For 16 years, Southwest Orlando residents have showed off the modeling talents of their beloved pets in the annual Picture My Pet photo issue. And for 16 years, the staff of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin has had the privilege of reviewing hundreds of creative — and often funny — shots, showcasing everything from dogs in hats to cuddly kittens to birds and horses.
This year was no exception. Residents from more than 42 neighborhoods submitted almost 100 photos of their furry and fluffy friends, creating an adorable album of the pets that bring joy to the hearts of their owners across Southwest Orlando.
We extend big thank-yous to all the residents and their animal pals who participated in this year’s issue!
A HAIRY SITUATION — Graci belongs to Jim and Staci Killam of Bay Hill.
SANDY STROLL — Monkey belongs to Lisa Malkiewicz of Lake Sheen Reserve.
#ADORBS — Mabel belongs to the Tercsak family of Winter Garden.
LEAP OF FAITH — Sasha belongs to Tom Nebel and Cheryl Rowswell of Lake Butler Sound.
LET’S FACE IT — Nole belongs to Tom Sprague of East Bay.
COOL YULE — Muff (left) and Bridgette belong to Sue Barnhart of Dr. Phillips.
MAKE A WISH — Molly belongs to Sue Pickens of Windermere.
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM FOR ME — Lola belongs to Steve Sargent of Lake Sheen Reserve.
FUR-EVER FRIENDS — Rikki and Mystery belong to Shelby Quillinan of Fox Meadow.
SNUGGLE BUDDIES — Sadie (top) and Laya belong to Brian, Chrissy, Shannah and Kyler Nice of Westfield Lake.
PURR-FECTLY SWEET — Quincy belongs to the Sharma family of Chaine du Lac.
WE DIDN’T GET THE MEMO — Sheba (left) and Bentley belong to Rich Bradley of Bronson’s Landing.
LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE — Riley belongs to Pat and Reeta Casey of Windermere.
FINE FELINE — KP belongs to Savana Payne of Wesmere.
BRIGHT-EYED BEAGLE — Milo belongs to Meredyth Marmolejo of Summerport.
MAKING EYE CONTACT — Suzy belongs to Margaret Krass of Bay Hill Village.
PLAYFUL PUP — Oliver belongs to Lesley Greenslade of Country Lakes.
KISSING COUSINS — Oliver (left) belongs to the Silveira family of Regency Oaks at Stone Crest, and Penny Lane belongs to the Bocken family of Westfield Lakes.
LOVE, ACTUALLY — Ted E. Bear belongs to Greg and LouAnn White of Turtle Creek.
RUN LIKE THE WIND — Baron belongs to the Ziegler family of Palm Lake.
READY FOR NETFLIX — Kitty belongs to Kimberly Robbins of Sand Lake Hills.
FLEUR DE FELINE — Kylie belongs to Richard and Karen Layfield of Vistamere.
FLOAT MY BOAT — Barley belongs to John and Jessica Bessler of Lake Sheen Reserve.
EBONY & IVORY — Oreo Steinway belongs to Jennifer Jacobson and family of Wesmere.
PILLOW PET — Brownie BoBo belongs to Jayme Fairhurst of Dr. Phillips.
SAY CHEESE! — Tinkerbell belongs to Jay and Dore Ann Baratta of Windermere.
THE MORNING AFTER — Toby belongs to Greta Schultz of Sand Lake Hills.
A PERFECT PAIR — Chiquita (left) and Camo belong to Joe Ann Gibbs of The Reserve at Belmere.
SURROGATE MOM — Macy belongs to Diana Kastner of Winderlakes.
TABLETOPPER — Jellybean belongs to Orlando, Devora and Mia Rodriguez of Regency Oaks at Stonecrest.
SOMETHING’S FISHY — Pointer belongs to Vivi Kasten of North Bay.
RELAXED TO THE MAX — Lucky belongs to Debbie DeMarco of The Reserve at Belmere.
PRETTY IN PINK — Gracie Rose belongs to Deborah Ferro of Southwest Orlando.
