Harlow's Commercial Debut

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I've come to terms with it. Harlow has "made it" and I haven't.

Do I still want to write movies? Of course. Maybe get crazy and be in a movie or two? Sure. Why not? But I've put my dreams on hold for a bit in order to help Harlow's career. His was simply moving faster than mine so it had to be done. It's what any good (stage) mom would do.

I was contacted by Volvo a few weeks ago because they wanted to hire Harlow for a shoot. You know those commercials on TV where it shows people driving cars and in the background it says "these are real people, not actors" well it was something like that.

Given Harlow's good looks and natural charisma on camera, they wanted to shoot a short clip of him test driving their new car. Click here to see what I'm talking about. Dogs driving cars. I just can't.

Okay so I'm kidding about the Harlow driving part (obviously) he can barely get himself out of a blanket. God love him, but he's not the smartest Vizsla there ever was. But I really hope you clicked on that video because through out my entire correspondence with Volvo I got such a chuckle imagining they really wanted to Harlow to drive a car.

Anyway...  they wanted to film Harlow "testing" out the new dog friendly features while I drove the car to the dog beach and talked all about Harlow. Naturally it was an easy task for me.

Truthfully, I'm not sure if it's going to be a real commercial, or an internet commercial, or if I actually just drove around with some random Swedish people yesterday for their own personal enjoyment? Like any good stage mom I didn't read any of the papers I signed, I just told them Harlow likes to be paid in salmon dog jerky and he demands only yellow Skittles in his trailer. Beyond that, we were good to go.

So that was our day yesterday. Harlow was referred to as "the star" while I was called "the dog mom." Dreams, you guys. It's all happening for me so fast!

And now in honor of October 1st I'm going to finish by showing you some photos that fill me with all of the warm basic fuzzy feelings this time of year. #thedailybasic feed just smells like pumpkin spice and blanket scarf and I love it so hard. If you're not already, follow these gals because they're nailing basic.

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Share your basic photos using #thedailybasic and it you want to make sure I see them tag me @thedailytay for a chance to win the Basic Girl gift package.

Now go take on October before it's over. It's practically already Christmas.


30 comments:

  1. You have to keep us posted on this, because I will literally lose it if I see that face in a commercial on tv! You are living every dog mom's dream.

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  2. harlow is famous. i always knewit. you can live vicariously through himl ike all stage moms, although I think you're pretty famous myself. honored to be on your list!

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  3. It's ridiculous how happy looking at that compilation of #dailybasic pictures makes me (..SO basic). And yay for Harlow!! It certainly seems he has a ton of personality from your blog posts.. it was just a matter of time before he got his big break. Keep us posted on how the commercial develops!

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  4. Floyd would like Harlows paw-tagraph, prease.

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  5. Clearly that was me, Floyd's mama, up there, not sure why I wasn't signed in...

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  6. This would be me too with my dog if Volvo contacted me wanting Murphy to star in a commercial. I mean, look at us dog moms. We're so proud of our children & what they've grown up to be. Way to go, Harlow. Way to go.

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  7. That is so cool, you have to post the commercial when it's ready! Oh my gosh, all the basic, I love it!

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  8. Harlow, you go, you!!! We've all known forever you'd be a STAR :D!!

    Seriously, all that basic is awesome. great hashtag! I have yet to contribute :).

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  9. Harlow the movie star! How fantastic!! I just love his sweet face. Judy says if he's ever looking for a sassy side piece, she's totally available..

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  10. What a cool experience!! I can't wait to see the commercial!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  11. ♥♥♥ YAS! Thanks for the shout out, lady! xoxo

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  12. Fingers crossed I'm seeing Harlow on the TV soon!

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  13. What if Harlow does a SUPERBOWL AD!?! That would be amazing.

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  14. Go, Harlow! One day soon we'll all be saying we knew him when...

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  15. Harlow is living the life! You must be so proud!

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  16. First, commercial...next stop, Harlow's appearance on Ellen. Love it. Thanks so much for having me on your warm and fuzzy basic Fall list!

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  17. Yeahhh Harlow! I can't wait to see the commercial!

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  18. I really hope this is a real commercial so I can see it. I can only imagine you all gooey-eyed talking about Harlow as he wags his tale in the backseat. Way to go, stage mom! :)

    www.iamkelskels.blogspot.com

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  19. That is seriously so awesome about the commercial -- keep us updated :D

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  20. Haha this is great! I have seen that dog car commercial and I love it! I always joke that my cat doesn't contribute to the rent and I need to make her insta-famous so she can pitch in on the bills. I'm gonna have to get my basic on this month on instagram it looks like!

    Laura

    Laura Aime Vous

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  21. That's awesome and that dog car commercial is hilarious! My dogs are not remotely smart enough.
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  22. Anyone would be silly not to hire Harlow ! He is so adorable :)

    Anita | theaveragegirlchronicles.com

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  23. This is amazing and I cannot wait to see the commercial!

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  24. I seriously hope you share Harlow's moment of glory. It's freaking awesome that he's such a star. What a proud dog mom you must be. Seriously Harlow will have to give Gunner some tips because being a mom to a famous dog is all I really want in life. That and to be featured on the Daily Tay which just HAPPENED!!! Thanks for sharing my photo!

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  25. You need to post the commercial on here when it's released! Go Harlow! Maybe you can retire on his Hollywood money :P

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  26. Eeep! I'm only just catching up on blogs now so I'm a bit behind, but I'm so honored to be featured in this post :) I just love your blog!

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