Saturday, October 31, 2009

A SnipPet makes it into Romantic Homes magazine!

My little holiday Rosalie Rabbit munchkin is featured in the current Christmas issue of Romantic Homes magazine!! SO very exciting!!! Someone needs to pinch me...can't believe I am actually published in such a lovely publication :). Many thanks to Sandy Wood, the Pfatt Marketplace leader, for submitting my SnipPet doll!

I will be creating a limited edition of this rabbit (sculpted and painted to order), so if you'd like to purchase her, you will find her at this link.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Meow, Purr, Hiss...Cats and Kittens galore!

OH, where to begin...the past few weeks have been filled with cat adventures. I will just get to it and see if i can remember everything :)!

A few weeks ago, we successfully trapped 5 cats for the October TNR clinic. One of them was a torti mama cat at the stockyards who had eluded us for MONTHS!!! It was thrilling and a HUGE relief to get her taken care of. She had 2 remaining kittens from a litter of 5, so we brought them in as well. They were sick and needed some major TLC. I am happy to report that they are doing wonderfully now! We were also able to trap and spay another torti at the other end of the stockyards. We found out that she had been there for TEN YEARS having kittens over and over!!! Good grief, that almost made me have a heart attack. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am that she can spend the rest of her life relaxing and that her kittens will no longer be subjected to the dangers there. In addition, we trapped a young orange bobtail boy in that area. Last but not least, we TNRed 2 male cats from other locations.

Excellent news!! Sammy and Skippy were adopted together 2 weeks ago. We ADORED those two buff boys and were incredibly happy that they went to an awesome home and got to stay together!

Here are the 2 rescued kittens, Basil and Elmo, who are fat, happy, wild and craaaaaazy! They keep me on my toes that is for sure. Elmo (gray bobtail) is extremely chatty and wants constant attention. Basil (black with white star on his chest) is a total love bug and full of fun. We also have Gilly (black and white) who i mentioned in a previous post. She has now recovered from coccidia and is having a BLAST with her kitten roommates. All 3 little goons will be spayed and neutered early next week and will then be ready for adoption!

There are 3 adult females that we still need to TNR at the stockyards, and we discovered during our last trapping session that one of them had a litter of kittens. Sadly, one had been stomped and killed by the cows...awful, i know. I can hardly think about it. The other 3 got very sick this week. So, my husband and I headed out there on Wednesday night to try to get them the heck outta there!! They were having an auction, so it was quite a wild goose chase! One kitten got in our trap right away, but the other two were so congested that they couldn't smell the tuna and didn't have an appetite. THEN, they had to let the cows run through the stalls, so we were dodging them, stepping in manure and trying to keep the kittens out of the way. Finally, we managed to get one more in a trap and I snuck up on the other and grabbed her. It was such a relief to get all 3...i wouldn't have been able to sleep if we had to leave any of them.

These poor sweet souls were absolutely covered in fleas, flea dirt and manure. It was ridiculous. I don't know how they were surviving at all...such strong yet fragile spirits. I bathed them gently and tucked them into a warm bed. They just passed out with exhaustion. I took them to the vet yesterday, so now they are on 2 eye meds and antibiotics. Their eyes look terrible and painful, but they should be ok. I was syringe feeding them at first, but they all ate on their own today. Yippee for any improvement!

Meet my precious orange bobtail girls...Sylvie, Bonnie and Elsie! I am showing you these "before" photos so that i will be able to show you some transformed "after" photos before long. These 3 are angels....such tiny troopers. Now, wish me luck in getting their mom trapped and spayed next week!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just a snip for now....

A quick SnipPet posting....trying to get some sculpting done before i head out to yoga and then to rescue some sick kittens at the stockyards that desperately need help! Paws crossed that i can catch them all!!

Here are some holiday SnipPets for your viewing pleasure :). All are available in my etsy shop right now.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A turtle, a turkey and some chicks!

Shoowee! Where does time go????!!!! I have wanted to blog every day this week and each day has just flown by! I STILL haven't told you about my most recent TNRing and kitten rescues, and I promise to do that in the next few days. I have realized that I desperately need to work on my time management and come up with a more organized schedule for everything in my life! Otherwise, I just run around all day and feel like nothing gets completed.

I started sculpting quite a few new dolls last week...snow critters, caroling critters, holiday busts and a few custom orders. I just completed the special orders and thought I would share them with you. Here they are....a collegiate munchkin doll for some big Virginia Tech Hokie fans, a guitar playing turtle munchkin named Buckingham and a blue and green chick wedding cake topper for a very special couple!

And here's a sneak peek at one of my new little buggers, Gilly. Can you take the cuteness??? More about her later...

Monday, October 12, 2009

SnipPet Spook SALE in my Etsy shop!!!!

BOOOOOOO to all of yoooouuuuu!!!! Make sure you head over to my Etsy shop right now! Most of my Halloween SnipPets are on sale for a limited time. Order now and get your SnipPets just in time to add them to your whimsical Halloween decor!

I had a CRAAAAAAAAAZY cat week and weekend, so I will be reporting on those adventures very soon! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bat Cat and Emmie Elephant for STJ update!

Presenting a SnipPet Bat Cat and a holiday Emmie Elephant munchkin for the STJ update! Make sure to stop by the Spookytime Jingles site on the 13th to peruse the October offerings!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A little cat chat....

Good news!! Suki and Oscar went to their new loving home on Saturday. I am so thrilled that they were adopted together, and their new family adores them. Woohoo for a happy ending!
Now, i just need to find a wonderful home for their brothers, Sammy and Skippy. These two are literally the sweetest boys EVER! They are my bundles of joy. Both of them purr immediately when they lay eyes on you and love to snuggle. They play hard too....everything they see is a toy! Whoever ends up adopting them is going to be super lucky because they are so amazing.

My vet called this morning and begged me to take a kitten that had been run over by a car. How could i possibly say no??!! If I didn't, he would probably be taken back to animal control where he would meet a terrible fate. I had wanted to take a little break from fostering, but that just isn't going to happen any time soon. Our amazing vet has done so much to help with our rescued cats and kittens, so I want to help THEM as much as I want to help the kitten. They are the most compassionate, generous vet clinic I have dealt with. I will be picking up the little one tomorrow, so I will give you an update soon.

This weekend is the monthly TNR clinic, so I will be heading to the stockyards to try to trap 5 feral cats and kittens. Paws crossed that we fill all 5 slots!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A menagerie of new SnipPets!

On Friday, I finished up some new artwork...a small zoo of critters! They are all available for purchase in my Etsy shop right now. Hope you like them and hope everyone had a lovely weekend!!!