Monday, October 31, 2011

Mini Lop Sellout

I had planned to trim down on the Mini Lops for a possible Harlie venture anyway, but another issue has come up and I have made the decision to sellout of Mini Lops entirely. If you are interested, please contact me. No transport is available- they must be picked up in Atlanta, GA. Prices range from $25-$60 and they come with their pedigrees and registration paperwork if applicable.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I didn't forget..

..about this blog. I have just been so busy. Also, in pain as it turns out. My wisdom teeth finally decided to start causing problems this week during what I can only describe as the busiest semester of my life. For a normal person this might not be a huge deal, but I have no time whatsoever to take off for surgery because clinical rotation can't be missed. Neither can class, assignments, community experiences, or simulation lab. I don't even want to guess how much it will cost, but since I can't worry about that, in the meantime I just have to grit my teeth (ouch!) and deal with it until the holidays if I can.

It is times like this that really makes me thankful for the good things in life- cool things I can put on my face, NSAID's, and non-crunchy food items. Woo hoo!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Random Updates and For Sale.

The Harlie babies are just over two weeks old now and are doing great. They are already spending a considerable amount of time out of the nestbox bugging their mama. I plan to keep the lilac along with at least one of the blues regardless of gender, but I am hoping for at least a couple of does out of the group if possible since I am short on gals.

In other news, I am going to be trimming down significantly on Mini Lops if anyone is interested. As much as I love the breed, my priority is Harlies. My time and resources are very limited right now while I am in my second year of being a full-time student as well so a decision needed to be made and I had just been putting it off. A friend of mine may also need to place their Harlequins fairly quickly so I was hoping I could clear out some space and funds for those if possible. Without most of the Mini Lops even with these new additions it would still be a downsizing event overall.

I am pretty much slammed with work from here until sometime in December when it should calm down again. Needless to say I can't wait for the holidays.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 8

A new picture here and an update to the Nestbox page as well. We clearly have one black Japanese, three blues, and a something. See the little one on the left? Looks lilac to me at the moment- fawn with dove markings, but I am curious to see how he or she looks when their eyes open in a few more days.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Harlies and Mini Lops

Let me preface this post with a picture of our new Harlie litter at just a bit more than 5 days old. They are doing fine at the moment and it looks like we have a black Japanese, three blue Japanese, and one that could be a chocolate or (more likely) another blue Japanese (was damp when I checked so I couldn't quite tell). I am so thankful for this litter!

 It is back to raining here again so I do apologize for the so-so lighting. It feels like a Fall storm though and it is so pretty outside with the wind and the chill in the air.

In other news, I have been growing out three Mini Lop brothers out for a little while now and they are the sweetest. I had a hard time deciding who to keep as all have positive traits and are terribly cute and friendly, too. I have finally decided to offer one of them to a good pet or brood home on the site today. His type isn't maturing as great as I would like- he is a bit pinched in the HQ and long in the shoulders, but has the color genetics for someone that wants to work with chocolates/lilacs or would be a nice house bunny.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I am very excited to say that Hikari kindled a beautiful litter of five last night. She had been exhibiting nesting behaviors for nine days straight, but on day 30 (yesterday) she pulled a ton of fur and lined her nestbox like a pro so I knew it would be soon. Just a few hours later it was baby time and she was so kind to let me watch while she finished up cleaning them and making sure they were safe and warm tucked up in her carefully arranged hay and fur.

I didn't want to bother them last night so I let them be for the evening shortly after, but this AM I pulled the nestbox out and did a quick check. It tentatively looks like 4 blues and 1 black, but of course it is hard to tell so early on. I am just so happy to have this litter- I have my fingers crossed for the kit's continued good health as this is a high risk time for them of course.

I'll post pictures in a few days after I can see how they are doing. Woo hoo!