The 2015 Christmas Card

For several years now my humans have sent cards to their friends and relations that feature me,  which means more modelling work for me.  Sometimes they are very organised and get me to pose for card photographs a year before they are needed, but last year they forgot to do that, so a few weeks ago we had to pretend it was already the festive season in order to do the photo shoot.  My humans decided I should be photographed while making mince pies, which made me a bit nervous while rolling out the pastry….

12208768_920247144736018_3591685998250134245_n

I used Nigella Lawson’s cookery book though I don’t really think I am ‘domestic goddess’ material.  Karen let me borrow her apron as I was getting rather too much flour stuck in my fur, and in order to create a festive feel I had to wear a Father Christmas hat.  We have holly in the garden that Karen doesn’t usually pick until the winter solstice but she went out and cut a few sprigs to include in the photo.   I had to stay still for ages while bits and pieces were moved around me in order to get the ‘perfect’ image!

IMG_6439.JPG

One cooked the mince pies looked just like the ones that Nigella made, though I only managed to make seven (the recipe was for twelve!)

 

12065940_920282934732439_8606522503678056002_n

Karen ordered lots of packs of pre-cut red cards and arranged for sixty photographs featuring me cooking to be printed.  I then later had the job of glueing the photos into the cards and ended up with very tired paws.  You may notice in the photo below that a pig that lives in the sitting room watched me but didn’t offer to help; for some reason he spends all of his time next to the door.

12249649_925959737498092_6560331257393577046_n

Gilbert and Growler seemed most impressed with my handiwork.

IMG_6480

Karen printed special address labels for the envelopes and wrote in the insides of the cards then I had to stick stamps them all, including airmail stickers for those going abroad.

12341304_932121890215210_3697997767455421184_n

The final job was to post them all in the pillar box.  A problem with being of such short stature is that sometimes I cannot reach things so I had a little help from a tall human with reaching the letter slot.

IMG_6499 (2)

I hope they all arrived safely.

One thought on “The 2015 Christmas Card

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s