So, last post was all about Abby, the total ham and camera hog, right? Well, FINALLY, the pictures of ME showed up. You can see that I'm totally NOT a ham. Unlike my sister, I prefer a more, ah, casual, wind-blowing-through-my-ears kind of look.
Carefree, if you will!
Actually, to be honest, I didn't really like the 'popping' noise of the photographer's flash, and I didn't like the feeling of the material they used for the background and the floor. So I may or may not have been ready to bolt in the above picture. I'm just saying...
Oh, and it didn't help that Mom brought Abby along, because she thought it would be 'fun' to get some pictures of the two of us together. Fun?!? Mom, you've got a twisted sense of fun.
Let's just say the 'cute, loving sister' photos didn't exactly materialize.
We were on one leash so, theoretically, we would sit together and look all cute. Yuh. That totally worked.
This was as close as they ever got to us sitting together and looking cute. You'll notice that I'm plotting my escape while my goofball sister is entranced by the squeaky-toys being employed by the photographer's assistant. But Mom was REALLY hoping she might manage to get a picture of her with the two of us.
Um. Not so much. You'll notice the death-grip Mom had on me in an attempt to get me to look at the camera. Uh, I mentioned that I really didn't like the photographer's flash? Or the proximity of my sister?
Finally, Mom got the hint that maybe the two of us weren't going to cooperate. So, she got another picture of her with Abby the hambone,
and then put Abby in the car, so we could focus on ME! Finally. *sheesh*
I went with the contemplative look first. You can almost see the Deep Thoughts I'm thinking!
Then it was time for pictures with Mom. I mean, Abby can't be the only one with totally cute pictures of her with Mom.
The last one came out pretty good. However, I'll let you in a little behind-the-scenes secret. That last photo is cropped. Here's the full-sized version...
If you look closely, you'll see that I was trying to get off the icky-feeling background. However, you might also notice Mom has a cookie in her lower hand... A cookie that I received immediately following the taking of that picture. Hence my interest and enthusiasm!
Okay, so I'm not quite the model my sister is. Mom's happy that she got a couple good shots with me and her, and she thought my ears flapping in the breeze were cute (even if there really was no breeze, and it was just me not really sitting still...).
And I have to admit, it's a more unique look than you get with my sister the model! Heehee!
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus