Saturday, January 21, 2017


The other week I was asked if I would like to be a model for a new book coming out.  Mum likes any excuse to take the day off work, so Monday saw us ready for to climb Mt Eden for my modelling shoot.
Cars are no longer allowed to drive up Mt Eden which is one of the many volcanoes in Auckland so we had to get to the top under our own steam one way or another.  Here we go on the long trek up.
 How far is it to the top Mum?  You do realize I'm a Senior Citizen don't you?
 As I haven't been here before it was important to snooter every blade of grass.
Does my butt look big in this?
 More stairs,  and up we go.
 As it was looking likely that this expedition could run into the middle of next week with the endless snootering and my general lack of speed I conned Mum into carrying my great self up most of the stairs.   The photographer had twice as much weight with camera equipment to carry so Mum couldn't really complain.
 Once at the top I was carried back down into the crater.
 Put in a Sit and Wait.   I love sitting so no problems there.
 Mum elegantly made her way out of the hole....
 And I leapt out in a lively manner....you know me  "lively"is my middle name.  After 5 lively leapings we called it a day on that shot and moved round to another part of the mountain.
 So high the mountain,  so hot the modelling.....
Thanks to Fiona Tomlinson for asking us to participate in the book.  We'll keep you posted when the book comes out, watch this space.   Todays blog was a recreation of actual events.  Thanks to the recreation of actual events photographer. 


  1. Looks like you a had a very busy day being a Model. Look like you did a pawesome job we look forward to hearing more about this book :) Milo & Jet

  2. Ello my pals....juss dropping by to say hai! Iz good to see yoo...we haz a new puppee at BT HQ now...his name be Parker...we ant dun a blog bowt it yet coz da Blogger iz hazzin a problem wiv fotos....ope yoo doin well