Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rottweiler Wednesday returns!

Hard to believe, but Boots celebrated her 3rd birthday over the holidays.  Where did this little bitty bear cub go???

Here's the spoiled rottenweiler herself with her favorite birthday present...
She LOVES this thing. And we love it because it is tough as nails and lasts more than 5 minutes like the stuffed animals she loves to de-stuff and dismember (and generally make a huge mess with).  She's still a puppy at heart, that's for sure.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy, happy new year everyone.  Meet Elasombra:

No, she's not ours :(    Although I'd love to have her!  She is our friends/neighbor's baby.  I first met this little cutie when she was just hours old.  Oh, how she has grown!  Only about 5 months old now, she is going to be a big girl.
Her mama, Shelby, (you can just see her behind us in this pic) is a rescued mustang. They weren't even sure she was pregnant until very shortly before this baby was born! 
She is so sweet and friendly.  She just melts my heart.... Lee's too.   Look at that face!
Nothing better than an innocent little one.  All she has ever known is love and trusting.  I wish all horses could live this way.
My wish for the new year!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!  I'm not sure where the time goes anymore.  Crazy!  The bunnies have the right idea - hunker down and relax :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!  See you in 2014.  Time to get back to blogging!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Happy Holidays everyone!  Phoenix is enjoying his 36th Christmas this year!  He's still happy and healthy and lovin' life.  Wishing the same for you all this holiday season.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Bunnies!

Our little band o' bunnies turned 6 years old on August 4th.  Hard to believe they ever were this small:
 And to celebrate their birthday, I bought them a special surprise --- a bunny fort!

This way, they can spend some time outdoors when the weather is nice and I don't have to worry about them being out in the open.  I put this in the courtyard outside my studio and I can look out the window and see them while I'm working at my bench.  :)    

They had fun running in and out and eventually they all flopped inside (even though the door was still open).

Even Bully approved!
 Digger and Sandie thought the willow chair was much more interesting, though.
Turbo gave the bunny-diva seal of approval (and seized the opportunity to look adorable, as always)
"They don't call me the bunny supermodel for nothing."

And last, but not least, Ginger.  He was more interested in the treats than the fort.
It has been another great year for this little family of bunnies.  Everyone is happy and healthy and well loved.  As it should be!

Till next time ---
XOXO, Sandie, Digger, Ginger, Bully & Turbo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

50 Ability Marathons

My brother, Grant, and two of his friends, Aaron and Paul, are on an amazing journey this year.  50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks.  Pretty ambitious goal, to be sure.  Add the fact that all three guys are in wheelchairs and the word ambitious doesn't even begin to describe it.  Crazy, insane, out-of-control...yeah.  But mostly, inspiring and motivating!
(Grant, in the middle of the pack)

These athletes have taken on this monumental challenge to raise funds for The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.  They are also taking time on their race trips to visit local rehabilitation centers and talk to the staff and patients to educate and motivate them about wheelchair sports and the physical and mental benefits associated with them.  

This team of 3 road warriors is looking for sponsors to assist them with the necessary funds to complete their 50 state tour this year.  They have been getting a lot of press from local radio, TV and newspapers at each race they have been to so far.  Visit their Facebook page to see some of the video clips, photos and articles from the various races and please contact them if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.   

(Paul, Aaron, and Grant)

Please also check out the 50 Ability Marathons website to read more about their personal stories, race schedule, (coming soon to a city near you!) and how you can help by donating to support their goal of 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks.

Go guys... YOU CAN DO IT!