Monday, April 28, 2008

Shows and Shipping: Both Rabbit Related

So I thought I would do a quick note in this post about future shows Karli and I plan on attending. So here is the list:

May 3rd, Monroe, WA
May 10th, Astoria, OR
May 17th, Bremerton, WA
May 24th, Portland, OR
June 7-8th, Newport, OR
June 21-22, Ellensburg, WA

Because the buns are looking so nice I am going to be hitting a lot more shows then usual!

Anyways, now onto the second order of business in this post: SHIPPING!

Ok, so Kathleen Szwarc of Richmond Virginia expressed an interest in getting some of my jersey woolies in order to improve her stock that she is currently working on. So after many conversations back and forth we decided that the following rabbits would be the best match for what she is currently working with: M an' M's Dinky, a Sable Marten Junior Buck, M an' M's Clocky, a Blue Otter Junior Doe, M an' M's Jambi, a Black Junior Doe and Kay'z Fancy, a Pointed White-Black Senior Doe.

So in order to get the buns to her, they had to be shipped. It was a fairly easy process until I got to the airport and American Airlines said that they would not accept the carrier. They said that it had to many animals in it. There were 5 Rabbits, each in their own compartments. The most frustrating thing was that I and Kathleen had talked to the American Airlines Cargo Department specifically about the carrier and how it would all work out and followed their guidelines to a T and yet they still would not accept the carrier. Ultimately Kathleen called them in the midst of the situation and found out that each Cargo department can essentially decide what the requirements are and what carriers they will accept. So pretty much I was screwed over and they weren't going to do a thing about it. Their flight was scheduled for 7:05 am, meaning that I had to get there at 5:00 am, and leave the house at 3:00 am. So I was very angry at that point. I had drove all the way down to Sea-Tac for nothing, built a carrier for nothing, and got hardly any sleep FOR NOTHING! As much of a butt as the American Airline Cargo department was being they did try to help me out a bit, suggesting a later flight where I would have enough time to go to a store and buy 3 new cat carriers and all of this crap. One individual was nice enough to pipe up and say that Delta had a flight going out to Richmond, VA at 11:55 am and that who knows they might actually accept the carrier. So as soon as they said that I immediately left for the Delta Cargo Department.

At the Delta Cargo Department, I looked around forever until I found a door that I was allowed in...Their front door was locked for some reason...weird...anyways, I went in and told the attendant my situation and described the carrier to her. She was pretty hesitant in saying that it probably wouldn't pass the guidelines, but that she could have her supervisor come in and check it out. So I ran back to the car grabbed the carrier and crossed my fingers! The supervisor came out and immediately said "Yep, we'll take it". I was so relieved. So I spent the next hour filling out paper work and making the reservation and finally the buns were all set to go to fly to Virginia.

The 5 bun's beautiful carrier

It was a bit of work getting them there, but Kathleen and her family love them and I wish them the best of luck on the show tables with them!

Until I post again about the Monroe show...



Sunday, April 27, 2008

EZ Tatt Fun

Yep, so I decided to finally get a battery operated tattooer to see what they were all about. So far it has been really nice. I love how I can control the size of the lettering, and make an easy change between the woolies and the chinchillas. In the guide it says to practice on a banana, which was kind of fun I must admit. LOL

Anyways, its a great tattooer, its just you either need to get one of those bunny wraps or have someone hold the animal for you, since the buns don't exactly seem to like it that much. It takes a bit longer to do each tattoo, but I am satisfied with the results.

The Monroe show is sneaking up on me very fast and I need to do some typically wooly grooming before this weekend. But I can't wait to show some of my lovely buns! + I have a lot of animals available right now. I really need to move them on so that I can have room for upcoming juniors and weaning litters.

Heres a quick list of who is available:

WWR's Peewee, Black Otter Sr Buck GC/REG 3 legs.

Leapin's Eclipse, Blue Sr Buck REG 2 legs

B-mac's Royal Flush, Pointed White-Black Sr Buck REG 1 leg

M an' M's Wave, Pointed White-Black Jr Buck

M an' M's Queen of Cartoons, Black Otter Jr Doe

M an' M's Bebop, Smoke Pearl Sr Buck GC/REG 3 legs

Then tons of kits coming up including: Seal doe, Black buck, Lilac doe, a seal marten, smoke pearl, blacks and many more!

Also, I will have some Standard Chinchilla kits available very soon. They are looking super promising and have wonderful color coming in!

Until Tomorrow,


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Super Busy with Bunny Chores and Barn Cleaning

Well, its been quite a while since my last blog post. There have been a few things that occurred over the past week and once I get pics I will post a blog about them. For the most part I have been trying to do a lot of bun cleaning and also barn organizing! The barn is currently a disaster as I have been going through stuff and sorting it. It is hard to walk there is so much stuff on the floor from my sorting!

The wooly juniors and chin juniors are growing up. They are looking cuter and cuter by the day. The ring color on Hutchin's 051 X DC's Zel's kits looks super promising. I actually have never seen such young kits, about 3 weeks old with such a rich base color! They are going to be really nice. I plan on typing DC's DC2 X DC's Zel litter tomorrow and sex them to see what all came out, but I can't wait to get them on the show tables later in may.

May 3rd, Monroe, WA entries went in. I entered 10 buns...

