Update on the Lovebunnies

Mary (Graycie’s new mom) sent me a picture of Graycie and her new beau, Manny, snuggling together after his recovery from his “snip-snip”.

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Seems like these two have made a real love connection and I’m very happy for both of them and grateful to Mary who is an animal lover/rescuer extraordinaire!

These are some of her chickens enjoying a late summer snack!

These are some of her chickens enjoying a late summer snack!

It’s always surprising to me that when I find people who love bunnies, they often have chickens as pets as well.  Great minds…. :)

And if you’re needing an update on some other B’game creatures, here’s a sample of life on the ranch.

Rowdy shows Mulder her best yoga moves.

Rowdy shows Mulder her best yoga moves.

"Sleeping Cat" pose.

“Sleeping Cat” pose.

Sleeping kitten pose.

Sleeping kitten pose.

Sometimes I check for a pulse when they look this relaxed!

Sometimes I check for a pulse when they look this relaxed!

Dude, what's the deal with your tail???

Dude, what’s the deal with your tail???

That’s all for now folks.  The kittens returned to the shelter for some shots and a weigh-in and it looks like I have them for a few more days.  Work on the cottage has halted while Jim is in Slovakia (I had to look it up on a map) and I continue to water the sod so it will survive until Fall finally makes an appearance here in Alabama. (HURRY UP!)

Konstruction & Kittens

PHASE ONE of the cottage renovations are done.  The little porch is now covered and the stairs have been narrowed and moved to the side.

Cute huh?

Cute huh?

Of course we’ll paint it but that will come much later.  For now we’re just tweaking some things…

The never-ending battle between pebbles and sod!  Sod is winning. :)

The never-ending battle between pebbles and sod! Sod is winning. :)

…and this week we’ll be taking measurements and making a drawing to submit to the ARB (Architectural Review Board) for the parking pad and carport.

When we’re not working on this project, we’re having fun with a smaller indoor project that’s a lot more fun and quite a bit less expensive.

Those are DECORATIVE guys!

Those are DECORATIVE guys!

Oh, and the first thing Jim did when he got back from his trip was to check out the three foster “sisters” I got from the shelter.  Turns out that two of the little girls are NOT. :)  Jim is an expert at sexing kittens and he’s available for all your kitten-sexing needs for a nominal fee (free).

Dat was EMBAWASSING!

Dat was EMBAWASSING!

 

Three Little Kittens…

…No need for mittens.  Not in this heat!  Meet my three new house guests for the next couple of weeks.

At first, they weren't too happy about their arrival at the Burlingame Kitten Farm.

At first, they weren’t too happy about their arrival at the Burlingame Kitten Farm.

Then they relaxed a little.

Then they relaxed a little.

Then they relaxed a little bit more.

Then they relaxed a little bit more.

Then they lost consciousness.  :)

Then they lost consciousness. :)

Their names are Izzy, Brownie and Bobbie.  They’re supposed to be all girls, but Jim will verify that when he gets back from his trip.  He’s the master “kitten sexer”.  Don’t repeat that to anyone.  It could be taken the wrong way.  I named the first one “Bobbie” because she had a bobbed tail.  Then I noticed another one had a bobbed tail as well.  I’m hoping they were born this way.  The alternative is unthinkable.  :(

And in “fixer-upper” news.  Phase one of our little cottage renovation is complete.  The stairs have been moved to the side and a roof is over the porch.  I think it turned out GREAT!  I invite my neighbors to do a drive by the back of 68 Boardwalk and take a gander.  Pouring the parking pad will come later.  For now we’ll take a breather on the construction projects.  I highly recommend John and Robert.  Extremely hard-working guys who take pride in their workmanship.  Message me for their contact info if you have any manly projects that need doing around your home.

And I did say they were easy on the eyes didn't I?

And I did say they were easy on the eyes didn’t I?

Hurry home Jim!

