Me: Come on guys, it's time for our Christmas Photo Shoot!
Guinness: What's a photo shoot? Does it involve sticks? Because I have a great one!
d'Arcy: Maybe if I don't make eye contact.....
Carmen: Oh- a camera! I am very photogenic. Let's go.
Irish: Don't fall for it- it's a trap
Me: Martin? Chester? Where are you?
d'Arcy: I really think I'm too old for this.
Me: You look adorable d'Arcy. Please do it for me.
Guinness: STICKS ARE MORE FUN THAN PHOTO SHOOTS!
Me: GET BACK HERE YOUNG MAN!
Me: Okay, try to look festive.
Guinness: This is my festive face
Me: I guess I can live with that.
Guinness: Okay, back to the important stuff- STICKS
Me: Okay, that's the dogs, now for the horses.....
Irish: You put silly antlers on my head but you can't make me like it.
Irish: do I hear a cat snickering?
Me: For a horse that requires so much maintenance from me you could do this ONE THING.
Irish: Oh, sure, play the guilt card. How's this:
Irish: But I'm smiling. What more do you want?
Me: Try again.
Me: This is perfect. *click*
Irish: Where's my carrot?
Carmen: It's my turn! Here's my sultry look
Me: ummm, well it's very , um, exotic but not really Christmassy. Try for less 'dramatic-spanish-mare' and more angelic.
Carmen: Okay, here's what I call my 'Downton Abbey' look:
Okay, now who am I missing...Oh right the cats!
Me: Martin- there you are. Not sure why I'm surprised this is where you spend winter!
Martin: You woke me for this?
Me: So...how about we try for a look that is a bit less murderous?
Martin: This is the best I can do, take it or leave it.
Me: uh, I'll take it!
Martin: Good call. Now go bug the fluffy squirt. zzzz
Chester: I'm no expert but I don't think that this is right.
Me: Your neck is too small, let me try again.
Chester: I kind of hate you right now.
Me: You can't do that- it's almost Christmas- a time of love and forgiveness.
Chester: I think I can work up just a bit of Christmas spirit but don't tell Martin.
Me: That's a wrap. I can't believe how exhausted I am. Now to just pull it all together.
several hours later
Me: Okay everyone are you ready?
Martin: This card would be nothing without me.
Carmen: Shouldn't I be in the centre?
Guinness: Where's my stick? It needs more sticks.
Chester: I do look adorable.
d'Arcy: Border collies don't read your blog do they?
Me: c'mon guys- let's say it all together:
They’re all beautiful and photogenic! The look on Guinnes’s face is priceless! Great commentary from the whole group too.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I think so too but I’m biased. Guinness cracks me upDelete
Ah, I love it!ReplyDelete
this is too sweet haha - such individual personalities in all their expressions. omg about the llama reindeer tho! lolol merry christmas, critters!ReplyDelete
I love the outtakes more than the ‘nice’ onesDelete
Cute! I need to do the same. Merry Christmas to your whole herd.ReplyDelete
I can’t wait to see!Delete
That is adorable! I have antlers but probly won't get around to it this yearReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you too!
You are so busy. Merry Christmas!Delete
Hahahaha, Martin does look like he'd cut a guy without a second thought.ReplyDelete
If Chester were a polydactyl, I'd think he was my Harley's lost Maine Coon brother.
Martin is the sweetest of cats, he just looks tough. Chester is sweet most of the time...Delete
That smiling photo of Irish is priceless. Can I meme it?ReplyDelete
OMG, YES! I’d love to see what you would doDelete
"This is my Downton Abbey look" LMAOReplyDelete
Chester is GORGEOUS, btw!
And Guinness will forever be too noble for antlers, I think! Gah, he's the handsomest!
She would totally fit on Downton Abbey! She reminds me of Lady Mary. Chester is cute for sure. Guinness always looks more noble in photos. He's quite a goof ball in real lifeDelete
"Downton Abbey" look *LOL*ReplyDelete
But you see it, right? :DDelete
HILARIOUS!!!! Guiness’ Face is the absolute best!!! Dying over here.ReplyDelete
My animals keep me amused. :DDelete
Hahaha! Guinness looks like he ate a reindeer and looking for his next victim! Merry Christmas :)ReplyDelete
Ha! Guinness is such a sweetie- he just looks fierce. :)Delete
I LOVE this!! I get a special thrill out of making usually fairly dignified animals wear festive attire.ReplyDelete
lol. I am not alone. :DDelete
haha I love this! Glad I am not the only one who does these photos. I can't get over how grown Guinness is. Quite striking.ReplyDelete
It's part of Christmas for me :DDelete
You can tell D'Arcy that Connor just left the room so his secret is still safe. Guiness' stick on the other hand....:)ReplyDelete
I'm glad that Connor was so discrete. d'Arcy would never have forgiven me!Delete
This is amazing! Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
So wonderful! I love Irish's smile!ReplyDelete
Awwwww I love it so cute!!!ReplyDelete