Adventures That Try My Patience

by Houndstooth on
Bunny here at the keyboard, sharing an adventure that actually happened a couple of weeks ago.

My human didn’t want me to talk about it until after she did her Shutterfly post, but a few weeks ago, we all piled into the Princessmobile and the hoop dee and went off to take our annual Christmas card photos.  My human vowed to do them early last winter when it snowed, but it never did, so we had to make do with the weather we had.   It would have been nice to have a few snow flurries, but I’ll be honest with you, I’m glad we weren’t out this weekend taking pictures, either, because it was downright bracing outside.

Christmas Cheer -- Tales and Tails

Christmas Cheer

As it turned out, having nice weather probably kept us all sane.

If you’ve read our blog for awhile, you know that every year, we have an annual Christmas card photo shoot and every year, something makes it a challenge.  When Lilac was alive, we had to make accommodations for her weak back legs.  Blueberry liked to look right when everyone else was looking left.  Those were minor challenges, though.  We got Lilac to lay down for pictures and Blueberry would always look at a treat.  Our real challenge arrived in a black fur suit, however.

No dog has made our Christmas card photos more difficult through the years that the one and only Küster.  You would think with all of his training that he would be able to be one of the best of us for the annual photo shoot, but every year, he’s the one my human threatens to strangle with her camera strap while Dad’s eye gets all twitchy.  At first, he got a pass because he was a young and distractable pup, but now that he’s five years old, we girls feel that he should be getting with the program, if you know what I mean.

Kuster in a Polka Dog Bow

Christmas Puppy — The First and Last Time He Cooperated For A Christmas Card Picture

Sure, Flattery will get a little distracted at times, and yes, Morgan follows all of Dad’s commands for Küs, but for the most part, we stay in our places and ready to smile.  I also confess that I squint a bit more now than I did when I was younger, but even Dad noticed that in every shot, I am standing in exactly the same spot.  I am known as the dependable one in our family.

I admit, it is pretty funny when Dad says, “Küster, plotz” and Morgan lays down first.  Then he gets all flustered and tries to get Mo to sit again while Küs is supposed to lay down and Mom is telling him to get out of the picture.  You don’t have to go anywhere for entertainment on Christmas Card Photo Day.  When Dad gets out the treats, all bets are off with Flattery, too, because she has a one track mind.   The whole thing would be over in no time if it were just us girls, but the Black Tornado brings the chaos with him every year.

Honestly, that’s okay with me.  It keeps the humans on their toes and reminds them about who the good dog really is around here.  We all get to spend some time together and it starts to put us in the holiday spirit.  Sure, after a while, it will try my patience, but when it’s all finished, we always feel like it was worth it.

Merry Everything -- Tales and Tails

Merry Everything

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  • Sue Dyer

    I have enough trouble trying to take photos of my two girls, so can sympathise. You got fab photos though.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • SGilbert

    Ha Ha! There is always one that wants to be different….but that is ok because it is like that last picture we do with kids OK make a fun face. Mom could ok lets take a fun picture!

  • Casey the Boxer

    Momma gets annoying enough with just two of us in the pictures. We don’t know how you do it with four!

  • jan

    We absolutely refuse to stand still for pictures. Your humans are lucky.