After 45 minutes of brushing Charming and ironing his hair, Rose Pinero finally announces that Charming is ready for his photo shoot.
A group of people have gathered to watch as Charming takes his position in front of the backdrop. "I have a lot of photos of him on all fours so we prefer a photo of him sitting down," Rose whispers to the photographer.
Charming is a Yorkshire terrier. Against the whimsical red Christmas backdrop, he looks picture perfect for a Hallmark card.
Rose was among the “stage moms" who took their furry babies to the Christmas photo shoot for the PHILIPPINE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY’s unique fundraiser "POSE FOR PAWS" at the Bonifacio High Street.
Dogs dressed in Santa outfits were also lined up in a row for a press shoot of the event. Among them was shelter puppy Germaine who was brought by the PAWS Adoption Team. "This is his first day out of the shelter so he is very excited," said PAWS Adoption Head Liza Umayam.
TV5 host and PAWS celebrity volunteer Ariana Barouk fawned over the puppy and took him for a walk around High Street.
Other celebrities spotted at the event were actress Alma Concepcion with her Shih Tzu Anno, model and actress January Isaac and QTV’s Hillary Isaac with their pet Golden Retrievers Sage and Tanya.
POSE FOR PAWS was part of the Bonifacio High Street’s PASSION FOR CHRISTMAS and was made possible through the generous support of Hobbes & Landes, Frontline Plus, Krispy Kreme and the Philippine Star Pet Life Section.
For more photos, Pose for PAWS Christmas 2008