Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Doggie Holiday Card Outtake and Confessions

A few things:
  • Both the dogs' holiday card headbands came from the Dollar Spot at Target. They were marketed for children. I get ALL the dogs' headbands/holiday accessories at Target. 
  • During the dogs' card shoots, they were confined in our spare bedroom with me and all three children. If it had just been me and the dogs, they'd have been placed on a tall table
  • Peanut butter treats (received from Cardi Claus) flew through the room (literally, through the air) freely and often.
  • For Jon Farleigh's kissing card, I bribed Eldest Child with $5 to hold a peanut butter dog treat between her lips. (That's not bad, is it?)
  • She took the bribe, but interestingly, I didn't use any of those photos. Oops.
  • In the photo I did use, Jon Farleigh planted the sloppy kiss with no treat coaxing whatsoever. 
  • This is how they looked after that un-coaxed sloppy kiss.

It's possible that at least one of us needs counseling. :)


Okay, so you may or may not know that tomorrow is December 29, and that tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of this blog. 

I can't even put into words how blown away I am that I've made it this long. 

 So instead of fretting about it, I've decided to take tomorrow off.

Okay, that's not entirely true. I do have a thing or two (divided into more than one post) to say to commemorate The Chronicles of Cardigan's first anniversary, but I can't tomorrow, because the Christmas cash in Middle Child's pocket is in flames and I have to take her to the mall to extinguish it.

I'll be back Friday. See you then!


  1. LOL sometimes outtakes are just as good, if not better! We all need counseling, it's just that booze is cheaper. ;)

  2. Thanks for sharing your secrets.

    We recently got some good shots when my photographer (husband) placed dried liver on the brim of his hat. And I thought it was just to keep the rain off his face.

    Happy blogiversary! It's been a fun year.

  3. That picture is a riot! I'm betting that you have to cough up more than five bucks next year, though.

    Congrats on your blogoversary! May you celebrate many more!

  4. Happy Blogaversary!! I also find it helps my picture taking when the dogs are trapped in a small space. It's fun... for me anyway.

  5. Love your "confessions" - thanks for dishing!
    Happy, Happy Blogiversary!!

  6. Your absolution is a done deal. Can't imagine this past year without you & the blog. My daily smile. And sometimes a change of underwear LOL.

  7. WOW she is a good sport (and so are your adorable pups!) congrats on your one year anniversary!

  8. This dog is very cute in the photo. This post is wonderful as it helps me to get the sort of information that i needed.I am thankful as i got your article when was searching dog treat 

  9. Happy Anniversary!

    Will have to check out Target next year for dog, I mean kid accessories. :)

  10. Happy blogiversary! I love your list of confessions. (It's always nice to hear when someone else's life isn't quite perfect either. ;)

    Enjoy your holiday but when you return, pop over to BuB (yes, that is the clumsy, unattractive nickname I have dubbed my blog) to check out the award you have been given. :) ♥

  11. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary!! That is no small thing. Shopping at the mall sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. :-)

    Thanks for sharing your tricks. I don't feel so bad about cheating myself now. Tragically, Cardi Claus did not bring us any special peanut butter treats so we have to use kibble.

  12. We all howled at your Christmas photos and outtakes. I love the "backstory" of the kiss. :~)

    Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary. All I know is my 2011 had more giggles and smiles because I found your blog.

    Keep on keeping' on, girlfriend!


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