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March 2012 - photo challenge - Pets looking straight into the camera

March 2nd, 2012, 09:27 AM
Hi members!

Anyone have any ideas for March's photo theme?

I'll just throw something out but feel free to suggest something else and the theme with the most support by tomorrow becomes this month's challenge theme.

What about pets looking straight into the camera?


That's an easy one!! :)

How about 'Just Tails'. Based on that..'guess the breed'...

Benmax that sounds like fun!!!! Guess the breed by the tail.......:thumbs up

Only problem is, most of us already know what breeds members have...and a lot of members have mixed breeds... :o

UNBELIEVABLE, another month has past and we have entered a new one...time is flying by too quickly. Just a face/head shot? This sounds good to me.

I like the idea of looking straight into the camera. A full frontal stare-down!

Looks like looking into the camera has the most support so it is this month's challenge. thx all - merging suggestion posts now.

March 2nd, 2012, 09:33 AM
Ok members,

The theme this month is pets looking straight into the camera.

For feisty pets what sometimes helps is having someone else hold some food just above the lens while you take the picture. (it works with my cats anyway - lol)

Ok then who will post first?

March 2nd, 2012, 10:27 AM
Marty has funky eyes!!!!!

March 2nd, 2012, 11:26 AM
These are a couple of years old, but still 2 of my fav pics :lovestruck: :cloud9:
I'll have to take some just for this thread, but these will do for now!! :)

Baby Nookie! :lovestruck: :flirt:

Nookie now! :D

My handsome, silly, Thorin :cloud9: :lovestruck:

March 2nd, 2012, 12:08 PM
From a few years back, as I am about to leave for work. "but I want to come too Mum"

March 2nd, 2012, 12:26 PM
wow fabulous start CsqU4r3d, Rgeurts and Marty11! :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

March 2nd, 2012, 07:39 PM
Peppercorn has staring down to a fine art:

March 2nd, 2012, 07:45 PM
The many faces of Cinnamon Girl:

(I think she looks like a therapist in this pic. "Now tell me about your mother ....")

(protecting the den of kittens)

(looking very princessy)

March 2nd, 2012, 08:08 PM
These are all so great. I think I am going to like this months challenge. Robyn, I lover the baby Nookie picture, so hard to believe that he was that small.

Sugarcatmom, Cinnamon really looks like a couch Dr :crazy:
Csq, awwwww
Marty, talk about eyes, your guy has them, they would stare down a burgler:D

I do not have any to add at this time but I will take some shots of Sasha.

March 3rd, 2012, 07:47 AM
Here are four of mine! The Chihuahuas were all received from the same breeder who went out of business 2 years ago.

The black & tan one is now 19, the white one is 15, and the cream one (doing her "roadkill" pose, but still looking straight at the camera despite no eyeballs) is 17.

The toy poodle is an 18-year-old I adopted last summer. She just got through surgery to remove some cancerous growths on Thursday and is still hospitalized but doing fine.

Marty, I have (another) one with "Marty Feldman eyes" too (besides the 19-yr-old, I mean). Will try to post a pic!

March 3rd, 2012, 10:08 AM
TokyoParrot, what a special group you have. All seniors, and all so sweet. thanks for sharing these with us.

March 3rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
One of my favourites :)

March 3rd, 2012, 11:16 AM
Wow 2 beautiful sets SCM
What a lovely group of seniors Tokyoparrot - Can't wait to see the next one with the googly marty feldman eyes - lol.
Dig the BW shot dashn'us -so cute!

March 3rd, 2012, 10:45 PM
Oops! I blinked! :laughing:


Gryphon mugging for the camera. :D


Mollie day dreaming. :cloud9:


March 4th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Lovely images D-O-G!!

March 4th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Love all these shots so far! :thumbs up

Sophie looking into the camera on her first day in her forever home!

March 5th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Gah! So many beautiful pics... Really awesome.
This is my Bu: Pronounced as "Boo" (also known as Saburo) At my parent's chilling out in their garden
As you can see Bu has heterochromia♥

And here's my Mulder (aka Bebe Loco, Bonkers, Muldy, etc) right after she got spayed last year. _n.jpg

I also have a question for SCM. What camera do you use? (model and brand) because I've noticed in the past that the color, textures and definition always look really good in your pics (besides the good photographer of course).

March 5th, 2012, 07:18 PM
I'm loving this thead so far! Great pics, everyone!!! :thumbs up

March 8th, 2012, 12:41 PM
they would have you think that they're hobos, forced to sleep in cardboard boxes by their cruel mommy. I do not know why they prefer this box lid to the real, plush kitty beds I've bought them, but they've never once done more than sniff the beds. and I'm afraid to try to remove or replace this lid! :laughing:

March 8th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Lovin' this theme so far. :lovestruck:

Great pictures everyone! :thumbs up

March 9th, 2012, 06:03 PM
In this one they are all giving me the Evil Eye - don't really like to dress up and pose, but they are all looking into the camera. This was my Christmas card for 2011.

