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Pets in the Garden Photo Challenge Winner

Photo/Illustration: Keetssix
Photo/Illustration: Frederal
Photo/Illustration: Kerrisp
Photo/Illustration: Kilmalu
Photo/Illustration: Jeffdouc
Photo/Illustration: SueE
Photo/Illustration: Bluizz
Photo/Illustration: HeatherJ
Photo/Illustration: Juliette17
Photo/Illustration: Rosarosa
Photo/Illustration: Warhol
Photo/Illustration: Keetssix
Photo/Illustration: Frederal
Photo/Illustration: Kerrisp
Photo/Illustration: Kilmalu
Photo/Illustration: Jeffdouc
Photo/Illustration: SueE
Photo/Illustration: Bluizz
Photo/Illustration: HeatherJ
Photo/Illustration: Juliette17
Photo/Illustration: Rosarosa
Photo/Illustration: Warhol

Narrowing the 300+ entries down to the 30 finalists for this contest may have been the most challenging (and enjoyable) part of my job to date.  The pictures posted were wonderful and every single one of them made me smile.

After much time and effort we did determine a winner.  This picture without a doubt shows a pet that seems to be as at home in the garden as his/her human.


Here, a few words from the winner.

“Sassy Charlie Girl is always happy no matter what she is doing.  Into everything, nosy and she loves kids.  The day she fell asleep in the ground cover she just ran until she dropped, but you notice she did not let go of her bone.  Helps me in the garden, she is a good digger, not a good thing for the flowers I fear.”

The winner will receive a one year subscription to Fine Gardening, a Fine Gardening tote bag and Cobra Head Short Handle tool.

The following four photos all received honorable mentions.



Here are some others that we loved:


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  1. Kerrisp 03/20/2009

    Thanks so much for the honorable mention. I'm honored to have our cat, Jasmine's image among such wonderful photos. Sassy Girl sleeping on the Sedum does indeed show a happy pooch at home in the garden :)
    All the photos were a treat to see. I can't imagine a garden without pets. Our cats add so much joy to my gardening experience - keeping me company as I spend time doing what I love.
    Choosing just a few photos from so many wonderful shots I'm sure was a very difficult challenge. Thanks for picking such a great topic. It was fun to see so many adorable pets.
    Your efforts are much appreciated!
    I can't help but wonder if that very large turtle is smelling the petunias or about to take a bite of them :)

    Kerri
    http://colorsofthegarden.blogspot.com

  2. Cler 03/22/2009

    I would like to know the story about the tortoise and what kind is it? How old is it?

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