Saturday, May 19, 2012

Foto Finish - Pets

Yesterday was the last day of school for the Drama Teen.  I took the day off so I could attend the awards ceremony in the morning, then be back early in the afternoon to pick her and a friend up to celebrate at Cherry Berry.  The school gives various academic awards, the DT brought home a couple of those.  But the most fun are the awards the teachers give for some of the elective classes.  Drama Teen snagged the "Best Actress" award from her Theatre class (her bloggy nick name is a very apt one indeed).  We had girls night out afterward with a bit of shopping and then dinner.  DT is a bit overwhelmed at the idea of being an 8th grader next year.  To be honest, Mom's a bit wigged out too!

As I was mulling over this week's theme of "Pets" for Foto Finish, there were also thoughts of DT's school years wandering in and out as well.  That brought to mind a picture that might work for today's post.  But alas, I couldn't find it.  It's possible that it's one of My Guy's shots.  I did find another photo with a similar theme from the same year. 

Unfortunately, I'm extremely allergic to animal dander, so it's difficult for us to have a dog or cat.  DT made up for that by collecting the stuffed variety of critters.  Her preferred "pets" were tigers (she dreamed big even back then).  Somewhere in the second grade, she developed a strong affection for Scooby Doo as well.  This picture was taken just after Christmas.  The tiger to the right is Simba who was a new addition to her tiger family that Santa left under the tree at Grandma's.  He was her sleeping buddy for years after. 

That's it for Foto Finish this week.  Check out all the other pet tails over at Cat Patches.   


  1. Oh what a darling snapshot! I love her *animals* all piled high around her! :)

  2. What a precious shot. Your daughter seems destined for big things.

  3. Cute picture. I think I'd have nightmares if I slept with a tiger that big. :)

  4. So cute. how I remember the days when our kids would have stuffed animals piled all over the bed when they slept. Something comforting about it I supppose??

  5. As someone who practically has a zoo living at her house , I can see definite benefits in having the stuffed variety instead. She looks gorgeous sleeping among the tigers!

    Now if you'll excuse me one of my cats is knocking on the front door to be let in!

  6. What a great photo!

    Does 8th grade mean she starts a new school after summer break? In NSW, our students only have two levels of school: primary from Kindergarten to Year 6 (approximately ages 5-12) and high school from Years 7 to 12 (approximately ages 12-18).

  7. Great shot! I'm glad she had plenty of protection.... :D


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