Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Year....New Items

I worked on glazing a few new items
and thought I would show the before
glaze colors and the after
it being fired pics.
I love the colors but
in a few spots I think 
it bubbled in the kiln and popped
and left a few dots with no glaze.
So I will re-apply some glaze and refire it.
I love how this one came out!

These two, I didn't have a before pic.
I am trying to get them posted on-line.  
I just haven't had a chance to get
to it yet after work.
I feel like I am fighting off
a bug.  Taking lots of vitamins
and trying to rest as much as
I can with this Big Baby Girl
and the rest of the crew!
She is starting to come out of her shell
and play!
Still working on getting all the animals to
cohabitate without lots of baby gates.
It will be a while. I may not even try with the
big buns as Benny cannot see much 
and I feel no need to stress him further.
I am happy to see her putting on weight
& her hair is growing back.  I could tell she was
so sad from being dumped off.  It was
very traumatizing to her.  She is on
anxiety medication now which helped greatly.
It breaks my heart when
we go on a walk and she see's a person
she stops and stares at them a long, long
time.  I think she is looking for her old
people.  So I am trying to make her
feel wanted, and loved and at ease.  So 
the video of her playing all by herself
just brought me so much happiness!

Friday, January 4, 2019


We adopted an angel on 27 Dec....
yes her name is Angel!!!
So we lost Jake that you can see under "My Animals"
that is pictured to the right in May of 2017.
He was 14 and had heart failure.  He
was a great dog that came from the Humane Society.
I hoped for a big dog.  Great Dane, Bull Mastiff  or St Bernard.
We were trying to go through rescues that had dogs that would
 fit in our household with our critters but the rescues we encountered
were not friendly or helpful.  So on Dec 27th I told my
 husband lets just go to all the shelters and see
what we see.  So we went to several.
Didn't see any big dogs. Then we pulled up to the
Oakland ASPCA  I noticed the clock read 11:11. 

I should mention that over the past years I notice
repeating numbers throughout my day. Like 1111 or 2222.
I have read that it can indicate that you are
on the right path you should be on.  So coincidence maybe....
but I choose to believe we were
meant to find her and for her to
find us. When we walked in
the first dog I came to was Angel. 
She looks pretty sad.

She obviously was neglected
She was 96 lbs. when she
was dropped off at the shelter.
Her papers said they
couldn't care for her.

My husband and I went to lunch
to think about it.  It brought me
to tears thinking of her there.
I told him I want to get her and
so back we went and my husband
got her for me.  We took her
back out of the kennel and this is
a pic of her at the pet room
while we filled out all the
info for her.

from the shelter to home...

She got a nice Serta foam bed.  I tried
it out and you can't feel any hard
floor underneath.

The shelter vet prescribed medicated
baths 2x per week.

Currently we are keeping
Taz and the bunnies
separated from her while
she gets settled in.


She does fine with Murphy
and listens well when I tell
her to "leave it" meaning not
to sniff Murphy.

Such a wonderful surprise to have her.
I can remember when I was in 1st or 2nd grade
and we lived in Fort Bragg NC and this person
on our street had a St. Bernard.  I would go
down there every week and knock on their
door and ask if I could pet their dog. 
Now 43 yrs. later, I  have my own St. Bernard!

She goes on walks everyday
as long as it's not raining
or too bitter cold with her
lack of fur.

Yesterday she went to the vet.
The vet thinks her thyroid might
be a problem so we did a test for that a
and are waiting on the results.
She weighed in at 105!

I think she is adjusting to
her first week with us
fantastically!  I will keep you
posted of her progress!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hanka Hanka Burning Love!

Hank was kind of an unexpected
surprise that kind of fell
into our house.
I never expected so much personality
in such a little guy.
He's actually smart too.
I changed his name from Sparky to Hank.
and he knows his name is Hank, 
He comes when I call him and loves
his big bunny family.
Hazel acts like a mother and he
always runs to her first.  She licks him
and he always gives her a loud purring sound.
I noticed a large bump by his right rear leg.
He lost some weight so it was more
visible.  I took him to the Vet thinking
maybe it was an abscess.
The vet didn't sound too promising
because of the location of it. I had
them do a biopsy on it just so I
would know. 
I was pretty much resigned to it being
cancer due to him loosing weight,
He is a piggy, and eats  a lot
for his size.  I have no idea
why he would lose weight
other than thinking it was illness.
So when they called last night and said
 all 3 samples were benign - I was thrilled.
Oh and the reason for this posts title is that
My nick name for him is
"Hanka, Hanka burning Love"
He just makes me laugh!
I am so thankful that I said yes
to him! I never in a million
years expected so much out of
a little guinea pig that was
looking for a new home
He is one in a million!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Available ...

Besides decorating my house for Christmas I 
have been going through some of the items I have leftover
from the Art Market and getting them ready to post
on Etsy.  Here are a few of the items.
These bowls are large 15" across and
all the glazes are food safe.  These
large bowls fit perfectly in a bird bath stand
I have one that I ordered on Amazon for $25...

Slowly but surely I will get to it after work...
It does take some time to photograph them
and find the right box for each item, and weigh 
everything in order
to list the mailing fee's.

Not all of these are posted yet on Etsy

Plus I have more to photograph, but if 
you see something you like that is not listed yet.
Send me a message to get the price
and the size of the item.

These are antique plaster mold Santa's.

I do have some lower cost jewelry items
and ornaments...

I have a few different types of 
rabbit ornaments like the one above.

This one is Sold and went to Texas,
but I just wanted to show that
Custom orders are a possibility if
you are not in a hurry as it will take
a long time to dry and 2 firings.

as I will post items first on there before I
do on this blog or Etsy
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