Well I can say one thing with total confidance; noone from Ford Modelling Agency is going to be calling Magnum nor I anytime soon looking for models or photographers. He and I have just spent the better part of 45 minutes on a photo shoot in my livingroom and I'm not sure who it was more painful for!!
Just the other day one of the other cat blogs I've begun following, wrote about all the horrible pics that us as parents (foster or otherwise), make our dearly loved fur friends endure while we try to find the right pose, the right lighting, and dare I even say it, the right expression. Well if I thought my previous shots were bad, tonight's were downright pathetic. Good pictures of your foster kitty are a MUST for the rescue's website, because ultimately this is a potential adopters first introduction and impression of this cat, and those photos had better be good in order to lead that person/s to the next step, which is making that phone call to express interest in meeting him/her.
So as a foster parent volunteering in a rescue with no shelter and thus relying totally on the website to showcase (perhaps not the best word) your rescued kitty, there's a tad bit of pressure to make magic. This is where I will admit that tonight I'm sure both my husband, Magnum and my two other cats are completely convinced that I have lost the plot...........I must have clicked that shutter at least 30 times and all the while I was whistling, calling, moving, and bending to try and get that "perfect" picture! At one point I even had the nerve to say to my husband, "Can you please just make him do what I want"!?
That's when I knew I'd better hurry up and get this over with - for all our sakes! *Fingers crossed that these pics are the right stuff*