Friday, January 1, 2016

PETS | BTS: Our New Year's "family portrait"

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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:

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Kwittiegirl was already struggling with two cats and without me in the frame yet.

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And then I have to get into the picture with two more cats.

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Such resistance from these cats!

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The struggle is real here.

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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.

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Struggling to control these furballs.

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Still struggling, especially when they all want to yank themselves free from your grip.

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And then a cat succeeds and goes M.I.A.

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Behave, y'all, will you? We only need one shot. One shot.

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Thordis transforms into a bitch every time we have group photos like this.

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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.

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I don't know what his beef is when he's so cute. Don't you agree?

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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:

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Thought bubble: "Happy New Year my ass."

1 comment:

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