Sunday, May 29, 2011

New photo

The girl is still much smaller...she's very sweet, with bright little eyes when I feed her. If she gets through this, it will be very hard to let her go. Punkin is already talking about selling off the adult dogs, and I'm trying to explain that it doesn't quite work like that....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I heart my hubby

I somehow managed to sleep through the five am feeding, but he got up and fed her for me. I woke up at seven and he told me I'd slept right through the alarm. I can't remember it going off, so I must have been really deep.

Don't know I mentioned that one of the rabbits, Missy, has decided that colony living is not to her liking. She's very good at getting out of the pen, the last escape route we saw was up on top of the wire cage from the opening, across the top, along the hay bale fence and down the other side.

We have several stacked wire cages left open, with a little ramp to the top one, a wire fence surrounded by hay bales so the buns aren't visible from the alley, and a partial roof of plywood over the entrance to the den. They like to lie just outside the entrance and relax, this protects them a little and keeps rain and snow out of the hole.

It's rather funny because we have chihuahuas also, so the dogs will come racing out of the house and tear after the bunny. She runs for a bit until she remembers that she's as big as they are and probably heavier.....she'll stop suddenly and turn to face them with her ears back. They slam on the brakes and remember urgent business elsewhere...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rain, rain

go somewhere where they really need you....please.

The river overfloweth and puddles prevail.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011


Still nursing that puppy every two hours with a bottle....she is gaining weight, just not as fast as the others. I find myself resenting the five other little dogs, just lying there being fat and healthy, while the little girl fights for life.

We finally found a little bottle that she likes, we've been trying syringes, doll bottles, and fingers with a trickle of milk, whatever she'll take at a given time. This little bottle seems to be the thing, so hoping for a fast turnaround!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Finally! Cocoa had her puppies....six of them. Two golden ones, a chocolate, and three blacks. She had a harder time, and we're bottle feeding the littlest golden girl. She can't seem to nurse properly, although Connie's pinky finger with milk works just fine. Every two hours is not quite as fine, so we're hoping she perks up quickly.

Pictures later, it's been so hectic that I haven't had time to work them up on the computer....