Thursday, January 31, 2008

New secretaries!

We had a few applicants show up to apply for a kennel secretary job...

While John was checking their references they decided to log on and check the bunny blog. Instead, they found the NCAG blog as they heard their distant cousins were featured...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


There's been progress in the bunny relations on behalf of Laura. First, she read her breed description and took note of the reported 'fearless nature' she should posess. Now knowing this, she confronted the FRONT of the bunny. It went well, they are now friends.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Laura loves the bunnies (NOT)

If body language is any indicator I would say Laura, our 70 lb. Bouvier, is afaid of a 1 lb. bunny rabbit!

There. That's better. She feels safer with the fuzzy bunny butt end. (No rabbits were hurt in the process of this photo session. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Laura.)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

How big are they?

Since you can't really tell how big they are unless they are next to something...

They are not quite as big as John's head.

Or as large as Morty. Morty does not like the bunny as much as the bunny likes him!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hay keepers, water bottles, and bells

Another day of new discoveries...

"Unlimited hay? Great idea!"

"So you say there is water in this here thing?"

"Armando, what is this thing for?"

Sunday, January 20, 2008


The beauty of this photo is two-fold:

1) I was able to convert a ZIP file into a JPEG in minimal time, and

2) Is this rabbit beautiful or what?!

I was fortunate enough to own Chu's Marissa and she also happens to be the granddam of my current baby bunnies. Aside from producing fantastic English Angoras Marissa's breeder Betty also takes fantastic pictures. I am not sure what I am paying more for, the rabbit or the great pictures that come with them. You can see more of her winners at
I am hoping her grandchildren turn out as beautiful as her.

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Well, no not really. If I didn't know any better I would think these pictures suggested an 80 degree day with blue skies. Blue skies for sure... But it was a balmy 10 degrees when these pictures were taken with a low of 0 degrees when I finally forced myself out of my nice warm bed. On the bright side, there was no snow to contend with. I just find it odd that it can be this cold and not a flake of snow to be seen.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A silk purse from a sow's ear

A friend of mine is very good at making something from nothing. She shared with me a trick of using some of the fiber that I would normally throw away after shearing a rabbit to make 'lumpy' novelty type of yarn. I am so obsessed with over grooming my rabbits that it never occured to me that I could use less than perfect stuff. The first picture is not dinner. It is the spun yarn taking a dye bath. Doesn't that look cool? The second picture is the yarn ready to be knitted. It is one ply angora and one ply cotton thread.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New toy

Just when I think I might run out of things to blog about... I gave the buns some cardboard tubing today. What fun to watch them discover something new!

"What are we suppose to do with this?"

I love fuzzy bunny butts!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The prodigal son returns

Meet Kitty Man otherwise known as the black cat WITH a tail. We have another black cat without a tail so for identifications purposes we often refer to him as the one with a tail. In recent months Kitty Man has defected to the neighbor's house where they call him 'Louis.' Yet another alias. If this black male cat with a medium build and yellow-green eyes shows up on your doorstep DO NOT feed him. He is WANTED at Big Times.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Diamonds ARE a girls best friend

Apparently this old saying applies to girls of all kinds as the sisters curiously check out my wedding ring. Notice Armando in the background in the first picture. Just not interested.... Typical male.


Initially, I bought English Angora for fiber. They grow lots of hair, you cut it off, you spin it, and then knit something with it. The process continues every several months. No animals are harmed in the process. Sweetpea is not a show rabbit but rather a producer of lovely black fiber. Due to the fineness of the fiber which makes it so soft, the colors are rather dilute. See the resemblence between the two pictures? Sweetpea is now on my hands.

Fortunately, Sweetpea has such a redeeming quality as she can be quite crabby!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stop moving!

Ever tried taking pictures of 4, three week old bunnies? Well, you get a lot of this...

Near cooperation on this one.

I give up!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hello Kitty meets English Angora

Ahh, the best of both worlds! Here is a picture of a recent project I completed. A friend sent me a pattern to knit a 5 inch Hello Kitty doll so I thought I would give it a try with some handspun angora. The pink portion is dyed using Kool-aid.

I know, I know too much time on my hands but I just had to try it.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner....

and Midnight Snack. That is what Poncho would like to name the bunnies. Officially meet Poncho our robust 20 lb. paper weight not to be confused with Morty, our lesser version of a black and white cat. His hobbies consist of sleeping, eating, and terrorizing incoming boarding dogs. Recently he has acquired a new hobby of BUNNY WATCHING! I haven't seen this much focus from Poncho since I opened the last can of cat food. Something tells me Poncho has tasted wild rabbit before.

"Are you my mother?"

The baby bunny is confused as she finds out all things furry are NOT her mother.

Meet Morty once again. He is my little stalker! Wherever I go, there he is. I guess all that squeezing and kissing backfired as he cannot be deterred from sitting in my lap. He will even condesecent to share it with the little white fluff ball. He still thinks he is cute-r!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2 Photos

A meeting of the minds. Doesn't it look like they are plotting something?

Although the bunnies in this picture are cute, take notice of John in the background. He has such a 'bunny happy' look on his face. Bunnies are better than drugs for sure.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A dandelion??

Do you see what I see? Did you notice the date of this blog entry? We can assume one of two things:

A. Hope springs eternal... Even in Ohio.

B. Damn. Those weeds are hard to kill!

I am going to go with A. (This is loosely rabbit related. Bunnies like to eat dandelion leaves!)

Monday, January 7, 2008

The girls

Meet the girls. Adorable, aren't they? The one on the left is a real diva. She left the sitting twice as she didn't want to share the spot light with the other two. Look at her with her ears up! She thinks she is all that.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


We interrupt this blog to support THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES!! Go BUCKEYES!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Laura meets the bunnies

Laura has always enjoyed watching 'Bunny TV.' In fact, she use to watch Farrah as a tiny bunny so my rabbits are quite use to dogs. In the first photo it looks like she is asking Farrah if she can see her babies. I kindly show her one while Farrah keeps an eye on Laura. Laura can sit and watch for a long time. Fortunately, Laura is quite good with all animals so there is no real danger as long as I am standing there.