Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bunny Sunday

Sharing some of my favorite Christmas bunny pics this morning:

Nutmeg made the best little Santa.  I miss this little brown tyrant so much!
Bunnies and Cactus Rose...hoppin' around the Christmas tree...
Santa and her little helper elf, Ginger.  He was ok with the hat, but drew the line at the pointed elf shoes...
My very favorite pic of Nutmeg and Patches: 
Patchy was always a good sport!  I had forgotten about this pic and it gave me a good laugh this morning.
One of  my favorite ornaments on the tree.  This is made from an original oil painting by the very talented Charlotte Yealey.
Happy Bunny Sunday and Merry Christmas to all from the Fab 5!
XOXO, Ginger, Turbo, Bully, Digger and Sandie

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

We're getting into the holiday spirit around our house.  The tree is up, although not decorated yet, hopefully tonight I'll get around to that!  Boots, of course, has her own stocking and I've been thinking about what to fill it with... she's been a pretty good girl this year.

Last year she be-headed one of my Santa decorations.  Shot her straight to the top of the naughty list!  Sorry mom, couldn't help myself...
Happy Rottie Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Boots LOVES the water.  Ever since she figured out she can actually swim, there is no keeping her out of it.  Even muddy, yucky cattle watering hole water...

She's in heaven.  In fact, I think to her, the muddier the better.  Can you see her smiling? 

Not one to be left out, I had to join in on the fun!  Boots looks like a black crocodile following behind us...
Shortly after this picture was taken, we went through a deep spot and sunk right down to the horse's back. That was fun! And cold. And definitely wet. And oh yeah, muddy. :)  It was GREAT!
We both had to get a bath when we got home.  But, I agree with Boots, it was worth getting wet and stinky!

Happy Rottie Wednesday :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bunny Sunday

Double trouble...
Daisy loves to sit by the sliding glass door and look at her reflection.  Sometimes I wonder if she thinks it is another bunny?  We have been talking lately about contacting one of the local rescues to see if we can find her a buddy.  We haven't had much luck getting the other buns to let her into their club.  They are fine through the bunny fence, but so far no one is very nice to her when we've tried to get them out together.  :(  I know she would love to have someone to snuggle up with, so hopefully we can find her a buddy soon.  We just had her spayed a few weeks ago, which is what we were waiting on, so now we're all set. 

I think a little speed dating is in order for Ms. Daisy very soon.  Stay tuned!

Happy Bunny Sunday.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Old sock? 
Chewed up/de-stuffed animal that mom got on clearance after Halloween?
What does a rottie need to do to get someone to play with them around this joint? *sigh*

Happy Rottie Wednesday anyway!

Love, Boots

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rottweiler.... day

Yep, missed Rottie Wednesday again!  What the heck.  Well, hey, everyday is rottie day around here...

Boots found this while lurking on FaceBook and asked me to share it.  I think she said something like, "True Dat".

That middle pic on the bottom looks vaguely familiar to me...
Happy Rottie Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bunny Monday

I tried and tried yesterday to post a very cute video of the bunnies, but no luck.  Our internet connection out here in the "sticks" leaves a lot to be desired.  Oh well, maybe another time.

On another more exciting note, Daisy has a new friend! 
OK, just kidding.  This is pretty cute though, don't you think? But, seriously...check this out:
Daisy and Turbo have been hanging out together along the pen that separates them from each other.  Sometimes Turbo will even try to groom Daisy through the fence.  It's very sweet.  I know Daisy really wants to make friends, so we have been getting them out together a little bit lately.  They let me snuggle them together like this with no problems this morning. 
They even ran around and played a little bit, although it started to get a tad rough (Turbo nipping Daisy in the butt) and we had to finally separate them.  But, it was progress and I think eventually they might become good friends.  It's been making me sad to see Daisy by herself with no one to love, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Wishing everyone a great week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Boots has been very busy lately entertaining all of her many friends that come by for visits and sleep overs. 

For the last month, Freckles has been staying with us while her mom is out of town.  She's an older girl and doesn't like to play as much as Boots would like, but she is good company for Boots.

And then we've had a new visitor lately, a little guy named Zayn.  He's been back a few times now and Boots just loves him.  She's about 4 times his size, but they play very well together... she just makes sure to get on the floor to play at his level.
And when Inca comes, they all get in on the action...
And then all crash out together.  :)
We have a revolving dog door around this place.  And we wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy Rottie Wednesday everyone.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bunny Sunday

We're BAAACCCKKKK!  We've been really busy, sorry for skipping out on Bunny Sunday the last few weeks.  Among other things on our busy schedule, we've been helping mom rearrange her studio so she can be more productive, work more efficiently and make more money for (what else?) lots of treats for us!
You know we have to give our stamp of approval on any furniture rearranging in the house...and then go around "chinning" everything to be sure it has our scent.... Moving things around without bunny approval is just unacceptable.
"I approve of the new arrangement."
"I second the approval."
Now get back to work mom! 

