Saturday, October 24, 2009

My new vampire bats!!!

The whole family playing in the shower curtain.

Hanging out in the shower curtain.

Up close and personal pic. LOL

These are way cool. They actually aren't Vampire Bats but that is what we have nicknamed them since they have bitten hard enough to draw blood. These are actually my new COOL pets they are Sugar Gliders. They are so AWESOME!!! The only problem with them is that they don't feel too comfortable with us yet so they have been a bit "nippy".
I have the a mother who is 5 years old and her two baby girls, who are 2 years old.
Their names are Pretty, Cutie, and Butterfly. I am not sure what one the mother is. I can't even tell them apart. I painted the front nails on one of them, the back nails on the other, and no nails on the last one.
My older son is scared to death of them and has been having nightmares of them ever since one jumped out of the cage and into his shirt. We couldn't get it out of his shirt because it was growling at us and trying to attack. About two hours later we coaxed it back into it's cage by at meal worm treat. Now my son is traumatized and doesn't want to go near them. LOL

Gracie's new "patio home"

I finally got my husband to make a house for Gracie. We are still trying to figure out what to do with her over the winter but at least now she has some cover from the rain and snow.

If she has another goose or someone to cuddle up to it wouldn't be such a big deal but she is all alone and I am afraid she will freeze to death. I think I am going to try to find another goose for her to cuddle up next to or try to find someone that already has geese so she could cuddle up with theirs.
I still have another option: I am trying to figure out a way to keep her warm in the garage or something. I am not sure how it can be done but I am thinking...

Her "patio home" is still not completely finished yet. I am going to put in laminate flooring or something so her poo isn't absorbed into the wood. I am also going to put some type of waterproof roof on it too.

If you have any suggestions on what I should do I would really appreciate it!

Rescued ferrets

I haven't had much time to play around with my knitting machines lately, thanks to homeschooling. I have taken on a few other things, like rescuing ferrets. I actually rescued 2 ferrets and right now.

They are brother and sister and are about a year and a half old. They are very cute and nice. They play with the dogs and follow everyone around the house. The lady that I got them from had them stuck out in her backyard. She had a very nice custom made cage but it was OUTSIDE. The poor things were shaking, wet, and cold when I saw them. I asked her if she knew that they were freezing and she said they were shaking because they were happy even though they were soaking wet with rain and about 40 degrees outside. I ended up buying them because I just couldn't leave them with that "Utard". They were a little underweight and seemed to not be feeling too well -- I wonder why?

I have nursed them back to health and now they are looking very healthy and are very playful!
Now I am on a mission to find them a good home.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On Wednesday night we took Gracie to church to be blessed. She was the only goose among a bunch of dogs. She didn't mind the dogs at all but some dogs seemed a little disturbed that she was there. She did very well on her leash and didn't try to bite anybody. She actually NEVER bites. The first thing people would ask was if she bites.
Gracie was a bit nervous though and kept trying to run to people to be held. When she is scared she likes to tuck her head into my arms and make me hold her (like a big baby).

I did manager to take a picture of her and Father Erik after her blessing. She was trying to run for comfort. We were very pleased at how good she did during the blessing ceremony and thank goodness she didn't interrupt Father with any "quacks".