Jun 25, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Hoof/Paw

Oh boy, I knew right away I would get carried away with this challenge. I know a lot of people with hooves and paws! I pulled these pics at random from various digital albums. A lot of these pics have faces attached to the hooves and paws.

Here is Mielita last summer about to go on a trailride. She grew up at Blackberry Farm and is the little sister...

...of Corey. Here are Jesse and Corey going for a trail ride around the farm last fall. Corey is very sturdy, but petite, even for a Paso Fino. (So is her Mom, Chiquita = so named for her small stature, NOT after the bananas.) Sure isn't far to the ground if you happen to come off! She's so darn cute.

Here is an old photo of Mielita and I going for a light summer ride around the farm, back in 2003. That face she's making looks like she's about to sneeze, hee hee.

Here are some bunny paws, complete with cottontail.

Bun paws from the front.

Here is Ganoush, peering back at me under the fenceline.

Here is Freya, striking an adorable pose. She really is a natural...

Cheddar catches me spying while he's washing his backside, paw fully extended.

Little Benny, the schnoodle from Fort Wayne, enjoying the late afternoon sun. His paws are small and covered in curls. My Aunt Sue took this pic of her little gray guy and shared it with me.

Buddy lives in Arizona. Here he is, putting his elderly paws up in the living room.

Romeo's back paws, in mid-stretch.  He has dewclaws on his back legs, a mutation.  I'll bet Romeo babies would have had full blown opposable thumbs!

Jun 24, 2011

Romeo is sleeping in

"Megan, get that camera out of my face."

"I know I'm adorable, but it's way too early!"

Jun 21, 2011

Sim Sala Bim

I borrowed this video from Cloudtifa's Youtube page.

He was so kind, such a gentleman tied to the oceanside
Lighting a match on the suitcase's latch in the fading of night.

Ruffle the fur of the collie 'neath the table
Ran out the door through the dark
Carved out his initials in the bar.

Then the Earth shook, that was all that it took for the dream to break
All the loose ends would surround me again in the shape of your face.

What makes me love you despite the reservations?
What do I see in your eyes
Besides my reflection hanging high?

Are you off somewhere reciting incantations,
Sim sala bim on your tongue?
Carving off the hair of someone's young.

Remember when you had me cut your hair?
Call me Delilah then I wouldn't care.

Jun 18, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Single/Double

A scene from the park down the street, last October.

Jun 5, 2011

Spring Fling at the Bunny Barn

We made it back from a visit to NYC just in time for me to make it to the Colorado House Rabbit Society's Spring Fling in May. I helped to run the silent auction.

My donation to the auction was a Japanese bento lunch box. With bunnies, of course.

I threw in a little Happy Planet bag so it would be easy to carry...

...and also a copy of the Vegan Lunch Box cookbook, to go with it. I'm not sure how much it finally went for, but as I was getting ready to leave, it was up to $55! I paid $25 for the lot, so that ain't bad!

I decided not to bring Dee, it would have been nice for her to get a pedicure and you could even get your bunny an acupuncture or massage session.

But she really is elderly and I knew it wouldn't be her bag of chips. Oh well, there was plenty to see and do, games, food, interesting people and buns. Lots of buns.

Prizes full of bunny stuff!

Little Gertrude, one of the shelter buns, was just fine with not crossing the finish line.

No amount of treats or coaxing was going to change her mind either. Bunnies can be very stubborn little people when they feel like it.

I met a very outgoing rabbit named Cornflake. She was perfectly at home in the crowd, hopping around on her extendable leash. Her owner had to untangle her several times from human, chair, and table legs. Curiosity might have killed the cat, but it tangled the bunny.

It was a windy day, but sunny and cool out. Most of my time running the auction was spent making sure everything was weighted down and safe from wind. When I got home, you could feel the spring day ending like a long sigh, with the mountains' breath on your neck.

2 Things Challenge: Seed/Sprout

Two recent purchases I made at the local Natural Grocer made great fodder for this week's challenge. I got some alfalfa seeds from the bulk section.

Hopefully this is as easy as it sounds and at the end of the week, we'll have fresh sprouts for salads and sandwiches. And of course, I'll share with Dee Dee Rabbit, who always loves her some yummy alfalfa shoots.