Who Let the Dogs Out & Mystery Picture 4

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” (Bernard Williams)

When one mystery ends, sometimes a new one begins. And so, we have mystery photo four. Thank you all for playing and guessing on Sunday’s picture. You are definitely exercising those imaginations.

Some very interesting guesses this time. A few unusual ones too like Marji’s hair on a blue dog. I think she was pulling my leg on that one, but I did have a dog named Blue once. You can see a picture of him on my Facebook page – the dog with my baby son and me in front of the white gate that I posted to celebrate that son’s birthday last week. Then Kathleen’s husband’s fish eye guess took some imagination for me. I’ve never looked too many fish in the eye so I’m not the one to say if that was a good guess or not. Kathleen must not have agreed as she went a whole different direction guessing some plant fiber. She did get the blue jean fabric right, however. Several of you recognized the blue as some sort of fabric and guessed a sweater or coat with a furry collar.

Robin and Marji, who guessed twice, said butterfly. Lisa did too, but her husband said I’d never post a butterfly picture right after a moth picture. So he guessed a bee and so did Kathi. I could imagine it might be a bee, and you never can tell about me posting that butterfly right after the moth. Well, actually Lisa’s husband was right. I probably wouldn’t do that. Probably. Unless I wanted to be really tricky and mysterious. : ) April got her husband to guess too and he said a baby pig. What a neat guess. Wrong, but neat. Several of you decided it was an animal’s ear, Kari said a pig’s ear and Amy voted for a cat’s ear and Linda said a teddy bear’s ear. Michelle decided it was a caterpillar. An interesting and very astute guess was Diana thinking it might be an oil lantern wick. I can see that. It isn’t, but I can imagine that guess. Not as clear on Nancy’s lint remover guess, but I could use one of those after I’ve had an English Mastiff visiting this week. Boy, can he shed! And my vacuum cleaner took the studs this afternoon.

Another “it takes a lot of imagination” guess was Sandi’s peach. Not sure where she was coming from with that one, but she said she’d just watched a cooking show about peaches. Ola thought it might be a stuffed animal and Betty was seeing some worn out frayed suspenders on jeans or a button in the ear of a teddy bear. Fun guesses.

Of course, some of you were much closer to right. Judith said an animal on a sweater and Jeanne said a dog’s tummy. Paula said a dog toy or a hair clip.  Interesting combination there, Paula, but dog is in there. Then several of you were exactly right. Meagan said a dog or cat foot. Shirley said a puppy’s paw. Judy said a doggie with a blanket and Rory said a dog’s paw on a sweater. If I hadn’t been the one taking the picture and snipping out a mysterious piece of it, I would have never guessed this one myself. I had never seen spots on a puppy’s paw like that. This is an English bulldog puppy that my granddaughter was very happy to hug and let lick her face.

Great guesses, everybody. And now you can guess on the picture up top and get another entry in the drawing to perhaps win some books. I’ll pick three winners after the July 3, 2017 midnight EST deadline. So there will be one more mystery picture Sunday if I can come up with something suitably mysterious. I hope you’re having fun playing the mystery photo game.

Whenever I want to laugh, I read a wonderful book, ‘Children’s Letters to God.’ You can open it anywhere. One I read recently said, ‘Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.’  (Maya Angelou)

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      Ann H Gabhart

      You were close with the fungus guess, Peggy. It is part of a mushroom but one that grows on the ground. You can see the rest of the picture in my next post, A Mystery to Guess and Imagine.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Hmm, we’re about to do the picture reveal, Virginia, and then you’ll know if you were right. One more mystery puzzle before I draw the winners July 4th.

  1. Brenda Teague

    Piped Chocolate Buttercream Icing.
    See, that’s where my mind goes, to food!
    Lots of fun to guess these, thanks for letting us play along.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Well, the game wouldn’t be any fun at all if nobody guessed, Brenda. And all you people thinking chocolate, which I’m not saying is right or wrong, has me ready for something sweet to eat. But then I’m nearly always ready for something sweet to eat. 🙂

  2. Lisa Bragg

    My husband,J.D. and I have spent a lot of time on this…and we are stumped so we know that we don’t know and that’s about all we know….with that being said we are saying an old paper fan..the kind that is folded.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Good guess, Lisa. At least you weren’t so stumped that you didn’t come up with something. Whether that something is right remains to be seen. So fun that you get J.D. to play the game too. That makes it more fun for you and me too.

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    Ann H Gabhart

    Linda – Well, look at that. There is a bluish stripe, isn’t there? I hadn’t noticed. And who’s to say I’m not obvious? I have posted some pretty obvious mystery pictures in previous games. I’m doing a little better at puzzling some of you this round. 🙂

    Amy – Fungus can come in all shapes and sizes for sure. And I do take lots of walks where I see trees. So could be you’re right. Could be, you’re not. The mystery will be solved on Sunday night when I post the rest of the picture and the last mystery photo to this game.

    Nyla Kay – A mushroom, eh? Interesting guess. Sounds a little like Amy’s fungus. So we shall see once the answer to the mystery is revealed on Sunday’s post. Then that one more mystery picture. I’m trying to come up with something good, but so far haven’t settled on a surefire mystery.

    Cheri – I’m glad you came over to play my mystery photo game. I hope you’re having fun. I always do when I post these mystery pictures, although I do have to admit it’s more fun for me when some of you are puzzled and the most fun when everybody is puzzled!! That’s not to say that’s true this time. I don’t think I’ve ever posted but one mystery puzzle in all the times we’ve played the game here on my blog that totally puzzled everybody, but a few have gotten close. So we’ll see if your flower guess means I didn’t trick you or that I did.

  4. Linda McFarland

    It looks like some kind of plant but the blue stripe is confusing. Not a book, that would be too obvious. This is a good one!

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    Ann H Gabhart

    April – You’re not the first to say icing, so could it be?

    Sis – I can see where the mop comes from and it could even be right, but where’s that man flying around as an angel? I’m not seeing that. LOL. Guess my imagination can’t match yours.

    Connie Lee – Great guess. Tea bags. I do love my tea.

    Robin – And while I don’t love coffee I do make it for my husband and I do use coffee filters. Hmmm?

    Paula – Are you baffled? I often am. Not sure what a baffled filter is. I like the seed pod guess better.

    Jeanne – Now I want to go to Dairy Queen and get some ice cream.

    Ola – A true reader always sees pages and it could be you’re right. Somebody else guessed an old book too.

    Melissa – That’s a great guess. Right? Well, I’m not admitting that, but it is a great guess.

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