Monday, December 13, 2010

"Chase"-ing the Perfect Picture

It's time to take a picture for our Christmas cards.  How hard could that be?  Round up the troops and snap away.  Except next to Sabrina, the next biggest ham in our family is our Black Lab, Chase. 

First, gather the gang...

Take One, all three of them have that "Do we really have to do this?" look.  That won't work; they look like rejects from Christmas Vacation.

Chase, already bored, decides he's finished and gets up to leave.  I don't think so.  Sabrina meanwhile, has suddenly discovered she has feet.

Chase is corralled and brought back to the fireplace.  As the camera snaps, he decides it's been 4 1/2 seconds since the last time he kissed Sabrina on the lips.  Her lips apparently taste like beef liver, because licking them is one of his favorite pastimes.  Sabrina, bonded to her loving doggie brother, will usually (Note: At this time, I dangle a shiny object off screen for those of you who are better parents than me to look at so you won't read the rest of this sentence which concludes...) open her mouth so he can clean it out like you lick frosting out of a bowl.  Don't send me letters because I know all your kids are disgusting too.  And yes, she thinks it's funny.

"OK enough shenanigans!", we shout.  Let's do this thing.  In response the next photo we get is what I'd call "Epic Holiday Photo Fail".

I'm not sure what's going on here; nearest I can tell Chase is giving Ripley the "Ha ha I got out of wearing my Santa hat by being impossible while you got stuck with the goofy collar" tongue tease.  The feet Sabrina recently discovered a few photos back are being relieved of their shoes.  Arrrrgh.  Seriously?

Finally, we take what we can live with, although I am temped to send this one to the dog lovers in our family.  Happy Holidays!

(In reading this post, I  have to say Ripley's boredom with the whole thing really irritated me because while he stayed still during the entire process, he never quite lost the "I must find some way to stop Christmas from coming" look on his face.)


Crista said...

I always appreciate the laugh out loud moments from your blog! Thanks for another one with the doggie kisses. One of our dogs (Indy) does that to the other one (Leila). Now I have something to look forward to when we get the kid!

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

AWWWW...they are all SO darn cute!

We tried this task today at a professional photographer and yes, getting both Blaze and Neyla to pose while Daddy and Mommy were in the pictures too, was a HUGE challenge to say the least. We should find out in a week or so what the results were!?

Jennifer said...

Hilarious post. I loved it. There's only one thing harder than getting that perfect picture of a kid and it's getting that perfect picture of kids and pets together. LMBO!!!

The Smith's said...

Thanks for this post today! I really needed a laugh!

Anonymous said...

snort he he snort.

My child would never, ever, do such a thing. Hang on a second. Scratch that.

Bobby, they all still look adorable though.

lovesmukiwa said...

That's awesome!

Anne said...

That was hilarious! Very cute pics, too!

Stacey said...

haha you always make laugh. :) good job getting two pets and a kid to pose. it's a nearly impossible feat.

Jeff and Kevin said...

Gross? Are you kidding? It sounds to me like you got this all figured out! Sticky fingers sweetie? Go see Chase. Food smeared all over your face? Come here Chase!
Does he change diapers yet?

Michaela said...

Loool, I love those pictures. Priceless! You really have to write more. It cracks me up every time.

Anonymous said...

hehehe... I love this post!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!