He’s not only a good boy, he’s a pretty good model too.
Earlier this year, an English bulldog named Mister Bentley went out on a walk around Vancouver with his owner Bradley Friesen, when he got stopped by a cop.
Instead of getting asked for his doggy ID, he got asked for something else – a modelling gig.
“A few months ago, a member of the Vancouver Police Department was petting my dog and I told him my dog had a pretty large Instagram account,” said Friesen.
“He asked if I wanted to put my dog on his police bike and take a picture. He even put his helmet on Bentley.”
Nearby, local radio producer Alan Regan was having his hair cut at a barbershop when he spotted the amusing scene. He snapped a few pics that quickly went viral on Twitter.
A guy in Yaletown put his dog on a parked police bike so he could take a photo. A cop came over to intervene… and offered to put his helmet on the dog for added authenticity.
— Alan Regan (@alan_regan) March 27, 2018
Delighted with the impromptu photoshoot, the Vancouver Police Department contacted Friesen a few weeks later and asked if he’d would like Bentley to model again – this time for their annual police dog calendar featuring member of the VPD Canine Unit.
He said yes of course, and Bentley soon stared as a ‘suspect’ in an interrogation room scene. Friesen had to use Bentley’s favourite treat – a cucumber – to encourage him to strike a pose. Some digital manipulation was also needed to complete the picture.
“We were super happy to help and brought Bentley in for the shoot,” said Friesen.
“We had no idea what the end result would look like, because they said, ‘We can’t have our dog in the room, cuz he will eat your dog’. So, these two images were taken separately and shopped together.”
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I was framed!!! The cat told me it was just catnip! I was just holding it for a friend!!! 😬 Can’t believe how incredible this Photoshoot with the @vancouverpd turned out! It’s for their annual VPD police dog calendar, which raises money for several different charities. Checkout the info below on where to get your 2019 Calendar! Photo by @adamandkev Styled by @filosophi #Repost @vancouverpd ・・・ The 2019 Vancouver Police dog calendar is now for sale. It features members of the @VPDCanine & their four-legged partners in their best poses as they work to keep the city safe. Proceeds from the sale of each calendar go to @bccancerfdn & @bcchf. To learn more about the calendar & where to buy yours in person, go to vpd.ca. To purchase your calendar online go to vancouverpolicefoundation.org. #VPD
The proceeds from the annual Vancouver Police Dogs Calendar will go to the BC Childrens Hospital and the BC Cancer Foundation.
Via My Modern Met