Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

I laughed so hard when I saw this picture, taken by my friend Lanae.  Boots used to go to Lanae's house a couple of times a week for daycare while I went to the office.  Now that I am working from home she hasn't been there in awhile.  We went to go visit Lanae the other day and she showed me this pic she had taken of Boots.  She really doesn't look too happy in this pic, but she did LOVE going to daycare at Lanae's.  Even if she had to play dress-up.  It could have been worse Boots...I did see some fairy wings and a little pink tu-tu laying around while we were there....

Happy Rottie Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Looking back on more pics of Boots as a puppy.

Some things never change!  Happy Rottie Wednesday :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bunny Sunday (a day early)

You may remember my post from July about Darla, a bunny at Heartland Rabbit Rescue:
She looks so much like my Nutmeg that I wished I could bring her home, but since Heartland is in Oklahoma, that wasn't possible.  So instead, I decided to sponsor her.

(Here's Nutmeg, just chillin'.  Quite the resemblance.)
Darla had been waiting at Heartland patiently (...well maybe not SO patiently, Rex bunnies are not known for their patience, they have a little bit of 'tude!) for her forever home.  Last week, my friend Christina, a Heartland volunteer, took her bunny Whoosh to Heartland to find him a friend.  Guess who immediately took to him -- Darla!

And here is the happy couple:
Pretty darn adorable.  They give Nutmeg and Patches a run for their money...
I love happy endings.  Running a rescue is definitely a labor of love.  Unfortunately, it takes more than love to help as many bunnies as possible.  Here's how you can help!  My fundraiser for the bunnies runs through tomorrow (Bunny Sunday).  Simply shop the Mystique Boutique online catalog here and a percentage of each sale will be donated to Heartland.  (Please add in the notes section of your order that this is for the Heartland Rabbit Rescue Fundraiser.)  Thank you so much for helping out this great cause.  I know everyone at Heartland appreciates the support.

Happy early Bunny Sunday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

As promised, the BEST of Rottweiler Wednesday 2011! 

January - well, there is no January because Boots hadn't yet found us.  She was born around the first of the year and didn't come home with me until she was about 6-7 weeks old...

February - How she got her name:
March - Boots and Rosie sparring:
April - Chewing up mom's gardenia:
May - First trip to Patagonia Lake:
June - Growing into a big girl:
July - Boots hanging out with her cousin, Inca:
August - Cooling off in the pool with Snuffy:
September - Boots and friends (Freckles, Cleo, Inca, and Boots in the back):
October - Working at the Equine Voices booth at the Farmers Market:
November - lounging on her ottoman:
December - Naughty Boots:
That was a fun little journey down memory lane!  Time sure does fly.  Looking forward to what this year will bring in the Rottweiler Wednesday department.  ;)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fundraiser for Heartland Rabbit Rescue

Happy 2012!  A new year always brings renewed energy, ideas and goals.  One of my goals this year is to help my favorite animal rescues by doing more fundraising, so.... I'm jumping right in. 

As you can imagine, we are big supporters of bunny rescue and our favorite is Heartland Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill rescue and shelter devoted to providing rescue and care for abandoned and neglected domestic rabbits.  (Sandie, Digger, Ginger, Bully and Turbo give them 10 paws up!) 
Something new for me this year is that I have signed on as a consultant for Mystique Boutique, a wonderful company that features jewelry, accessories and body care products.  This is where the fundraising comes in... being a consultant allows me the opportunity to host an online "catalog boutique", with a percentage of all sales going directly to benefit the bunnies at Heartland.  And this is where you, bunny lovers, come in... shop the Mystique Boutique catalog here, order securely online and have it shipped directly to your doorstep.  Simply put "Heartland Rabbit Rescue" in the notes section of the order form and Heartland will get credit for your purchase.  The bunnies benefit and so do you -- the products are beautiful and well made.

Some of my personal favorites from the Mystique catalog:

This beautiful scarf can be worn tied around your neck or draped around your shoulders shawl-style.  It is super soft and luxurious.  I never fail to get compliments on this when I wear it.  Of course, I LOVE the turquoise color...
And how about this leather cuff...handcrafted by ME!  I'm so excited that Mystique Boutique is carrying one of my designs.
Their interchangeable belts and buckles go great with the cuff!  I've been wearing this one a lot lately:
And this is the purse/tote that I'm currently carrying.  LOTS of room for all your necessities (and then some). 
And last, but not least, Mystique also has a great line of body care products, including lotion, goats milk soap, moisturizing sticks, bath salts and their AMAZING shower gems (spoil yourself with one of these!) 
The catalog boutique starts today, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 15th, so you have plenty of time to shop at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail.  Thanks in advance for your support of the bunnies at Heartland Rabbit Rescue!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rottweiler Wednesday

Happy Birthday to Boots!  I'm not sure of her exact birthday, but I know it was somewhere around the first of the year last year.  When we brought her home in February she was about 6-7 weeks old.

Looking all grown up now:
(Thank you to my friend Rose for taking this great pic of Boots at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago)

But still acting like a puppy:
Hard to believe it has been almost an entire year that we have had her...

Next week's post:  a month by month stroll through Rottweiler Wednesday 2011...

Have a great Wednesday everyone :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Best of Bunny Sunday 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  2011 is in the books.  Let's take a trip down 2011 Bunny Sunday memory lane...

January - The Many Faces of Turbo:
February -  Baby Boots Meets Turbo
March - Sandie meets "Buns of Steel":
April - I "heart" Bully:
May - Sandie giving thanks that the world didn't end as predicted!
June - All the bunnies, enjoying an apple treat:
July - Darla, the bunny I sponsor at Heartland Rabbit Rescue:
August - Bunnies in the courtyard:
September - Bunny take-over:
October - Ginger with a mouthful of parsley:
November - Nutty and Patch:
December - Santa Bunnies:
Wishing you the very best in 2012!