Saturday, July 26, 2008

Photo Hunters: Hanging

The Photo Hunters theme this week is hanging. I have some very exciting news to announce: after days of my chrysalides hanging around in the Butterfly Garden Habitat, my butterflies were borned! I have FIVE Painted Lady butterflies!
They spend a lot of time hanging from the mesh sides of the habitat.
I like to keep a close eye on my new pets. At first I was a little worried about all that red stuff. I thought it could be BLOOD! But I read that it is leftover color and unneeded tissues from the butterfly's wing formation.
Aren't they beautiful? They can eat from this orange slice.
This brave one came right up to meet me! His name is Charlie.
I am very excited that I got to witness the entire transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. It is like a tiny miracle of nature. But I am also a little bit sad, because my Mommie told me that I will have to release them Outside soon. None of my pets seem to stick around very long.



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87 Notes for Daisy:

Sen and Tom said...

Congratulations, Daisy! That is so exciting and your Painted Ladies are just beautiful!

Your Pals,
Sen-Chan and Tom

Tracey and Huffle said...

Daisy that is wonderful news! At least the butterflies won't get deaded like the jumping beans did. I think you have done a marvellous job of raising your pets.

Huffle Mawson

Eric and Flynn said...

Concatyoolayshuns Daisy, your pet butterflies are very pretty.

TorAa said...

Daisy, I'm really impressed.
These butterflies are a wonder.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing....and so so thrilling to have you had the chance to witness this Daisy!

[love your friday fashion too]

Mine's posted, hop on over if you can find time! Have a super weekend.

Siani said...

Congratulations, Daisy - and thanks for sharing your pics of your pets. BTW, you're a very good cat. My cats would eat those poor butterflies.

i beati said...

just gorgeous-excellent hobby

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Very pretty, Daisy! How come his name is Charlie if they are Painted Ladies?

Gandalf ated another cricket to death this morning. We probably can't have crickets for pets! hahaha.

~Grayson

Whicky Wuudler said...

What beautiful butterflies. Don't be sad Daisy, the butterflies have had a good start in life because of your good care and will have a happy life outside when it's time for them to be free. When you do release them you can make a wish for them to carry away into the sky on their pretty wings :D

Lynn said...

I love this post. The butterflies are really colorful. Seeing their metamorphosis is one good experience.

Karen said...

You're a MOM!

marcia said...

what a lovely process to watch I actually have a motivational talk I give using the butterflies that come from the caterpillars they are so lovely

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

doze ar byootiful butterfliez ... u did a grate job! an charlie iz verree brave. but i told u not to name yer butterfliez becuz i knew yer mom wood set dem free!
i'm prowd uv u daisy.
u hav now compleeted 3rd grade science.
congratyoolashunz!
luv--jh

The Fitness Diva said...

Ooh, I'm so excited for you getting to see your new pets born, Daisy!
Just be sure to take real good care of them.

I know it's sad that they will soon have to leave, but enjoy them while you can!

Alasandra said...

Oh, they are beautiful Daisy.

Think of it this way you were a successful foster Mom and your chicks (butterflies) are leaving the nest like they are suppose too.

Maybe you will see them in the yard sometimes when you go for walks or strollering. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Keisha said...

Congratulations, Daisy! I'm so proud of you!

Mickey said...

That's a great HANGING theme!!!
Too bad you have to let them go,but at least they did not die on you ;)
They are very pretty! Now you need to find another pet,just like Spooker,Isis and the gang!
Purrs Mickey

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent job with the butterflies Miss Daisy, watch them fly away like a hero.

LadyBanana said...

Daisy, they are so beautiful and it's wonderful that you will set them free, you have given them a good start in life!

Casbah Kitten said...

Wow Daisy! That's really amazing. You raised butterflies all by yourself. I bet you're proud. But don't be sad about letting them go Outside...maybe they'll come and visit you often.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

::HI CHARLIE:: Daisy, you have done a wonderful job with these pets!! They are beautiful! They will have such fun flying around outside. Don't be sad, you can watch them!!!

Aoise said...

Your flutterbyes are beautiful Daisy. You did an excellent job of raising them. Now they are ready to off on lots of lovely adventures.

Petey said...

Daisy, you're becoming a better and better pet owner! Maybe the butterflies will tell you where they're flying off to and you can go for a visit? Painted Ladies -- my guess is New Orleans or Las Vegas!

