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From the Archives: Cookie’s Holiday Photo Shoot, 2007

tortoiseshell cat with christmas toys
Cookie’s Holiday Photo Shoot
holiday card with tortoiseshell cat
Cookie’s Full of Holiday Cheer

Cookie’s expression may have you thinking otherwise, but really, when I photographed Cookie all dressed up for the holidays, and not looking very happy about it, the whole thing was her idea. We were all playing around that day—Peaches at 17, Giuseppe, Sunshine, Mewsette and Bean at five months old, Mimi only four years old and still playing mom, Namir and Kelly at 14 and Cookie at 15. They had gotten new Christmas catnip toys from a friend and strewn them all over the floor (okay, they had some help with the strewing), and all were feeling good, including me. I’ve always enjoyed putting things on Cookie, so I decided she should be decorated and proceeded putting toys on her head.

Then it hit both of us, and we got a little set together, and the rest is history. Below is a slideshow with tacky Christmas music showing the sequence of events. Watch it here or on YouTube.

The card is available in my Etsy shop.

Click here to watch it on YouTube.

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