Animal/ Zoo stuff

There’s a pig in my closet

Tweet …and a cavy in my kitchen and a spider in my purse. Yep all those things in one day, once again – it’s never a dull moment around here. Norman the pig loves to rummage around in our room, and my purse if he can find it. He knows there is usually some sort(…)

Summer Recap Part 2, our life in Illinois

Tweet I thought our recap of the rest of our summer can best be summed up with photos. So here is a little (well pretty big, lol) gallery of how our summer looked. And now Fall is here, and I’m thinking of Christmas already. What is wrong with me?    

Right now…. Baby edition

Tweet I thought it would be fun to document what Ava is loving right now. (since I’m really not good at keeping a scrapbook for her…yet) She loves grapes, this is the one food she will not throw on the floor. No sharing grapes with the puppies! She also loves broccoli. Peanut butter. She tried(…)

Right now…

Tweet I am loving: getting hugs from Ava – this tiny gesture alone is enough to make my entire day the start of Fall. I love summer but I feel almost giddy with anticipation for the Fall to arrive! fitting into clothes that I haven’t fit into in over 2 years that it’s finally cooled(…)

Just one of those days…

Tweet You know, just one of those days when things just don’t seem to go right at all. Yep, that’s today. It started out being a miserable rainy day from the moment I woke up. I planned to clean the fridge out for today’s Organization Challenge at Homeketeers so while Ava had her morning nap, I(…)

When you take a pig for a walk…

Tweet you get a lot of looks. Ah yes, Norman, our very lovable pig, has taken walks all over Illinois. As one of our most popular show animals and one of the most requested animals, Norman leads a busy life. We have walked him on boulevards downtown Chicago and made stops to take him into(…)

Zoey is 9!

Tweet Happy Birthday to my sweet girl Zoey, she is 9 years old today! She spent her birthday doing what she loves most: alternating her time between lying on the couch on a pillow and running through the backyard on this gorgeous sunny day. Happy Birthday Zo-Zo! And just because I love this photo of(…)

Not a Creature Was Stirring…

Tweet …except for a mouse! Yes it’s that time of night where it’s quiet all through the house. I make my last “rounds” to make sure all the lights are off, and to check the animals that are currently in the house. (the others are out in their own space – our converted garage –(…)

Look who “hopped” by today

Tweet Happy Easter! The Easter Bunny stopped, er, hopped by today for Ava’s first Easter. Here he is visiting with our 2 baby chicks: “Nuna” and “Lydia”. Actually it’s one of our Flemish Giant Rabbits “Munroe” but he might as well be the Easter bunny. He weighs more than Ava does! Munroe is very used(…)

Farewell wee friend

Tweet With sad hearts and tears rolling down our cheeks we said goodbye to our sweet little rat Stanley this morning. Yes a rat. He was the friendliest rat I’ve ever come across and he lived well beyond the life expectancy of an average of 1-2 years. Stanley was almost 3 years old. When we(…)