ROOM WITH A VIEW — Sparky belongs to Curtis Waterman of South Bay.
SHAGGY CHIC — Hennessy belongs to Crystal Bruning of Regency Oaks at Stone Crest.
SEEING IS BELIEVING — Jessie belongs to Paul, Claudia and Thomas Kelly of Silver Woods.
SPLISH, SPLASH, I’M GONNA TAKE A BATH — Logan belongs to Christine Siwczak of Summerlake.
I’VE GOT MY TOES IN THE WATER … — Shamrock belongs to Christine Kahrer of Windermere Groves.
IN SITU — Bella belongs to Chuck and Karen Stevens of Diamond Cove.
BRIGHT-EYED — Monkey belongs to Chris Bostick of Sandlake Point.
FOLLOW MY TWEETS — Kiki belongs to Bob and Sonia Chopra of Bronson’s Landing.
FUR REAL?— Patches belongs to Michelle Roberts of Daniels Crossing.
HE’S A 10! — Ollie belongs to Annette Todaro of Wesmere.
THIS IS US — (L. to r.) Eddie, Gemma and Sydney belong to Amanda Craig of Belmere.
CATCHING SOME RAYS — Gracie (left) and Brooks belong to Mary Lozano of Kensington Park.
BLACK & WHITE & LOVED ALL OVER — Pepper belongs to Sachi Lopez of Buena Vista Woods.
TWO’S COMPANY — Ruby (front) and Alley belong to Courtney Fortner of The Reserve at Belmere.
SURF, SUN & SAND — Jake (left) and Penny belong to Dave Kash of Westfield Lakes.
SUNDAY FUNDAY — Axel belongs to Brian Shafer of Southwest Orlando.
SOULFUL STARE — Emma belongs to Tracy Carrasco of Wintermere Harbor.
DAPPER DOGGIE — Brody belongs to Nick Bomleny of Southwest Orlando.
ALL PAWS ON DECK — Stowey belongs to Shannon O’Grady of Turtle Creek.
SAY WHAATT? — Gordo belongs to Kami Collazo of Southwest Orlando.
QUEEN FOR A DAY — Bella belongs to Aubrey Pecota of Southwest Orlando.
SIBLING HARMONY — Stella (front) and Albert belong to Dianne and Alexandra Hawkins of Torey Pines.
CROWNING GLORY — Lilly belongs to Lula Kasten of North Bay.
GOOD HAIR DAY — Sweet P belongs to the Segall family of Bay Vista Estates.
DO NOT DISTURB — Bella belongs to Nadia Bridges of Berkshire Park.
HANGIN’ WITH MY PEEPS — Nick (left) and Ivory belong to Lilly Brezak (pictured) of Windermere.
BEST-DRESSED — Mercedes belongs to Violetta Marens of Bardmoor.
TONGUE A WAGGIN’ — Zuzu belongs to Judy Jones of Turtle Creek.
BOO-LA-LA — Delta and Macy belong to Patrick and Kathy Kittell of Southwest Orlando.
PUT A BOW ON IT — Bailey belongs to Colette Riel of Windermere Crossing.
I NOSE WHAT I LIKE — Nina belongs to Sheila Wright of Dr. Phillips.
EATING LIKE A BIRD — Tiki Bird belongs to Gail Gosnell of Bay Isle Estates.
DOGGONE CUTE — Trinie belongs to E. Murphy of Vizcaya.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE — Snowflake belongs to Madison McFarland (pictured) of Stoneybrook West.
WOULD YOU LIKE THAT BOXED? — Simba belongs to Vivian Boone of Sand Lake Hills.
MANES OF YOUR DREAMS — Patty (back) and April were taken care of by PJ Skeebey of Windermere Chase.
PRETTY POSER — Gertrude belongs to Jeff Jones of Dr. Phillips.
To include as many pet photos as possible, In Your Neighborhood, School News and Southwest Sports do not appear in this issue. 💓