January 30, 2008

Playing with my posers...

I do, from time to time (cough, sputter) ask my furry babies to submit themselves (as if they had a choice) to a photo op. They are most gracious, and usually tolerate some dozens of shots going off in their little faces. I have some tricks that help keep them happy. I usually don't show them the camera at first. I lay down with them. I talk gently. I turn off the flash and try to use natural light. And I try to get them when they seem relaxed and even sleepy. Since they are all good natured and sweet, they stare back at me with uninterested expressions and allow me my time of trying to get the perfect shot. And occasionally, I do manage to capture those faces that AB and I have fallen in love with over the years. Anyway, I'm no professional, and I only have a little Canon Elph. But sometimes, I feel like it gives me some magic with just a little click. Here's to all the fur-babies ~ Enjoy mine!


Below is Kaleigh, my darling - she is just sweet and a total lover. She is also a rescue dog that was left to rot in a pound in California. When we found her, she had been there for a month already, was literally withering away to nothing and so sick it would make you hurt to look at her. She has changed our world - and this little pumpkin is such a mama's girl. I love her immensely...

Here is our 14 year old, sweet Chloe. She takes up residence every night on AB's pillow and gently licks his head - we've reasoned that she has decided he needs a nightly kitty bath. After she's done, she nudges up against his hair and drifts off to sleep...


The lioness with her lambs...


Kaleigh all curled up and napping without a care in the world - just like I want her to...


Anabelle, sweet Anabelle. Who would rather gnaw her own leg off than ever disappoint Anton or I. She is hands down, the dog that changed us into permanent Dog People. Smarter than a tack, funny, loyal to a fault, and as sweet and obedient as any wonderful dog could ever be. How can you look in that face and not melt?

Gosh, can't even find the words for this one. Chloe is not just my kitty - she's my friend and she has been in my life since she fit into my hand, and since I was just a kid myself at age 19. Considering I'm now in my thirties - we've weathered a lot of stuff together. When I see this picture, I just see my faithful friend and companion - my dear, dear kitty - who taught me how to love animals the right way; with patience and humor, devotion, and persistence. How I love her...and how beautiful she is to me.


My sweet girl...


The girls - our little loves who make our life so happy and give so much without ever asking for much in return...what a pair they are and what a joy.


Thanks for letting me share my kiddos with you...you can click on any one of them to see the full size and then you can see some of the amazing lighting, etc. These little shots don't do them justice. -cb

12 comments :

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I LOVE fur-babies..
And your's are sooo pretty..
Thanks for sharing your babies..
Have a Great Day...

Doris & Dan said...

They are all just beautiful! You took some wonderful pics.

Keep smilin!

Kayce said...

What cuties!! Those are beautiful shots!

amy said...

too sweet!!!

Andrew & Stephanie said...

Awww. I love them all!

...so funny...we have a cat who does the same thing to Andrew. It cracks me up. She won't touch my hair, but his is like a tasty treat every night:)

Briana's Mom said...

Wow, those pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful babies with us!

Stacie said...

They're all so beautiful! We have an Annabelle too! :) (Her nickname is Ham or Hammie though)

Christy said...

OH YOur doggies (and kitty) are so cute. We have 2 big labs and love them to death so you are talking to dog person!!

Christy :)

Lili & Robin said...

life is MUCH better with furbabies!
Yours are CUTE
-Lili

Headmeister said...

First, you take GORGEOUS photos, but I have to tell you, it might be because you have GORGEOUS fur-babies!!! I have 4 cats so of course I love your kitty, but I LOVE dogs and I can't have any so I'm lovin' yours from a distance :(

Kelley said...

So sweet! I love the pic of Kaleigh curled up with her back paws under her chin. How do they do that?

Love ya!
K

Anonymous said...

What beautiful babies, it fills my heart with love just to see them. They are yours and I know they are wonderful babies, just like ours. From one animal mommy to another, love your children!!!
Love deany