Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wee Jay Tackles Mt. Cookie

So. I was aware that there was cookie making going on, but I was not quite expecting to see this mountain of cookie dough when I opened the fridge. At first I was stunned, and then all I could think of was having a "Wee" bit of fun. I was planning on painting him a bay frame overo, but I am really tempted to try to give him a cookie inspired pattern now. Oh dear!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chinook and Traveller Update

I had a Friday Tip all ready to go yesterday, but Chinny had a bit of a health scare. Needless to say, my mind wasn't on things like posting to the blog! He was ataxic, which means his limbs were uncoordinated, and he nearly fell down several times while trying to walk or just scratch his side. It is most likely that he suffered a stroke or had an incident involving his enlarged pituitary gland caused by his Cushing's disease. Either way, it was quite a scary situation, but he seems to be happy and fine for now.

In better news, Traveller has been spending the winter getting nice and fattened up and is doing great. Check out the old blog posts here and here and compare to what he looks like now:

He's starting up with some training now. He alternates between trying very hard to please and being a complete bugger, but he is improving quickly. The real trick will be getting his muscles in shape without him getting bored!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Heads Up!

Just a quick heads up in case anyone missed it - Lesli Kathman has updated her breed color chart. This is a fantastic reference for painters, collectors and judges alike. You can check it out here!