Keep in mind that yes, Mom had treats, and yes, she got us tired first. This first one is really pretty good, I think:
Yeah, well, Cammie was looking at the camera. Maggie and I were pursuing other interests. One out of three isn't bad.
Mag decided to go up onto the porch, which is what Mom actually wanted in the first place.
|"Oh, I wonder what's down there?!!?"|
"Don't do it, Maggie!"
"Aw, let the kid have some fun!"
We took a short break after that photo, so Mom could brush all the leaves and Yew needles off of Maggie. I'm not sure why there aren't any cool action shots of it, but Maggie dove head-first into the Yew bushes. It was great!
OK. Back to the portraits. Let's try again. Check this out -- Cam and I are facing the right way!
|"May I have another cookie?"|
"Yeah, Mom. Where's the rest of the Stinky Goodness?"
"Oooh! What's this, you guys?!?"
Cam and I covered Maggie, while she checked something out.
|"Oh. What's that, Mom!?!"|
"Yeah. Look over there, Mom!"
"Thanks, you guys!"
It was a crispy leaf. She loves leaves!
Maggie has figured out how to open doors already and even how to lock Mom out of the house! Isn't she smart? She took one look at how Mom had our leashes attached to the front door and assured Cam and me she could unhook all of us.
|"I'll have us all loose before Mom can say 'NoNoMaggieNo!'!"|
"I just can't look."
"Hey, Mom! Look at me!"
Seriously. It was a nice shot of me! I was looking right at the camera and everything! Mom seemed to be more interested in what the Magster was doing.
|"Maggie! Don't make me come over there!"|
"I was just ... um ... seeing what was over behind the flag rock."
I thought it was great. While the girls were horsing around, I was getting Stinky Goodness treats! What a deal!
Since Mag stopped trying to free our leashes, Mom backed up and tried to get our attention.
|"There's someone across the street!"|
"You guys! There's a pile of snow back here!"
That wasn't the shot Mom was aiming for, either. Here's one where Maggie isn't behind the trees:
Mom mentioned something about frozen hands (she took the pix at the hottest part of the day, though, so I don't see what the problem was -- it was up to 20 degrees!) and decided to throw in the towel. Actually, she said we'd try again later. Works for me -- more Stinky Goodness Treats!
So ... um ... how about a sunset?
Everybody feeling the tranquility of the Zen of Zim Zone now?
We'll be heading out later today to try again with the porch portraits. It's snowing, so it'll work out really well - I just know it!