Thursday, December 15, 2011

I called this one: 'The Nightmarish Doggie Photo Shoot Before Christmas'

Okay, so as if the family photo shoot wasn't hard enough, I decided last year to do a second, dog-only holiday card. And let me just say that it was exponentially harder. So hard that for every posed holiday photo I've taken of them since, Jon Farleigh and Dewi have either been placed on a concrete wall outside or on a tall table (you might have noticed). Corgis sit still when they have no where to safely go. :)

Anyway, I published a little blurb about the nightmarish photo shoot from 2010 on last December, and here it is, from the archives.


December 11, 2010

Spent a good two hours this morning trying to get a nice, respectable holiday photo of Jon Farleigh and Dewi in front of the fireplace. [silence] With my point and shoot camera. [silence] Took about 70 photos. Not one decent photo in the bunch. Nope. In fact, it was like a two-hour obedience lesson gone horribly awry. (sit, stay, down, stay, sit, down, STAY!) I quit after this picture.

Me want cookieeeee!

(Oh, in case you're wondering, Jon Farleigh and Lulabelle the cat were running laps around the couch.)


Come back tomorrow to see the "finished" product!


  1. OMG! That's funny! Adorable, but funny!

  2. OMD - you always make me laugh out loud. (My husband thinks I'm a little soft in the head now, thanks. ;)

  3. LOL it is a wonder you weren't ruined from taking more pictures for life!

  4. TWO hours!!!! My goodness! And my dogs thought that 5 minutes was pushing the envelope. Too funny!!

    Been there! Done that!!

  5. Oh, I can so sympathise. Beryl still thinks the word 'stay' doesn't mean anything so unless she is lying where I want her by good fortune I go without getting anything like the photo I want. But 70 photos and 2 hours of work ... I admire your tenacity!

    Now, I'm way behind reading your blog (and everyone elses!) but I'm passing on an award I just received to you, details are on my blog. I hope you haven't already got it and I also hope to catch up on what you've all been up to sooner rather than later!

  6. LOL. Yet one more reminder I am not ready for a second dog! I take serious pride in my dog's wicked sit-stay and would be depressed for weeks if it was ruined by a doggy sibling.

    Can't wait to see the final cut!

  7. Yeah...I have to play this game sometimes. Call their name to get their attention, then they come because they think I want them to come to me, then I put them back in place, tell them to sit, stay and then call them again so they look...but they come instead.....

    We are getting better at it but I think my and their patience is only good for about15 to 15 minutes. Then we take a break and try again :)


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