It's been a while since I've been on the site. I lost my Grover in 2010 and for a while couldn't look at my dog pictures. Since then we have added Puck to the family. He's a rescue that came up from California with Pawsitive Match. He's been through two Canadian winters now and seems to love it here. He's called a Lhassa type but we really don't have a clue about him. He was found as an adult so the age estimate is about 4 years now. The other two have been posted here before, Pepper (Shih tzu x age approx. 6) and Tigger (Papillon age approx. 5).

March 11th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Swimming??!! Who me??!!

March 12th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Humph CsqU4r3d...Gryphon & Chum look like they have a few things in common. :highfive:

The picture of Gryphon was from when he "fell" into the water rather than enjoying a swim. He doesn't know how to swim. :wall:

Sweet Chum. :cloud9:

March 12th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I may have posted these before, but...

My favorite ever picture of Keely, and


A very cute one of Connor


March 12th, 2012, 06:37 PM
I love this thread such cute fur babies all around!! Dee-O-Gee the only water Chum does not love is water involved in a bath or shower!:crazy::laughing::dog:

March 13th, 2012, 01:01 AM
She's as soft and gentle as this look she is giving me .... sweet Gemma. Terrific photo's everyone. :thumbs up

March 17th, 2012, 11:04 AM
Such cute additions everyone:highfive:

here's 2 i took of Baci this morning.

March 17th, 2012, 12:28 PM

March 17th, 2012, 04:50 PM
The pics just keep getting cuter and cuter!!! Love this thread!!

March 17th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Cody is the Eye contact champion.:)

March 18th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Cute one Shay!
LOVE the snow covered one Zilvar - very creative.

March 18th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Roxy, 4 days after I adopted her fat butt. :laughing:

March 18th, 2012, 08:57 PM
I love Cody's snow pic!!!!!

March 18th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Roxy is sooooo cute!!!!

March 27th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Bree :lovestruck:


Archer :lovestruck:


March 27th, 2012, 12:52 PM
:lovestruck: :flirt:

Really love this thread!! :cloud9:

March 31st, 2012, 09:51 AM
Oh my goodness, how did it get to be the 31st already?!?

OK, here is my "Marty Feldman eyes" dog. The first picture is from a full two months after I adopted her last fall. Even after two months of proper nutrition, you can see her hip bones sticking out, and she has skin issues, including no hair on one ear or around her nose/mouth/eyes.

The second picture is from last week (taken 3 months after picture #1)-- she is finally starting to look like a Japanese Chin. Looks obese but it's the "fwuffy-wuffy" Chin coat. She's only 2.5 kg.

She's blind so she has a kind of funky, "glazed over" look but most of my dogs are blind or have only one working eye so she fits in well over here and can hold her own.

March 31st, 2012, 10:02 AM
...and one more.

This one was from the same breeder as the Chin above (went bankrupt, let go 300 dogs). The first picture is from September-ish. Second picture is from last week.

This breeder kept his dogs in large pens, with maybe 20 dogs in each. It gave the dogs good social skills (seven of mine are from breeders and most have no social skills whatsoever with other dogs), but they all had horrible skin issues that spread very rapidly.

He still has a way to go (still has skin issues) but at least he is recognizable as a dog now instead of a rat. He is about 1.8 kg dripping wet.

March 31st, 2012, 06:13 PM
Aw, poor sweet dogs, Tokyoparrot.

March 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM
Tokyo, you make me cry...I am so grateful the you are caring for these wonderful special needs dogs. If you did not, who would. They look like they are really thriving in your care. Thanks for sharing your furbabies with us. :cloud9::angel2:

March 31st, 2012, 09:50 PM
Sorta squeaking in under the wire here, but I just found this and realized it would fit in the thread... Takes a lot less time to do it this way than to do them all individually, too. :o


March 31st, 2012, 10:48 PM
Wonderful pics everyone!!
Hazel, I love your pack pics, they're all so beautiful!! :lovestruck: :cloud9:

I wanted to get this one in before the end of the month, but I just couldn't do it until now. Hazel, I'm just under the wire as well.

This was our last day with our beautiful Thorin. I look at these now, and I know it really was time to let him go. He was still just as sweet and lovey as ever, but that spark had gone from his eyes :cry:

April 1st, 2012, 10:59 AM
Sweet Thorin. :candle: Such a beautiful boy!