After years of not having a proper way to display or photograph some of my wearable craft items, I broke down last week and bought an inexpensive dressmaker's mannequin. It arrived yesterday in the middle of the rain, but the UPS guy had covered the box with plastic, so there was no damage.
It took about ten minutes to assemble, but because of the rain I didn't even try to take it over to the studio. I just left it by the front door.
This morning I brought over some of the scarves I've knitted, to see if I could get some better photographs than just laying them out flat. I took a few, then headed out to run errands.
More chores when I came home, until I was finally able to sit down with a sandwich for lunch and catch up on at least some of my email. Moby has been wandering around the house, as he always does. All of a sudden, however, for some reason he decided to notice the mannequin. It's been there for almost 24 hours, but apparently having a scarf around its neck while I'm sitting here eating lunch made it threatening.
He barked. He growled. He inched closer and barked some more. Finally he got right up to it and sniffed a little bit, and then everything was fine.