I was still giddy from my morning of prop shopping at a local antique store when the dogs saw me fawning over my new 7-up crate.  Wanting to see how it looked on camera (and not having any human models around) I volunteered the dogs to be my (semi)willing subjects.  I found myself doing some of the same things I do when photographing small children – like making strange noises to get their attention and putting them back in the crate many, many times after they had crawled out.