In Mom's defense, it is harder to get us to cooperate outside; there are so many interesting distractions out there and sometimes all the treats in the world just aren't enough to hold our attention! Inside, it's a whole new ballgame. Let's look at a recent group sitting. You'll see how much simpler it is!
We had all just gone outside and were waiting for our treats. That's usually when Mom tries for a photo.
|"Maggie! Zim! Mom has treats!"|
"I can smell my Stinky Goodness from here!"
"Are you sure? I was going to run up the stairs and do zoomies!"
|"She has Fruitables for us, Maggie. Look at the camera!"|
"♫ Stinky! Stinky Goodness! Stinkiest treats in the land! ♫"
"Oooh, it's the pumpkin/blueberry ones!"
See? Piece of cake! We all look perfect, don't you think?
|"Wait. I think Mom's out of ammo. "|
"Maggie, you're in the front row. Does she have any more?"
"I don't think so, you guys."
Note Maggie's Harp Seal Look. Honestly! You'd think Mom would run into the kitchen and re-load, wouldn't you?
|"No more pictures!"|
"I'm outta here!"
"You guys, I have cookie crumbs stuck in my throat. GAK!!!"
Well, anyway ... she got a GREAT photo of us in the house! And if Mom had only put up some Christmas decorations in the foyer (something about helping someone avoid temptation ... you know who I mean) then we'd have the perfect Christmas portrait. So in actuality, we upheld our part of the bargain, but Mom didn't pull through with hers.
I hope you all have a lovely week. Apparently there will be another outdoor photo shoot coming up. Mom might want to get some really special treats lined up this time.