Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Outdoor Christmas Photoshoot

I was looking at the calendar this morning and suddenly realized that it was December 12 -- 13 days until Christmas --- and we didn't have a holiday photo to send to our friends. So I asked Mom what the deal was.
"Well, Jakey, we can do an outdoor Christmas photoshoot today -- but you have to find your Christmas collars. If you don't, we'll just have to go with antlers."

"Rut roh, " I thought. You can imagine that those words helped me focus. And after a bit of head scratching, I remembered that our Christmas collars were probably upstairs with our wooly fisherman's sweaters in a bag from our Christmas trip last year to St. Loulis.

Yep, there they were -- along with two forgotten Christmas toys. So we put the collars on and out we went.
When we got outside in the backyard, Just Harry wasn't quite sure what to do. He remembered his elegant runway stint with Just Martha -- and was kind of confused at this low end photoshoot. "It will be OK," I said, "Trust me. Just do what I do."
So when Mom and Dogdad tried to capture our terrier cuteness, we were in pawfect sync. At my instructions, we looked to the left.

And we looked to the right.
We looked up. Way up.
And we looked down. And then, just when our folks thought we'd never get it right, we looked straight at them and asked, "Is this what you were hoping for?"

And finally, we got to play a bit with our new (year-old) toys.
Of course, JH had to have the toy I was playing with. Actually both toys. But that's my brother. What can I say???

Your pal,



Kari in Alaska said...

We still don't have ours either!


doyle and mollie said...

woof hoo you both nailed the photo shoot and what a score that gingerbread man is furryastic!! loves and licks and much merryiness in the festive season xxx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Good way to exercise the hu-mom and hu-dad fur a while!



♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The whole series of photos is very nice. And we just LOVE your ears in the straight-on shot:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Barbara said...

You two are unbelievably adorable!!

Lacy said...

woofs, heehee me loves your earsies collars...mama was ready to fix our card, and all her pitzurs of bears has dis heehee bear watch out fur the flashie beasties tomorrow..

b safe,

Maxmom said...

Hello there dear friends...
Such cute photos, all seem settled into festive cheer.
Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas.
Sending lotsaluv

Angus said...

Patience rewarded. Just when you were despairing that you'd ever get the right shot - hey presto !

Dexter said...

The collars look grand. Much better than dumb antlers or a santa hat.


Molly the Airedale said...

What a great photo shoot! You guys are naturals in front of the camera's eye! Love the holiday collars!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

You guys are sooooo smooth, no wonder you have so many girl doggies wanting your email addies.

We have found ONE collar, but not Teka's collar. Hah. I'll bet she ate it!


WFT Nobby said...

Hi Jake
Great job avoiding the dreaded antlers!
We think you both look great in ALL the photos.
Toodle pip!

Peppy Sheppys said...

We think those pho-tos are marvelous.

We have been thwarting all attempts at a photo shoot. Getting all four of us in a shot, let alone looking in the same direction would be a Christmas miracle. Screw that!

Sheps, Otis & Edgrr

Kess And Her Mama said...

You guys are pros! Of course you had to make your humans work first :-) The perfect shot was just perfect! Merry Christmas guys! Looks like I need to pester my humans for my Christmas shot.

Martha said...

Well you got there in the end - picture perfect we say.
It is good to make the humans work a little - that way they appreciate the odd shot of you both looking at the camera at the same time.
Have the bestest Xmas you two and your humans.
Martha and Bailey xxx

The Thuglets said...

Thank you so much for visiting us. Your lovely words & thoughts on Dorcus leaving us for the Rainbow Bridge.
Our furkids are so special to us all. We have learnt NEVER put off saying or doing what you can with them today, until tomorrow. Cos sometimes tomorrow does not come!

we look forward to getting to know you. Fabulous chrismas poses and brillo collars.

Karen & Alan Dorcus's Mum & Dad
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Anita said...

What great pictures! We got forced to wear the antlers this year...yuck! Our DOHs need to buy us festive collars instead...we could handle that. Oh and about the whole toy thing...Big Brother is like that with our toys too. Sigh...must be a brother thing!
Bones and Treats to ya,
Bronson and Pepper

Asta said...

That was tewwiewifically pawfect Chwissmuss photo shoot
You and Just Hawwy bwing lots of smiles to ouw faces..(I also kind of go wobbly in the knees seeing youw handsomenesses)
Have fun playing wif those new-old toys( I have toys that awe yeaws and yeaws old and when I wediscovew them, they make me just as happy as the fiwst time awound
smoochie Chwissmussy kisses

George The Lad said...

Oh you two are so cute, great set of photos you got there, love the collars to, they done look to bad to wear ;)
See Yea George xxx

George The Lad said...

lol!! I ment to put, they don't look to bad to wear. I think I need a beer BOL!!!

Dewey Dewster said...

Great pictures Jake 'n Just Harry.....I know our day is comin' 'n soon 'n we sure dread it....yes siree.....
Well, we're sendin' a little request ta ya 'n we hope ya can fill it.....can ya crank up the heat of the sun a bit before we arrive in the deep south? Gram wants ta remove our hair 'n I tell ya we hear it's freezin' where ya are' n that means we need every one of 'em....hairs, that we have ta bring all warm clothes with us ? Help 'n Yikes....

Dewey Dewster here....

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hi, Jake and JH! We've been checking every few days, and whee! a new post! Mama was very impressed with all your synchronized photos. Great photo spread. Mama is lucky to get one blurry head and one retreating butt when she tries to take our pictures. So well done, guys!

We're still waiting for our Christmas cards to come so mama can send them out. We need a new secretary. You'd think in this economy she'd be grateful to be employed and would do a better job. But the meals are regular and she does give pretty good ear scritches and tummy rubs.

Jed & Abby

Life With Dogs said...

A terrific session - and believe it or not, you beat us. One of those years. :)

How Sam Sees It said...

Mom had all kinds of plans to do a Christmas Card this year, but since her Mom has been sick she hasn't had much of a chance. She loves yours!


Oorvi said...

Loved the pictures...and I am glad you gave those antlers a miss. You look cute with those Christmas collars around your necks:)

Wise wags,

Linda said...

Wow, you boys look fabulous in your photos! Katie still likes to wiggle a lot for photos at times. Glad you found your toys to play with. Have fun!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Pippa said...

Oh, one of THOSE pix! I think I am exempting myself from them this year.
You however, do it with style