Friday, December 23, 2011

Only Skeletor could be traumatized by a Christmas card

Proving that he has what it takes to remain the biggest wimp on the planet, Skeletor has become traumatized by the photo shoot for our Christmas card this year. 

I'm not sure if it was our goofy hats, the camera flashes, beeps, or the furniture rearranging... but whatever it is, he now associates with my camera. 

It's no exaggeration when I tell you that he now hides and cowers in the bathroom or the nearest accessible dark corner as soon as I turn my camera on. 

Yes, he literally trembles in fear. 
Wowee... Skeletor you're such a pansy! :) 

Strangely enough, his bad doggie tendencies seem to be strong enough to briefly snap him out of the grips of fear. Yesterday, while he was cowering, Mel rang the doorbell and he instantly forgot that he was being scared and ran to the door barking. After a few moments, he went back to being scared again. 

He's definitely got a case of post-traumatic stress disorder. (read more about PTS in dogs here) The strangest things will freak him out. It's nowhere near as bad as it used to be though... you may recall when we first rescued the boy, he'd spend literally all day cowering in the dark hallway. Now-a-days, his wimp attacks usually don't last more than an hour or two. 

I'm happy to report that a while after his fit yesterday, he was playing with his new ball (thanks Mel!) like that mean old camera was never around. 

He has another present waiting in his stocking. Ho ho ho! 

Another bit of good news... we managed to snap some really nice shots the other day before the traumatic holiday photo shoot took place. Mel and I took Skelly out to beautiful Fort Caroline! :)

Enjoy the photos, and have a very very Merry Christmas!


  1. What a beautiful family :)

    Love you all soooo much! Love Mom

  2. Maybe it was the Grinch pajamas. I know those would have traumatized me! :)

  3. My boys aren't fond of the camera either. They aren't traumatized by it though, they just try to avoid it as much as possible.

  4. Awwwww sweet Skelly!! Awww what's up with the PTS thing?!?!:-( Awww never mind - just think of your extra extra extra big bags of pressies this Christmas!!

    Have a wonderful and enjoyable Christmas lovely Skelly, lovely Mel and lovely Wesley!!! Hoorah for your super cute Christmas card! Yay! Take care

  5. It's hard to avoid the cam when he looks soo good in it!!!

  6. skeletor is so lucky to have a nice family now. whatever horrible things happened to him before will hopefully become more and more distant memories, and he'll only ever have to be scared of cameras now :)

  7. Hiya Skeletor! It is pawsome to see that you are doing so well. Your blog is one of the blogs my hooman always checks, even during her busy times when she has no time to help me with my blog. Just to see how happy you are now after all you went through makes us happy. :)

    Slobbers from DownUnder Teal'c


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