Monday, March 19, 2007

Turn Around, Bright Eyes!

Mao here! So tonight Momma decides to take pictures of us Ballicai. Trouble is, it's hard for me to keep my eyes open for pictures. Momma's taken lots of pictures of me, but in many of 'em, my eyes are closed because of the camera flash. But because the living room's dark, she has to have the flash workin' on the camera so we that Ballicai can be seen in the pictures.

Kind of a conunderum, er connundrum, errr... between a rock and a hard place thing, isn't it?

Anyway, here's the story of picture-taking night for me and my kittysisters and how Momma finally got a picture of me with my eyes open.

Here's me, Chairman Mao, catnappin' on Momma's desk.




Momma sez, "Say Cheese!" And I look up at her and smile. But I close my eyes.




So forgettin' about pictures and stuff, I move to the other side of her desk and start playin' with the strap of her camera bag. She says "Say Cheese!" again, but I close my eyes.




Now by this time, two of my sisters, Brainball and Dorydoo, have gotten up on the other side of Momma's desk, and they're watchin' the goings-on. Lookit little MaoMao, they're sayin'. He just can't keep his eyes open.




So now, I'm sayin', Girls! Whattareyagonnado. I'm a cat! Why does Momma keep sayin' cheese, ferPete's sake? Cheese is boring. Say Stinky Goodness, say Stinky Goodness. You know... WET FOOD! Like turkey flavor!




My glamorous, oldest sister, Marilyn MonREOW, reclinin' up on the nice warm stereo receiver, takes notice and sez: Hey, MaoMao kept his eyes open! Tell him stinky goodness, Momma, tell him stinky goodness! I'm tired of all this picture racket. A girl's gotta get her beauty sleep.




So Momma sez: "Stinky Goodness, Turkey Flavor!", and here's the picture she got, of me posed with her fuzzy yellow jellybean and everything. Aren't I handsome!


Comin' up soon: the truth about evil coffee stirrers.

18 comments:

Rosie & Cheeto said...

With yer eyes opun or shut, yoo all are supur cute kitties! We're sooo happy we fownd yer blog! Why do owr peeple think thay can take pickturs of us ANYTIME!! We decide when we opun owr eye and smile!!!

Yer actshuallie owr furst particupants in owr "Thrilled to Meet Yoo (Insurt name) Tuesday"...Yeaaa

Daisy said...

I was going to say the same thing as Rosie & Cheeto! You look cute eyes open or eyes closed.

ps: I can't wait to learn about the evil coffee stirrers.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photos of all of you! :) I'm lucky that we have huge windows in our living room (floor to ceiling along one entire wall) so my mom can turn off the flash and still get good photos. :)

My mom says you are very cute, Mao, eyes open or closed.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Thrilled to Meet Yoo! SheBean won't leave me alone somedays too, thankfully I have the KidBeans to distract her camera with.

The Meezer Gang said...

What's with us wanting to hunt the camera strap. We did it yesterday, you do it, and Daisy did it, too!

momsbusy said...

yu jus hafs sleepy bedroom eyes. beans say that is fery cute.

yuki & kimiko

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Great pictures, glad that you finally kept your eyes open. You all are very pretty.

Chairman Mao said...

Thank you, everybodies! My kittysisters thank you, too. I like the bedroom eyes thing. Momma says that's cute, too. Must be a bean thing. What is it with beans and their cameras!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Everyone's already said it--you're lookin' good eyes open or closed. Rosie and Cheeto sent us your way.

~J&B

Chairman Mao said...

Thanks, Jake and Bathsheba! Purries and kittyhugs to you both.

Forty Paws said...

Wonderful picture taking event!!! We're glad your momma finally figured out what to say to get you to keep your beeyoutiful eyes open!!!

Thank you for your kind words on our blog!

Luf, Us & Maw

Chairman Mao said...

Hiya, Forty Paws! Thank you back for your sweet words about my eyes, open and shut. You are all great kittyfriends!

Monica said...

I'm glad that you finally kept your eyes open. You are a very handsome cat.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

very smart mommy! you look great with your eyes open or closed! your sisters are very pretty girls. they don't seem to mind the flashy box. mommy has the same problem. she can hardly get a photo with my eyes open!

Boy said...

Yup! Yer handsome!!!
I hate mine mummy's cwicky thing's fwash too! It hurts mine eyes!

Parker said...

You are all very cute kitties! I am so curious (as I always am) about the evil coffee stirrers!

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Awwww Tea Cup - your twin hehe - always covers his face too but maybe we should try that trick. Wonderful pictures of your kitty family! Purrrrs

Chairman Mao said...

Thanks so much, everybodies! I'm gonna get Momma to take a picture of the evil coffee stirrers to go with my postie about 'em.