Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 197

Welcome to the 197th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I figured that there are many cat lovers among you and I was definitely not disappointed by all the great cat photos that I got to enjoy this week! On top of that there were some really creative approaches that you brought to play. All of your posts were a lot of fun to peruse and view.

Thank you for all the wonderful posts!! Please share your appreciation with one another!

Here’s another view of Cashew…

Cashew flexibility

Cats will twist themselves into just about any direction, and Cashew is no exception. In this shot, you get to see a bit of his length at 6 months… He’s going to be a big boy!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Kammie has a wonderful set of cat photos in her post in Nut House Central, which makes me wonder who is in charge in the Nut House?
  2. Nicole has a fantastic photo in her post in Un Photo,Une Poeme, as that cat looks longingly into the camera!
  3. Diane has a great tongue-in-cheek approach to the theme in her post in pensivity101…there’s a cat in there somewhere!
  4. In a great post in PhotographyOCD, Mike tells the tale of an emotional rescue of the feline variety! Great job!
  5. Viveka clearly likes cats, and more than just her own as we can see in her blog, myguiltypleasures; those are some awesome cats!
  6. There is definitely a rather regal look to the wonderful cat in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau; wonderful capture!
  7. Teressa has a rather cool looking cat in her post in Another LQQk; the cat looks to be very interested in Dr. Seuss!
  8. In a truly interesting post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn about the cats of Istanbul, who might actually rule that city!
  9. Na’ama tells the tale of a cat, quite Leonine, in another lovely post in Na’ama Yehuda; love the photo too!
  10. Bren finds a lovely cat during a stroll in the park in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; I wonder, if this cat has the soul of Churchill…
  11. Maria finds a lovely cat to photograph in her post in Kamerapromenader: it looks like it is rather indifferent to the photographer…
  12. Nandini has some wonderful cat haikus and quotes about cats and those who like them in her post in queennandini; great post!
  13. Klara’s photo in Sliku svoju ljubim II has a cat in a precarious position, although I don’t think this cat minds overly much!
  14. Snotje might be the Queen of Mischief in TiongHan’s Blog, but she looks rather regal on her perch!
  15. I really love the photo in the wonderful post in Land of Images, and it makes me wonder how many takes it really took to get that shot!
  16. Ann-Christine features a gorgeous Siberian and the cats of Tblisi in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Lovely post!
  17. Julie may not have a cat of her own, for which she more than makes up in her wonderful capture in her post in Julie Does Stuff, as the feral cat shines!
  18. Elizabatz’s post in Albatz Travel Adventures showcases some of the cats that she has encountered around the world!
  19. A fantastic post in Len Journeys introduces us to the village of Houtong, Taiwan’s cat village. Great locale!
  20. The cats in the lovely post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery are rather sweet and seem to get along just fine!
  21. Lisa brings back some of her old photos in a great post in A Day in the Life; the cats are truly lovely!
  22. Sandy features the keeper of the gardens in her post in Out of my Write Mind; the garden must be safe!
  23. Allen’s post in AllenRizzi reminds us that black cats matter, as they are just as wonderful!
  24. Aletta’s post in Now at Home gives us a great view of Jack, her sister’s cat, who looks rather contented!
  25. Woolly takes us back to the days of Soxie and Moppett, who we can see in photos in WoollyMuses; they look like fantastic cats!
  26. In a great post in Photos by Jez, we get to see two very different kinds of cats; I know that there’s one that I like best!
  27. Chris shows us a wonderful cat from quite a while back in his post in What’s (in) the Picture; a rather Dutch cat!
  28. Deb captured a truly wonderful scene in her post in Twenty Four; that cat might be in a bit of a predicament!
  29. In her post in Forgiving Connects, Debbie has a fantastic poem that shares her sense of gratitude.
  30. Cee features Freddie, a wonderful looking cat, in her post in Cee’s Photo Challenges; wonderful shots!
  31. Lisa shares some of her precious ones in a wonderful post in Peace of Life Today, and both of them look amazing!
  32. Amy goes for the big cats in her awesome post in Photography Journal Blog; great tips on how she adjusted the image as well!
  33. Ken introduces as to royalty in his post in Pictures without Film, as Roswell sits on his throne! Great shot!
  34. Michelle shows us how difficult it can be with a cat as a model in an awesome photo in Take a Walk and Discover… The model is not impressed!
  35. Judy shares some great pictures on Kukla and Ollie in her post in lifelessons; those two definitely know how to get along!
  36. Susan captures a cat doing what cats do best her post in Musin’ with Susan; watching the world go by! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Birthday

Stuff turns one!

Welcome to Week 129 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The idea for this week’s theme came from the fact that Monday saw a Birthday in our household: Stuff, our youngest Cardigan Welsh Corgi, is now one year old!  We are amazed that he made it this far, as he is a mischievous, crazy little boy with no sense of self-preservation; he does things just to test our patience, and jumps of the armrest of the couch, as if he can fly!

Take any creative license that you wish with this week’s theme, as Birthday can refer to any creation, be they Nature or Human made.  So, unleash your creative minds, lenses and pens, and share what you come up with for the theme, and, most imortant, have some fun!

I’m filled with anticipation of what you might produce!!

Here’s that little boy, when he was 9-1/2 weeks old…

Stuff, the Cardigan

As it was getting pretty cold outside, and he was just a little body, we got him this cute little jacket, so he’d stay warm long enough to do his business outside.  It looked pretty fashionable!

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 definitely looking forward to finding out what supersized items appear this week!

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…

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