Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Mama's snuggly little girl!
Lately she's been a lot more snuggly to me, I wonder why? ;)
She's such a good girl and helps me take care of Randy!
Haven't posted pics of Randy this week cuz of extensive dental procedures...will get back to it soon!
Happy DOT!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 8 & 9 with Randy!

Been a real hot weekend so have spent a lot of time in the sunshine...

Anything and everything goes in the mouth....

Never strays to far from me....
Fuji getting some sniffing in...

Going to order him a harness from Ross Mill Farms...they're designed for pot belly pigs in an A design. The A design gives them more freedom and movement...will take a few weeks to get him used to it. Tried putting one of Fuji's harnesses on him and oh my word the SCREAM...the pbp scream has been measured louder than a Concord jet....believe me, that's true! My book I ordered from Amazon about potbelly pigs came and I'm learning so much! They weren't brought to the US until 1985, so they haven't even been here that long. Very interesting read it's called Potbellied Pig Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide for Solving Behavioral Problems in Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs by Priscilla Valentine.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 6 & 7 with Randy!

Morning snuggles...although he thinks anytime is a good time for snuggles!

Loves playing with Fuji's pink funny cuz he pushes it all over the room and tries tossing it with his snout!

Randy thinks this is the way to homeschool Jimmy...Mommy on the floor so he can snuggle! Kind of difficult when I need to write on the board! lol....look at that wee little tail! He loves to play chase, he'll chase you around and around the couch (as long as he can see you!) My friend, Andrea, on facebook made me a video today of her four pot bellies! So awesome to see her piggies....found out they can jump and climb from her video! Shhhh we won't let Randy know that, lol!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!....and yarn!

Fuji's new even makes a quack sound (to me it sounds more like a fart!)
She'd much rather play with her new brother, Randy. She's a good babysitter....she peeks through his gate all the time and if he's up she comes and gets me and runs back to the gate crying! They are so funny together. Yesterday she just sat and watched him run around the couch...kinda had this look on her face like "what are you doing psycho piggy!"
Got my Knitpicks order in too....the Sunshine yellow is for a February Lady Sweater...the other two are sock yarns that just happened to jump into the cart so I could get the free shipping, LOL! Remember sock yarn doesn't count as stash!:)
Dragged my Mr. Greenjeans sweater out of hibernation and am hoping to finish it before starting this other sweater...think I started it two years ago! Want this to be the year of sweaters! We'll see how well that goes cuz you know how I love my shawls!
Have a great day!...Happy DOT day too!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 5 with Randy!.....and test shawl!

Rubbin' against my clogs!
You can tell he's feeling better than yesterday!
As I write this he's ripping around the couch snorting away! LOL
Loves to lay in the sun! Still a bit sleepy today! He loves me to kiss the top of his head while really making the exaggerated kiss sound and then he makes the same smack sound...its so funny! Another odd thing I've noticed is when they are nervous they grind their ya goose bumps to hear it. As soon as I tell him "your ok" he stops.

Finally finished the test knit I was doing for Leftsideknits...It's called the Chosen Path Shawl...fabulous pattern and a fun knit. I did this in a dk yarn my niece, Lila, bought for me in Taos, NM...just gorgeous!

It's blocking right you can see it's HUGE! It's longer than my love seat that shows a bit in the pic! Going to be very snuggly and warm! Hope it will get cold enough again so I can use it...Nichole blow some of that cold snow globe weather your having to CA!:)

Happy Birthday to Sillyfru today too! XOXO!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 4 with Randy!

Today Randy had to be at the vet bright and early to be neutered and vaccinated. He weighed 5.5 lbs. and had the whole office staff in love with him. He woke up a little groggy so they kept him a bit longer...when he got home he ate and went right under his covers to bed. He's come out to give me a kiss but went right back to bed. Poor little guy is tuckered out. Went to the feed store and got him a youth formula feed...also went to Petsmart and got him some toys! Lots of love and snuggles in store for the little guy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 3 with Randy!

Bakin' in the Sun!
Sharing the sun with Fuji!
They played ring around my legs for a bit and then this afternoon he chased Fuji and then she'd turn around and chase him around the couch...sooo funny. She's now on top of the couch just watching him, lol!

Praying his surgery tomorrow goes fine!....he gets neutered.

Randy says, "This is the life!"

Outside time...hard to see him by the butterfly bush and the iphone doesn't take the greatest pics...even did a poopy outside...yeah Randy!

Lovin' the belly rubs!
His new trial food today was banana...he said yum yum yum and smacked his lips!
We tried to get a bath today and I quickly learned what the phrase "like a stuck pig" means...he screamed SOOOO LOUD and for a long time...didn't even get him near the then I tried walking him into our walk in shower and he ran away squealing....sooo put some coconut oil on him and rubbed it in to help with his dry skin. We'll try the bath again in a week with lots of treats!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 2 with Randy!

