It was a benefit for the Echo Park Animal Alliance, and it was held in a pottery studio here in Echo Park. So mom, dad and I drove over to get Heidi and her dad and we walked over to the studio. It was FULL of dogs and pottery, so mom quickly navigate me toward the back door away from the hubbub (ok, especially away from the pottery) and we signed up for our turn with Santa.
I admit that I was a bit - ahem - over-excited, and the main voice that everyone could clearly hear throughout the studio was mine. But there were sooooo many dogs, and sooooo many people, I was a little overstimulated. And of course ready for my closeup.
When it was my turn to sit with Santa mom showed him the best way to grab ahold of me (ok, I was still trying to get toward a cute little fuzzy girl who had caught my eye), then they started jumping up and down and ringing bells. Well ringing bells catches my attention because that's what I use to get mom to get up off of her butt and take me outside so I perked right up and stopped wriggling. Snap! Photo taken.
I think I look kind of huge in this photo compared to Santa, but mom assured me that while I am a big, beautiful boy that there is something a little off in the perspective of the photo that makes me appear rather massive. Massive but adorable, no complaints.
And all of the money goes to the Echo Park Animal Alliance so we all felt warm and fuzzy.