Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Merry Christmanukaa by Jeannieblue Merry Christmanukaa by Jeannieblue
And a traumatic time was had by all! :rofl:


I had decided to try and get (seperate!) Holiday portraits of Sammy (the cat) and Rochelle (the turtle) the other day, using a super quick little setup in the window-sill and beautiful natural lighting. Bad idea!

Do you know how hard it is to get a turtle to keep a santa hat on their head? First off, Shelly kept pulling her head back into her shell and losing the hat. Then she decided to take her head and nudge the hat into a corner and stand on it.

While this fiasco was going on, Sam decided that he was having none of it and was not going to be ignored. So he climbed up into the photograph and nearly sat on Shelly. :giggle: At which point, I decided to be really adventurous and try to get the two of them to pose together . . . .

I did some super quick adjustments to my dumb little set-up, and then plopped Shelly on top of Sam to try and get a good shot of them interacting. Sammy sat there looking peeved as hell that I had antlers on his head, and Shelly kept knocking her hat off. After a few attempts at this, Sammy got wise and decided, well, doesn't that hat look tasty? Of course, Shelly was finally behaving herself and sitting nice with her hat on, so Sammy nearly ate her head.


:rofl:

At that point, I realized that this was pretty hopeless and was trying to squeeze one last pathetic shot out of it when....Rochelle took a dump on Sammy! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: He sat up very straight and made this indignified face, and I lost it. Totally lost it. :rofl:

We may try this again if I'm feeling brave, but for now this was the best shot . . . .




:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:


Thank You/Gracias/Grazie/Merci/
Danke/Obrigada/Dziękuję/Arigato/Shukran
to all who show :+favlove: to this or any of my work. I am sorry that I am no longer able to thank everyone individually and to respond to all comments, but please know that I do appreciate all of the love and support that my work receives here at dA. :blowkiss: :glomp:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsanibelroo:
SanibelRoo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Photographer
we have not had a turtle in our Holiday Pet Contest before - I would love for you to enter one of these! :D [link]
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, you are doing the pet contest again this year? :bounce: I'm excited to hear that, hon, as I had photographed the turtle for the contest! :giggle:
Reply
:iconsanibelroo:
SanibelRoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Photographer
:wow: I am so touched! Yep, I plan on having it every year as long as it still seems to be well received! :D
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, last year was my first year hearing about it, but this year I was prepared and ready ahead of time! :boogie: I think it's a fabulous and fun idea for a contest!

I'll be pimping it in my weekly blog on Friday. :D
Reply
:iconsanibelroo:
SanibelRoo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Photographer
Thanks! It IS so much fun! Not sure how I came up with it?! :confused:

Thanks for the pimp! :hug:
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student General Artist
OMG those are some fun sounding animals. I bet shelly would have liked our turtle Oogie Boogie (like nightmare before christmas) he was a cool turtle. Anyway good luck if you decide to do another photo shoot with these too. You are gonna need it.
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, Oogie Boogie is a cute name! :giggle: My brother used to have a leopard gecko named Rikitikitavi (or Riki, for short)- that was the best pet name we've had at my house. :giggle:

Thanks, hon. :huggle: I don't know that I have the patience to try again, though I'd love to get a better shot of them together! :giggle:
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student General Artist
ROFL. RIkitikitavi is so Kiplings best story ever! :w00t: I literally read it 100 times when i was a kid (and watched the cartoon movie) I wish I had thought to name a pet that. :evillaugh:I really wanna do a costume pic with my cat but he is so hyper and fidgety that I doubt it would work. Ah well nothing ventured right ;)
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You can always give it a try! :nod: If it fails, you'll be the only one that ever knows, right? Or, well, the cat will know but I doubt he'll tell. ;)

Rikitikitavi was a great name! I wish I could take credit, but as I said- she was my brother's gecko. He also named the turtle Rochelle so we could call her "Shelly" for short. :giggle: The best pet names I ever came up with were...Hmm. I had gerbils named Pina (as in Pina Colada) and Cobain. :giggle:
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student General Artist
:paranoid: oh he would find a way to tell on me. He is very quick to discuss his injured pride.

And Pina and Cobain are awesome names. My cat is named Xanax, after a long standing tradition among my friends to name animals after psych meds. *shrugs* that and he could use some cause he is a lil on the :sprint: side.
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: Xanax the cat! :rofl: In that case, my cat should be Ritalin. :nod: I've been wanting a hedgehog really bad: maybe I should name him Vicodin after my favorite meds ever! :headbang:
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student General Artist
:rofl: Vicodin... :rofl: that would be awesome, and alot less obvious of a name than Sonic >.> which is what my brother would name his if he had one.
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: My cousin just said that tonight! :rofl: She was like, "Well, if you get a hedgehog you HAVE to name it Sonic!" :giggle:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconera-24:
Era-24 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Jojojojojo se ve bien chida XD, super cool in your lenguage
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
Reply
:iconera-24:
Era-24 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:#1: :santa:
Reply
:iconmypetsally:
mypetsally Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
1. OMG that is too cute & funny! Instant giggles when I saw this!

