I live in the Hill Country of Texas and I live on (where else?) a hill. This allows me to have the rare priviledge, in Texas, of having a basement.
I love animals and have 2 dogs, 2 hens, 1 rooster, 4 ducks, 2 rabbits and 1 guinea pig.
I used to breed guinea pigs, but it became too much for me to handle. I can't believe I now only have one guinea pig as I used to have over a hundred.
I also used to breed rabbits, but not to the extent I did guinea pigs. I started out with three angora rabbits. Unfortunately, the male was killed by neighborhood dogs early on. I never got another angora male, so the kits were mutts.
Now I have the last surviving angora rabbit, Wolfie, who is about 9 years old. It's amazing she's lived this long as she has wolf teeth and needs special care.
The other rabbit I have, Footy, I kept because when he was a kit he had a freak accident and broke his leg. Of course no ones wants to buy a rabbit with a gimp leg.
I kept the guinea pig I have, Amy, because she's never given birthand is way too old to start. I didn't want to take the chance of someone breeding her.
My dogs are Ringo and Paco. I didn't name either one of them. Ringo is half unknown and half Border Collie. He truly is my best friend. I've had him since he was a puppyand he's now about 10 years old. Paco is a brown Chihuahua that I recently inherited from my brother. He found Paco abandoned in a park and took him home. Unfortunately, Paco was too much dog for my brother so I was happy to take him in.
The hens are Goldie and Flyer. I don't know what breed they are, but Goldie is gold and Flyer is black and white striped. They lay brown eggs when they are not molting.
I have two Indian Runner ducks. One is tan, Ping, and the other is black with a few brilliant green highlights in her feathers, Emerald. The other two ducks, Blondie and Aquaduck, are of different breeds but are both meat ducks. They are both white and all of the ducks are females. This means we get four duck eggs every day.
I've saved the rooster for the last because he came to us in a very special way and funny time. Goldie had been escaping from the chicken coop on a regular basis. I even caught her and the 'girls' sizing up the latest attempts to keep her in for a way out. Sure enough, Goldie escaped once more. It was so much like the movie Chicken Run that I joked all we needed was for the rooster to appear. Guess what happened? That's right, a rooster suddenly appeared in our fenced yard...saw the hens and decided to stay. He isn't a Rhode Island rooster but I still couldn't resist naming him Rocky.
Okay so besides being obviously nuts about animals. I like learning about China and Chinese culture. I am also trying to learn Mandarin along with both Traditional Chinese Characters and Simplified Chinese Characters.
My hobbies are crochet, knitting, tatting, weaving, writing and photography.
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