Thursday, January 30, 2014

An ABC Reporter Contacted Me About Harlow Today

As we're going on the 78th day here in Chicago without sunshine or without reaching a temperature above ten degrees I have to admit that my spirits are a little low. I've said my daily affirmation from my daily affirmation phone app, I've read a chapter from The Secret (for like the 700th time) and I've written down a few life goals for today, and yet I'm still slow moving. I feel like some days the world just wants you to be in a grumpy mood.


It doesn't help the fact that I woke up to an email from an ABC reporter asking if she could use a photo of Harlow she found on my blog for a story their doing on dog booties (must be a slow news week) and would I mind if she credited my blog in the story as the photo source. I shared the news with Harlow and of course we were both elated. But what I forgot to add here is that the email came through at 1:00 a.m. and by the time I responded this morning at 8:00 a.m. the story had already been put together, or so she said in an email response around 8:30 a.m. So a different dog in snow booties was going to be featured... A different dog was going to get his big break today.

The worst part is I haven't had the heart to tell Harlow yet. He's still prancing around the house with his best friend, Lamby, in his mouth telling her all about how he's about to become a star. He hasn't even touched his breakfast yet because he's insisting I feed him some egg yolks to make his coat "shine like the top of Chrysler Building." He's obviously been watching a little too much Orphan Annie lately.

He's just going to be devastated. Would you look at this face? I never want to disappoint this face.


Maybe I just won't tell him. He already thinks he's famous anyway because he got "recognized" on the street a few days ago. And by "recognized" I mean it was his old dog-walker who said hello to him, but he didn't remember that. That point is neither here nor there really.

Anyway, wish me luck. Today is going to be a hard day. Can it just be summer already?

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35 comments:

  1. Aww, poor Harlow! He would have made a great star....
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  2. I feel your pain regarding this disgusting, sad winter weather. Aw, Harlow would have made a good star. And you never know, they may think of you in the future when they need a really cute photo of a puppy for a story.

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  3. Ah ifelt a twinge in my heart when i read this. i would feel the same way but guess what.... Harlow is a star...because hes in this blog post ;)

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  4. Oh, poor poor Harlow! I wouldn't be able to disappoint him either. He would be a fantastic tv star. They should really just give him his own tv show.

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  5. Awwwww, this is so sweet. Your pup has got the sad puppy dog face down!

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  6. 1 am? i mean whos up at that time on a week day? their loss. just don't tell Harlow...

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  7. I feel you on this annoying, never ending weather. I want to retire at the ripe young age of 24 and be a snow bird or something- I've lived here my whole life but this is just getting out of control. Mother Nature is a real bitch sometimes.

    Danielle @ Allusional

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  8. I really am in love with your dog. I can't help it.

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  9. Poor Harlow! This really will break his heart. But, the acting industry is a hard knock life! I feel ya on the winter blues. It's really been making me feel super depressed lately.

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  10. Oh that really sucks.. Poor Harlow! At least he is absolutely adorable :)

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  11. hahah! what a weird story! I wonder what the inspiration was behind that? ha!

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  12. Poor Harlow. Maybe you should just spare him the disappointment, he's already a star in our eyes anyway!

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  13. he is so cute, he would have been way better for the story!!!

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  14. lmao this is great. It has been a slow day for me too. And this put a smile on my face. Harlow is already famous in my heart! (may I request a picture of lamby?)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  15. Harlow just be patient, some day you'll be a star like mama Tay!

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  16. Love that sweet Harlow, I could never say no to that face!!

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  17. Don't worry Harlow, the story wouldn't have done you justice. It seems like someone was rushing to meet a deadline and you deserve better than that! Don't give up, sweet Harlow!!

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  18. Harlow is already famous in his own head : ) and of course in your heart.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  19. I miss summer so badly and I don't even have to deal with the snow. Maybe the dog will look like Harlow and then you can avoid the awkwardness of sitting down to watch it with fear of him being upset.

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  20. Oh man that's awesome that your blog is getting recognized out there! Too bad that they wrote you the email so late, like c'mon really?

    I agree, don't tell him. It's up to us dog mamas to protect our fur babies :)

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  21. Dog booties hahahaha poor Harlow. He's already famous to us ;)

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  22. ahhh Poor Harlow, his real time will come! :)

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  23. Poor Harlow , don't tell him about it !! I'm sure next time you're getting a call for him to be casted in some super-dolla movie.

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  24. I *almost* feel bad about my complaining due to the "snow" (ice) that we got in Pensacola, FL two days ago which shut down all streets and interstates, schools, businesses, and basically caused people around here to act like the world was coming to an end. Fast forward to today when most of the ice has melted and the interstate is open-- people can't figure out how to drive on a little ice and are wrecking every 1000ft, praying for humidity again, and high fiving their friends because Florida actually had a "season". My conclusion: This snow crap is for the birds. And don't break Harlow's heart because it would only make you look like an asshole for basking in the glory of your paid comedy gig! ;)

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  25. What a day he had! Who in the world would email at 1am and expect a response before 9 am the next day?

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  26. awww poor doggie and doggie mama....that would have been so neat!

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  27. I sh*t you not, my great grandfather "invented" patented the first ever rubber dog boots back in the 60s. He was an avid quail hunter and a tire shop owner. He created a die cast and used tire rubber to make dog boots for his hunting dogs to keep sand burrs out of their paws. The rest is family history! They still sell them in Cabela's and Bass Pro as well from the shop directly. It used to be my show and tell every year in elementary school! bahaha

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  28. Wonderful article, thanks for putting this together! This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Movers

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  29. Omg I just saw a dog in little doggy booties today and just about died from the cuteness. I have two cats, but I'm an animal lover in general. Poor Harlow for not making his debut on the news, but just give him extra treats to make up for it haha. I just found your blog by the way and love it! Following! :)

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