I hope I didn't go too
overboard by calling attention to the whole fiasco, but you'll have to bear with me.. this is my first experience with canine identity theft.
At first I wasn't sure whether to be flattered, or threaten the scammer with a copyright infringement, but they came up with a semi-believable story, aside from the dog being a "pillow sleeper".. Corgi legs are about 3" long, she can't even climb stairs very well, let alone jump into a bed! I guess the main thing I felt all day was confusion about why somebody would do this in the first place. I just don't get it. Maybe if there was a cash prize for the cutest puppy, or some kind of award, I would understand.. but they had nothing to gain as far as I can tell. The only thing that still irks me is seeing all the comments refer to Herbie as Artemis, even after so many comments about it not
being Artemis. I also felt the need to password protect my photography website where the photos were taken from, which is a shame. But whoever stole the photos was able to cleverly crop out my signature/watermark in all the photos they uploaded. And I know where they found the photos, because one of them that was posted has only been shared in one place.
Oh well. There are much bigger things to worry about (like raging forest fires burning about 10 miles from my house). Off to take "Artemis" to the dog park to get some photos of her gazing into the smoky sunset. Thanks again for the warm welcome everybody!