KONG Treats Giveaway Winners Announced!
Time to announce the winners of our KONG Treats Giveaway! There are 3 lucky winners -
I will be sending you an email sometime this weekend - congratulations! Response is required within 48 hours to claim the prize, or else I will need to select a new winner. This rule is in place due to past issues with giveaway winners, so thanks for understanding.
Help Save Leo Campaign
Earlier this week, blog friends Mollie & Alfie organized an auction and raffle to help support Leo. Leo is a cat who has been diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis and in an effort to save his life, had a feeding tube inserted. All of his medical bills add up for both his fosters (Savannah's pawrents) and the rescue organization. The raffle and auction helped to raise more than $400 to help support Leo's expenses.
Our good friend Misaki created this badge for those who participated in the event somehow. She was also a big help in the auction.
I bought some raffle tickets and actually won 2nd place! The prize is a mouse pad from Mollie & Alfie's shop and I can't wait to see it and share it with everyone. I also won the item that I bid on, and can't wait to share that with everyone too.
Speaking of Mollie & Alfie, they were featured on my other blog yesterday. If you'd like to check it out just click here!
More Awards and a Game of Tag
And speaking of Misaki, she gave me this awesome Dragon Loyalty Award which I haven't seen yet - thanks Misaki!
I'm not sure if this classifies as an award, but it's still fun nonetheless - I was tagged by my pal Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny! So I guess that means I'm it.
I'll be honest that I'm going to cheat a little bit on the being tagged rules. I'm a little pressed for time because my boyfriend just spent the last hour trying to fix the connection from my laptop to my phone so I could grab some pictures. (It still doesn't work!) Therefore, I'm just going to answer the questions presented by Speedy.
1. What is your favorite place in the whole world?
This is kind of a tough question... but I'm going to say our lakehouse at Lake Travis. Here's a picture of Shiner on our dock.
2. Why is it your favorite place?
Well, I've been going there since I was a little kid! I love water activities like swimming, water skiing, fishing, etc. Plus, my younger brother lives out there now so I can visit him when I go there.
3. What is the funniest thing you have ever done?
I've done lots of funny stuff... once I found this cat that looked like Kitty Kitty Meow Meow in my house. I have no idea where he came from. I decided it would be funny to put him under my brother's bed and tell him that KKMM was under there and wouldn't come out. He went in his room and tried to coax the cat out, thinking it was his cat and when he got closer he realized it wasn't. He freaked out a bit. I don't know if that's the funniest, but it's one of the first things that came to mind.
|Don't they look alike?|
4. What's your favorite treat?
Cadburry Creme Eggs... although I got a bit burnt out from Easter.
5. If there was one thing you wanted to do above all others what would it be?
Another tough one! There are tons of things I'd love to do... mostly travel. I'll say travel the world!
6. What is your favorite play thing?
Hmmm this one may be more geared towards some anipals. I suppose my favorite play thing is my laptop.
7. What's your favorite color?
8. Sunshine or Rain - which do you prefer?
I think I ultimately prefer sunshine... but the rain does make it cooler out when it's really hot in the summer.
9. What's your favorite plant?
Either a lily or a violet :)
10. If you could have any 3 course meal, what would you have?
Delicious chips & queso, enchiladas, and sopapillas! That sounds delicious...
11. What is your favorite beverage?
Probably fruit punch or lemonade. I'm not a big soda drinker.
Baby Bunny Rescue Attempt
If you're following me elsewhere, you may have seen these baby bunnies. About two nights ago, I heard some horrible squeaking outside so I grabbed a light and went to inspect. Under our swingset, I found an armadillo poking his nose around. I looked down and saw a rabbit's nest with babies in it. I tried yelling at him to go away and flailing my arms at him, but that wasn't working. I grabbed the nearest weed in the yard and threw it at him and he wandered off slowly. He didn't go too far though...
I didn't want the babies to get eaten by him so I scooped them up and brought them inside. There was some blood on a few of them, but I could never find any wounds. There were four of them.
|Baby cottontail rabbits.|
The next day, I decided to return them to their nest in hopes that the mommy bunny would return but she never did. I know they feed at night only, so I watched and watched. The yard had just been mowed so I'm sure the lawn mower scared all the bunnies away.
I brought the babies back in late that night and am now trying to take care of them. One of the bunnies was not alive when I returned to the nest. After I brought them in again, I saw a HUGE owl sitting above their nest on the swings... I'm sure he would have snatched them up too. Caring for wild cottontail rabbits can be extremely difficult and from what I've heard, does not have a high success rate... Thanks to Speedy's mum for chatting with me about the babies and giving some advice!
|One of the baby rabbits. Their eyes and ears are still |
closed and they are only a few days old...