Randy says if you sit I'm in your lap!:)

Snuggling with Jimmy

Fuji can't believe how close that lil guy can get to her mama!

Randy's favorite thing besides eating is being close to mama! Such a snuggle bunny!
He's doing much better today finding his potty! Yeah Randy!! He tried Romaine lettuce...didn't really care for it but finally ate it. Loves grapes...gave him a cheerio when he pottied in his box and he got soooo excited and snorted real loud! I laid next to him and he snuggled up to my chin, kind of nibble kissed it and scooted back down to sweet! Also if you rub his side he'll flop over and roll onto his back so you can rub his belly...he really loves this! When he's really happy the hair on his back sticks up too! I'm learning so much! Also learned something about his boy anatomy but I won't go into that here...was quite shocked though! lol

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Welcome Randy!!

Today we went to Brea, CA to pick up our Vietnamese Potbelly pig, Randy. We named him from the movie The Christmas Story where the mom in the movie asks the little boy (Randy) "how do little piggies eat?" He was such a good boy on the two hour drive...snuggled in the crook of my arm!

Fuji was instantly enamored with him...tail wagging and excited to see what he was...never bristled or barked....she got excited wanting him to play but he's a little wary of his surroundings. He doesn't like me out of his sight...when I went to the kitchen he came running down the hallway to find me, boy can he run! We then went and had a snuggle time in his room!

When we got home he was really hungry so James gave him some chow!

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit the new arrival!

Auntie Peggy also came to see her new nephew!
Put a few pieces of food in his kong toy and he's having a blast as I whip out this blog post! He already has me wrapped around his little hooves! Think James will notice the extra fur baby in bed, lol!:)
Nichole, Stu, Nick, and Aaron also came to see the new arrival! :)
More pics later...gotta go play with my new baby!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Made a pillow/bed for my lil piggy I'm getting tomorrow!

Fuji testing it out for me!

Fabulous polwarth fiber by Bee Mice Elf....Peanut Butter soft and squishy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Whiskers on Wednesday!

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday, Q-Tip!
Her birthday is tomorrow but thought it'd be best to wish her a happy birthday on Whiskers on Wednesday and not Dogs on Thursday, LOL!! You'd never know by her behaviour that she is that old, she acts like a young kitten. She's our petite little girl..especially compared to her 20lb. plus brothers!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Took a beautiful drive to Tehachapi, CA the other day to check out some alpacas for sale...

3 males, a Momma and her baby....not registered, no history on them, poor conditions,.....not a good situation. Did have a great time of course seeing them and other farm animals.

Looking to simplify preparation of loose tea? Our electric tea maker is the answer. Say goodbye to kettles, teapots and over-steeped cups. This wondrous appliance does it all - heats water, steeps leaves, and keeps tea warm so you may enjoy it all day long. Variable timer and temperature control lets you adjust the strength of an infusion, ensuring a perfect cup of tea each time. Works well with all tea varieties.

Ordered this and received it within a day from Adagio. Was so excited to use it...first time the boiling water blew out the top like a whale spout...second time the same thing happened...third time only filled it to the three cup line and it did it too. Obviously something defective on this machine so sending it back to the company.
Found out about a new yarn store thats opened which the AV Fiber Fiends are real excited about...can't wait to check it out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Fuji's Snow Day!

Fuji wasn't to thrilled with the snow...after she walked through it she went running back to the porch and shivered by the door! Two years ago when we had snow she barrelled through the drifts head first and ran like a crazy girl through it. Strange she didn't respond the same...guess she learned it's better to stay warm and dry inside by the fire!

Getting warm in the sun from being outside in the frigid snow...
Happy DOT!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


James and Jimmy bought me this gorgeous fiber from SosaeCaetano!
Carrot Cake colorway; BFL. Sosae is so friendly and has just lovely colorways!
Black Trillium merino in the Watermelon colorway. Just fell in love with these colors and had to use some Christmas $$!

Beesybee gorgeous polwarth in the colorway Alice in Red....awesome fibers, awesome customer service, and fabulous prices!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sunflower Yarns!

A skein of my Christmas yarn! NHKnittingMama yarn! When Amanda started this shop she didn't imagine moving from with the possibility of a move she has renamed her awesome shop Sunflower Yarns! Gorgeous colorways and great customer service!
This yarn is from the Fitzwilliam Yarn Line....colorway is called Silver Gray; 400 yards of beautiful superwash merino! Can't wait to cast on with it...must finish the test knit shawl and Mr. Greenjeans sweater first!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snow Day!

Snow Day in California!

Sun and blue skies are already melting it away....