious, but the tongue in #4 kills me!

  • 14 Kait // Aug 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    #2 or #5 because both make me want a puppy and I need another thing to keep alive like I need a hole in the head

  • 15 Elizabeth // Aug 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I like #1 the best with #5 as a second runner up.

  • 16 David Austin Smith // Aug 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    #4…the contrast with the puppy and the green grass makes the picture really pop (and the tongue is extra credit)

  • 17 TheQueen // Aug 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I’m with Cass. 1 or 2! Can there be any question?

  • 18 Shannon // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    2 or 4 … I especially love the expression of 2 and it would totally crack me up every day to look at for a month.

  • 19 Mrs. Commoner // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’m torn between #1 & #4.

    I like #1 because it looks so dreamy. But then u wonder if I would want to look at a wet dig all month. Maybe, because it’s so dreamy.

    I like #4 because of the composition. And yr tongue. I think it was the tongue that did it for me. So cute!

    I think you need to be careful with #5 because there may be competing against similar submissions.

    If I REALLY had to choose just one it would be #4.

    Good luck!

  • 20 orooni on ravelry // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    #5 has the biggest awww factor for me. I like #4, but due to the motion it seems a tiny tiny bit blurry.

    Although #2 might just be the dark horse in this race.

  • 21 Bloom // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    No, no, no…hands down #2 if I had to choose one single photo that I’d want to look at everyday for a month! The rest are truly, truly wonderful, but #2 is calendar quality from the start! Okay, so maybe #5, too!

  • 22 Jenny // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I like the first and second ones. Your pets are so cute!

  • 23 evilsciencechick // Aug 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    2, 4, or 5. PUPPEH EYES!!!!!!

  • 24 ssheers // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    #2 or #4

  • 25 Lotus Face // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    No doubt about it. Number 4.

  • 26 Minda // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    #5 or #1…but mostly #5!

  • 27 Amy in KC // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Absolutely #5

  • 28 Lori // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    5

  • 29 Nichole // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Four!

  • 30 Cindy // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’m thinking cover shot. #2

  • 31 Mrs. Kennedy // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Five! Six looks like my dad. Do you have my reincarnated father in your yard? I think you might. Make sure he exercises and eats his vegetables, and don’t let him watch politics or the Bowl games on TV, they both make him very upset.

  • 32 Michelle Youngerman // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I love #2 – Scout is so adorable and precious!!!

  • 33 Katie // Aug 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Yup, go with 4.

  • 34 Heidi // Aug 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    #2 Big Puppy Feet!

  • 35 Sal's Girl // Aug 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Definately number five!

  • 36 marianne // Aug 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    5 is cute, but 4′s the action shot.

  • 37 Kristie // Aug 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    5 because she’s smiling!! but 4 makes her look like she’s flying through the grass, so that’s a close 2nd! (all are adorable, though!)

  • 38 Traci // Aug 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    #5 is first choice, then #1. It’d better score the cover, dammit – no other animal could be that cute!

  • 39 Effie // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I like #2, and #8. I’m sure you’ll make the cover…

  • 40 T // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    #4 or #1 — but all are great!!

  • 41 Donna // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

    No question — #1!

  • 42 Ami // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I like 5, and then 2 and 4 are tied for close seconds. You could just photoshop the pink carpet a different color!

  • 43 Christy // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I’m really partial to #5…..quintessential puppy calendar material right there!

  • 44 Kizz // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

    #1 is a solid choice because it is so specific to a month. They may get a lot of head shots, they may not get a lot of clear, specific activity shots.

  • 45 heidi // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

    #1 – Definitely!!!

  • 46 Jordana M // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

    #5. Then 1 or 2. In that order. :) But Kizz is right…go for specificity and it might land her a spot!! :)

  • 47 CrazyMomTats! // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    #4, no question about it.

  • 48 LaraSuzy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

    1
    4
    5

  • 49 Kara // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Scout in motion. Definitely.

  • 50 Jane // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

    #4 b/c it’s adorable and b/c of the swath of grass on the side…perfect place for putting the calendar information

  • 51 Amy in StL // Aug 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Either two or four. I’m really no good at this – I cheated on the PD cutest dog contest and entered Oscar under two different names and email addresses because I couldn’t decide between short hair dog and long hair dog.

  • 52 elsiroomom // Aug 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    2, 5, 1 in that order.
    OR – go take a bunch of Henry and Scout together.
    The one of your hubby is nice, but not pet-centric enough.

  • 53 kelli // Aug 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    4! or 2!

  • 54 Jen // Aug 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    #4. I could live with #5, too ;-)

  • 55 Kristen // Aug 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    2! Those puppy feet will stomp on any competition. (the others are adorable but those feet – she looks like a muppet! a muppet who makes me melt a little.)

  • 56 Heather // Aug 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I vote for #4. And apparently none of us want to see cats or men in calendars.

  • 57 janet c // Aug 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    1, 4 or 5…..not a big help, am I?

  • 58 joaaanna // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I love #5 – that’s a cover shot for sure!

  • 59 No Minimom // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    #1 or #5. Both are super cute and look darn near professional!

  • 60 Catherine // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    #2 (those PAWS!!) or #5!

  • 61 Grammy // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:09 am

    #1 is the most creative and beautiful picture. All of them are fine and the pets are all adorable, but the first picture is different and will be different from anything anyone else is submitting.

    Seriously, why would you ask us this? You know you’re going to choose whichever one you like no matter what we say. Then all the rest of us who chose the one you didn’t will be disappointed. Do you want to ruin my summer? Huh? You don’t care?

    Well, then, my vote is for #1 but pick whichever one you like best.

  • 62 Lisa // Aug 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I vote for number 1. As someone else said, it’s much different than the ‘typical’ pet photo. It also has an artistic quality to it. My second pick would be number 4.

  • 63 Karen // Aug 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I vote for #2!

  • 64 Gina // Aug 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I vote for No. 1. Scout at the North Pole.

  • 65 Rzdrms // Aug 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Number 1 will win, definitely. It’s really awesome and different. 4 and 5 are great, but I’m afraid others will submit similar ones, and I want you to WINNN!

    I’d like a free calendar, please. And that Brita Water Bottle and To-Go Container.

    I see all of Jeff’s toes!

    Loveya. Glad your surgery went well. :)

  • 66 ListenMaudy // Aug 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    While #2 is adorable, I think it will be a relatively common calendar-submission pose. I am torn between #4 and #5, but #4 wins my vote. I could look at that photo all year, let alone a single month!

  • 67 Rachael // Aug 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    #2 – SO cute.

  • 68 Alex N // Aug 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    4 or 5

  • 69 Sara // Aug 27, 2011 at 6:54 am

    5!

  • 70 Alli // Aug 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

    #1 is #1!!!

  • 71 Tracy // Aug 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    1 or 4. Both are adorable!

  • 72 suse // Sep 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Late to the party but have to say 1 or 4.

  • 73 Jen // Sep 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Number 4 or 5, absolutely!