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May challenge - Flora and fauna

May 3rd, 2007, 05:39 PM
I'm starting to dig these challenges....anyone have a topic? It's May 3rd and I'm gettin the shakes. :p



jesse's mommy
May 3rd, 2007, 05:45 PM
Since it's getting warm everywhere, how about a tropical challenge? I just bought Jesse a hula skirt. :laughing:

May 3rd, 2007, 06:31 PM
Well April showers bring May flowers so they what about pets with flowers? :shrug:

jesse's mommy
May 3rd, 2007, 06:35 PM But I already posted Jesse's flower pictures with the Easter thread....

May 3rd, 2007, 06:50 PM
pets in bikinis! :D :laughing:

just kidding.

i like pets with flowers or green grass, or any spring-like nature theme. yep.

May 3rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
Pets with plants? Pets outside in the sunshine? Pets in the rain? :D Pets in the rain would be harder...:D

May 3rd, 2007, 10:45 PM
Yep, I like the pets and flowers thing :thumbs up .

May 3rd, 2007, 11:10 PM
As the weather if often pretty "iffy" in about a Flora and Fauna Challenge?
This could include the simple beauty of pets and flowers or plants (for indoor only cats) to outdoor greenery in all weather - the rainforest look to fun in the sun.:)

May 3rd, 2007, 11:13 PM
Excellent idea Shamrock :thumbs up .

May 3rd, 2007, 11:15 PM
I could so do the rain challenge, it's been raining for 2 days straight and my house smells like wet dogs and I have to keep mopping my floor. I love my kids :D

May 4th, 2007, 07:49 PM
I like the Flora and Fauna idea too. :highfive:

May 4th, 2007, 08:43 PM
If it wasn't so dry this spring, I'd suggest Pets in Mud :o. Now I'd have to suggest Pets Putting out Forest Fires :eek:.

The Flora and Fauna idea is just so much more appealing! :highfive: Except my Flora won't be up till June... (Our last frost date is May 31.) Unless pictures from last year count? :fingerscr

May 4th, 2007, 09:36 PM
So is somebody doing it or what?

May 4th, 2007, 09:45 PM
I was thinking the same thing,something tropical for sure,april showers bring may flowers you know.

May 4th, 2007, 09:56 PM
But I don't have any flowers here , oh yes , there was some when I moved in but I destroyed them all :evil: :shrug: Maybe just nature pics ?

jesse's mommy
May 4th, 2007, 11:55 PM
How about bath time pets?

May 4th, 2007, 11:56 PM
How about bath time pets?

That would be great, they had theirs last week and I took afterwards pics (but already posted them)

May 5th, 2007, 12:04 AM
pets in the garden :D

May 5th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Arrriibbbaaaa!!!!! ondelay, ondelay!! :laughing:

May 5th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ok then flora and fauna it is! :highfive:

Time to post the pics....mine should be up in the next 48.

For next month...feel free just to start it could be any topic but I love the bath idea.



May 5th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Ok here's my attempt using an old photo, I'll repost with some newer photos after I go buy some flowers or something to stick on their heads:p

Wishing they could go out and kill that squirrel that sits on the branch right in front of our window and taunts them.

May 5th, 2007, 01:09 PM
She's such a sweet girl... that's a little baby rabbit she found and brought home to care for.. :goodvibes:

May 5th, 2007, 01:21 PM
Stacer, cute bum shot. :D

wjranch, your dobie is gorgeous. :cloud9: And, must be very gentle to have a baby bunny for a friend. :lovestruck:

May 5th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Here's Amber smelling the flowers after a hard day's play!

May 5th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Here are a couple from last June...

And I guess this one fits here too..

May 5th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Great pics Everyone:thumbs up

Prin I love that first one:cloud9:

May 5th, 2007, 02:38 PM
JanM, Amber looks soooo content. :cloud9:

Prin, I love that last pic. :lovestruck:

May 5th, 2007, 04:54 PM
tee hee, Rainbow - it's one of the very FEW times Amber has been caught being still :laughing: She is a dynamo!

