You're probably used to seeing tons of photos that people have taken of and with their pets, but you probably haven't seen many taken by the pets themselves!
After adopting a plucky pooch named Scraps, Simone Giertz starting teaching the 3-legged, rescue dog basic tricks and commands. Giertz even tried to teach Scraps how to take a photo on her phone, but regardless of how clever the pooch might be, dog paws and smart phone aren't compatible.
So Giertz set out to create a selfie station where Scraps could take her own photos. As a creator with a workshop in Los Angeles, Giertz builds all sorts of things, so creating a selfie station for her dog was definitely in her wheelhouse.
She made the structure of the station from LEGO bricks and adapted a LEGO robotics kit for the mechanical pedal. Once complete, it was just a matter of teaching Scraps to use her paw to press on the pedal, which in turn snaps photos. As an added incentive, Giertz also installed a snack dispenser, so every time Scraps takes a photo, she's also rewarded with a treat!
Scraps the adorable, wonder dog now has her own Instagram account with over 37,000 followers. Check it out HERE.