If you have a copy of the May/June issue of Catster magazine, open it up to page 31.
There’s a full page Sleepypod ad — featuring me! They hired me to come over to the offices as on camera talent for a video shoot. They also took some photos for ads and catalogues. I was modeling the Martingale Cat Walking Harness. I’ll tell you more about it in a later post, but for now I want to take you behind the scenes of the shoot.
I arrived at the Sleepypod offices right on schedule. While I waited for them to finish with the dog talent, I checked out what the employees were doing.
When they were ready for me, the human on camera talent, pet expert Melanie Monteiro, practiced putting the harness on. I was very cooperative. It’s not like I’ve never worn a harness before, right?
I was ready for filming! The human on camera talent had some lines she had to say. They did several takes for different purposes, and I was supposed to just sit there while she was talking. I will be honest, I was nice and patient for a while, but then I started getting up and wandering off in the middle of takes! I was a little bored, which I guess happens when you are filming. My human had sort of a difficult time convincing me that if humans had to stay for multiple takes, so did I. But we did get everything done.
Once they were done inside, I got to go outside for a walk.
As you can see I was curious about going outside.
They did a couple of different set ups. The first one was me coming out the door of the Sleepypod offices. I’m really good on a leash, so this was mostly easy.
There were a couple of bad takes, though! My human kept an eye on me for the whole outside shoot to make sure I was okay and didn’t get into any trouble.
Once we were done, we came back inside and I looked around at some of the Sleepypod carriers.
At the end of the day, they asked me to spend some time in the photo studio area, posing in different colored harnesses. It was a long day! But I got lots of treats and appreciation.
You did a wonderful job!!!
LESLEY CASTLE says
How exciting! You are a star! <3
LESLEY CASTLE says
Being quarantined with you, Summer Samba, would be very comforting and even fun. Great modeling!
You’re a Star Summer,love you sweets,xx Speedy
Catherine lin89gg says
You are officially a star Summer
YOU ARE SOOO PRECIOUS!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤ LOVE YOUR PICTURES!!
LESLEY CASTLE says
You look fabulous Summer!
Purrjamm cats says
Oh sweetheart, you are such a natural. We love these photos. Now everyone will be able to see you being you in action. Mom is on the hunt for this magazine now. You look lovely. Congratulations on being showcased by SleepyPod. Mom loves this brand. Purrs
BellaDharma'ss LadyMew says
Absolootlee furabuluss foto shoot Summer! An that shade of red iss speck-tackuler on yore furss!! You did amazin…mee wishess mee cuud walk on a leed butt mee does not like THE feel of it an mee scratchess LadyMew…mee too old to leern mee thinkss…
I have that magazine issue and you look great! That is so-o wonderful to see you modeling for Sleepypod! I hope you were gifted with a lot of freebies for all your hard work. Purr purr purr.
Next up, Summer as a Catster Cover Kitty.
Cathy Keisha says
That was inneresting. I hope you got paid well in green papers to buy treats cos that was a lot of work.
Oh Summer – you are such a star! You did so well too and we are SUPER PROUD of you and I know your Human is too!!
Wow, you are a STAR!
OMC, that’s so awesome, Summer. You are such a pro!
Sandi K Stefani says
William's Kith & Kin says
Look at you!!
So awesome!! Glad you had such a great experience! You looked great!
Melissa & Mudpie says
We were so excited to see you in the magazine!
Pat K says
You are so talented the Catster people will want to work
with you again. Great job. You look really professional.
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
What a neat day! Thanks for sharing your behind the scenes shots and tales. Can’t wait to see the videos and hear more about that new harness!
Very interesting and you are the best model!
Timmy Tomcat says
Summer we are so blown away by your professionalism! What a Kitty! We have that issue and your add is really nice. We love visiting
Andy W says
What a great job you did! You are such a good (and mostly) patient model.
And I love that shot of you at the door with your fluffy tail. So fluffy!
Ellen Pilch says
That is so cool. You are a celebrity. I can’t believe I didn’t spot you when I looked at the magazine- I see you now. 🙂
The Swiss Cats says
That sounds like a busy day, but you did a pawsome job, Summer ! Purrs
Katie Isabella says
Summer as soon as I turned to that page as I was starting thru the magazine, I knew it was you. SO proud of you! You did super and I love seeing behind the scenes.
Miss Ki and Jean says
Nice work, Superstar!
We are so proud of you sweet Summer, you sure done good!!!
Eastside Cats says
How fantastic, Summer!
Any brand would LURV to have you as their model!
Spunky doodle says
What an exciting day you had! That harness looks pretty nice and you did a great job modeling it!
The Florida Furkids says
They picked the purrfect kitty for the job.
The Florida Furkids
the ISland Cats says
That’s so impressive, Summer! You did great!
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
You did great, Summer!
Andrea and the Celestial Kitties says
That is so cool! You rocked it, Summer!
The Dash Kitten Crew says
Oh WOW I would love one of those harnesses for use with our pet stroller. It looks so secure.
Lesley Castle says
You are such a pro Summer!