May 5th, 2007, 05:02 PM
The gang after an afternoon outside , taking a break and staying out of the sun.

May 5th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I have lots of garden/pet pics,but none you have not already seen,Tulips are in full bloom,but they are in the frontyard,no cats allowed in the front...
Here are a couple from yesterday
..all together after an exhausting day outside+not exactly flowers,but Rocky thinks my sandals are heavenly:laughing:

May 5th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Chico watching over his IKEA dragonflies and Vinnie contemplating something in my soon to be beautiful garden..

May 5th, 2007, 05:14 PM
not exactly flowers,but Rocky thinks my sandals are heavenly:laughing:

:laughing: Rocky loves everything about his mamma !

May 5th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Frenchy,that's true:laughing: and I feel honoured:lovestruck:

May 5th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Wonderful photos so far! I loved all of these.:lovestruck: :cloud9: So looking forward to seeing more of your sweeties in floral and nature shots. Sandals work too...:)
I dont have any new pics.. time to get out the camera and find a willing model or two.:)

May 5th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Since it's getting warm everywhere, how about a tropical challenge? I just bought Jesse a hula skirt. :laughing:

Does the hula skirt have flowers or plants on it? :D

May 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM
Awww, cute pic of Rocky. :lovestruck:

Frenchy, the fuzzbutts look good :cloud9: .....Nelly seems to figure she should have the other Cuz too. :D

May 5th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Chico, do the cats bat the dragonflies around? :D

jesse's mommy
May 5th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Does the hula skirt have flowers or plants on it? :D

Yes ma'am it does. Lots of flowers on it including a flower lei. :D Would you like those pictures?

May 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Of course! :highfive:

May 5th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I have two pics of dogs with flowers--Cass enjoying the zinnias


and Macie sniffing the spiderwort... (I think I've posted at least this one before...)


I wish I could open the pics on the first page of this thread :frustrated: ...they sound great! :D But there's already too many for my modem to handle. And if I miss Jesse in her hula skirt, I'll be really :sad:

May 5th, 2007, 09:39 PM
awwww , the setter girls :lovestruck:

jesse's mommy
May 5th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Here you go. I have a few of my polynesian princess...

jesse's mommy
May 5th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Some more...

jesse's mommy
May 5th, 2007, 11:27 PM
I'm ready for the luau, look I can do the hula!

May 5th, 2007, 11:34 PM
aHa! Now I see Vinnie and Chico, my two, and Jesse being extremely patient with her mom again! :highfive: Yay! I love Jesse in her hula skirt! :cloud9:

May 5th, 2007, 11:36 PM
LOL!! Those are the best Jesse pics yet! :highfive:

May 6th, 2007, 12:25 AM
Hazel, I could look at your dogs forever. :cloud9:

Jesse's Mommy, you've outdone yourself again :highfive: ....I love the first pic. :lovestruck:

May 6th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Ha ha, I can't help laughing at Jesse, she looks so forlorn.
Hazel's speckly dogs get me everytime. I love them. There's something about dogs sniffing flowers that makes them kinda human.

May 6th, 2007, 07:26 AM
Awww,poor Jesse:laughing: animal-abuse:evil: but soo funny:dog:

May 6th, 2007, 08:13 AM
More great pics:cloud9: The setters and Chico's kitties:cloud9: and Jesse:laughing: :lovestruck:

May 6th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Wow I just love this place :love: you all have such cute babies and some of these pics are such a hoot, like Jesse's :laughing: just awesome! And Prins of the one sitting at the waters edge is just gorgeous! Also the 2 kitty's sitting in the window, I can just picture a squirrel sitting in the tree outside teasing them! Just wonderful :)

I have a few (of course) I'm the kind of person who takes any and every oppurtunity to post a pic or two ok or more can't seem to help myself though!

