You may certainly bring props! The more the merrier! F'rinstance: Sunny turned 13 the day this was taken, so we had a party:
The clothes a pet wears tell a story as well. Nellie (below) spent the first three years of her life in a meth house and was rescued from there. She wore a coat because her fur just wasn't growing back. :-(
And Bobo is just plain old cute! in his little sweater:
This Chinese-inspired chest is Tio's favorite perch:
A tired and hungry dog is pliable, moves slower, and is easier to work with. But, people should be fed and rested. Babies and toddlers are best at their 'peak hours' of alertness. Me? I need coffee. LOTS of coffee.