However, I've been around animals enough to know that what I want to happen and what actually happens are two different things, so I had a back-up plan.
After I decided to make the horses scarves, I decided that we were going to get pictures of the cats too and made them scarves. They were Not Thrilled.
I set up a mini photo studio (read: red fleece draped over a chair that I could plunk the cats down on to snap a quick picture) and started chasing them down.
|Pongo was after the treats and didn't want to sit still.|
|Gizmo has a demon inside her, I think.|
|Speed Racer is going to kill me in my sleep.|
|It wasn't nearly long enough and she tried to eat it.|
|This time, both Skeeter and Pearl tried to eat it.|
It took three.
Instead of the perfect card I had imagined, we ended up having to go with our back-up plan of individual pictures of each horse. The wind was kicking up and we've gone one heck of a winter storm moving in, which made the horses a bit full of themselves.
|Miss "Cranky butt" Pearl|
|Skeeter "the Goofball" Bang|
|Copper "I don't wanna" Casanova|
We finished with the horses and ran into the house to change into not-horse-snotted clothes. The wind was really kicking up by then and our window of opportunity was closing very, very fast.
|Pongo the photobomber and Allie-bird just wouldn't cooperate.|
The thing is, I kinda wish we'd used all the outtakes for our card - they are a much more realistic view into our world.