Now, having gotten that off my chest... Rita - as I mentioned the other day - has a long-distance boyfriend, Rocket, who she's exchanging V-day gifts/cards with. (I know that sounds silly, but you probably noticed, we're big on silly around here.) I wanted to take some special photos of Rita for her b.f., so here are some of the outtakes as well as the ones that went to Rocket:
|We tried some "flower behind the ear" shots, but they didn't work...|
|...they didn't work at all.|
|And we tried some red silky PJs shots, but they didn't start off so well...|
|...until we hit on this one. Winner! Cover shot for Rocket's card!|
This one was deemed too sexy, even for her b.f.:
We also did a series of tasteful nudes. They're VERY tastefully done, so I hope no one is shocked!
|The back of Rocket's card. Hope he likes it!|
|Hooray! He said yes!|
|Rocket discovers the "tasteful nude" on the back.|
|Rita is so happy to be called beautiful. (Her foster mom said she was "average looking".)|
My Funny, Furry Valentine
Writing this post made me realize that I have no idea how Frank Sinatra's My Funny Valentine song goes, except for the opening line, so I looked up the lyrics. (If you're like me and don't remember the whole tune, you can hear it on YouTube here.) What I found was an insult-fest, parading as a love song:
My funny Valentine (yes, that's me. I try to make 'em laugh!)
Sweet comic Valentine (okay, I'm with you so far...)
You make me smile with my heart (and also with your mouth, no?)
Your looks are laughable (Um, wait - how's that?)
Unphotographable (Well, that's just mean.)
Yet you're my favorite work of art (Lose the "yet" and I'm with you on this part...)
Is your figure less than Greek? (Wow, the compliments just keep on coming!)
Is your mouth a little weak? (Not as weak as this "love" song, Frankie!)
When you open it to speak,
Are you smart? (You probably don't want to hear what's going to come out of my mouth when I open it now, Frank.)
But don't change a hair for me (I didn't plan on it.)
Not if you care for me (Not sure I do after hearing this song.)
Stay little Valentine stay
Each day is Valentine's day
One of the commenters on the YouTube link above said this song makes her "melt" and she knows many women would love to have their man think about them this way. I'm going to pass on "my man" questioning my smarts and telling me I'm unphotographable.. Might make for an ugly V-day around here.
But...since Rita is a sweet, comic Valentine, and she does make me smile with my heart (and also with my mouth) and since I do want her to stay, I guess it's an appropriate song for my furry, funny Valentine.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and all your funny, furry Valentines!