Mondays get a bad rap. So do pit bulls. The parallel is what inspired New York City resident Tanya Turgeon to make her dog, Elsie, the star of a photo series she calls “Movie Mondays.”
On the oft-dreaded first day of the workweek, Turgeon shares a movie-themed photo on Elsie’s Facebook page, which has more than 1,000 followers. In each one, the dog is dressed as a famous cinematic character.
Turgeon said she posted the first photo on a whim, but Elsie’s followers were sincerely engaged and ever since, expect a new one every Monday. Turgeon’s family and friends love coming up with new ideas, providing props and assisting with the shoots.
At 15 years old, the rescue dog has experienced a lot of health scares and operations. But Turgeon rarely posts this kind of information on Elsie’s page. “I call her page a ‘safe page,'” she told The Huffington Post. “When you come to her page, it’s always going to be something funny and inspirational … If you’re having a bad day, you’ll hopefully find something there to make you smile.”
Turgeon doesn’t share her own “anxiety about [Elsie’s] age and health because I don’t see a point to it. I want to celebrate and share her life,” she said.
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