11/18/2015 – Holiday Card Bloopers

It’s that time of year again, folks, time for the annual Colehaus Cats holiday greeting card attempt. Always a “fun” time – shiny things to bite, chew, and drag away when mom’s not looking. Squinting, yawning, glaring, growling, checking for nose boogers. Why, it’s almost more fun than a unguarded packet of crinkly tissue paper (says from experience)!

We’ll reveal who made this year’s cut on Friday, the 27th of this month on this blog. We might even have printed cards to mail out again this year too. In the meantime, here’s some of our holiday photo shoot blooper adventures. Needless to say, none of these quite made the grade. See if you can figure out why.

Not quite holiday card material, Tessa - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Tessa – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

This was as close to looking at the camera as Tessa would get. She’s always been more of a “I could pee on that” kind of girl.

Not quite holiday card material, Quint - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Quint – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Too early in the morning for Quint? Hmmm, the photo shoot was in the afternoon. Maybe that is early morning for our artist.

Not quite holiday card material, Olivia - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Olivia – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Oh, sleek and shiny Olivia. Always keeping up her super model appearance, always checking for… well, you know.

Not quite holiday card material, Zuzu - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Zuzu – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ginger Patrol Sergeant (GPS) Zuzu decided since no permit for these jingle bells existed, she’d have to confiscate them…

Not quite holiday card material, Viola - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Viola – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… while daughter Viola just went straight for the goods. “Yums!” she said after mom snatched her away from chewable things. “Tastes like a good ol’ plastic Christmas!”

Not quite holiday card material, Quint and Pia - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not quite holiday card material, Quint and Pia – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Hoping for something different, something featuring more than one cat since we have eight, proved to not be in the cards this year. Usual photo diva Pia was still visualizing what personality to take on for her glamour shot, while Quint was all for the, “If I close my eyes, you can’t see me” game.

Not interested in the least for this year’s holiday photo shoot were Miss Newton and Ruby. When asked if they would like to participate, Ruby graciously replied, “I’ll pass. I was on the card last year.” Feisty Miss Newton said, “Uh, no? But a lump of coal for Christmas? I might like one of those! Chicken-flavored, please?”

27 responses to “11/18/2015 – Holiday Card Bloopers

  1. WE ARE SO SORRY BUT WE ARE BOTH ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LOL/MOL WHAT GREAT KITTIES BLOOPERS
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  2. Hehehe I like Zuzu playing with the bell,that one is pawsome,xx Speedy

  3. At at time like this, Photoshop is your furrriend…..

  4. Quint we hate to mention it but you shut your eyes at the wring time!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. You’ve nicely avoided any of the ‘tock shots that you have, bet those are pretty hilarious! Love the Quint with one eye blinking photo; ARG, look like a Pirate!

  6. They still came out nice even though they weren’t what you were looking for.

  7. I kinda like the Zuzu outtake. . .

  8. sometimes the outtakes are better….actually, we kind of like the one of Tessa

  9. I LOVED this. LOVED it! I see my mommy is still smiling!!!!

  10. Oh, that was me and mommy above there.

  11. These photos are adorable! I need to get on our Christmas card shooting before it’s too late…

  12. I have a enough trouble when trying to get pictures of Jenna–much less a picture for Christmas cards!

  13. Essas fotos são divertidas!

  14. Oh Pia, tell your mom to get out the photoshopping thingy and get rid of silly Quint! Any pose you make is striking, my lovely ginger princess!
    Love, your D.

  15. Bloopers are the best part of any photo shoot! And you all look purrfectly adorable in these pictures. Purrs!

  16. Ha-ha! These look like the kind of outtakes we get here! Maybe you guys should put together an outtake calendar!

  17. Funny outtakes, sweet friends! We think you all look adorable, even if these shots won’t make the card. 🙂

  18. Hee hee hee, so cute! We love them all and think you should use them anyway!

  19. guys…we….iz….crackin….up….ess spesh a lee… quint…..yur fotoz iz beeyond awesum….WE LOVES IT…….ewe HAZ ta send thiz out …ya haz two buddy….we iz laffin & laffin… 🙂 ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  20. MOL, luv dem bloopers!

  21. Great outtakes, but I think Zuzu and the jingle bells is very sweet.

  22. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    That is hysterical. You are very brave trying to take holiday photos. I love photo editing software for things like that 🙂

  23. MOL! We love these! They could make a great collage for a card. Great stink eye, Quint!

  24. TW got quite a laugh outta this but not me since she hasn’t even thought about MY Christmas cards.

  25. These are fun photos. What you call bloopers, we call super entertainment.

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  26. You guys are super cute funny! However you are on your Christmas card, it will be that special!

  27. These were so fun. We totally think you should use that photo of Zuzu for the card. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo