I haven't been posting as much lately, because I have been working on a Christmas present for my customers.
Something simple, but it takes a lot of my time up at night.
I am taking pictures of my furry customers and making calendars to give to their owners at Christmas.
I did this for my customers about 5 years ago and it was a hit, so I am doing it again this year.
As everyone can see from my blog, I love taking pictures.
I am very much an amateur photographer.
My pictures are for fun, but I do try really hard to get a nice shot of the dogs to give to their owners.
I give professional pet photographers all the credit in the world.
It must take them hours to get the perfect picture.
I only have a few minutes after each groom to get the best picture that I can.
I am convinced that some dogs are real hams in front of the camera.
I have had some dogs where I have only needed to snap a few pictures and all of them come out great.
I swear that they sit there and pose.
Some dogs are down right scared when I pick up the camera and put it in front of my face.
I have had a couple of dogs freakout at the fabric hanging on the wall behind them.
There are others that can not be trusted for even a second, for me to back away from them to take a picture.
Then there are the ones that are way too happy and can't stand still to save their lives.
Like this little lady.
She has to be one the happiest Pomeranian's that I have ever met.
You can not talk to her when you groom her, or she will do nothing but wiggle, squirm, and roll over on her back...and do the happy tinkle.
How do you get a dog like that to lift her ears?
Any noise that you make she thinks that you want her to sail into your arms.
And, she moves, and wiggles, and crawls all over the place.
Most of my pictures of her looked like this.
The picture above was one of only three pictures that were not blurred.
The only problem was, in the picture above, she didn't have her ears up.
I spent 10 minutes making noises, trying to get her to lift her ears.
Ten minutes does not sound like long, but when you have other dogs waiting to be groomed, it is forever.
So, what did I end up with?
A belly shot.
Can't you just see her saying; "Here...how is this for a pose?!"
I have a lot of blooper shots.
I can just see the dogs making comments as I am trying to take the pictures.
So, I thought that I would have some fun and share some of the bloopers pictures, and what I think the dogs are thinking.
Sit back and have fun looking at my blooper pictures. :)
" Wait! Wait! I need to fix my mustache."
" How is this for a grin?"
"Look, I can touch my eye with my tongue!"
"What?...What's that ya sayin'?"
" What did you get me into this time?!"
" What do you mean I moved? I didn't move."
"How is this side?"
"Are you done yet? I would really like to take a nap now."
"How is this for a nice big smile?"
"No, I will not look at the camera."
"Why can't I stick my tongue out?!"
"You told me to put my head up!"
" I don't want to smile."
"Did you get a good picture yet?"
"What is that squeaking sound. Is that a toy? I want it!"
"Wait! I blinked!"
"What do you mean I have to sit next to him?"
"It isn't bad enough that I was dragged in here to have my nails clipped...now this!"
"I am ready for my picture to be taken!"
"Picture? You mean that this isn't my new bed?"
"What do you mean, stop making faces."
"Yaaaawn.....are we done yet?"
"I WANT TO GO HOME!"
"Hurry, take the picture. My ear itches."
Happy Grooming, MFF