M an' M's Zoli...the only standard chinchilla

M an' M's Bebop, Shaded SR Buck
M an' M's Melodrama, Tan Pattern SR Buck
M an' M's Zane, Tan Pattern SR Buck
M an' M's Miss-D-fy, Self JR Buck
M an' M's Star-Struck, Tan Pattern JR Doe
B-mac's Royal Flush, AOV SR Buck
Leapin's Eclipse, Self SR Buck
M an' M's Wave, AOV JR Buck
WWR's Peewee, Tan Pattern SR Buck

Yep...a few...but I have some beautiful woolies that are in very nice condition, so I might as well show them!

ALSO: I know this doesn't have anything to do with my Rabbitry, but I wanted to let Karli Zwade know that I honor her achievements. Today at American Fuzzy Lop Nationals in Pueblo, CO. Karli Zwade took BOB with L&R's Cameron. She also took BOSV and BOV wins, many 1st places and second places of about 40+ AFLs in youth. Karli keep up the good work and make Leslie, Jodie, Brian, Candy and I proud!

Anyways, I will post tomorrow about a few other things that happened this past week. They just require pictures, which haven't been loaded onto the computer yet.

Until tomorrow,


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jersey Wooly Juniors are Growing up CUTE!

It was finally a nice enough day to take some pictures of the adorable jersey wooly juniors that will soon be on those spring show tables! These litters are looking super promising, so I can't wait to show them off in mid May.

Siamese Sable Junior Buck
Rolling Hill's MacKay X M an' M's Zane

Sable Marten Junior Buck
Rolling Hill's MacKay X M an' M's Zane

Same Buck as above, just a super cute overhead shot

Black Junior Buck
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper
*This animal might be for sale, inquire if you are interested*

Broken Junior Doe
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper

Seal Junior Doe
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper
*This animal might be for sale, inquire if you are interested*

Lilac Junior Doe
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper
*This animal will be FOR SALE*

Black Kit
Kotton Tale's Misty X Leapin's Eclipse

Pointed Kit
Kotton Tale's Misty X Leapin's Eclipse

More SUPER cute buns coming up in the next few weeks, and more does due May 3rd and May 5th!

Until more buns news,


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jersey Wooly and Standard Chinchilla Litters + Yakima

Wow, with me starting school back up I haven't had a ton of time to play "bunnies". I can't Believe how adorable these current litters of Jersey Woolies and Standard Chinchillas are turning out to be!
I just got the M an' M's Ashlind and WWR's Peewee kits back from Karli and their Foster mom Dora. My are they cute...heres some pics.

M an' M's Clocky
M an' M's Ashlind X WWR's Peewee
This little doe is going to Kathleen in VA in this month!

M an' M's Queen of Cartoons
M an' M's Ashlind X WWR's Peewee
This little doe is super cute! BEAUTIFUL!
She is for sale, a very hard decision it was to give her up!

The Standard Chinchilla litter of 5 (DC's DC2 X DC's Zel) is also doing good. Here are some super cute pics of them playing on the trampoline one day.

Snuggle Up!

I am so cute! What do you think?

Can you tell we were raised in a cage?

Look at the funny baby coat these chins have...their guard hairs stick out a lot farther then the rest of the coat...funky!

Anyways, the buns are doing better and gaining condition after the feed crisis.

As for the Yakima show...well that was a bit of a bust. None of my buns ended up going even though 6 were entered in both A and B shows. Oh well. Alicia Kennemer was planning on taking them down, but her husband's flight got delayed and she had to stay home with her kids. Things happen. But its not like I could have taken them down, since I was helping out with the rabbit division of the Whatcom County Youth Fair both Friday and Saturday all day April 11th and 12th! So that kept me plenty busy!

I can't wait for the monroe show. Buns are looking cuter everyday, and I can't wait to put the M an' M's Frida and Rolling Hill's MacKay litters on the table. They are looking sooooooo cute!

Until more buns stuff happens, or I take more cute pictures....



Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yakima Entries and Babies!

Well just like the title says, Yakima entires went in this past Wednesday, and new babies were born over the course of the week.

Bunnies in the Box's Sophie X ____'s Jasper had 2 blue martens/otters and one peanut on April 1st...APRIL really she had babies...LOL...

M an' M's Daffodil X RM's Grasshopper had 2 DOA and 1 Smoke Pearl Marten and one Smoke Pearl on April 3rd.

So four new babies total, they are doing well!

In a few weeks there is going to be babies just EVERYWHERE popping out of the nestboxes. I can hardly keep M an' M's Frida and Rolling Hill's Mackay's litters in and they will be out soon enough!

As for Yakima Entires heres the list. Not too many since Alicia is going to be taking them down for me to show, and there just isn't a ton in condition right now.

M an' M's Bebop, Shaded Sr Buck
M an' M's Star-Struck, Tan Pattern Jr Doe
M an' M's Zane, Tan Pattern Sr Buck
M an' M's Melodrama, Tan Pattern Sr Buck
M an' M's Wave, AOV Jr Buck
Kay'z Fancy, AOV Sr Doe

Yep only 6...

I can't wait till the monroe show though! I think by then the M an' M's Frida and Rolling Hill's MacKay kits will be old enough to show. My are they looking cute!

Anyways, I plan on taking some new pics of some of the buns in the next couple of days and I'll be sure to post them soon!