Tuesday, 16 December 2008

My Christmas Card 2008 Photo Shoot

For a few weeks, I had been busy racking my brains on designs for this year’s “Homer’s Christmas Card”. I had toyed with a number of ideas, but none of them seem appropriate.

You can imagine my joy, therefore, when we experienced a recent downfall of snow. The backdrop was perfect and my humans and I were soon outside and into a full blown photo shoot. Here are the results...

At first, we thought that a ‘regal’ sitting pose would be ideal. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite paying attention for this shot.

I was even worse in this one. D-oh!

When it became obvious that a sitting pose was not my forte, Missus suggested that I tried a seductive lying down pose. Unfortunately, my frosty face looked anything but seductive.

Finally, we snapped a picture which we all thought was ideal. My pose was enchanting; the props (i.e. my hat and scarf) were perfectly aligned; the backdrop was stunning: and we even had a fresh snowfall to complete the picturesque scene.

Soon, I got to work on turning my masterpiece into this season’s festive card. Here’s how it ended up...

Don’t you think it’s booti-ful? Hopefully, some of you will have already received a paw-written original in the post. For those of you who I accidentally missed out, this one is especially for you!

Merry Christmas and Happy Howlidays Folks!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Your Christmas card is just beautiful, Homer! How lucky you are to get to pose in the snow! We wish we could have!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Chow Chow said...

You look great in all the pictures!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
I got your card! And it is pawesome! I like it a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Homer! I love all your Christmas card poses! My family and I think you look regal and as handsome as can be in all of them. Your card looks great - so Christmas-y! I hope your tummy feels good enough to start eating yummy food soon - I wonder if Golden Retrievers have sort of sensitive stomachs?

Your friend,

Thor said...

Hi Homer!
What a beautiful Christmas card! You look handsome in those pictures! You even got snow to the photo shoot! What a cool!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Love and licks

Charlie said...

Merry Christmas, Homer! You couldn't take a bad picture!!
- Charlie

Sweepy said...

Woofy, Homer!
We got your cool Card!
Isn't that Pawsome Great!!!
Keeper's students in art were all impressed! Too bad we don't have snow in the Philippines 'cause I would love to play around in it. PLUS, the snow will surely make my big, black brother Bogart VISIBLE!!!


Btw, sorry if we can't send you a card by mail. We cancelled half of our postal cost and instead bought presents for abandoned dogs, sick dogs, child beggars and poor families. We included all the names of our friends (including YOU!) Read all about it in my blog!!!

Drooly Cheers . . .again!!!

Dino and Family said...

I got it! I got it! It's awesome, Homer! I love your out-takes too! You make a very good model! Thanks for asking about my hot spots, they are almost dried up, I think my tail is on the mend! Love, Dino

simona e marco e i loro tesori preziosi...paco e milo said...

Hi Dear friend!!!!
All of your poses are geat...you're a very handsome model!!!!WAAAAAAAAAA!!!
We've received today your Christmas card!!!!BOOtiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot....you're very special for us and hope to know you asap!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow we'll post we and your Card!!!!
Lots of love and kisses!!!!!

Pipa said...

Dear Homer!
Do I need to say you look really handsome in all your photos?

Your card is pawsome, I just loved it!

Merry Christmas, dear friend!


Lacy said...

w00f's Homer, all ur picksurs iz pawsome...heehee nowww my outakes wuz badddd..thank you fur me card, u shood have mine soon..

b safe,

Sue said...

Homer, you are gorgeous!

Asta said...

Thank you for the bootiful cawd!!1
You look wegal and bootiful..It's a pawfect pictoowe, and I love the bowdew too.
It's so vewy nice to meet you.
My Gwampa (Daddi'sDaddi) is fwom the Nethewlands.
I hope you have the bestest Holidays evew!
smoochie kisses

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh wow, Homer - that is beautiful!!! Actually, I thought you looked beautiful in all the photos but I do like the one you and your humans chose in the end!

Gosh, everyone has got such nice cards - I must get my humans to make me one too! How did you add all the pretty fancy things around the picture??

Honey the Great Dane

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That is such a lovely khard!

I bet woo are furry happy to be in your new lokhation since woo got to pose in the SNOW SNOW SNOW!


Comet and BLU said...

We think all of your poses are great.

Amber-Mae said...

You look very nice in that Christmas hat. We received your card last week by the way. Did I tell you? Thanks anyway!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Amici said...

You look very handsome in you Christmas card. Love the hat!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We sure have receive your card ! Thanks a lot Homer !