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As you saw yesterday, getting a photograph should be a fairly easy task. Dog jumps up on a proper platform of some sort, in this case, a rock wall. Background is provided courtesy of Mother Nature with bright slue skies, scattered white fluffy clouds, a beautiful summer mountain scenery. All the dog has to do is look at the photographer and the picture is made. Right?
Enter Queen Natasha the Evil. Up on the rock wall. Photographer steps back. Whistle. Look here!
Oh, look, a bug over there.
Hey, kid! Look at me. Smile now. Hold it, hold it . . .
Ooooooh – a bug on this side of the wall, too.
Look, kid, hold still now. Look here at the camera. I will make this quick. Smile . . .
Ooooooh look. Bugs are down here, too.
Hey, Fuzzy Butt. I mean, your Highness. Don’t wander away. Come back toward me. Look at the camera. And, now . . .
Is that the same bug as earlier or a totally different one?
Argh. Ok, forget the bugs. Concentrate. Hold it. Now.
Is that someone coming up the trail?
Ack! Your siblings can do this. How hard can it be? Just stay on the wall, hold it, hold it, stay on the wall . . .
I’m done. Jump off the wall.
The real story is that I showed you only a very few of the many, many, many pictures I took. Sadly, these are the ones where she was the most cooperative.
Since she would not pose, here is a picture from 2005 I like. Natasha with some storm clouds rolling in behind her. How fitting.
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