Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pet update!

Meet Molly! A little black and tan and white doggy, aka, Wilco's new best friend.

She came from the shelter about a week ago, and while we planned on fostering her, (because this little girl is way to sweet to be put down simply because there was no more room at the shelter) we're going to keep her now!


She has the coloring of a Bernese Mountain dog, but is smaller, only weighs about 43 lbs, and is a head shorter than Wilco the Golden Retriever. Some kind of border collie/Aussie/spaniel cross? Don't really know. But I do know she's sweet, good, and only 1-2 yrs old. Healthy, fit, and hasn't even attempted to chase a kitty.
(plus Wilco loves her, and she loves him...and he needs a friend...now he has one...)

Meeting Brutus the Bun...

Brutus is doing well, he's really fluffed out again! We collected his fluff back in October right after we got him, and he's almost ready to pluck again! Dragging little trails of fur after him....


He's quite a fluffy rabbit! (Can't wait to get him a best friend too....)

Plucking the angora fur is quite easy and painless for the bunnies. When their hair is ready to be harvested, the old hair dies, and the new hair grows in beneath it. At this stage, you see the old coat coming off in little trails and tufts,I brush or comb the bunny and notice an abundance of hair coming out. So, you just hold the bunny in your lap and gently grab a lock of hair and tug. Plucked! Repeat all over the bunny; store hair for spinning. I like to groom the bunny first, then the harvested fluff is already clean and untangled and ready to spin or blend.

12 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous cathy said...

What a lovely dog. I'm glad your animals all get along with each other.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Ah, Molly is so cute! How wonderful that she has settled in so quickly. She's obviously very happy to have such a lovely home.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Ceallach said...

Great Save, Sarah! Mollie is suck a lovely little girl and so polite.

Buns is looking great too!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

What a beautiful dog!

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Molly the holiday angel!

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what cutie pets! Ms. Molly and Mr. Wilco will be best of pals, and your bunny....The thought of soft bunny yarn makes me smile inside.

Merry Christmas Ms. Sarah.

Love and hugs to you and yours!

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger String Bean said...

What a cute puppykins. I'm glad Wilco has a buddy now.

 
At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Bobbi said...

too cute! Ok, I have to ask - does the bunny use a litter box? I think I've heard of this before.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Nancy J said...

It's Thursday nite -- I hear Teluride Mt. received a goodly snowfall! You will definitely have a White Christmas! Your new dog looks very happy to have received a family for Christmas.

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger sgeddes said...

What a beautiful new dog. She has marking very similar to Sherman, our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous the kitchener bitch said...

What a sweet doggie! And Brutus is looking mighty cute. We just passed the laptop around for a big round of "AWWWW" with that last pic of him!

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness, what gorgeous dogs! They look very happy together.

 

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