Noid in a tree at Hatley Castle in Victoria

Niya being introduced to my neighbours horses

Noid taking the time to stop and smell the roses

Ryder on his walk up on the logging roads

And with his best friend Ronin (komondor)

May 6th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Great pics! :)

May 6th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Do any of you know someone at the Florida humane society so we could report Jesse's mommy ? :laughing: Poor , patient Jesse :thumbs up

Crestedcrazy, love the pics , cool dogs and horses :cloud9: and I don't think I ever seen a komondor (that's the breed right?) before. Real cool to see those pics of dogs we're not familiar with :thumbs up

May 6th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Yep Ronin is a Komondor, his mom shaves him though so no dreds for him :sad:

May 6th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Yep Ronin is a Komondor, his mom shaves him though so no dreds for him :sad:

Oh , now that you mention dreds , I saw those on dogs shows. Pretty cool to see them run !

May 6th, 2007, 06:33 PM
such a tranquil feeling to this photo.

jesse's mommy
May 6th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Do any of you know someone at the Florida humane society so we could report Jesse's mommy ? :laughing: Poor , patient Jesse :thumbs up

Hey, be nice. She loves every minute of it. She gets paid handsomely...:laughing:

May 6th, 2007, 11:03 PM
wjranch, it is a peaceful pic.:) :cloud9:

May 7th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Oh these are great pix everyone!!!! There are some real winners here!!

Mine might come later today...



May 7th, 2007, 10:51 AM
If I'm really fast, I might be able to get a pic of Fingal just before he eats a dandelion...:laughing:

I'll have to try.

May 7th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Zig's an indoor cat so I hope plastic fauna counts.

May 7th, 2007, 02:39 PM
:laughing: Cat-zilla!! Great pic, Marko! How did you get Zig to lick his chops like that on cue? :D

May 7th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Crestedcrazy, I love the pic of Noid in the tree :cloud9: and, the one of Ryder playing with his buddy, Ronin. :lovestruck:

wjranch, awesome pic of Dillinger. :lovestruck:

Marko, very cute must have a bag of props at your house. :D

May 7th, 2007, 08:19 PM
marko that is great photo

May 7th, 2007, 08:22 PM
here's a couple from last summer......beathoven and george.

May 7th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Great pics!!! Zig is a handsome bugger. :cloud9:

Ok, so here's my "challenge shot" of Pablo and Leila.. So there are inside doggies outside in fauna and flora, so I figured I'd post doggies who lived outside with real fauna and flora for who knows how long inside with fake fauna. :D Does that make any sense?

May 7th, 2007, 08:27 PM
I have no pictures or a camera :sad: :sad:

I like looking at all of these ones though :D

May 7th, 2007, 08:31 PM
here's a couple from last summer......beathoven and george.

Awww George:lovestruck: And beautiful Beathoven:thumbs up

May 7th, 2007, 08:52 PM
one more george pic,and a pic of sheba

May 7th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Oh, I missed those first ones! Great pics. Love the one of George and the plants.:)

May 7th, 2007, 09:39 PM
the tewfs look quite content...:thumbs up much better looking now....great job prin....oh and thanks for the comments on the pics

May 7th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Thanks. :o I keep telling BMD to get them the hey atta here... I'm already so in love with Leila... I'd keep her in a second. We just get along so well. :o

:sorry: :offtopic:

May 7th, 2007, 09:48 PM
keep them both:thumbs up

May 7th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Thanks. :o I keep telling BMD to get them the hey atta here... I'm already so in love with Leila... I'd keep her in a second. We just get along so well. :o

:sorry: :offtopic:

:offtopic: Now that you got a job , you can sell your house, get a house here in Sherrington, keep all the doggies and still make some money out of it , end of :offtopic:

Marko, that pic is too cute !

And George :cloud9:

May 7th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone - pure luck on the chop licking....and these props, borrowed from my l'il neice and nephew :p .

