December 18, 2006

Holiday Family Portait


Last year my employer offered all employees the opportunity to have a free 8x10 family portrait taken at the hospital by a professional photographer. I didn't take advantage of the offer last year but this year decided to have one done with Cowboy. This is the resulting photo which I've sent to my dad and stepmother as a Christmas present. Kind of weird to send a photo of yourself as a gift but I've never had a portrait done and my dad will be very thrilled I think. Of course I bought more than just an 8x10 because my guy is so handsome. So look out family!
LOL

And of course in true Cowboy fashion, there is more to the story. After taking this photo, the photographer asked if I would like a picture of just Cowboy so I of course said yes. Well I don't know what I was thinking but I took the leash off - didn't want it in the photo - and he was fine for the first few tries but then of course I took my hand off him and he was out of the door in a flash. So out I go into the hospital to catch him. I think everything is fine as he's heading towards the family waiting room into our special care unit which has a door. What I didn't know was that there's a door from that room into the unit (which was not supposed to be open but of course was). Of course my dear demon dog heads right into the unit and into a patient room which was thankfully empty. One of the nurses got the door shut and caught him but of course it was a bit of pandemonium for a few minutes there.

We went home right after that!

13 comments:

Emily said...

Glad you are back posting - you both look great! Cowboy is very adorable!!!!!

Anonymous said...

awwww, what a great photo of you and your handsome guy! Hope you have a great Christmas if I don't manage to comment again (my internet time is rather limited at the moment).

Anonymous said...

awwww, what a great photo of you and your handsome guy! Hope you have a great Christmas if I don't manage to comment again (my internet time is rather limited at the moment).

Anonymous said...

awwww, what a great photo of you and your handsome man. I hope you have a great Christmas Patti if I don't manage to comment again (my internet time is pretty limited at the moment).

lobstah said...

What a great photo! Cowboy is too much!

Joanie said...

Beautiful portrait!

Love the story that went along with the picture, what a great memory you'll have when you look at that picture!

Barbara said...

I swear that your Cowboy and my Nicky (2nd son) are brothers under the skin (and fur)! This sounds SO much like something he'd do.... I'm glad that story ended well and that no damage was done. Your portrait is GORGEOUS! If I looked like you, I'd send my picture to EVERYONE!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photo! I predict your family will be thrilled. Cowboy sure is a cutie!

Carol said...

Lovely photo!!!

Oh geesh, Cowboy! You never fail to let your mama down with the promise to be a demon at every possible opportunity! LOL

Susimac said...

Great photo, loved the story that goes with it about cowboy - he's a darling!

Anonymous said...

Great picture! Cowboy looks so serious...figured he was planning something.

: )

AnneS said...

What an awesome gift - that photo is just gorgeous! :D And your story of Cowboy going AWOL cracked me up! LOL.

Anonymous said...

That dog is just 'doggone' too cute - he looks like he has a big personality too. Give him a big hug from me as I am missing my puppy so much....