From the Archives: A Holiday Photo Shoot

tortoiseshell cat in box
Cookie prepares the set for her 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, 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.

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Other daily photos shared on this date

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2012: Feline Still Life with Yellow
two black cats interior
Feline Still Life

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2010: Stinkbugs for Fun and Exercise
cat chasing stinkbug

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Click here to find out how you can help homeless cats this holiday season!


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2 thoughts on “From the Archives: A Holiday Photo Shoot

  • December 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    A wonderful Christmas memory Bernadette..Hugs

    • December 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks, Nancy, it was a lot of fun, thanks to Cookie.


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