:)

Graycie & Manny Sittin’ in a Tree…

Gracyie loves her new home and REALLY loves her new boyfriend!  Manny recently returned from the vet where he had the “surgery that shall not be named!”  He has to be isolated while he heals and Graycie was there to welcome him home.

Manny come out and play with me.

They did WHAT to you???

I'll be right here if you need me. :(

I’ll be right here if you need me. :(

Meanwhile Rowdy has developed a crush on Humphrey Bogart.

Buster don't you think Bogey is so cute?

Buster don’t you think Bogey is so cute?

Here’s hoping love is in the air where you are! :)

 

 

 

Operation: CHANGE STUFF ON INVESTMENT PROPERTY–Phase One

How’s that for a catchy name?

The roses are coming back after their severe crew cut…

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And I’m 90% finished digging out pebbles and replacing them with sod in the flagstone path.

Before...

Before…

I really like how this is turning out.  Looks more "cottage-y"

I really like how this is turning out. Looks more “cottage-y”

Now for the fun part.  Here is the back of the house.  We plan to have a parking pad poured directly in back of the house at a later time.  For now we have to move the stairs from the back of the porch to the right side to make room for parking.

These wide stairs will be replaced with narrower ones on the right with a landing.

These wide stairs will be replaced with narrower ones on the right with a landing.

John & Robert started on this today and should have the whole thing finished by Friday.

These guys are hard working and easy on the eyes.  I'll try to get a better picture of them tomorrow. :)

These guys are hard-working and easy on the eyes. I’ll try to get a better picture of them tomorrow. :)

They’re also going to build a roof over the little porch.  I’ll take photos on Friday when they’re finished.

Since this is technically a blog about animals, here’s a cute picture of a little guy I see on my kitchen window every morning at 5:30 when I’m making coffee.

Meet Sticky.

Meet Sticky.

When I first began seeing his cute little tummy pressed to my window he was about the size of a dime.  He’s about the size of a quarter now.  Grow Sticky grow! :)

 

Happy Labor Day

Here’s to all the animals who make our lives better with their “labor”.

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Thanks to those who assist our firemen, policemen and military.  Thanks to the ones who rescue us from avalanches and fallen buildings.  Thanks to those who pull our sleds and carts and plows.  Thanks to those who sniff out injured victims from disasters and drugs from our airports. Thanks to those who give us milk, eggs and meat.  Thanks to those who carry people on their backs and supplies across the desert.  Thanks to those who help our Navy with undersea missions and thanks to the “mousers” who keep our barns free from varmints.

Animals enrich our lives in so many ways to make our burdens easier to bear.

And then you have these guys…

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I guess “making us smile” is a job too.

*sigh*

*sigh*

:)

Graycie’s New Mommy!

Meet Mary.

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I like her!

Mary is an angel who rescues bunnies in need of homes and love.  She has numerous buns in her care that she has saved from certain death or at least long terrible lives of suffering.  She read about Graycie from one of the bunny rescue websites where I had her listed.  Mary lives in DeFuniak Springs, FL and we met half-way to make the exchange.  More tomorrow on her excellent set up for buns in her house and yard.  For now, I’ll let you know that Mary was looking for a “mate” for one of her boy buns who was lonely.  The best situation for bunnies is to be paired up with a friend (preferably opposite sexes but often two boys get along too.)  Emmanuel (Manny for short) is not neutered at the moment but he does have an appointment.  After Mary got Graycie home, she introduced her to her handsome new beau.

You're cute!

You’re cute!

Then the chasing began…

I don't know you well enough yet!

I don’t know you well enough yet!

After a game of tag, the buns settled down and Mary said there was no aggression on either part.  Just a lot of activity and excitement.

Where'd she go?

Where’d she go?

I am so happy about how my little gray bunny found a good home and a WONDERFUL person to be her new forever mom.  Angels do walk among us.  Graycie is one of the lucky ones.  Sadly there are thousands more needing a good home.

Thousands minus one.  :(

Thousands minus one. :(

Thank you Mary.  From the bottom of my heart.