Some of you saw this index card from July 16, where Bleubeard, I, and some of Squiggles friends threw a birthday party for him.
I remember when I was a child, my grandparents would take me to one of those professional photographers that are in every town to have my annual school picture taken. It was a yearly event and everyone got dressed up in whatever finery or gaudy or goth they could get away with to have their photos preserved forever in an annual yearbook.
Now everyone knows that Bleubeard is the face of this blog and he (and his name) shares all the art that comes from me. Squiggles knows his place, but it doesn't mean I didn't want photos that would be saved for posterity.
Unfortunately, unlike some of my friends, whose cats (and even dogs) will sit still until the "photo shoot" is complete,
both of my boys are shy when it comes to cameras. Although Bleubeard is quite social and likes to be the center of attention,
Squiggles shares none of that desire to be in the limelight. He's not just shy, he's scared of other people, and has been since the day I brought him home at six weeks of age. I've always believed someone mistreated him before he went to the Humane Society.
Getting him to sit for a decent "head shot" was nearly impossible. Over 200 shots later, these were the best I got from two days of trying to photograph him. And he moves faster than a bunny, too.
A shot like this would have been impossible with an old SLR. But here is one of several I got that showed how fast he changed positions while I was trying to get a decent birthday photo.
I hope this put a smile on your face, because once I realized I was fighting a losing battle, I had to laugh at the battle of wills my very determined Squiggles displayed.
Now it's time to join Annie for another week of Friday Smiles. And thanks, too for sharing my smiles this week where Squiggles got to be the star of Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog!
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