Your pal,

Petey

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow they are very beautiful. you did a wonderful job taking care of your pets. and charlie is very brave indeed!!! just look at him. i am very proud of you honey!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

The Island Cats said...

The butterflies are so pretty!!! Too bad you can't play with them...but we guess looking at them is pretty neat too!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Sarge Charlie said...

I do see Charlie, that one looks very very brave......

Mrs Mecomber said...

The butterflies are lovely! Congratulations on the new additions to the family!
Here's my Photo Hunt for the day. I'll bet you never heard of this kind of hanging before!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-hanging/

Criz Lai said...

Cool bubblyflies. How you managed to get so many, paint them so beautifully and yet all of them are still intact? :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Princess said...

Oh they are beautiful!
I hope you can give them all names.
Blizzie brought home a katy-did for me to meet. He was very nice and I named him Patrick. Then she put him outside in the front garden :-( bye bye Patrick.
I hope your butterflys have a great life outside some day!


purrrs

Karen said...

Oh wow! That is amazing. I had no idea you could raise butterflies. They are so pretty.

Maria said...

Good job Daisy! Don't be sad. Maybe there will be more butterflys borned later!

Brownie said...

Hi Daisy, I hope your butterflies and you r ok. Maybe a hamster pet can help....hahahaha!

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Daisy, your Painted Lady butterflies are beautiful! That is so cool that you got to watch them from beginning to being born! Charlie is very sweet to come to you and kiss your nose!
Your FL furiends,

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh, that is just too exciting! At least you know that you helped them get borned daisy!

P.S. Sukie is a bit scared of the clicker!

-d ma said...

those are very pretty butterflies.

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Congratulations! Your butterflies are gorgeous! This has been so exciting watching them hatch with you.

Laila and Minchie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow Daisy, yoo raised pets all da way to adulthood. Wait, dat sounds more like children...when dey is all grown up dey are suppose to leave home. Dat is how yoo know yoo were a successful parent.

dennisthevizsla said...

hello daisy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hav ben luking for a pet myself i wantd to adopt the rat that wuz living in the rafters in the garaj but dada woodnt let me wood yoo recomend a flutterby insted???? ok bye

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Hi Daisy,
Those butterflies sure are gorgeous! It is a hard lesson to learn but some animals must be free outside to be happy. We think you need to get a gerbil or hamster for your next pet!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

jenianddean said...

That is very very exciting, and perfect timing for Photo Hunters. Too bad they have to be set free. I'm sure they'll come back to visit.
--Jasper

Lorianna said...

Oh Daisy, you helped butterflies hatch! Charlie looks very friendly. :) I'm sure they will hang around your yard after you release them. You have a lovely yard and nice warm weather for them. You can go out on your leash with Mom and visit with them. They really are pretty!
Have a really great weekend!
Hugs and Smoochies,
Lorianna

Lando Bun said...

FLUTTY BYES!

GRRRETA said...

How exciting! I'm so glad you shared this experience with us. I bet the butterflis will stick around in your yard after you release them.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Concatulations! You're a MOM!
DMM

meemsnyc said...

Oh wow Daisy, what beautiful butterflies!!

genny said...

Thats cool entry pretty one. Happy hunting. hope you visit mine.

Suzanne said...

Nice photos! We did the same thing in our homeschool. My boys loved it.

Lux said...

Wow, those Painted Ladies are so pretty, Daisy. You did good!

Baker Watson said...

Nice job Daisy. Great looking Painted Ladies hanging out there. I can just imagine the hanging out with all the flowers and flying free soon.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

But you could run into your butterfly pets outside sometimes. Maybe you can play chase.

Camie's Kitties said...

Daisy, your butterflies are beautiful. At least this time you will know that you are releasing them to live outside where they can make more butterflies. Maybe you should get a grow your own tadpole or get a beta fish as your next pet. They live a long time (at least longer than the jumping beans or Sea Monkeys).

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Forty Paws said...

They are beeyoutiful!

Luf, Us

Copito said...

Wow, very beautiful, Daisy, I love the butterflies, but more I love butter haha

Tesla said...

i luf yoor butterflys! dem are soo coot!

GOMA+SACHIE said...

OMG Daisy you can has butterflies 5 of them! woohooo!! looks so fun and yummyz!!

Black Cat said...

