Sunday, December 09, 2007

A Creature Stirs

'Tis the season of giving, and non-profits everywhere are going full throttle in an attempt to raise some much-needed cash for their respective causes. Homeless animals are no exception, and this Sunday I helped photograph pets with Santa at a fund raiser for an area shelter.

And though most of the pets were dogs, a few, uh, "other" animals stopped in to have their picture taken with Santa. There was a 17-pound-rabbit and, well... this delightful creature:


And I do mean "delightful" — not only was this rat friendly, but it was extremely well-behaved. Better than some of the dogs, in fact. No kidding.

Oh, and, before I forget: thanks to everyone who responded to Pimp My iTunes; if you haven't yet, please feel free to offer a suggestion — I'll probably download everything and burn an album later this week. I'll put together some liner notes to post here soon thereafter.

7 comments:

ds said...

concerning the pimping, I would suggest Neil Young's On the Beach and Ambulance Blues. you'll understand.

XOXO said...

I thought I was looking at Stuart Little. Did he have his own motorcycle? I'd really like to see more photos...

get zapped said...

This is a darling post and such a cute critter (no offense), but I so enjoyed your commentary, too. What a nice and fun thing you did.

michele said...

When I worked as a photographer, I loved the pet portrait promotion! Not that we did it for charity. We wanted people to come in, get pictures of their pet taken and then buy a really big expensive one for their house... and maybe a few more for the office, their wallet etc....

But photographing people's pets was so much more fun than photographing their children. For one thing, they didn't expect the pets to necessarily behave and smile, so there were no veiled threats issued through pursed lips to "smile, dammit!" Which as I'm sure you know, never elicits a smile from a child!

So pets - definitely more fun to photograph - though I never had the pleasure of photographing a rat before...too bad.

M@ said...

Yawp,

As much as I detest and fear rodents, I admire their intelligence. A friend of mine kept calico-colored rats that were well-socialized and up-to-date with all of their shots.

I walked in the room once and saw the rat staring at me from a distance of at least 25 feet, squinting his eyes. He made EYE CONTACT with me. He was curious.

Tara said...

UGH. I have some mice in my closet that could maybe go live with that guy. He could teach them a thing or two about manners I bet.

Stacy said...

Oh Poetess, you have damaged me for a few months at least, my phobia, those R.A.T.S's-damnit!
As for your pimping tunes I suggest, "Rainy Night In Georgia", Trouble by Cat Stevens, and hmmn, "Aint no sunshine when she's gone" and OK 1 more,(don't know the name but:"when my life is over, remember when we were together, that's why I'm singin this song for you"-know it?