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A long awaited Blog Entry...
Well this is will be a long Blog Entry. For so much has been happening that my mind is like not focused. So let me lay it all out in this blog entry. It has been a fun, hectic, sad/depressing month for me. I am sorry for not updating as much but you will all understand after I tell you the update.
Ok, lets start off with the bad luck with both Cavy and Rabbit side of things. Later I think they will all get a break for a little bit. I had only one cavy litter of one in like 3 months. She only had one pup in that litter. But it looks like there still might be hope for my Cavy Litters. But will be using Johnny-Cash for he is the proven one out of the other Boar. So Johnny-Cash will be a very busy fellow with the girls. For my Rabbit litters I am going to try one more time with litters so if not successful, will give them a break until fall. So they can be spoiled so much.
Then on Feb. 14, 2008 it was a scary night. The start of my horrible start of that month of February. On that Thursday night my Grandpa was rushed to the hospital at like 11:30 at night. I was scared and everything. So on Friday morning before we went off for the Ferry to go to the VIRBA Show (Feb. 16/17th) we went to go see him. It scared me even more. He was incoherent when we were there the whole time. Even when we had to leave, I felt bad for leaving but had the plans all arranged. I knew that he would of wanted me to go. He and I were the best of friends. So we got to the fairgrounds in Saanich even though it took us forever to find. But made it safely. Then we met Ashley Felton, a fellow rabbit breeder from Washington, whom needed a place to stay so we let her stay with us. It was fun. But I was still worried about my Grandpa, so we phoned home to get an update on my Grandpa. My dad answered saying he was still the same from this morning. So headed off to bed all three of us.
Feb. 16th, a Saturday. I was excited and a happy nervousness happening as well. My first Rabbit Show where I got to actually show my own Rabbits. Meaning I used to help other people bring rabbits to the table but not anymore. I had 4 animals to show. That is including a Seal buck I just got from Cristina Posey of Sunnybrook Rabbitry. I got him so I could breed him to my Solid Chestnut Doe in the future which she has Seal in her background with interesting colors. I also had my Jr. Chestnut Doe and two solid Sr. Bucks. I also brought with me my 6 healthy babies from Dakota and Opaline so that I can get Kim and Cristina to help me type them. For I was totally new at it. But they liked my Dakota litter. Cristina picked one Doe from Dakota's litter for a trade for the Seal Buck. So it didn't cost me anything. I was happy with that. But it took like forever on Saturday for the Mini Lops to be called. But before we were called up, my dad's cell phone rang. We borrowed my dad's phone for the weekend. Hopefully I ll get one for myself. I asked her what's happening but she said it was ok. But I knew something was wrong when she stepped out of the barn. Because they would only call if something happend. I just didn't tell my mom. But I just went on with the show like nothing happend. But my mom did hold off on the update of my Grandpa. When the Mini Lops went up and finished being judged. I was finished when the Solids were finished because I only had 4 Solids in this breed. So I think I did very well for my first time. My two SR. Bucks placed both 3rd and 6th in a class of 11. My Jr Buck placed 3rd out of a class of 7. My best placing was with my JR. Doe for she got 1st out of a class of 8. So she got a LEG. Yippeee. Excited about that.
So Mom, Ashlee, Darlene, Doug, Darlene's brother and girlfriend, and I decided to eat at Whitespot in the same place as where Ashlee, Mom and I ate since Friday but having the others was a nice touch even though we couldn't eat at the same table. Too bad, but still nice. Then headed off after we were finished.
Now it's Sunday, it was still kind of slow but I don't care it was fun. But had to wait until the Mini Lops were up again. My friend Darlene asked politely to the secretary to time her rabbits (Polish) because of the timing of the Comox Ferry. For it takes forever to get back. Realizing I would have to do the same for after Darlene was done she headed off after she was done. When I politely asked for the upping of the Mini Lop Judging I was finished after the Solids. I didn't do too bad either. But I had to pack up a lot of things, my animals and such. Said my good byes to new friends (Ashley Felton, MariJean Whyte) and others, grabbed a peice of cake and dashed off. For it was getting pretty close for time for me and my mom to head off. Again takes forever to get to Comox/Courtney. Mom suggested that we go have some tea at my Aunt's place in Courtney when we reached Courtney for we had a little bit of time before the ferry. But then when I got to relax on the couch mom and my aunt where talking about the sad news that I didn't know about, but had a bad feeling. My Mom told me that my Grandpa passed away on Saturday. She didn't want me to get upset on Saturday and be depressed for the rest of this show. In my heart I was upset. So it was getting around to leave for the ferry. Was upset to hear that I lost my Grandpa, my favorite one at that. He was the only one to help me tolerat my other family members like my aunts and uncles on the Swan Family. But this was just the start of the Bad Luck. But at least at this show I made some new friends and met new people.
On March 13 I had to put down a Jr Mini Lop doe that displayed, splay legs. So we really had to. Cute doe though. Then another sad loss for us or what we would call a double whammy of passings. First of all on March 14, 2008 everyone was outside but I was still inside. Well I heard a loud thud near the doorway so I checked it out. Well our Sr. Miniature Schnauzer had a very severe seizure which he banged on the hall cabinet so hard he must of done something to his neck. He was unresponsive afterwards. So I called the parents in, very concerned we had to take him in for we had to help him breathe. We wrapped him in a blanket so mom and I headed off to the vet but 5 mins later, while we were on the highway "Fritz" passed away on my lap. Felt him as lifeless and cold. I was just terrified. He wasn't breathing no more so we decided to head home for it was no use. Our beloved family member is gone. That night, my Horse's pet goat "Bandit" passed on through the night. Two family members in one night, it was crazy and overwhelming. My mom found Bandit the next morning. My dad doesn't know about the goat yet for we didn't want to tell him. He took Fritz's death hard. Mom, Dad, and I did. But now my horse lost her Partner in Crime. He would keep my horse from escaping. Before we got him we had some very fond memories of her causing trouble. Would find her in neighbors properties. Dangerous, "YES" because ferry traffic goes bye everyday. So now my horse doesn't have her pet anymore. My emotional level is high and anything more, I probaly would not handle it. On top of all of this I have been sick ever since my Grandpa's funeral. Which was 3 weeks ago. So I have been through a lot but I will try to update my site as much as possible. Maybe with pictures and everything. So please be patient.
2008-03-18 08:11:32 GMT