And 2016 has begun! Before the clock struck midnight, though, we managed to squeeze in a little family portrait for New Year's. We were all complete--me and Kwittiegirl in our ugly but cute Christmas sweaters, and our four cats Kwittie Boy, Foreman, Thordis, and Little Boy. We haven't done this in a really long time and our last attempt two years ago was a total disaster. It was already difficult doing a Halloween family portrait back when we only had two cats--how much more with four! They've got claws for chrissakes!
Getting that usable photo above took quite the effort. First I had to set the camera up since I'll be using the timer. Next Kwittiegirl had to position herself with two cats in the frame before I start the timer, grab the remaining two cats, and get ourselves in the frame. And then of course we had to control all four of them for a good couple of minutes. Here are some outtakes (or should I say bloopers?) from our little amateur shoot:
Kwittiegirl was already struggling with two cats and without me in the frame yet.
And then I have to get into the picture with two more cats.
Such resistance from these cats!
The struggle is real here.
You know how hard it is in group photos to pick that perfect shot because there's always someone who's either looking away or whose eyes are closed? Same with cats.
Struggling to control these furballs.
Still struggling, especially when they all want to yank themselves free from your grip.
And then a cat succeeds and goes M.I.A.
Behave, y'all, will you? We only need one shot. One shot.
Thordis transforms into a bitch every time we have group photos like this.
And of course Kwittie Boy has this perennial distaste for photographs. He simply does not cooperate by closing his eyes, looking away, or, well, running away.
I don't know what his beef is when he's so cute. Don't you agree?
Okay, why not just do it without the cats? Now you can see our Christmas sweaters more clearly.
Happy New Year, you guys! I leave you with one grumpy furball:
Thought bubble: "Happy New Year my ass."