Oh Daisy, they are so beautiful and now you will have them to enjoy in your lovely garden!

Thanks for your kind comment on mine ancient photo and my dear friend Julie:) xxx

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

They are beautiful, Daisy!!
When your Mommie releases them, maybe they will stay around your house and you can see them again.
Congratulations!!

~ Anna Sue

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That's a shame your beautiful pets won't be around much longer.

We guess the good news is that at least these pets are still alive.

HotMBC said...

Oh wow, Daisy! Your pet butterflies are beautiful! ConCATulations!

catsynth said...

Butterflies do indeed hang quite a lot.
Great coincidence for your Photo Hunters today :)

Tracey and Huffle said...

Daisy, there is a surprise for you over at my blog!

Huffle Mawson

Luka & Ezri said...

You have some pretty new pets there Daisy. They grow up so fast.

Derby said...

Wow Daisy that is so great that your butterflys were borned.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

I'm so glad that you shared this wonderful and miraculous process with us out here in Bloglandia. It has been such an educational treat.

Hugs and purrs,
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Cara said...

Daisy, your pictures ALWAYS make me smile.

Thank you for cheering up my day.

x

Cara

Tripper the Psyko Stray Cat said...

I'M COMING OVER FOR DINNER RITE NOW SO I CAN EET EM ALL UP BEEFORE YOO MAKE THEM GO AWAY OWTSIDE!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Honey said...

I always want to comment on your blog but you are so very popular with your 40+ comments that I always think you'll never have time to read mine! But here goes anyway...

Congratulations on the borning of your butterflies! Just think, it's like two pets in one! I'm sorry you have to let them go though. Maybe they'll come round your back yard again to visit you from time to time. My dad raises turkeys and releases them to the wild. Sometimes they DO come back to visit him!

Good luck! See if Charlie likes giving High Fives...but be very gentle, Miss Daisy!

darlene said...

hi daisy....i see you are keeping busy with the butterflies!!....hee hee

Quasi said...

Daisy, I know it is sad to think of letting the butterflies go. But soon, they will be able to fly around and fine boy and girl butterflies to marry, and then they'll have butterfly babies. Maybe they'll let you babysit sometime.

Sweet Praline said...

How exciting! The painted ladies are beautiful. I am sure your mom will get you another pet when these must be set free!

Skeezy said...

WOW! Yoo make good butterflize. I wood like to make babey butterflize with yoo!

snowforest said...

What puretty butterflies ~ we iz glad they've developed into nice healthy adults..

Cats said...

Daisy you've done well to look after the cute butterflies while they were growing up ~ it's okay now to let them fly and have fun in gardens ~ maybe they'll come back some day to thank you...

topcatrules said...

OHMIGIOSH!!! Look at that! I can't wait for my students to see this!
- from Leslie and from the three topcatrules girls

ML said...

KC said...
O, the Painted Ladies are so purrty. You don't fink they could stay an live wif you and Mr. Snail?
Love and purrs,
KC

michico*Adan said...

Oah My God~!!! Daisy~!!
You made it~!!!!!
I am so so happy for you and your pets~!!!!
Congratulations~!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Thanks for sharing the butterflies with us Daisy. They are very pretty. You are very lucky to have seen it all.

Roxy

Beethoven said...

WOW!!!! Your pets are awesome Daisy! I loves your butterflying things!

Ariel said...

"Oh" Daisy that's very exciting their so beautiful :)

Ourhomeschool said...

Watching & waiting for butterflies is so fascinating! We usually do the monarchs... It would be neat to see another kind. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Congratulations, Daisy! You're a Mama! Thank you so much for sharing the story and photos of the transformation of the caterpillars into beeyootiful butterflies.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Lois Grebowski said...

Diasy, you did a great job of "mothering" these pets. now part of being mama is learning t let go.

Glad they aren't all deaded like the others were... and they are sooo beautiful!

♥tnchick♥ said...

That's SO cool and congrats on the new babes! My daughter would so love to see them - she's so into butterflies!

Sushi said...

Your pets are so beautiful! Make sure you spend as much time as you can with them, since they'll be gone at some point.

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY WOWY WOWY WOW!

Now whut are they supposed ta do?

Sunny's Mommy said...

They are very beautiful, Daisy :-D

A. said...

Aren't they beautiful butterflies? I'm so glad to hear they have now safely flown away.

Thanks for visiting mine while I was away :)

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