I met Philly while standing in line at Target, of all places. Sometimes it pays to lug around 10 pounds of camera equipment and this was one of those times. Philly’s mom wasn’t surprised when I asked permission for a photo op. She said people ask to take pictures of Philly all the time. No surprise there :)
If you were of movie-watching age in the mid 1980′s, Philly probably reminds you of a certain movie character named Gizmo that was *really* cute… unless it got wet, was exposed to sunlight, or ate after midnight. Like just about every other kid who saw the movie Gremlins, I remember wanting a Gizmo of my own. Who knew I just could have asked my parents for a Shih Tzu like Philly?!?