The Photograph that Sparked a War.

Once upon a time, there stood a two-story house in a quiet and relaxed suburb. Inside that house, there were two adults, and a brother and sister. For the most part the siblings lived amicably in ajoining rooms, arguing only once an hour every so often. They had their differences, but they also had their moments of peace.

One afternoon, they spent some time playing with their chihuahua, Max, who had recently taken a fancy to a t-shirt wearing toy lion. Snickering, the two siblings talked about how the lion was about the same size as Max, and that we should see how it looked on him. They then set about clothing the chihuahua (much to his disgust) and snapped a picture. The result was a ridiculously cute photograph.

Yes, I'm talking about my brother & I a few years ago. So why did this uneventful afternoon spark a war, you might be wondering? It all comes down to who takes credit for the photo. I will swear until I am black and blue that it was me who snapped the shot. I even remember how I managed to get the positioning perfect - Max was sitting at the top of the stairs, and I was lying down the stairs so that the level was the same. But Ajay also swears that he was the photographer... and so, years later, the debate has still not yet come to an end. Oh dear.

If we never solve the mystery (i.e. If Ajay never comes clean and admits the real story!) at least we have one heck of a picture as a memento.

Max


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36 comments:

Katie said...

Yes indeed it is an awesome photo - but Alynda, it should have at least a PG-rating. I mean, full-frontal nudity isn't really a G-rated thing, right? :P

Julz* said...

heeeee cute!

cady said...

haha...that's such a cute picture!!

Noelle said...

Take the credit! Great shot!

Lara said...

that picture might have to be my new screen saver. :-P

RA said...

I am a little scared of this one... his head seems so enormous!

Candy said...

God, my husband and I are totally capable of having this same fight. How is it possible that two people can have completely different memories of the same thing? And why won't they just admit they're wrong??

Kristabella said...

What is it with brothers not being able to admit they are wrong?

Kat said...

Freakin' hilarious...

Jamie said...

Aw! I love that puppy!

She Likes Purple said...

Cutest. Picture. Ever. Taken.

I love the long hair!

Isabel said...

Okay, I don't want to get involved in choosing sides here. But damn, that is one awesome photo!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Oh my lord with that picture! Too funny!

Laurel said...

So adorable. And I 100% believe that Aly was the photographer. Not that I'm biased or anything.

Lia said...

That is really cute!

Tina Vaziri said...

I want that cutie pie dog!

Ree said...

Only a girl could take a picture that cute. I'm with you sweetie.

Leslie said...

[Sniff!] He looks a lot like my Pocus! [Sniff!] You took the shot. Everybody knows that women take way better pictures! Ha!

Nilsa S. said...

As a reader of your blog, it matters not to me who took the picture, only that you so willingly shared it with us. Thank you!

nicheplayer said...

Whomever it was cropped the poor little bugger's ear off! That leads me to believe it was your brother who took the shot.

Julie said...

OMG poor Max.

But cute!

michelle said...

well whoever took it that picture is freakin adorable!!

Katie said...

Oh my god, seriously, Max and Lola would have the prettiest babies. I love the tufts of hair on his ears :)

natalie said...

When Annie was a baby and my niece was a baby, we once dressed Annie in a Yale t-shirt that someone had sent to Lucy. Aside from that, I've only dressed Annie in people clothes a handful of times, and she's a weimaraner!

mcgee said...

haha that photo is priceless...and he actually looks like he likes it.

rye said...

OMG, that picture! I can't stop looking at it :) AwwwWWW!

Erin said...

That is so precious! I love, love, love it!

EmilyPie said...

Ack! I LOVE LOVE LOVE long haired Chi's!

PS.. I don't know your brother... so I say you took the photo. Does a biased blog vote count?

Kelly said...

OHHHHH totally cute!
And I believe you when you say you took the picture!
If you think that's bad, though, I can top it.
I used to dress up Snuggles (my boy dog) in pink dolls clothes, bonnet and all, and push him around in my pram, and he would just lay there. I was only little though... so we never got a picture of it. He's too picky now, he doesn't even like having his winter jumper put on!

Kristie said...

That's just a funny picture! I love it!

Maya said...

That is a whole lotta cute in a teeny-tinnay package. I think your brother took it though - only a boy would leave the dogs' package so prominently out in this shot.

kirby said...

I look at that photo every time I see it in your house.
Makes me giggle ... I put Wally in one of my work shirts once... he didn't look as cute.

Lisa said...

I understand why this photo is causing a war. It's great! And that doggie is waaaaay adorable.

Nicole said...

I love little Max, how cute is that shirt! Between Shelby, Lola and Max they would have one crazy play date!

Amanda said...

The dog won't tell you who it was?

angela said...

I just want to reach out and squeeze him. Too cute.





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