Aunt Vickie found out that Channel 6 in Lansing was holding auditions for “Late Night With David Letterman”. We immediately realized that as a budding artist, Clifford needed to try out by painting Dave’s portrait. We hauled him back downstate yesterday and today, we gave him a bath, with the help of Vickie’s niece, Ellie. Ellie washed his feet, and he obligingly lifted his tootsies so she could get the bottoms too.
I decided to put him to work, making him concentrate on other things besides his art. We did some walking in the parking lot and even some longeing.
He was earning some clicks and apples but his efforts were pretty half-hearted.
He just wasn’t into his tricks like he normally is. I was a little worried that he might not paint at all.
We had set up the table with Dave’s portrait in a frame. When the crew started filming, Clifford marched right over to the table with me, grabbed the sponges and did a quick painting of Dave.