Note: While I was paid for doing social media posts for the brand, this blog post was not part of it, and I received no extra compensation for this post.
I belong to a couple of different websites that connect influencers with brands. A week or so ago, one posted a social media-only offer for Global Handwashing Day, which is October 15. For a lark, my human pitched them, since kitties are so good with washing their paws, right? Well, the brand took her up on her pitch!
The brand already had “assets” (photos and copy for the posts). But of course, being a kitty, I had to do something a little different. So we set up a photo session in the master bathroom. My human even ran down to the store and spent three bucks to get the product.
With a light set up in the bathroom, and the natural light coming in through the frosted window, the set looked pretty nice! My human had to make sure the mirror was clean. I had to make sure I looked good.
My human did a bunch of things to make sure I didn’t get bored. That included turning on the sink faucet just a little bit.
The big challenge was getting me to wash my paw for photos. My human suggested it in her pitch, so she felt she had to get at least one good shot of me doing it. But no matter what my human put on my paw — cheese, treats, juice from a deli turkey package — I didn’t do it for the longest time. And when I finally did, the photos all looked a bit awkward, or my tongue didn’t show. This was the best one.
Of course, I got lots of treats along the way.
And we did get a lot of glamor shots of me with the product. Because they already had the assets for the influencers, it didn’t pay much. But we had so much fun putting in all the extra work that it really didn’t matter.
Judy GQ says
Your human is so very creative Summer!
Great photoshoot! It could be such a fun advert!
Catherine Lingg says
I’d buy the soap if I saw you advertising the product. Great photo shoot. Kudos to your human
Timmy Tomcat says
That does look like a fun project and what a deal that stuff is. In our stores Dad says everything is 7 bucks for a tiny bottle. He uses dish soap MOL
That’s awesome, Summer. So glad you had fun while doing those shots!
LESLEY CASTLE says
This is so cool <3
Purrjamm cats says
That’s so cool Summer! And those are some really fun and cool shots. We get it! Love the concept too. What a fun way to promote a new way of life…for the humans. We kitties have been doing this since birth, MOL. See, you can teach humans new tricks MOL. Purrs
Athena and Marie says
You are the purrfect meowdel and influencer!
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
You look so good in that photos shoot. Much better than a human advertising the product.
Andy W says
Summer, you make a really good soap model, even if you didn’t wash your paws on cue.
Cathy Keisha says
Whoa! I didn’t know washing one’s paw on cue as so hard. So it the soap antibacterial or have some magic power? I don’t have IG so I really have seen your SM posts.
Your beauty and poise could sell ice to Eskimos!
Katie Isabella says
Gosh I didn’t;t know Life Buoy was still in business! Is it still red?
Summer Samba says
I think only the label!
Melissa & Mudpie says
Your human is so clever!
Ellen Pilch says
Those are all great shots. I would have put some whipped cream or butter on your paw to get you to lick it. 🙂
Summer Samba says
Now you mention it! That sound is my human slapping her head.
What a fun photo shoot. The last one looks really glamorous!
Sandi Stefani says
Great photo shoot. Love you checking yourself out in the mirror. You make the product look good!
You always look good Summer!
Mosby , Fluffy, Angel Mia, Angel CJ and Angel CJ
Hey, that was a great idea!!
Such a fun collaboration!
That really is super cool sweet Summer and such a fun idea!
Prancer Pie says
This is so cool!
You are such a celebrity, Summer!
You are a true professional, going above and beyond what your sponsor required, and you look beautiful doing it too Summer!
Pat K says
I have heard the term “glamour puss” before. I guess
that would be you! You look good in the photos – as
usual. I like the shot where you are looking at the
photographer in the mirror – shot #3.
the ISland Cats says
You made an excellent spokesmodel, Summer.
The Florida Furkids says
We all know it’s impawtent to make sure humans wash their hands. This was a great way to encourage that!
The Florida Furkids
The Dash Kitten Crew says
This is a brilliant idea. YOU lead and people will follow because you are cute and special (and don’t scare them with science and germs). Well done both of you, sometimes being cheeky works eh 🙂
Summer, you rocked that photo shoot … even if you had your own ideas about how it should go!
Mickey's Musings says
Looks like you had some fun doing this post.
We cats are all about cleaning.Humans can learn much about that from us!