A Pet Photo Shoot

I have a vision. I know what I want on my personal Christmas card this year. I can see it in my mind. It includes one or both of my cats. I can be flexible. But working with animals can be tricky even the most cooperative ones.

Step one: Get the set ready.

Step 2: Set up camera and pre focus.

Step 3: Call the Cat.  That was the easy part. Rocky came running, jumped into the set and slid taking the drape and set with him.

Step 4: Set the set back up.

Step 5: Catch a cat…don’t call it. Once again Rocky was more willing. He thinks he’s a little kitty rock star and that everyone should worship him.

Step 6. Try to communicate what you want him to do.

Step 7: Use cat toys, treats, funny noises to try to get your animal actor to perform.

Step 8. Pick up to try again another day Rocky let me know when he was done. Tail in the air he walked away like a true Prima Donna. I found him curled up asleep on my bed. I guess I wore him out.

It wasn’t a total loss. I managed to get a couple of nice pictures so I could create this combo that I call “Twins”,  but it’s not what I want for the card.

I am not giving up. I’ll be trying again next time I have an hour or so to fuss around. Maybe  a bit of turkey will hold his attention.

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  1. Courage Miss Dusty, and you shall prevail! 🙂 I’m chuckling cause I know your frustration. Half the time I just give up, and when they are sleeping I set up the “stage” around them and then hope with fingers crossed that they cooperate when they wake up. lol.

    • Ah yes ..frustrating but also funny. I thought Smokey might be more amendable as he is the calmer of the 2 cats but he wouldn’t stay put for even a second as soon as I reached for the camera he was down and off. I will try again and with luck, gain a little more cooperation from my kitty star. 🙂

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