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Today is the day that I reveal the winner of the 2015 Pretty Feet Contest! Thanks go out to everyone who took the time to vote.

We have a tie at third place! The two winners of the third place award go to the Koala and the Frog!

Koala

Koala

Koala

Koala


Frog

Frog

Frog

Frog

Proud to be in second place in this year’s contest is the Cougar!

Cougar

Cougar

Cougar

Cougar

Drum roll please….The first place winner of the 2015 Pretty Feet Contest: Nicholas the Elephant!

Elephant

Elephant

Let me share with you a bit of his background. He was born on December 19, 1993 at a circus breeding facility. He was an unruly elephant, maybe because they made him ride a tricycle. He was retired from the circus at the young age of 5. His constant companion for years was a female named Gypsy. She became his surrogate mother. When he reached the ripe age of sixteen, he had to be separated from her to “go his own way” which would happen in the wild.

Nicholas is living a happy life in a huge enclosure at the Performing Animal Welfare Society compound located in the small town of San Andreas, CA. His new companion is a deer. Would you like to adopt Nicholas? You can! Here is the link to PAWS to find out how to do it!

Here is Nicholas in all his majestic glory!

Elephant

Elephant

Thanks again go out to those who voted, and may you have an amazing day. Be well… ^..^

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It is past time that I feature, as I do every year, the pretty feet contest! This year we have a number of exciting contenders! You get to vote on whose feet you like the best and in a couple of weeks I will announce the winner! Are you ready to check out some really pretty feet? Let’s go!

Contestant #1 – Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Contestant #2 – Cougar

Cougar

Cougar

Contestant #3 – Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

Contestant #4 – Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingo

Contestant #5 – Frog

Frog

Frog

Contestant #6 – Koala

Koala

Koala

Contestant #7 – Meerkat

Meerkat

Meerkat

Contestant #8 – Wallaby

Wallaby

Wallaby

There are the contestants for 2015, and now you get to vote! Just click on the button to register your vote.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Be well… ^..^

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I know that you have been waiting with bated breath for the winner of this year’s pretty feet contest! So, are you ready for the line up?

In third place:

Madison for her pink and black toes!

My little girl Madison

My little girl Madison

Her feet:

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

In second place:

With hands gripping the feet, this old fellow!

The chimp

The chimp

His feet:

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

And, drum roll please! In first place with overwhelming numbers:

Those cute little toes of the gecko!

The gecko

The gecko

Check out the winning pretty feet of 2014!

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Congratulations go out to all in the contest and to the winners!

Thank you for your participation in choosing this year’s winner! Have a wonderful day and week! And, thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit today!

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I know that you have all been waiting for this year’s contestants! I wanted to post this two months ago, but not being able to get out and get candidate photos was bothersome for me! Last year the Zebra won the contest, and the year before that was Toby our American Bobtail Cat. Who will it be this year? You get to decide! Be sure to vote at the end of this series of photos! So without further ado, here are this year’s candidates for Pretty Feet 2014!

Pretty Feet of an Elephant

Pretty Feet of an Elephant

Pretty Feet of an Iguana

Pretty Feet of an Iguana

Pretty Feet of a Male Lion

Pretty Feet of a Male Lion

Pretty Feet of a Giraffe

Pretty Feet of a Giraffe

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Pretty Feet of Our Dog Astro

Pretty Feet of Our Dog Astro

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

Now, here is where you come in! Please cast your vote in the poll below, and in a couple of weeks, while I am once again quarantined, I will post the results! I cannot wait to see who wins this year!

Thanks for stopping by today, and for taking the time to vote! Be well, and stay tuned for the results and some amazing photos that the critters allowed me to capture of them at the Sacramento Zoo!

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Yesterday my friend Marcy and I spent the afternoon at the El Dorado County Fair. This was a first trip to the fair for both of us! Yes, I have only lived here for 6 years and this was my first trip! We had a blast! I am planning on featuring a number of posts on the fair as there was so much to see. I wanted to start out the series with the pretty feet we found at the fair!

The first set of feet is something that you normally do not find at the county fair. There was a group there called the “Australian Experience,” and they brought animals native to Australia. So, our first set of pretty feet belong to one adorable little critter: A Wallaby!

Wallaby feet

Wallaby feet

We spent quite a bit of time viewing all the farm animals that were at the fair. The next photo of pretty feet belong to a huge rooster. It actually had feathers on its feet!

Rooster's feathered feet

Rooster’s feathered feet

Then there were the bovines…

Black bovine feet

Black bovine feet

Brown and white bovine feet

Brown and white bovine feet

Don’t forget the goats!

