Aphex the toy poodle brings new meaning to the word rascal...
Aphex's Mum told me she'd been chatting to him for several days before the shoot, and said she thought he knew "what was expected of him."
When Aphex showed up, he bounced around like he'd been drinking macchiatos for weeks. It took some doggy snacks attached to the lens of my camera to get his attention. Thank golly his Mum had only given him a small breakfast.
When I brought out the cake, everything changed. Aphex was suddenly on his best behaviour. We suspect he knew that this was a very special treat.
He bit into his poodle figurine very delicately and didn't even get any mashed potato icing on his nose.
Well done Aphex. You look very dashing indeed!