May 8th, 2007, 12:10 PM
Not the nicest fauna pic-this is what happened to Fingal's poor bunny.

And a happy boy in the new grass.

May 8th, 2007, 12:26 PM
ok I understand what flora is (flowers) but what is fauna :confused: please someone explain

May 8th, 2007, 04:31 PM
ok I understand what flora is (flowers) but what is fauna :confused: please someone explain're not the only one confused :confused::D
As the early member suggestions for a May theme mentioned mostly flowers and plants,
I believed this covered it nicely - floral,greenery, nature.
Thought Fauna was a term for trees, plants, grasses, mosses, etc.:o :laughing: :o .

Looking at some of these great pics.... I began to realize I didnt "quite" have this

From Wikipedia:

Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is flora

Zoologists and paleontologists usually use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess shale fauna".

Paleontologists sometimes refer to a sequence of 80 or so faunal stages, which are a series of rocks all containing similar fossils.

So, I feel pretty foolish...but learned something.:)

This is still a good theme, and the pics are wonderful!
Do you feel it should be "widened' in scope? Flora, Fauna and Nature?

May 8th, 2007, 04:42 PM
I really want to compliment everyone on their photos too.:cloud9: :lovestruck:
Beautifully done.. from the lovely scenic shots to the sweet and funny captures, your cats and dogs all look awesome!:thumbs up

May 8th, 2007, 04:53 PM
so it's flowers , plants trees and nature and animal life got it now
thanks for clearing in up now I don't feel so dumb :rolleyes:

May 8th, 2007, 05:22 PM
A couple more,ocky checking out something and whatever it was,it was yummy:cat:

May 8th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Vinnie sneaking up on Chico,see his ears in the plants...and later a little more visible,but Chico would have none of it:laughing:

May 8th, 2007, 05:27 PM
A couple cute ones....not much of Rocky,but he is in there somewhere:laughing:

May 8th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Absolutely beautiful chico!:cloud9: :lovestruck: :highfive:
..your little tigers.. out exploring.:)

May 8th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Great pics! :)

Flora, fauna, the only thing missing is water and sky.:D

Where are you usual pics of your kitties, Shamrock? I know you're self conscious about posting them again, but they're so good. :o

May 9th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Shamrock,I agree with Prin,your cats are extreemly beautiful,it does not matter if they are old pictures,your kitties are dreamy:lovestruck:

Rick C
May 9th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Abby stares intently at a bee amid the flora and fauna of her home:

Abby in the flowers at her home. The cow skull came from the pasturelands nearby . . . . no shortage of them either:

Abby in the raspberry patch . . .

Rick C

May 9th, 2007, 12:34 PM
Sensational as always, Rick! I love that last one of Abby.. :cloud9:

Thanks Chico and Prin for the nice input, that is sweet of you.
My photography skills, and my camera.. both leave a lot to be desired, I believe...but I'm working on both.:)
Tried a few new pics last night.

Basil with a bit of Flora.. and Zack,... well not exactly as "nature" looking as I had in mind.. will try a few more.

May 9th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Beautiful pictures Shamrock. Your kitties are beautiful!!!:lovestruck:

Rick I love that last pic of Abby getting a rasberry:cloud9:

Chico that picture of Rocky amid the leaves made me laugh:laughing:

May 9th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Thank's:cat: They like to hide on each other and then the Zoomies start:D
We have an abundance of Bumble Bees,today 2 of them flew right to Rocky,he must have jumped 3 feet in the air...soo funny:laughing:
Shamrock,Zack must be the prettiest cat I've ever seen,he is just picture perfect:lovestruck:

May 9th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Yey! Rick C's pics and Shamrock's. :cloud9: :) Great pics! :)

May 10th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Great pics everyone. :thumbs up

Basil = :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

May 10th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Here is Dekka wanting me to throw the stick in the pond..followed by the throw

May 10th, 2007, 11:17 AM
I love that second pic of Dekka!! Great shot:thumbs up

May 10th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Thank you for the nice comments on my furries. We have a long stretch of clear sunny days ahead...:thumbs up so I'm going to try for more...the camera shy Miranda and the wont-stay-still Percy.;)

Dekka,those are great pictures of your dog! :cloud9: What an excellent action shot of him leaping in after the stick!:highfive:

May 10th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Here are 2 from last year.

