Our pets are in full-on pose mode for this contest, as we treat them with the time and respect we would approach any photographic portrait, to get them looking their best and most characterful. Some pets may be more willing than others to sit up and pose. The toy dangling on the end of a stick is a useful attention-grabber if needed, and as with any photographic portrait a bit of patience and plenty of shots fired will give you the best chance of success!
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