By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo
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Lara Jo Regan, from Los Angeles, California posed the pint-sized pup as different characters including a scarecrow in a cornfield, a boy-scout roasting marshmallows, and a spooky ghost.
She rescued the 5lb pup named Mr Winkle on her way home from a shoot in Bakersfield, California and he soon became her favorite muse.
Lara Jo said: “I discovered him while searching for a place to get coffee. Poor little thing hobbled right into my arms in the glow of the headlights.”
Lara’s series of pictures were taken over the course of eleven years at her studio in LA and different locations in California.
She said: “He reminded me of so many cute creatures, from earthly animals to mythical beings to inanimate objects.
“Just too much cuteness to be contained in one guise.
“Because he is so small, most of his costumes and sets had to be custom made to size.
“I concocted them myself but sometimes employed the help of professionals to help put them together.
“I wanted them to have a kid-like look, as if Mr. Winkle tried to make them himself with his own paws."
Other bizarre images show the posed up pooch as the devil, a sphinx, garden gnome, and even a communist dictator.
“His characters definitely poke fun at pop culture now and then.
“This series shows some seasonal selections," Lara added.
“He’s become quite the perennial pin-up pooch - his wall calendar is in it’s 16th year.”
To learn more about Mr. Winkle please visit https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Winkle-100310226699010/timeline/ or www.mrwinkle.com
To view Mr. Winkle’s latest book and calendar visit: http://0346812.netsolstores.com/