Today Iris and I built a new playtime enclosure for our guinea pigs. Now that the herd has grown to three piggies, we wanted a larger play area. I’ve been taking them out and letting them play on my bed each day- but that involved a lot of set up and clean up and had only a limited amount of time.
This neat kind of set up is called a “C&C” cage and it was inexpensive, and we can add on to it this winter as we are looking for indoor projects.
A lot of information can be learned from Cavy Cages Website, but this is an inexpensive, fun and healthy way to have a cage for your piggy. We’ve seen so many kinds on the internet we know that this winter we can easily add a second floor, or make the cage turn a corner and be a gigantic L shape!
These little babies love to listen to jazz music. Everyday I turn on Jazz FM 91 Toronto for them. They have come to recognize the voices of the announcers and run to the speaker for specific people. hahahah…. Woobie is also quite the Big Band aficionado for special occasions.
Yesterday I went to the Niagara County SPCA to investigate conditions myself after reading some disturbing news stories about the agency and it’s director.
But what happened is that I fell in love. With a large gentle giant named Moose. He is so hopeful, yet so sad. He is so gentle and, well, I think broken hearted.
Moose is an Old English Sheepdog who was found as a stray. Who could throw away such a loving creature? When you look into his big round eyes he’s asking you if you’ll love him.
Believe it or not, Moose costs only $150 to adopt and that includes his shots, neuter, exam, grooming, (he was severely matted).
If there was any way I could have brought Moose home, I would have but my pack is too large and I am so extended as far as how many babies I am caring for.
Please, if you think you can love Moose forever, make the visit to his petfinder ad, and maybe make the visit to the Niagara Falls SPCA. I get the feeling this one really needs you.
More About Moose
#2158: 6 Years 5/16/09 Found as a stray. He came in severely matted and he had dermatitis on the skin beneath the mats. Thanks to a complimentary grooming by Kris at Pretty Baby on Porter Road his skin will heal just fine. These dogs need regular grooming, exercise and protection from the heat. Moose is a little on the thin side and could stand to gain a few more pounds. He has a moderate amount of tartar on his teeth which is normal for his age. He will probably need a professional dental cleaning within the next few years. Your vet will let you know when it is time. In the meantime, regular brushing with “doggie” toothpaste, good nutrition and bones to chew will help improve his dental health. He is an extremely nice boy and he’s looking for a family to love.
* Niagara SPCA
* Niagara Falls, NY
UPDATE: It has been reported by a rescue organization who called this SPCA that Moose has numerous applications for adoption pending! I was also evidently incorrect- his adoption fee was $250 and they do require a home visit.
At any rate, this is GREAT NEWS, it looks like Moose is going to get a HOME and LOVE.
My small & furry animal farm has reached a population of 4. There is Woobie, Celia (guinea pigs) and Alice and Springer (rabbits).
Each day they get fresh veggies. I decided to try to grow the most popular vegetables indoors to save on cost and to make sure they were getting nice clean fresh veggies.
Today I planted spinach, loose leaf lettuce, and parsley. I planted them in a mixture of potting soil and miracle grow seed starter. I used old milk jugs- cutting holes in the bottom for drainage. Because there is no sunlight in this urban building, I am using an 18″ fluorescent grow light and a grow light bulb in a lamp.
I should be ready to harvest these plants in 45-48 days so I’ll keep you posted!