Deadly Serious

Now more than ever, I cuddle my rabbits. I hug them tight, bestowing kisses on their noses and foreheads, scratching their favorite spots, and promising I’ll do my best to keep them safe, with fear in my heart. With the spread of RHDV2, I know it’s a strong possibility I may lose every single one of them before the vaccine …

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Youth Meat Pen

Amazing amount of behind the scenes work for youth meat pens. I was happy to be a part of it. Here’s a glimpse from the tail end of the show, after several pens were eliminated. A little less than 50 waiting for final placement. Just over 150 pens were checked in. A pen consists of 3 rabbits no older than …

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Dealing with Deadlines!

Tomorrow is the deadline to enter rabbits in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rabbit shows! Entries must be postmarked no later than February 1st, but you can also enter online to pay with a credit card. American Chinchillas are sanctioned for open shows A & B on March 14th! Here is a link to learn more and to get …

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‘Tis a season for giving!

A sincere thank you to my generous friend Shorty! I don’t often give hay to everyone in the barn. It’s not cheap and I’ve got limited dry storage. With the barn at maximum capacity (it’s prime breeding season right now), and the recent cold snaps, a few bales really doesn’t last long. I got a text from my friend Shorty …

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Merry Christmas!

‘Twas the night before Christmas Eve when all through the barn a couple of rabbits were stirring! A bit of an early Christmas gift, but Fancy, a Chinchilla Rex, delivered a big litter of 11, 8 chins and 3 whites! Next aisle over, Asheville, a seal rex delivered 7! 4 seals and 3 sables. They were chilled, and she had …

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