All paws are on deck when it comes to taking pictures with this
Instagram superstar. Come along with her for a day on the town.
skylie ryce was barely two
months old when she first
posted on Instagram. Three
and a half years later, Skylie, a
minature Australian Labra-doodle, has more than 35,000
Instagram followers—and a
like number on Facebook.
Skylie’s eternally optimistic
social-media posts flow from
the fingers of her “mom,”
Harding Township resident
Lauren Huston, a digital consultant who has made Skylie
into a cottage industry.
“Skylie is a funnel to my
business, and my business is
a funnel for Skylie’s work,”
says Huston. That means
branding deals and sponsored posts—proof of Skylie’s
It took Huston about a year
to find Skylie’s voice. “I had to
stop fighting her free spirit,”
says Huston. “It was when I
decided to let her go that I
was able to appreciate it.”
Up next: a book reflecting
Skylie’s rosy outlook. “She
always has a great day,” says
Huston. “Even when she’s
acting like a lunatic, those are
great days for her.”
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUE BARR
7: 30 am
It's wake-up time and I know
what you're thinking. "Skylie, what
are you doing taking pictures this
early?" I'm glad you asked! I struck
a deal with Mom: If I pose for her,
she'll take me out and about
in downtown Morristown.
My fashion is on point for a day
in town. The Bubba Rose Biscuit
Co. is like a choose-your-own-adven-
ture...so I chose a big bowl of treats!
Oh, and FYI, Mom even let me try a
specialty cupcake since I was so
well-behaved. Can you say
YUM in my TUM?!