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.