Friday, December 27, 2013

At Least Mom is Having Fun...

Unless you have been dead  (Ahhh!  Zombie alert!), or possibly been living on the dwarf-planet Pluto, you will already know that Mom has a new camera (and that she paid for it entirely with gift-cards, reward points and money earned from market research surveys; just ask her - she'll tell you - at least three or four times, if you aren't careful...).

Needless to say, Mom has been going crazy with the flashy beast.  While there will be a longer post this weekend with Even More pictures, Mom has So Many Photos that she wanted to get some of them up now. And boot our letter to Santa - which served its purpose - Santa (and Granny and Grandpa) were very good to us!

Mom's photos have been of varying quality, mostly because she's still in the early stages of learning how to use her camera (luckily our Granny and Grandpa got her a book for Christmas that explains where all the various settings on the camera can be found, what the settings do, and how to use them - without this book, our Mom would be truly hopeless!).  Mom is also in the early stages of learning how to take pictures from the 'artistic' point of view.  But when she's taking pictures of us, there are always treats involved, so it's all good.

"Why yes, Mom, I will stand here as long as you hand me that turkey snack when you are done.  You do realize I have the roof of the house coming out of the side of my head, right?"

Fluffica (aka Abby) doing what she does best - sitting in the snow, ignoring Mom and the camera!

Fluffica still not looking at the camera.  And hoarding frisbees.
One of Mom's favorite things to do (at least for now) is to sit/lie in the snow and see what sort of pictures she gets.  Well, I'll show you what sort of pictures she gets...

"Hey, uh, Mom?  Whatcha doing down there?  Are you okay?  If you are okay, can I have my treats now?"

Holy Hipposnooterus, Batman!
For some reason, Mom still thinks sitting/lying in the snow is a good photographic angle...

This next picture is only of interest because it is of the back of my neck.  Actually, Mom was reading her 'How to Use Your Camera' book and was trying out the manual focus option.  As Mom was sitting in bed, and I was right next to her, I was her guinea pig.  (Alas, no turkey treats were dispensed in the creation of this photo...)

Biggify this one if you are really interested in seeing my collar and/or the back of my neck!
While the actual photo-taking process is fun (you know, because there are treats involved), the editing process is vastly less interesting for Yours Truly.

"Mom, why do you want to look at me on the computer when I'm Right Here, Next to You?"
*sigh*  Couldn't you at least get the color tones right?
More pictures to come this weekend; I'll be the one napping on Mom's computer.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Murphy said...

We have been enjoying the fruits of your mom's labors. But we have a suggestion . . . We would like to see bigger pictures (the ones on the blog).

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

Two French Bulldogs said...

She is doing a very good job using you as the guinea pigs

Murphy said...

We have been enjoying the fruits of your mom's labors. But we have a suggestion . . . We would like to see bigger pictures (the ones on the blog).

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BaaaaWaaaah FLUFFICA... BaaaaWaaah

If the new flashy beast becomes Bothersome.. you girrrrls COULD just bury it in a snow bank.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we are loving the photos...they make us smile and laugh :)

Anonymous said...

As long as the treats keep coming, you might as well humor her.

rottrover said...

It's such a pain waiting for them to train themselves....

Bart, Ruby and Otto

Mitch and Molly said...

Your mom is getting great shots and you girls are getting lots of yummy treats!
We love your header photo!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

I do like the notion of mom rolling about in the snow. I'm surprised her lens isn't covered with snooter marks.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona and abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay if theez shoots involv ekstra treets then yore mama shud git a noo kamra more offen!!! and i wil be shoor to keep a lukowt for those zombeez!!! happee impending noo yeer!!! ok bye

Dory and the Mama said...

Hmmmm......our Mama needs to use more treats!! We just love all the new artistic shots!!

Dory, Bilbo, Jakey and Arty

Newton Golden said...

Awesome shooter shots!!!

Newton Golden said...

Snooter....darn auto correct!