All good Elvis fans are familiar with him singing “Hound Dog” on the Steve Allen Show in 1956. After all the fuss Elvis caused performing the song on the Milton Berle Show, Allen made Elvis dress up in a tux and sing to a hound dog wearing a little top hat and sitting on a platform.
Now, check out this picture.
Elvis and Molly
My talented friend Carol Stephens does all the graphic design for Elvis International magazine. I am always impressed by how much her work enhances my articles published there. Carol recently got a new dog and had the inspiration to play around with one of the photos from the TV show. She replaced the hound dog with her doggie and sent me a copy to see how I liked it.
I loved it and immediately wrote back and asked her if she could do the same thing with my golden retriever, Molly – please, please, please. Carol is such a sweetie. She said yes. My wife helped me get Molly in the right pose for a photograph, and I e-mailed it to Carol. The picture above is the result. It is so cool, and I now have a large blow-up of it on the wall above my desk.
Carol did one other clever thing. The deposed hound dog is now off to the side, looking back as if to say, “Hey, what happened here?”
I know there are lots of Elvis fans who also have beloved dogs in their household. Maybe they would also like to see their dog in this shot with Elvis. Carol did mine for free, but she does get paid for her artistic work. So, my gift to her will be to let anyone with any interest know they can contact Carol at Stephens@2D-CreativeDesigns.com.
If you have any other graphic design needs, you might also want to check out her website www.2D-CreativeDesigns.com. Carol has done a lot of great work, including the ElvisBlog logo.
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