Happy Bunny Sunday everyone :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Look at this sweet and innocent face!
She almost looks like she has done something wrong...
What started out as a few random chew marks has turned into this!  *sigh*....  One thing about rotties is that once they start with something (chewing up flip-flops, digging up flowers in pots, chewing on wooden chairs) they WILL NOT STOP until they have finished the job.  So, this chair is now officially hers.  :)

Happy Rottie Wednesday!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bunny Sunday

Whoa, that is one big rabbit!
OK, not really.... it's just these guys, Tiger and Wrigley, performing a little optical illusion.
Wrigley:  "And if I cover my eyes you will be an optical illusion, too".

Don't mind Wrigley, he can be a grumpy little guy sometimes!  I'm sure what he meant to say was Happy Bunny Sunday.  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Phoenix has a little buddy in this pic.  Can you find him?
Lots and lots of these around our house these days...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Cowgirl Wisdom

I was going through my blog archives and found something I posted more than 3 years ago (wow, I've been at this blog thing for a LONG time!).  It's been so long, I'd forgotten about it.  It's great advice and bears re-posting, so here ya go ~ enjoy!

1. Sometimes you have to buck the norms to pursue your dreams

2. Adventure and Excitement Beat Housework

3. Be tough, but revel in your femininity

4. When life throws you to the ground, get back on the horse

5. Don’t let others belittle your achievements

6. Accept the nature of things

7. Work hard and look after other cowpokes

8. Never steal another cowgirl’s horse or thunder

9. Attack life like it’s a 1000 pound steer

10. Act on your beliefs rather than protesting for them
11. Use common sense, if you don’t, the cattle will knock it into you

12. Let the land rejuvenate your soul

13. Walk beside your pardner, not in front

14. When cow poking doesn’t pay, be resourceful

15. Embrace urban cowgirls

Happy Friday Cowgirls!  (If you are in the Tucson area, don't forget the Sonoita rodeo is going on this weekend ~ I'm holding my trunk show at the Sonoita Inn.  Please stop by and visit!)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday, a day late

OK, so it's Thursday and not Wednesday...  who cares as long as we're talking rotties!?!  First off, I wanted to share this pic of Boots with her new little buddy, Zayn:
I LOVE this shot!  Zayn stayed with us last weekend while his mom and dad were out of town.  He's only 14 weeks old and pure puppy.  Boots had such a great time with him and was the best babysitter ever.  I'd almost forgotten how much fun puppies are!

Next, and more importantly today, I'm helping promote a fundraiser for Rottweiler Hearts Rescue (RHR) in Durham, North Carolina.  My very good friend Brett, (mom to Boots' rottie cousins, Xena and Lord) volunteers for this group and is helping put this fundraiser together.  I'm donating these little copper paw print and lapis earrings for the raffle:
If you'd like to help you can do so by purchasing raffle tickets or by donating something for the raffle.  I know animal causes are near and dear to a lot of my artist friend's hearts out there... hint, hint :)   Please check out all the details here.  (you can contact Brett directly for tickets or donations, her number is listed on the flyer on the link, and tell her I sent ya!).

RHR also has a facebook page...please go LIKE them and share their post about the fundraiser.  Boots thanks you from the bottom of her rottweiler heart.  :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bunny Sunday

Tiger and Wrigley are visiting and have been here for a week or so.  I like to think they consider this their second home.  Looking pretty comfy Tiger!
(Sorry for the grainy pic...tried to zoom in on him to get the full effect).  This little guy was crashed out hard.  So sweet, napping in a ray of sunlight...

Happy Bunny Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

When was the last time you saw one of those old photobooths?  Well, now "there's an app for that".... (Pocketbooth)

Boots and Snuffy crammed themselves into the photobooth in our truck the other day:
Snuffy was apparently bored by the whole experience!

Happy Rottie Wednesday!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bunny Sunday

Today Daisy and Turbo had a "meet and greet" out in the courtyard.  It makes me sad that Daisy doesn't have a buddy to snuggle up with and I thought since Turbo is the littlest of the other five buns and the lowest in the pecking order, that she would be open to making friends with Daisy.

It looked promising...
at first...
But then Turbo started chasing her and grunting and even took a little tuft of fur off Daisy's butt.

She looks so sweet and innocent... little booger!
Poor Daisy, she just didn't understand why Turbo didn't want to be her friend.  :( 
We'll try again another day. I'm thinking maybe another bun, either Digger or Ginger.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Happy Bunny Sunday to you all!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Birthday Bunny Sunday

The Fab Five turned 5 years old yesterday!  And it seems like just yesterday that they were this small: (this pic was taken when they were 6 days old and didn't even have their eyes open yet). 
Many of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that these 5 were a "surprise!" to me...I rescued their mama and 2 weeks later she had these 5 little babies.  I'm so glad we decided not to find homes for them but rather kept them all together as a little family.  They have brought us a lot of joy over the last 5 years.

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!  2 weeks old :)
One year olds around the breakfast table:
2 year olds lounging in the outdoor bunny casa:
Three year olds munching on fresh carrots from the garden (they prefer organic veggies grown by their mom, thank you very much)
4 year olds all snuggled up together.  They really do love each other!
And here are the 5 year old birthday bunnies yesterday while playing in the courtyard outside my studio.  I scattered parsley all over and they had a parsley hunt. :)  Happy Birthday guys!
Have a great week everyone!

XOXO, Sandie, Digger, Ginger, Bully and Turbo