Bunnies, Babies & Boll Weevils!

I want to update you on my foster Bunny Caramel (renamed Honey by her new mommy).  You’ll remember we met in Enterprise, AL to make the switch.  By the way, if you’re ever in Enterprise, be sure to admire the Boll Weevil Monument in the center of town.

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And if someone would please let me know exactly what the boll weevil did for the town of Enterprise in 1919, I would be most grateful.

And if someone would please let me know exactly what the boll weevil did for the town of Enterprise in 1919, I would be most grateful.

So Caramel/Honey was placed safely in her carrier with lots of goodies for her trip home.

This lady knows what bunnies like to eat!

This lady knows what bunnies like to eat!

Honey had to stay indoors for a while since she was recovering from surgery, but as soon as she was well Mary put her in her new habitat to meet her new husband, Bugsy.

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Typical bunny greeting.

Honey’s habitat is stylish and comfortable, with all the amenities a bunny could desire.

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Hmmmmm…I may want to change those drapes to a “honey” color.

Mary’s buns share space with many other domestic creatures so it’s never boring and there’s always something colorful and noisy to look at.

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Still Life With Chickens

Who you callin' noisy?

Who you callin’ noisy?

Recently Mary made a discovery that let her know that some of her “un-fixed” bunnies had made acquaintance with each other, probably by way of the underground tunnels these guys dig year round.

BABIES!!!

BABIES!!!

These guys look suspiciously like Honey’s new husband Bugs!  Those days are over now Bugsy!  You’re a one-bunny man now!

I'll keep a close eye on him.  Besides, how could he want hamburger, when he has steak at home?

I’ll keep a close eye on him. Besides, how could he want hamburger, when he has steak at home?

Food references are probably not best used with animals at the bottom of the food chain Honey.  Plus your name is HONEY!

THE END?

THE END?

PS:  Scrappy found a home today.  More on this later. 🙂

Scrappy’s Last Stand

I take Scrappy back to the shelter tomorrow unless some kind soul who is reading this wants to add a great little pet to their home!

Pick me! Pick me!

Pick me! Pick me!

Pardon the summary, but for those who don’t regularly read the blog I’ll give you the 411 on this crazy little girl. Exactly one month ago today, my neighbor Mike Darnell brought me a starving kitten who looked to be about eight weeks old but weighed only one pound.  She had struggled to survive for many weeks in our neighborhood but eluded capture because she was terrified.  Several of my kind neighbors tried to get her, but Mike was only able to grab her because she became too weak to run.

Now I'm vewy well-wested.

Now I’m vewy well-wested.

She endured medicine for her eye infection, skin condition and a nasty cold which made it very hard for her to eat and drink because she had trouble breathing and couldn’t smell.  After six vet visits…

I'm getting weeely tired of this!

I’m getting weeely tired of this!

(Thank you Goodwin Animal Hospital) she is healthy, and happy and ready to leave the comfort and safety of the Burlingame Animal Rescue Ranch and Petting Zoo. I’ve tried hard to find her a home, but the Montgomery Humane Shelter will do a good job screening folks to give Scrappy the home she deserves.  She’s with me for another 24 hours though and if you want her (or know of someone who does) I can adopt her from my home.  PLEASE CONSIDER ADOPTING HER!!!  This one is going to be very hard to bring back. 😦

Notice Mulder

Notice Mulder “hugging” her with his tail.

Hide me Mr. Mulder.  I don't want to leave the Waters.

Hide me Mr. Mulder. I don’t want to leave the Waters.

Thanks for sharing your sunbeams with me Rowdy.

Thanks for sharing your sunbeams with me Rowdy.

Phone lines are open!!!  Scrappy says PLEEEEEASE!

Caramel to Honey Bun

No, I’m not making dessert.  Caramel’s new mom decided to change her name to another tasty sweet.  I like it. 🙂

Mary and her Honey Bunny

Mary and her Honey Bunny

I met Mary at Enterprise, Alabama for the switcheroo.  Mary lives in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, so Enterprise is about half way.  Caramel/Honey Bun is now at her new home with her new mate Bugs.  Mary will send pictures of the duo soon.  Meantime, check out Mary’s new blog about her bunny rescue home. http://forevever21bunnyvillage.blogspot.com/2015/06/once-upon-time.html

She’s new at this, but already her posts are great.  Great job friend.  Keep it up!

Meanwhile back on the Burlingame Kitty, Bunny, Chicken, Bird & Turtle rescue ranch I have reached a new record for the month of June.  SEVEN TURTLE RESCUES!  Yes, I’m patting myself on the back.  So what.  It’s a miracle that I’ve been able to put seven creatures in my car on busy rural roads without getting killed or maimed.  My routine is to bring these guys home for a back yard stay and then release them into the lake in front of my house.  I’ll document one “catch & release” here…

Into the back of my car, where I always have a turtle box.

Into the back of my car, where I always have a turtle box.

Next to the shore...

Next to the shore…

Out of the box...

Out of the box…

SPLOOSH!

SPLOOSH!

Usually they pop up out of the water and swim to the other side. 🙂 I wonder what they are thinking during this unusual adventure?

I know you want some Scrappy news and I promise not to disappoint.  Our little foster kitten is still living with us and we love having her.  She was scheduled to return to the shelter for her surgery and final shots but she had an ongoing skin/fur issue that we needed to clear up first.  Plus her eye is still watering and we have to keep medicating it until it heals.  She had a terrible eye infection in both eyes when we got her 3 weeks ago and although one eye is totally cleared up, the other continues to water and has a small ulcer in it.

Hi Dr. Glasscock. You has pretty hair.

Hi Dr. Glasscock. You has pretty hair.

Doc assures us it doesn’t hurt and she can definitely see out of it, but it may always water for the rest of her life.

She has captured our hearts and we’d love to find her a great home nearby or at least with someone we know so we can keep up with her life.  As a last resort we will take her to the shelter but I haven’t given up on my quest. Here are some heart-breakingly cute pictures to sweeten the deal.

My daddy is the bestest!

My daddy is the bestest!

The doctor is nice but do I HAVE to keep coming here?

The doctor is nice but do I HAVE to keep coming here?

Dreaming of meeces.

Dreaming of meeces.

And here are some random photos that just need to be seen.  Deal with it.

I don't normally cuss, but this is a BIG ASS STRAWBERRY!

I don’t normally cuss, but this is a BIG ASS STRAWBERRY!

A girlfriend from Virginia visited me last week.  We became friends many years ago at Reese AFB, TX where our husbands flew the T-1. She and I had lunch at Garrett’s (a nice restaurant near my house) and the cute little cook came out from the kitchen to say “hi”.

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My kid, Hannah and my pal Denise. Hannah made my salad and personally served dessert which she also made. I gave her a thumbs up. 🙂

Hmmmm…what else do I have in the vault?

FIVE FOOT CHICKEN!!!

FIVE FOOT CHICKEN!!!

Someone seriously needs to buy this for me.  Go to Prattville Pickers and ask for the giant chicken. It’s priced quite reasonably at $144.00

Well, I think that’s it for now.  Keep it weird people!