Monday, January 30, 2012

Black Foot

Sadly, our little chocolate tort bun, Black Foot, didn't make it.  He/she was born with 2 black (appearing necrotic) back feet.  We were relieved to see them regain normal color, however, it became apparent that he was paralyzed in the rear.  Due to a feeding injury unrelated to his situation I had to have him humanely euthanized today. 

RIP Black Foot.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A hot, little mess...

"Oops, I think I drank too much!"

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fat and happy

5 days old and well fed:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Beginnings

This past Sunday Big Times Delilah gave birth to 5 healthy buns.  It is looking like I am starting off the new year with 2 REW's, 2 chocolate torts, and 1 black tort if my eyes don't deceive me.  I look forward to watching them grow and develop:)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Big Times Kennel lost a very dear friend yesterday.  Poncho was the greeter at the kennel and after a several month battle with kidney failure his body succumbed to the disease.  He will be missed by the clients and especially those of us in the office.
He was gifted to us several years ago by a customer in poor health.  It took him several months to feel comfortable in the kennel, he often hid under the sink or behind the furnace but eventually he assumed the job of chief dog behavior modifier and people greeter.  He learned to accept my hugs and kisses for it was a small price to pay for the copious amounts of food he ate, in his prime he was 19 lbs.  I will miss his unique way of cuddling with his head buried in my lap, it made me feel appreciated.  I would like to think he liked me best but it was probably my consistent, timely way of opening a can of cat food that appealed to him most.
And lastly, may we never know when it is time to leave the bathroom for Poncho would scratch at the door the second you closed it as if to say, "Hey!  What are you doing in my water bowl?"

I'll miss you terribly, Poncho:(

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Zelda spins a yarn

Once upon a time I had long, lovely locks...

But I grew tired of the daily grooming.  So here I sit wondering- just what happened to my gorgeous fiber? I don't *think* it's out there.

Ah, HERE it is!  330 yards of the best I have to offer.  Be patient, I will make you more...