Fuzzy goat feet

Fuzzy goat feet

Goats feet

Goats feet

And lovely pigs feet too!

Pigs feet

Pigs feet

One of the vendors at the fair, who had “Cowboy Stuff,” had these feet converted into water containers…I guess this would be a cool cowboy item to have, but I will pass on having one of these.

Water containers

Water containers

Stay tuned as I will feature more sights from the El Dorado County Fair! Have a great Monday, and thank you for stopping by!

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I just know that you are dying to know who won this contest! Are you ready for the results?

In third place, with the most beautiful toenails…

The Elephant

The Elephant

In second place, with dainty feet for such a big girl…

The Lioness

The Lioness

And number one…

The Zebra!

The Zebra!

Many thanks to all who voted for me!

Many thanks to all who voted for me!

Thanks for participating, and for stopping by today! Stay tuned for Part II of the San Diego Zoo!

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There is something that to me is so captivating about the stripes on Zebras! I love them! Each Zebra has a series of stripes that is equal to our finger prints. The contrast of black and white…their lovely manes and tails…They have character all their own! I am drawn to the zebra stripe, and often wonder why we do not have striped human beings. There are spotted animals, many of them, and yet all the human has is freckles…I wonder why that is that there are no striped humans, don’t you?

My first view of the Zebra at the San Diego Zoo:

Such a lovely tail, don't you think?

Such a lovely tail, don’t you think?

Doesn’t the tail look like a lovely french braid?

I could only see two in the enclosure, one with its back to me eating lunch and the other too was having lunch! With its face dipped down, there are some good details. They have such lovely eyes, and again I love the stripes!

Having a bite to eat hides most of this lovely face...but what eyes!

Having a bite to eat hides most of this lovely face…but what eyes!

Such a peaceful looking animal. Check out this beautiful profile!

Why the long face?

Why the long face?

Their mane is the best version of what humans try to emulate in the mohawk haircut! But none can match the coloring in this hairstyle!

Check out that mohawk!

Check out that mohawk!

And, they do have lovely feet, dontcha think?

A matched pair!

A matched pair!

A quick note to Lisa at Zeebra Designs and Destinations: I thought of you when I visited with this animal! You incorporate the Zebra in your artwork so beautifully!

I hope you enjoyed what Zebra photos I was able to get! Have a great Wednesday, and thank you for visiting today!

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Back in 2012 I did a contest for the prettiest feet. The contest was between Toby, our sweet cat, and Astro, our Malinois. Well, after visiting the zoo with Russel Ray, his partner Jim and my husband Paul, I decided to do another Pretty Feet Contest! This time your choices come from the San Diego Zoo! When Russel realized that I was taking photos of some of the animals feet, by the end of our visit he told me that he now understands, after noticing all the different feet, why it is a fascinating topic! There are so many different foot constructions…

So, without further ado, here are your choices for this year’s Pretty Feet Contest 2013! I sincerely hope that you will take the time to vote. The poll will be at the end of this series of photos! Ready? Here we go!

The Lioness

The Lioness

The Condor

The Condor

The Dromedary Camel

The Dromedary Camel

The Flamingo

The Flamingo

The Elephant

The Elephant

The Zebra

The Zebra

The Panther

The Panther

The Rhino

The Rhino

The White Pelican

The White Pelican

The Polar Bear

The Polar Bear

Did you like them? I hope so! Now for the poll:

Stay tuned for the results! The top three will be announced in a future post!

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great Tuesday!

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Scene: The Pretty Feet Awards Ceremony

The Announcer: We would like to thank everyone who participated and voted in “The Pretty Feet Contest.” I am pleased that I was given the opportunity to do the announcing today. We had quite a pair to choose from. We had the 10 year old leather toes, and we had the 2 year old, soft as a baby’s behind toes to choose from. While I am partial to the leather toes, and my own dogs are barking right now, I have the pleasure to announce who won this lovely contest. May I have the envelope please. (Background sound of an envelope tearing and the announcer gasping, raising his eyebrows, lowering the envelope, then looking over his glasses, sighing heavily) And the winner is: Toby, The Face to Love!

A Face To Love

Toby: (Sounds of clearing the throat). First I would like to thank my manager and all of those people who made this possible! Next I have to say thanks to Babso2you for taking such wonderful photographs of my amazingly beautiful feet! They are pretty aren’t they? (Rubbing of one foot against the face, holding it away admiringly, then tucking it back to his side.) Oh, and to my competitor Astro, I just have this to say: Sorry old pup, but the new kid is here to stay!And, I really love the prize: Astro’s bed!

The final score:

Toby 63.64%
Astro 36.36%

Thank you for voting!

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