Friday, March 16, 2007

Cody crosses the line

I noticed Cody had started bringing his toys, paper towels and other things he has gathered into an empty crate I have. He is a gatherer-I sometimes call him Cody-squirrel.

This morning, a brand new, as yet unworn Borne shoe appeared in the crate along with a paper bowl stolen from the trash.



Lots of activity preparing for the new Jamp, rearranging cages, etc. and some deliveries.

Snake Population (as of next Monday)
Elvis-Blotched Kingsnake (goini) my first, my most outgoing, truly the king
Scarlett-albino (no black, only yellow, pink and orange) cornsnake-the sweetheart
Andy Warhol-snow (white, pink and some yellow (ehh dirty snow?) cornsnake-he's silly
Alice Cooper-Ball python, about 2-3 years old, traded my mean old kingsnake Foster for him. I got the best end of the deal, he's sweet
2 Ball Pythons with lots of white on them-no names yet, they are babies. The guy was so nice about delivering them I just bought two-I have an extra cage and they are pretty. And yes, one is a boy and one is a girl, but babies would be years down the line (and impossible unless I cage them together).
Jampea Dwarf Reticulated Python-no name yet-she'll tell me who she is when it's time.

Elvis, the Balls and the Jamp are not endangered species, but their habitat is being threatened, they are sub species so not likely to get a lot of people who care. Elvis is from a small section of Florida, the Balls were threatened in Africa until they got smart and started farming them, the Jamp is from an Indonesia Island-one Island only.

Now, I honestly can't tell you why I care, but for some reason I do. Everything in the world needs some one who cares, I will be our lady of the snakes, and the ugly dogs, and the things that no one else wants. Maybe that's it, sometimes I feel like a snake-misunderstood, could be dangerous but not really, and worth knowing. And once I bought a pair of python cowboy boots, and I feel really bad about that now. So maybe I am paying back a kharmic debt or something.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Do you think she'll notice?

Mom has gotten pretty laid back about the snakes, even letting me take them out of their vivs to show her. I really thought I was done, but then I came across a not to be missed deal on a Jampea Dwarf Retic. Of course, for a Retic, Dwarfs are about 6-10 foot long. I'm just not going to say anything and when they come next there will a new viv. The trouble is, she's started counting them when she comes in now....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


8 hour phone meeting. Need I say more?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cody gets his wagon

Chihuahua Carting is a little known and not well documented dog sport. I hope to change all that. But first I have to put the wagon together, and then I have to modify it so Cody can pull it. Lastly, I will have to train Cody to pull it. This will give me a way to practice my carting skills on a table top while await the mending of my leg.

Unfortunately, right now I have to go prepare for a teleconference. WHY can't stuff arrive on Saturday morning????

Looking for that special someone

A draft dog that is. My sulky is almost ready. I had it change to be a one dog sulky-WHAT was I thinking? But now I need a good sturdy, stable dog to pull it. Like my other hobby, vintage Scotty Trailers, most of the drafters seem to be back east, however, I just KNOW there is a big, strong, trainable dog here in Texas.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Rainy days and mondays

Shit, another rainy monday. The dogs don't seem concerned by it, but Mondays in particular make me feel like I will never get caught up. Oh well, best to confront it all head on and just see what shakes loose.