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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hijinks

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?

***crickets***



d'Arcy: I really think I'm too old for this. 


Guinness: This is boring. Where's my stick? 

 Me: You look adorable d'Arcy. Please do it for me. 


d'Arcy: Ok, but don't show any other border collies- I'll be a laughing stock. 



Guinness: STICKS ARE MORE FUN THAN PHOTO SHOOTS!

Me: GET BACK HERE YOUNG MAN! 

Guinness: *whine*

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: 


Me: You look like a llama reindeer. 

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:


Me: I love it! 

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 is an awesome pose. Thank you! 

Me: That's a wrap. I can't believe how exhausted I am. Now to just pull it all together. 

******
several hours later
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Me: Okay everyone are you ready?

 Ta-dah!



Irish: Well I guess it's okay. Why is that cat riding me?
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:

"MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKAH, HAPPY KWANZAA, HAPPY SATURNALIA. "

Or Whatever it is that you celebrate. May it be filled with love and laughter and light.  

34 comments:

  1. They’re all beautiful and photogenic! The look on Guinnes’s face is priceless! Great commentary from the whole group too.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. I think so too but I’m biased. Guinness cracks me up

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  2. this is too sweet haha - such individual personalities in all their expressions. omg about the llama reindeer tho! lolol merry christmas, critters!

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    1. I love the outtakes more than the ‘nice’ ones

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  3. Cute! I need to do the same. Merry Christmas to your whole herd.

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  4. That is adorable! I have antlers but probly won't get around to it this year

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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  5. Hahahaha, Martin does look like he'd cut a guy without a second thought.
    If Chester were a polydactyl, I'd think he was my Harley's lost Maine Coon brother.
    Awesome card.

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    1. Martin is the sweetest of cats, he just looks tough. Chester is sweet most of the time...

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  6. That smiling photo of Irish is priceless. Can I meme it?

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    1. OMG, YES! I’d love to see what you would do

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  7. "This is my Downton Abbey look" LMAO

    Chester is GORGEOUS, btw!

    And Guinness will forever be too noble for antlers, I think! Gah, he's the handsomest!

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    1. 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 life

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  8. HILARIOUS!!!! Guiness’ Face is the absolute best!!! Dying over here.

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  9. Hahaha! Guinness looks like he ate a reindeer and looking for his next victim! Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Ha! Guinness is such a sweetie- he just looks fierce. :)

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  10. I LOVE this!! I get a special thrill out of making usually fairly dignified animals wear festive attire.

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  11. 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.

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  12. You can tell D'Arcy that Connor just left the room so his secret is still safe. Guiness' stick on the other hand....:)

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm glad that Connor was so discrete. d'Arcy would never have forgiven me!

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  13. So wonderful! I love Irish's smile!

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