One is Hunter lying in the grass, and the other is Cassie's brother Jack:cloud9:

May 10th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Here are 2 others. The first is Cassie and the second is Jack and Molly (Cassie's siblings) playing in the plants:rolleyes: :D

May 11th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Great pics! So summery.:)

May 11th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Yeah last years pics:rolleyes:

May 11th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks to you all for the nice comments on my pics :goodvibes:
I love all the other ones too, some are so cute! the goldens in the garden are perfect! how did you get them to pose like that!?
The Catzilla is awesome too..... but, where's the chicken? lol

keep it up.... i love these photos

May 12th, 2007, 02:34 AM
Wow, great pics everyone :lovestruck: . Here is my contribution :D .

May 12th, 2007, 02:36 AM
and a few more :D

May 12th, 2007, 02:40 AM
and finally one of Fred as a kitten, and a recent pic with some wild daisies :lovestruck: .

May 12th, 2007, 03:23 AM
Terri, these are all so beautiful!:cloud9: I cant decide which one I like best.. think the doggies in the leaves is just exceptionally pretty. Such wonderful scenery you have for a backdrop...and such lovely pets. :thumbs up

Excellent photos in this thead!:lovestruck: Hope there's lot more to come!

May 12th, 2007, 08:23 AM
These are older pics,but here is Bailey in my birdbath and my grand-doggie Kita...sort of flora and fauna.:laughing:
Then Vinnie saying his prayers to Mother Nature:cat:

May 12th, 2007, 05:27 PM
They're all great!

I love Riley and Lucy in the leaves! :cloud9:

And Bailey in the fountain! :cloud9:

May 13th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Awesome pics everyone. :thumbs up

Bailey in the bird bath is so cute. :cloud9:

I love the one of Lucy sitting in the ferns :lovestruck: and Lucy & Riley in the leaves :lovestruck: and Fred on the fence with the flowerbox. :lovestruck:

May 14th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Great shots, so many wonderful pictures!
I just love these threads with all the differnt pets :thumbs up

May 14th, 2007, 08:11 PM
I love them all ! Specially Bailey in the bird bath :cloud9:

May 14th, 2007, 08:26 PM
these are great shots everyone
I too love the one with Bailey in the bird bath that one is priceless :D

May 15th, 2007, 08:14 AM
Bailey in the birdbath is a few years old,she's a little chunkier and bigger now,would not fit as well:laughing:

May 15th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Here is about the only decent one, but my fav

May 15th, 2007, 03:09 PM
That's a great picture of your beautiful boy, Rottielover!:cloud9:
There's just something about dogs and water, isnt there?
Makes for wonderful photos.:highfive:

Dog Dancer
May 16th, 2007, 01:20 PM
All the shots are great, Rick I love the one of Abby in the raspberry bushes - amazing!

Here's one of Shadow just trolling through the weeds (aka flora).

May 16th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Dog Dancer, I dont see the pic of Shadow...:confused:

Well, yesterday was a wonderful park day.. felt like summer!:)
Here's a couple of Percy I took along the way..
Percy thinking of a getting his paws wet.. and then changing his mind. A water doggie he isnt..:D

May 16th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Few with the flora..

May 16th, 2007, 03:31 PM
And in the flora...:)

May 16th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Hey those are really great everyone! - I like the last few Shamrock!:thumbs up so cute!

May 16th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Shamrock,he is a little doll,love your exotic looking plants:lovestruck:

May 17th, 2007, 02:47 AM
Those are awesome pics Shamrock. Percy is definately a cutie :lovestruck: .

