Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rabbit trails . . .

Here I am once again bragging on my kids ; ) I just wanted to share the story and pic's of our newest boarder, Di Vinci. As you all know by now, my oldest son wants to be an animal doctor and is currently working 30 hours a week (thank goodness for home school) for the local vet. He has been doing this for 2 1/2 years now, going full time this year. To say he has a love for animals is . . . like saying the Grand Canyon is a crack in the sidewalk. Anyway, this means we end up with alot of animals at our house. Just like the movie Rudolph the red nose reindeer, these seem to be misfits or animals in need. Some we take in, some are dropped off in the night, some are passing through and others are rescued from bad living conditions. The animals call it a blessing, we call it a ministry.

Our local library has a teen group, and Doc Tate (Z's boss) was the guest speaker last week. Doc is in the orange in the middle and Z is on the right end wearing neon yellow. Middle dd is a member too and is pictures second from left, wearing a tyed dyed shirt she made herself : )

This is Di Vinci, formerly know as Cookie. If you look at the top of his back you can make out some of the bare pink skin, caused by a skin infection from poor living conditions.

Another shot of Di Vinci's back. B is bunny sitting while Z is working on hutch. This is the first time that Di Vinci has ever been on grass and not on wire in a cage. He has sores on his feet from not having proper flooring.

Z worked late into the night to make a hutch with a real tin roof and a real floor. He had the help of our friend/neighbor G and material donated by DH's work friend S. It is hart warming to see a group of people to come together for the benefit of a needy animal. Now if we all could just do this for each other . . .
Blessings, Beth Ann

1 comment:

Bobbie said...

DiVinci is a-dor-a-ble.