For our family Christmas card photograph, we borrowed Skelly pictured here from a physician friend. (Don't ask...)
One day I noticed him (?) standing around the house and realized he would be an uncomplaining model. I had been wanting to experiment with with some Canon 580EX II strobes and gels and knew Skelly wouldn't protest much.
He was quite patient and uttered nary a word as I positioned him, fiddled with the the flashes, changed the lighting ratios and the gels. Skelly, you were great!