Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 88

A true pet project!

Welcome to the 88th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  First of, to those of you who celebrate the holidays, have the happiest and healthiest of holidays and may the New Year be filled with joy and success!

I was a bit curious to see the response that I received from you on this week’s theme, as Pets are a very selective about their human companions!  Clearly, you have some wonderful pets, who allow you to share their lives with them.  There were a couple of unusual pets, and one that truly stood out to me, which could have changed Aesop’s telling of fables (see, if you can figure out which one that is).

Thank you for a wonderful time of reading and enjoyment of these posts!

Here’s the first pet that shared her life with my wife and me…


Tonka was a shelter mutt, who was one of the most wonderful dogs that anyone’s life could be graced with.  We got Tonka when she was about 9 weeks old; we were told that she was a Spaniel/Labrador Retriever mix, which I questioned, as her markings were more Rottweiler.  She grew up to be a 90+ pound dog filled with joy and life.  I took this photo of her during her last Spring, as she passed less than 2 months later.  We still miss her!

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Ed’s post in his blog In My Mind’s Eye brings a magnificent cat, who clearly is the master of their domain!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells the story of her heart’s magnet, aka Maggie, who is a key part of the family, even when she might want to get up around 2 a.m. 🙂
  • Nicole brings wonderful photographic technique into the picture in Une Photo, Un Poéme: with a whirl she made the chihuahua the center of attention!
  • Sheena’s post in Leaking Ink provides us a chance to meet Puffle, who is gorgeous and clearly in control of their environment.
  • Xenia’s first post in whippetwisdom features Eivor and Pearl enjoying their outdoor time in Nature’s rhythm; in her second post in whippetwisdom, the beach calls out loud and clear!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny shares memories of pets past and present with us.
  • In her post in Mara’s Artistry, Mara shares pictures of her 9 month old Cosmo and the elegant Karma; they are precious!
  • In Bushboy’s World, we get to meet Louis, the cat, who looks like he might want to come in to visit.
  • In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2, Petra shows us that peace on earth can exist, as our pets clearly understand!
  • In Poetry in Pictures, we get to see some cuteness that all of us know and love!
  • The Nomadic Architect shares pictures of Ghost, the dog of one of his friends, who would like to be a direwolf one day.
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau brings us face-to-face with Monza, a mini schnauzer, who belongs to his son and daughter-in-law.
  • In Becky’s Open Book, we learn the tale of the turtle; no not the one that Aesop told, but the class pet…
  • In Layue’s everyday photo blog, we meet Khanan, who is an absolutely stunning cat, clearly of regal descent!
  • Sarah introduces us to Underbite in By Sarah; this beautiful Maltese/ShihTzu mix oozes personality!
  • In Doar Nicole, we get to meet the picture-perfect pet! This is a total treat to thouse of us who love dogs.
  • In Land of Images, we get to meet a little critter that is a different kind of pet… go check it out!
  • The Alchemist of the Woods provides a wonderful post on the topic of Athena, the wonderful dog that graces many of his photos; truly special!
  • In Places with Varsha, we get to meet several great pets; Julie, the Indian Spitz, and Daisy, who is a gorgeous cat!
  • Another great blog, Offshoots12, introduces us to Petals and Pets, where Lily and Daisy pose in grand style!
  • Musin’ with Susan pulls out all the stops in her post about pets on parade, which is simply a must-read!
  • Khürt has another pair of great shots in his post in Island in the Net, featuring Electric Boogaloo!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Pets

Enough warmth to melt snow!

Welcome to Week 88 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

I’m still working on going through all the wonderful responses to last week’s theme of Season; they are spectacular, but I’m a little behind on my part of the work 🙂

One of the reasons that I’ve fallen somewhat behind is the lack of sleep due to the center of attention and this week’s theme; Stuff, our Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy, is the inspiration for this week’s theme of Pets!  They are wonderful and make us feel warm inside and smile, but when they are young, they wake us up in the middle of the night, as they need to go out (Stuff is very good about this and sleeps nicely during the rest of the night).

Of course, Pets come in all sort of varieties, shapes, sizes and species!  I’m very much looking forward to finding the amazing ones that are spending time with my fellow bloggers!

Here’s the sweet little boy at 10 weeks old…

Stuff, the Cardigan

My wife bought Stuff a little coat, as it has been very cold outside, and his puppy hair doesn’t keep him warm enough yet.  When he grows up, Stuff will have a double coat of fur, which keeps him warm in the cold and allows him to play outside in the snow for hours!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…