Friday, 7 September 2007

Scamp Is A Model

I've never approved of stage mothers, but I find myself very close to being one as Scamp is now a model. This may later lead to film and TV work, which I hear is very lucrative, but the commission already earned by Scamp has been very useful, though, of course some has been set aside for him in a Trust Fund for when he reaches his majority.

Scamps image has been reproduced on this very fine porcelain mug, made by one of the great English Fine China Companies, and is available from Morrisons.

To get this role he had to audition alongside many other furry hopefuls. To make him stand out from the crowd we brilled and combed his fringe but he looked too much like Little Lord Faunteroy so we fluffed it up again. Then we tried Eleanor's hairclip (as we have seen quite a few dogs walking about with bobbles) but in the end we decided on the natural look, like an unmade bed. That must have worked with the people at the Fine China Company as they picked him out very quickly out of the lineup.

He behaved very well in the photoshoot and I stood in front of him talking to him to get the alert look you see in the picture, though it was a difficult pose to capture, what with the carefully poised hat at a jaunty angle, which kept falling off when he moved. The photographer had to snap very quickly, and I think this was the only one he could use.

We have got a whole box of them here which we are going to distribute among family and friends.

20 comments:

Jo said...

Next time I go to Morrisons I will hunt the mug down, its a little bit like your famous and if I can cash in on that, I will.

How exciting. Would you be jealous of your dog if it earnt more than you in a year?

laurie said...

wow. i need to get riley and boscoe on a mug. or on two mugs.

and i would love it if my dogs started earning some money....

Frances said...

I love Jo's comment! hur hur - like Mums getting jealous when their daughters grow up...
He looks very appealing on the mug though, congrats.

Bobbie said...

Wow! Scamp is a model! I think that is fantastic, and he looks great on the mug!

Sweet Irene said...

Oh, I like your new template, so sophisticated!

Good for Scamp, being so famous and photogenic.

I have to figure out a way to get that mug!

Rima said...

You go, Scamp! Don't forget to charge for autographed mugs!

When you say brilled his hair, do you mean with Brill-Cream? that's way too funny, I'm beside myself with the thought

I see you've been doing some redecorating too - very muted and elegant template, with nice fall colours

Beverley said...

Jo, he already earns more than me and he is my cash cow, or dog.

Laurie, I have all the information here about dog models and if you want it I can pass it on.

The mugs are available in Morrisons.

Thank you about comments about the template. I was going to change the name of the blog to 'The Rag Bag', as suggests making things out of oddments and has a hint of Yorkshire, but I am in the process of working out how to do this. Also to put your blogs names on mine.

It wasn't brill cream, Rima, but my son's hair mousse, but we have had brill cream in the past which Eleanor used to flatten her hair down before she went to school to stop it sticking up as she once cut it herself and it went wrong.

laurie said...

pass it along, beverley! though i doubt the pooches and i woudl be making any overseas trips together any time soon.

i also doubt they would agree to wear hats.

in answer to your question on my blog---boscoe is mostly border collie. he has it all: the stare, the crouch, the ability to intimidate.

riley is a mix of a lot of things--blue tick coon hound, springer, lab, beagle. there are YouTube videos you can see of him racing straight up the sides of trees--that's the coon hound in him. he can run higher than my husband's head, and doug is 6'4".

just go to youtube and search for BOSCOE AND RILEY. or there are links embedded on my blog.

Beverley said...

Sorry, I've got to admit this is a spoof, I can't go along with the pretense anymore and have to come clean or you would never believe anything I say anymore. I thought it read a bit like a spoof, what with the bit about putting money in a trust fund for Scamp.

We just pretend this is Scamp on the mug because it looks exactly like him and I got it for my birthday. All the bits about the hair brilling etc. are true though.

So sorry, I've been a naughty girl.

Beverley said...

Laurie, you seem to know a lot about dogs, and I like that. I'm going to follow your blog and also look at the links on You Tube now.

laurie said...

aaaaugh. you got me. maybe i'd figured it out if i'd been here before and knew your personality....

still, you got me thinking. my sister sells custom made tshirts and mugs and all kinds of stuff through her cafe press site. i wonder if i could get my boys on a mug that way?

and then i stop and think, why the heck do i wnat them on a mug??? i see them every day of my life.

laurie said...

ps i hvea to admit, the trust fund part made me think, hmmm, this eleanor/beverley might be a tad gullible.

turns out twas me who was the gullible one!

Jo said...

Umm...I'm just going to phone Morrisons and cancel my order for 20 boxes of mugs...I was going to ebay them with a link to the blog, maybe get scamp's paw print by way of autograph on an authenticity certificate and sell them for £5 a pop...

Frances said...

So that explains how you were so cool about his fame, not feeling jealous and insecure... Hur hur
So how much do you earn then? Less than Scamp....?
Nice one. Not even April, eh?

Rima said...

I thouhgt you had actually taken Scamp's photo and done the mug at one of those places at the mall where you can get t-shirts, and plates and mouse pads with someone's picture on it - and you hadn't even bothered!!!! Wow, you really are a master of deception - body-doubling Scamp for this... I bow to you, o deceiptful one!

Rima said...

Actually, that should have "I BOW-WOW", hehe

Beverley said...

You are all very nice people, who gave me the benefit of the doubt, which I truly don't deserve LOL

Frances said...

So are you very very ashamed of yourself, or have you got any inklings that maybe one or two people were pulling legs back?
I do hope ashamed... but looking at your fairies, I feel you haven't learnt your lesson. Misinformation on the net, I heard about that on Radio 4 yesterday. All YOUR fault.

Beverley said...

Well, it turns out that the jokes on me because I thought you were all serious!

Debi said...

So Scamp's fame is a scam? Say it isn't so. ha Beverley, you have such an imagination. I laughed twice when reading the hat at a jaunty angle kept falling off -- the first time when I thought it was real (am I one of the few?) and the second time after reading the comments here learning they were all scenes from your vivid imagination.

JK Rowling, watch out!