Sunday, June 15, 2014

Introducing: Zenswept

I had a safe, if long, trip to Houston (I hate driving on I45!) to pick up my new Oriental Shorthair kitten.  What a girl!  She's beautiful and bratty, all at once.

I had kinda thought about the name Windswept, but when my favorite racehorse of all time, Zenyatta, had her first filly on Easter Sunday (previously, she's had two colts), I wanted to name her in honor of Zenyatta--but I didn't want to name her ZENYATTA.  So, her name is a bit of a cross between the two names:  Zenswept (Zenya for short).
Ebony classic tabby Oriental Shorthair kitten Zenswept

What a face!

Friday, May 2, 2014

OK, No Hyperbike. :(

Too many other things requiring $$ to be able to part with about $1800.

Part of it is a new kitten that I will be traveling to Houston for in a couple of weeks!  Since I lost my 19-year-old Siamese in January, and my beloved Mithlin is now 13 years old, I deemed it necessary to add another Oriental, Siamese, or Colorpoint Shorthair face to the feline crew.  A cat show in Mesquite, TX helped me find a lovely lady by the name of Chris Willingham, who has a litter of Oriental Shorthair kittens that were almost ready for new homes.  One of those babies will come live with me when she's old enough.  I can't wait!

Pictures when she arrives. . .

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Life Is . . .

Been a while since I posted on my blogs.  Had some computer issues, but I now have a new one that works.  Made the mistake of having all the data transferred from the old one to the new one.  Might not have been such an issue if the old one hadn't been so, well, OLD.  Four operating systems apart (8 years worth--that's a lifetime for computers!), the new one looked at about 30% of the data and said, "What the hell is that?!?!?"  Some things defaulted to the old version, some to the new.  I'm still working out what went where!  

We got a little income tax money back this year, and I'm thinking really hard about getting a Hyperbike for driving my horses!  It's the only roadster cart built specifically (well, the only CART, period) for miniature horses, rather than being a downsized standard horse cart, very lightweight, and super cool!  Wide wheelbase, so it's less likely to overturn, making it safer.  It comes in 3 shaft sizes, and I'd have to buy 2 of them to fit all my horses.  Easy to change out, so that wouldn't be too bad.  Cheaper than buying 2 carts & better than only being able to use on one or two horses.

I've thought about getting a show cart, but the chances of me actually showing are pretty remote . . .  Waste of money!

Waiting for warm enough (and dry enough) weather to start bodyclipping.  Hard work, mostly standing on my head, but like Christmas, unwrapping beautiful little horses!  One of the things I love about spring!

Now, if I can get enough dry weather to finish tilling the garden, so I can get things planted . . .