Long day! I decided to take Ash out on the porch for some fun since he loves it out there. He was shedding a lot of fur. Evrytime I pet him I can see it flying off in to the air. I swear, his fur is so annoying! It floats all over the place and just annoys me. Haha,
I did get some pics of him on the porch though. I decided that I haden't gotten any pics recently so I'll upload them tomorrow and post them.
Still haven't heard any news about my crochet dragon. I'm getting anxious. Hope I don't have to wait much longer to get it back.
^ A good view of how he looks after shedding some fur.
^ Weird dark mark of fur on his head.
^ Another view of how he looks after shedding some fur.
Its been rainy and overcast for most of the day today Its been raining a lot. It still is. So most of the time I've been staying in. The good thing is it wasn't very hot because of all the rain which was nice.
I hope to get my crochet dragon back soon. In the meantime I've been looking for some cool dragon pictures to design another dragon with. If any of you all find any good pictures please share them and I'll take a look at them.
Thanks Tauntz. Yes I am getting anxious especially because the rider has a shield and a sword and those can fall off of his hands easily. If they do I can always make themagain but still it would be nice of they stay on.
Oh and I forgot to say that Ash's nails are getting too long and need to be clipped. When I go to Walmart again I'll be sure to get some cat nail clippers. The only problem is he can be a feisty little guy when it comes to doing things like that. I'm going to watch some youtbe vids on clipping bunny nails hopefully they wll help. How do you all clip your buns nails?
I love Ash's molt line! Its so funny! Ellie had a little tiny molt line but she's black on the back so its hard to see it.
I always used regular toenail clippers on Foo's nails. The big ones not the small ones. It always worked pretty well, I turned them to the side so it didn't like flatten the nail out, ya know? I didn't like the idea of getting the round cat clippers stuck on her nails and hurting her. I don't even use the clippers with the round holes that you put the nails through, because I have always been scared to get them stuck.
Morgan, this is the first time Ash has been shedding. Its so weird! LOL.
Hmm, I read in a bunny book that cat nail clippers are good for clipping bunny nails. But I'll research some more online. Does Ellie get squirmy when you clip her nails? I know Ash probably will. He doesn't like people holding his paws. Another scary thing is his nails are black so its harder to see the quick. I heard of shining a flash light through them though. Maybe I'll get someone else to help hold him while I do it.
Elise, I have done my buns nails a bit. I find I have an easier time with regular people nail clippers. For some reason I can never get those cat nail clippers to work for me. Also, I do my buns like I do my birds, I always work on conditioning them to allow me to touch their feet & nails. When we are having time together, I try to make it a point to touch every part of their body just briefly & then reward them with a small treat as well as praise. A friend of mine said when she had buns that she was able to get her buns where she could do their nails by herself. I usually end up only clipping one nail during our grooming session until I eventually get them all done. The back feet & nails are the difficult part. If you have someone who can hold your bun while you do the back feet/nails it will be a big help. Oh & I just clip the very tip of the nail. That way you don't usually cut the quick & have bleeding. Be sure you have either flour or corn starch for bleeding. I always have a little container beside me so if I do accidentally cut the quick I can stop the bleeding with the flour or corn starch. I like it better than the powder you buy at the pet shops for bleeding & it doesn't burn the skin.
Ash is so pretty! DO you have pics of your crocheted projects? I"d like to see! I'm an artist and I love to see other artist's work! When I clip Pipkin's nails I tend to wrap him up tight in a fleece piece of fabric I have and stick a limb out at a time. The tight feeling/not being able to see helps calm him I think. I haven't trimmed Tribble yet so we'll see how that goes with her. I know with Pipkin he had to get used to being handled like this over time.
I can't remember if I saw it on another thread, or whether I was youtube browsing, but I watched this awesome video the other day on nail trimming: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEFrHZbw6tQ[/ame] I tried a similar thing with bandit today, though I was managing to just give him head rubs while cutting the nails on one of his paws. I got four nails done and then he'd had enough. But it was a pretty good achievement. The back feet are often harder I think.
I use cat nail clippers on Bandit, they work well. He also has black nails and it can be quite tricky, when in doubt, just cut closer to the tip. If you're using a torch it can help to have someone to shine it, but I found that hard and annoying because of needing weird angles and them not knowing exactly where I wanted it shining it just frustrated me But certainly give it a go, you might have a more helpful helper than I did, lol. Otherwise, it can help to sit in a chair by the window so you can use the light from the window.
Finally! Whew! LOL. I got all those links typed. There are quite a few pictures that's why it took so long for me to reply to you. Now two of those pics are pics of a dragon wing. I do have that dragon fnished but I didn't get the time to take pics of him yet so that's why I only had pics of the wing.
Great video, Azerane! That video is great for showing step by step how she trained her bunny! Wow! Would love to get to the point that it is that easy with both of my buns! Especially not having to restrain them & being able to do it 100% by myself! Hope is still too skiddish.
Yesterday it was pouring so hard. I'm starting to get sick of rain. I have mixed feelings about it, I like it because when it rains I don't have to water anything. But I don't like it because the ground gets all muddy and slimy, lol.
Right now its a nice warm day. Its sunny out but not that hot yet. I've got an ice bottle for Ash to snuggle with when it does get hot. Its a little windy out but its a nice day.
This summer seems to be cooler than last summer. A lot cool! I think we must have had a heatwave or something because its been MUCH cooler this year. I remember every day it was 90-100 degrees and we were sweating like crazy. I really like this summer better and I'm sure Ash does too.
If Morgan is reading this I'd like to say that I think its so cool that you were on Snowshoe mountain. What are the chances that we were both on that mountain before. Anyways, today that mountain has everything free. We can go swimming in the pool, bungee jumping, rock climbing, boating, and going on ski lifts. Every year on this day they have a free day. I've been waiting for this free day for a while now. Its so expensive to do everything and I love it when they have free days. Saves so much money. We are going to leave at 3 pm and stay for a long time. Until its dark. So I decided to get this update in before we left.
I've been looking for pictures of dragons to make another crochet dragon. I'd say one of my favorite things to crochet are dragons. I just think they look so cool. And now that I don't have that other dragon with me it makes me more want to make another one. I want to keep making them until I design the perfect wings and body and legs.
The watermelon plants are bigger but I still wouldn't call them vines yet. They seem like they are taking so long to grow. I'll get a picture of some of them to show you all. I hope we have enough time left for them to grow watermelons.
My brother was walking outside and he said he saw someone n our property run away when they saw him. He said he just saw a figure of the person running. We have no idea who it could have been but we think it was most likely a kid since I don't think an adult would run away.
OMG, I almost just lost everything I wrote. This page somehow changed to another forum. I pressed the back button and everything I wrote was still here. SOOO relived.
Oh and I forgot to say that yesterday was my dads birthday. Funny how my sisters birthday is the day before my dads.