Sasha here. I got the chance to interview one of ETSY's top doggy super models today. Her name is Cleara and she works exclusively for Diana at DianaDesignsNY and StylinDogsBoutique.
Special thanks to Diana for typing up all of Cleara's answers for us, and to her hubby who missed out on some quality dinner time in the process of providing you with this interview. We doxies sure know how important dinner time is for sure.
Sasha: Cleara, how did you get your big break into doggy fashion super modeling?
Cleara: It is probably due to my excellent attitude and focus during the shoot.It all started when my brother Giupetto and my sister Gianna were misbehaving during their modeling session with Mom. She just couldn't get a good shot. So she gave me a try. Once she saw how well I hold a pose she started to use me more and more for her shoots.
Sasha: Way to go for out showing your siblings! We doxies know how hard it is to always be the pick of the litter.
How do you keep in shape? Is it strictly can of air or do you sneak a little helium in there occasionally? Come on we know all the inflatable dog models are doing it now a days.
Cleara: I will tell you this, I am not full of hot air like some of those other models, and helium goes right through me. When I hear "Cleara, I need you Honey", I fill up with pride. That is my special ingredient.As far as staying in shape, well I have my "ups and downs", but I have always been a light eater.
Sasha: Aw, pride makes every doggie's head swell. Not saying you have a big head or anything, but us dogs really get a high off knowing you pleased your mommy or daddy.
Does the outfits you model ever rub you the wrong way? I mean you must have some preferences bold print verses pastels. Maybe, you prefer the softer fabrics like the cotton blends or the oh so soft fleece.
Cleara: Well, I have a very pale complexion. Sometimes I feel invisible in a crowd. So I like outfits that are bright and bold and make me stand out.And I'm not crazy about sweaters. I have a very large head, cute but large, and Mommy has to squeeze me to get the sweater to fit over my head. I don't complain though because super models never complain.
Sasha: Aw, your head isn't that large, and yes it is very cute, too. I so wish I could be invisible sometimes. You know when you come in extra long and extra cute body, it is really hard to be invisible. Well, enough talking about me. We are here to learn more about you.
Do your siblings ever try to take a nibble at your heals? I know from experience how hard it is to just say no to plastic.
Cleara: Well, this is my secret. I keep treats in my pocket. If they go for the nibble I toss them a treat. It works every time. Nibbles would be a disaster to my skin.
Sasha: Aw, the old treat and distract technique. Works every time! Good thinking. You might want to mention that to my mommy to get me off my plastic habit. heehee.
Anything else you would like your fans to know? Maybe, a commercial coming up or a book deal in the works?
Cleara: Oh yes. Mommy has a new Halloween Witch sweater she wants me to model for her. It is very cute, and coming soon.And there has been some discussion of a movie about my life called "My Life on the Shelf". It's a combo of "Seinfeld" meets "Make Me a Super Model". That is all I am saying about that.
Sasha: I can't wait to see you as a Halloween Witch. Hallowiener Day is one of my favorite holidays. The movie sounds quite entertaining as well. Hope you get an Oscar Mayer award for that one. Oh, and thank you for taking the time from your busy shoot schedule to interview with me today.