2. Poor Sammy got pooped on?! :lmao:

3. I bought a book and totally thought of you, I have to tell you about it! It's called "Glamourpuss," and all it is, is photos of cats in wigs. I must have looked like a totally goober in Borders, because I was just standing there busting out laughing. There's something about cats dressed up and just animals in general dressed up that cracks me up. I knew you would appreciate it lol. It's by Julie Jackson and is in the humor section in case you want to go scope it out!!
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: Poor Sammy did get pooped on. ;)

OMG That sounds fabulous! :giggle: I saw a book when I was out shopping that was called something like "Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves" and it was all pets dressed up super stupid. :rofl:
Reply
:iconmypetsally:
mypetsally Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Man oh man I will have to get that book too! Something about dressed-up pets, gets me every time!
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I got the "Bad Cat" calendar from my aunt. It's not as amusing, though, since they're not always dressed in something stupid! :rofl:
Reply
:iconterry1977:
Terry1977 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
:iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconsmile--plz::iconchristmascandyplz::iconchristmastreeplz:
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas, my dear! :santa: :rudolph: :glomp:
Reply
:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
LOL!!!!! we surely need to start recording those photoshoots!! LOL

and seems that cats love to dress of reindeer this xmas!! (wait until i upload hitlers photo! LOL) :P

im glad noone got injuried lol
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: I actually found a santa hat and beard for cats after I shot this, and was so mad! I could have made the cat Santa and the turtle the reindeer. :giggle: If only the stores sold turtle costumes . . . :rofl:

:eager: I can't wait to see Christmas Hitler! (That sounds SO wrong!) :giggle: :la:
Reply
:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

and i found a snowmans hat for next xmas photo! LOL (next year..) :D
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: That's great! I have to try and find reindeer antlers that are turtle-sized for next year! :giggle:
Reply
:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
lol! isnt easier if u made them?
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know that I have the talent to make turtle-reindeer antlers. But her Santa hat was from a little Christmas ornament that I bought and then removed the hat off....I can do that if I find a reindeer ornament. ;)
Reply
:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
nice idea.. but i think is easy to do.. u can find a pattern on google and resize it :P
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
True, true! :nod: Okay, next year I will have to give it a whirl! :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icontekkiebrek:
TekkieBrek Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Lol, poor Sammy. Wonder if he has revenge plans in mind for you or Rochelle (maybe look up some tips from Shredder)
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:evillaugh: He shits on my bedroom carpet all the time, so I think he and I are even steven. Rochelle, on the other hand, might have a surprise or two coming her way . . . :devilish:

How are you, hon? :smooch: :glomp:
Reply
:icontekkiebrek:
TekkieBrek Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Lol, well, he's quick with the revenge, though with Rochelle it seems she may take time to plan hers out...that, or she's doing it, but at her own pace- being a turtle and all :D

I'm doing okay- looking forward to going home this Thursday, though also dreading the next semester (mainly the dissertation and Japanese worker presentation I have to write up). But I've got time to think it over and set it up. Until then, I'll be partaking in some Christmas cheer...or at least a mince pie or two :D

How about you? How are you getting on? :hug: :kiss:
Reply
:icondennischunga:
DennisChunga Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
awe :) hehehe
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
Reply
:iconvelox-mortis:
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:huggle:
Reply
:iconvelox-mortis:
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*Hugs*
Reply
:iconmaxsplace:
MaxsPlace Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:rofl::rofl::rofl: Classic image.... million dollar story....wonderful...simply wonderful.

The life of a pet photographer....too cute. :D :boogie:
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: Yes, one day I can write "The Memoirs of a Pet Photographer: My Dirty, Dirty Life". :rofl:
Reply
:icongregoriussuhartoyo:
GregoriusSuhartoyo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
so cute :heart:
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: :hug:
Reply
:iconnimahel:
Nimahel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Ahahah great! :D
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: :hug:
Reply
:iconyasny-chan:
Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
:rofl: I can almost imagine what Rochelle is thinking :rofl:
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
She is thinking, "This cat is a turd, and that makes me want to...." :rofl:
Reply
:iconyasny-chan:
Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
:rofl:
Reply
:iconn0-n4m3-666:
n0-n4m3-666 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
"one last pathetic shot out of it when....Rochelle took a dump on Sammy!"

-rofl indeed! lol.
Reply
:iconjeannieblue:
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl:
Reply
:iconninereeds-da:
ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
:rofl: They look very sweet together.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 4, 2009
Image Size
600 KB
Resolution
3872×2592
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
779
Favourites
31 (who?)
Comments
60

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40X
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 1, 2009, 2:17:39 PM
×