Sunday, August 26, 2012

Moon Cakes

Moon cakes?  For years I have wondered about these pastries my friend Betty features on her blog in the month of September every year to celebrate Mid-Autumn festival.  Today John and I were driving all over Dayton in search of something else when we came across a Chinese grocery store.  I was feeling bold (he wasn't) and wandered in.  It was interesting with roasting rotisserie ducks and exotic fish swimming around in tanks but the highlight of the adventure was finding this beautiful tin of MOON CAKES! 


Indeed, they do taste pretty bad.  However, it is quite pretty to look at.  With 630 calories and 24 g of fat in each piece it's a good thing they don't taste good to me otherwise I would eat all 4 pieces. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blue gets a haircut

Things are a little slow in the rabbit department so I thought I would share with you some pictures of Blue, a Komondor, getting a haircut.  Blue has been featured on my blog before getting a haircut after being rescued from a bad situation.  After 3 years of good living and careful crafting of dread locks which are a trademark of Komondors, Blue's new and better owner decided he should have a haircut to help his bad hips.  These dread locks weigh a lot so it is a good idea for the comfort of the dog.

Blue is a much happier dog with an outgoing personality.  The dread locks weighed 15 lbs! 

Reign is another Komondor who has also been featured on my blog.  He is Blue's littermate brother and a very winning Komondor in the dog shows.  Sadly, Reign passed away earlier this week.  He was bred  and owned by Jill who helping me out with this shave down.  It was nice she could spend some time with Blue who is not unlike his very gentle brother.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bye, bye birdies

This is the last photo of the Bluebirds before they flew the coup.  Hope to see them all again next year.