July 4, 2014

4th of July Flowers of the USA and Father's Day Smiley Boxes

Update ....

We have 2 winners as of 8:45 PM today.

There were many guesses that it was the pine cone from Maine but that doesn't count because as stated under ~~Lesson learned ~~ it is a state floral emblem.  

The 1st winner is The Idaha Pug Ranch because of this comment:
 Today at 8:43 PM
Idaho PugRanch has left a new comment on your post "4th of July Flowers of the USA and Father's Day Sm...":

Thank you for the beautiful smile boxes. We think it is South Dakota - there is a bee on the flower.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta 

Our 2nd winner is Cupcake who guessed something our Doofus Mommy never even saw on the Connecticut State Flower. It is only fair that his favorite rescue group gets a donation too.
Here was his comment:
Cupcake has left a new comment on your post "4th of July Flowers of the USA and Father's Day Sm...":

My second guess is that on the Mountain Laurel Blossoms, there is a spider!

Love, Cupcake
Now as there is a possibility the Doofus might have missed another insect on one of the other flowers, if you find one, please, let us know and upon verification your favorite rescue group will receive a donation as well.

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We will always be proud.
 We will always be prepared,
 so we will always be free."

Dearest friends,

As anyone who has ever followed this blog knows, our Mommy loves flowers, even though everything she tries to grow bites the dust. Last year after my brother, Weenie died, Dr Briles and his staff sent Mommy this potted plant..........

Can you guess what Weenie's plant is?
Mommy knew it would die, if she kept it, so she gave it to Bentley's mom because she has a green thumb and her yard is like a Garden of Eden and she knew we could see it whenever we visited. Their entire front yard is full of Mommy's most favorite flower, the hibiscus, in all kinds of glorious colors.When GOD created the earth he gave us the beauty of flowers. Right after Weenie died, Mommy was so brokenhearted and nothing could snap her out of it until she got the plant from Dr Briles and realized that in time it would blossom into a thing of beauty like our dear Weenie was.  Back in July 2013, Mommy started what turned out to be a year long process of learning the flowers of each state in the USA and posting them here, off and on through the year. It was a labor of love and was very therapeutic. Here is the finished project.   

 ~~Lesson learned~~
There is only 1 state that does not have an official flower only a state floral emblem. Can you guess which one before you view the Smilebox? 

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~~Question? and contest~~

There is a state flower picture that has something different than the others. If you guess it, leave a comment and we will make a donation in your name to the Rescue Group of your choice in the amount of $50.00. The first correct anwer will win.



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Hope it you all think it was worth the delay. 

Happy 4th of July

Now lets eat. There's plenty for all.

For 4 leggers only

♥♥♥Mona, Prissy, Angel Weenie & the  Mommy too


Two French Bulldogs said...

We are heading over to your house
Happy July 4th
Lily & Edward

Cupcake said...

I loved the Father's Day Smilebox. It was so great to see everyone!

I loved the State Flowers also. My guess for the one that is different is the Poppy's in California. It was the only picture with water.

Love, Cupcake

Molly the Airedale said...

Weenie's flower looks like a Gardenia to us. It's one of our mom's favorites!
We think the something different flower is Maine's Pine Cone and Tassel.
We loved the Father's Day smilebox!
The foodables look delicious! Happy 4th of July!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


OMD the Dad's Day SmileBox is AMAZING... we watched it TWICE.. This was so NICE of you. THANK YOU fur putting it together fur our Dads.

SO glad your mom is home!!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE are back... we didn't want to TYPE with our mouths full... Love the Cob Corn and the SPECIAL HOLDERS...
the PIE was delicious and I DID stop Ernie from eating the ENTIRE second Tube Steak... He put it back... minus one small bite.
Happy 4th of July to YOU. and


Cupcake said...

My second guess is that on the Mountain Laurel Blossoms, there is a spider!

Love, Cupcake

Cupcake said...

OK, my third guess is that the picture of the beautiful Bluebonnets is the only picture showing an entire field of flowers.

Love, Cupcake

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We wanted to guess something different than pine cone, so we are gonna guess there is a spelling error in Pennsylvania's flower Mountain Laurel?

Ruby said...

Yups, Maine's Pine Cone and Tassel isn't a flower, it's a seed pod!
I loved your smilebox!! The fireworks were a FABulous background!!
Have a Happy Fourth of July guys!
And stay safe and calm! And eat lots of tube steaks! Did someone say tube steaks??? Yes please!!! And some of those pawsome lookin' cookies!!!!
I'll be back for seconds...
Ruby ♥

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Blogger ate our second comment. We watched the Fathers Day smilebox, thanks fur puttin it together.

Now we would like to take a second guess on the flower. We think Sunflower is different because it has the word "flower" in its name.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Thank you for the beautiful smile boxes. We think it is South Dakota - there is a bee on the flower.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Linda said...

OMD, I got my dad to watch with me and boy was he surprised to see us.
Thank You so much for putting this together.

Cinnamon Jeff and Linda

Little Miss Titch said...

Great Smile box,Happy belated 4th of july!xx Speedy

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.
Thanks for the smiley box. It was wonderful and well worth the wait!

LP said...

Happy (belated) Fourth of July! The Smileybox was wonderful! It was fun to see how many Daddies out there love their fur kids. Thank you!

the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for the Daddy Day smile box. We loved it. We're glad to hear Momma Sarah is feeling better so you girls get to go home.

White Dog Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog on Ernie's Pirate Celebration Day! As you can tell Momma is not always the quickest at responding. But we would love to invite YOU over for after opera picnic leftovers...momma and dad go every Saturday in July and the White Dog Army gets to eat their picnic leftovers when they get home...tonight they made salmon, and turkey avocado wraps, and spanakopita and cheesecake with peaches.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Congrats to the winners.

So glad to see the shy dads came out after all. Great Smilebox.

sprinkles said...

I really enjoyed those Smileboxes. Thanks so much for putting them together and sharing them.

Hope you had a happy 4th!

Idaho PugRanch said...

thank you for offering a donation to a rescue on our behalf. Mom has sent you an email. Thank you again for the lovely smile boxes. love seeing all the daddys
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Daisy said...

Oh, yummers! Your feast looks like it was full of delicious goodness! We LOVE the corn cob holders!!!

Brian said...

I hope you all had a Happy Independence Day. The Father's Day Smilebox was terrifc and there were so many smiles there fur sure!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such a beautiful smile box tribute!

Asta said...

It was cewtainly wowf the wait MonaYOO mommy did a bootiful job..it was so hood to see all the Daddies and theiw love fow theiw sweet fuwwkids
Thank you fow inclooding me

Smoochie kisses

ZOOLATRY said...

Thank you for the wonderful Dad's Day Smile Box! And thank you for including our beloved Poppy Vic ...
we so enjoyed meeting many of the "other daddies" also ... what a special treat this was, and YES ... it was worth waiting for! Sarah, you did a great job ...
Love, Ann and the Zoolatry Girls

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love the smilebox! Warms the heart and puts a smile on the face!

haopee said...

Happy 4th of July... or I mean, belated 4th of July! Love the corn dogs! LOL.