May 18th, 2007, 05:11 PM
aw, thanks so much for the compliments on my Percy.I've so loved admiring all the beautfiul photos in this thread.

As Miranda is the only one of my crew that I havent added to this Flora and Fauna challenge, didnt want to leave her out.:D ,tried a few last night.

She is a very petite and dainty cat,..I call her "my little flower", so took a few of her outside with my Mother's Day flowers.

Here is just just checking them out...

May 18th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Aww Shamrock,what a little beauty she is:lovestruck:

May 18th, 2007, 05:21 PM
I really prefer the bigger pics, but cant get them any larger and stay within the file size.
Here she is just sort of posing..

May 18th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Shamrock, those are amazing shots :lovestruck: . Miranda is a beauty and those are also some pretty great mother's day flower :cloud9: .

May 18th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks, Chico and Terri!:)
As the only female, and with a retiring quiet personality, I have to guard her peace and quiet sometimes from the rowdy male cats.. especially the really rambunctious Zack. He's way too much for her.

May 18th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Great pics Shamrock! I love the last one of Percy (he's so little!) and all the Miranda shots. :cloud9: :cloud9:

May 18th, 2007, 11:43 PM
what a beautiful fluffy kitty :cloud9: just lovely!

Here's Noid's for May

May 19th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Aww,Noid smelling the rose:lovestruck:

May 19th, 2007, 05:44 PM
I think this one fits in

May 20th, 2007, 12:56 AM

Great pic of Noid too! :cloud9:

May 20th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Crunchie on her first adventure of the year
my 2 guard dogs...on others shall walk on the grass:D

May 20th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Awesome pics everyone.....keep 'em coming. :thumbs up

May 21st, 2007, 08:03 AM
CPietra,those pics are great,the pup and the kitty absolutely amazing:lovestruck:
Crunchie has that"don't mess with me!"kind of face:laughing:

May 21st, 2007, 05:05 PM
Cpietra... that is just a beautiful dog and cat photo! :cloud9:

All such wonderful shots here.:thumbs up

May 21st, 2007, 05:20 PM
Winnie seems to be a wonderful dog:lovestruck:

May 21st, 2007, 08:14 PM
Chico, yes Winnie is really laid back, although she is 9 years old. Winnie and Nickie are complete opposite

May 21st, 2007, 09:24 PM
Some pics from today, we had the nicest day so far this year, so I took full advantage:D

May 21st, 2007, 09:32 PM
love the pics HO, Cassie is actually smelling the flower in the last pic :D

May 21st, 2007, 09:34 PM
Thanks Frenchy. Yeah I caught her smelling at the right time, lol. I took a LOT of pictures to try to get some where Cassie is actually looking at something:rolleyes:
She is very hard to take pictures of. Hunter on the other hand poses, but in the sunlight, it is hard to see his face:frustrated: Oh well:shrug: :D

May 21st, 2007, 09:36 PM
Just got an idea, how about putting peanut butter on the flowers....:rolleyes:

May 21st, 2007, 09:46 PM
Lol Frenchy:laughing:

May 22nd, 2007, 07:24 AM
The first thing I do in the morning is look at pictures,it's like an energy boost:laughing:
Great pics everyone!!

May 22nd, 2007, 11:46 PM
cpietra, love the winnie and kitty shots :lovestruck: .

HO, nice to see my favorite beagle/black lab friends combo:cloud9: .

May 23rd, 2007, 07:35 AM
HO, nice to see my favorite beagle/black lab friends combo:cloud9: .

Awww Thanks TeriM. Cassie says thank you so much and Hunter is blushing:laughing:

May 27th, 2007, 09:55 PM
I love the pics of Cassie and Hunter. :lovestruck: Especially the one of Cassie smelling the flower. :cloud9:

May 28th, 2007, 07:15 AM
Thanks Rainbow:)