I don't have a remote, so this is a whole lot more complicated than you might think. When you use the self timer, it doesn't refocus once the subject shows up in the picture… so you have to guesstimate where the subject [you] is going to end up, set the focus, press the button, run, and hope for the best!
Once Charlie caught sight of what I had going on, he was all about helping me. So, I took several more self portraits with my little buddy… these are a bit more my speed. Focus on ye little curly one ~