Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Room

I have finally found the time to take the most recent pictures of the new rabbit room.  The dimensions are 14x17, it has 3 windows, two doors, a patio, a heater/AC unit, and 28! plug outlets.  I told John I could string Christmas lights in there with all that electrical work.  Hopefully I will be moving the rabbits in there in the next couple of weeks after the last finishing touches are completed.  It will be quite a transition for the rabbits but I think it will be more comfortable since I can adjust the temperature specifically for them.   

The addition is to the right.  Looks like we need to repaint the rest of the building!

A view from the back door.

A very convenient patio for cleaning rabbit trays. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh boy...

It's been eons since I have updated my blog.  It has been a crazy, busy summer which leaves me little time to do much more than the basics: work, sleep, work, and sleep.  The kennel addition is coming along and should be done within the next two weeks.  One of the builders broke his leg which resulted in 15 screws to mend the nasty break, therefore, things have been moving at a slower pace.  I am glad to report he didn't do it on the job as I would have felt aweful.  I will post pictures of the progress once I take more recent ones.

In the meantime, look what I did today!  This beauty is a Komondor owned by a long time client.  It takes YEARS to shape these dread locks and Jill works very hard at it.  This big boy is Reign and he is 7 years old male.  He is an AKC champion and it has come time to make life a little more comfortable for him and easier for his owner so Jill asked me if I would do the honor and take off a few inches.  I have so dreamed of this moment!  I am in total awe of her ability to maintain this hardo but at the same time my itchy dog groomer fingers want to just shave him!  Alas, I will have to defer my dream of shaving.  It was quite difficult to make the first cut for Jill as you can't go back once you cut.  Just like an angora show coat!

Jill and I plannng our course of action.

 Yikes!  The first cut!

Granted, not my best work but Reign had a hard time standing for long periods of time.  We did cut 5 lbs of locks which made both the dog and owner happier.