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The Queen's Corgi prefers a Different Crown

From Wikipedia: "The Welsh corgi ( /ˈkɔrɡi/) is a small type of herding dog that originated in Wales. Two distinct breeds are recognized: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi, with the Pembroke being the more common. Corgis are healthy dogs, living into their early or middle teens; however, both do suffer from a few hereditary diseases. The most famous Pembroke Welsh corgis are perhaps those of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who keeps at least four corgis........ Her first corgi was called Susan. Some portraits of Queen Elizabeth II include a corgi."


But, when the Queen is away, the corgis will play.


My challenge for Round 4 of "Get Pushed" was laid out by Graham IV. To wit: "You are an obviously talented and very competent photographer... And I think I have found it a bit daunting to be paired with you... I personally think Jordy is a bit of a Joker...


But.. I take things every bit as seriously as you do... And the group here is all about pushing us out of our comfort zones... So after looking at the last 2500 odd images of yours spanning the last two years... my challenge to you is...


"Kitten Calendar"... Me.. I'm thinking maybe fluffy, basket, bows, drop dead cute, totally 100% girly and feminine... (or whatever ever you think qualifies.. except sex kitten..!) There must be someone in that huge cast of models you have that possess such a thing...?


No people.. No studio flash... Just natural lighting.. or at worst, bounced camera flash..!


Tough I know.. because you do not do animals unless they are stuffed... and almost exclusively you do not do cute.. and probably my most evil and heartless challenge to anyone yet... "


Graham and I bantered back and forth in the comments of this photo, when he apparently thought Geneva was kittenish. After he failed to find a real nazi for my challenge to him, I proposed that he could subsitute an agreeable Barbie doll with an armband for a nazi if I could just use a puppy as a stunt double for a kitten.


Hopefully this royal lush will satisfy Graham's cruel and unusual challenge. Thank you for a fun filled weekend Graham! I put her in a square full of bokeh just for you.


Hey! I made it under the wire for TOTW too!


TOTW: Animals


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Taken on July 31, 2011