Fort Charleston Chew:

Bunny proofing has been quite the expensive adventure in the three and half months since I was given the cutest little rescue bunny for my birthday.

It started with a lot of cleaning and covering the all the various electrical cords in my room so the he would be less likely to chew and destroy everything. Silly me! Charlie chewed right through the plastic covering for the wire, and right though the hard cardboard we duct taped to my bed frame to try to keep him from hiding under there for hours.  The last straw was when he chewed a hole in my brand new duvet cover that I had just replaced after living with some cats who clawed my previous one up pretty nicely.

Next Charlie Chew got moved downstairs to the living room as was already blocked off so the dogs cannot enter.  I went out and bought a nice play pen to attach to the cage so the he could have some additional freedom to hop around in a larger space while I was making dinner, his salads, etc. It did not take long for him to start ripping up the carpet along side the fire place, and when that was blocked off he would just rip it up from any convenient location.  In an attempt to save the carpet (although it needs replacing) I purchased a piece of vinyl flooring to place under the run.  Well this too was no match for Chewy he quickly learned to push the pen over the edge of the flooring so that he could nibble  destroy the vinyl.  Also we have to make sure there are no bubbles in the flooring as that makes it easier for him to chew, and anything sharp or pointed will poke a hole right through that.

This is what we have to do to save our house from the destruction bunny teeth of Chewy!

This is what we have to do to save our house from the destruction bunny teeth of Chewy!

We no have logs and other heavy items such as floor tiles preventing him from push the pen to the edge of the flooring and from making small holes larger.  He has chewed such a large hole in one portion that we had to shrink the area of the pen he has to hop around in.

Who knew a bunny so cute could be so destructive!

Who knew a bunny so cute could be so destructive!

Any suggestions on bunny proofing for intense chewers??

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Crossing items off the bucket list: Run a half-marathon!

Just a few weeks ago I got to cross one major accomplishment off of my bucket list, running a half marathon.  A friend of mine, Lalita, and I had the great idea to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando Florida this year.   I use the phrase “great idea” with some sarcasm.   The marathon itself was a lot of fun, there were around 28,000 runners, which led to a lot of bobbing and weaving through other runners along the way, and we were all cheered on by the Disney princes and princesses the whole time.  It also took a lot of self motivation to get my little butt outside every Sunday to do my weekly long run.  Between snow, freezing cold temperatures, and bone chilling winds it was not the most pleasant training experience, however I managed to run every weekend even if it wasn’t as far as I wanted to be based on my training schedule.

Fireworks, what better way to start a 13.1 mile race!

Fireworks, what better way to start a 13.1 mile race!

with Lalita before the race started

with Lalita before the race started

Looking kind of silly running down Main St in the Magic Kingdom

Looking kind of silly running down Main St in the Magic Kingdom

I finished in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes and I am proud to say I did not stop to walk. I was however hoping to have a time of under 2:30, this just means I will have to sign up to do another half marathon and improve upon my time.  I think I will be doing one the summer with my fabulous cousin Ellen.

Made it to the finish line

Made it to the finish line, where Donald Duck gave me a high-5!

Mickey and Minnie were there too.

Mickey and Minnie were there too.

13.1 Miles and still smiling!! :)

13.1 Miles and still smiling!! 🙂

2013 is shaping up to be a very good year! I have been trying new things, ran my first (but not last) half marathon, signed up to go back to school and begun the house/condo search.  Its good to be try new things and make decisions that make happy.  I currently have no one to tell me I cannot have what I want or deserve, and hopefully I will be able to cross a few more items off my bucket list this year.

This is one sweet medal

This is one sweet medal


Crossed anything off your Bucket List lately?

Police: Off-duty cop drew gun when another dog got close (Boston Herald)

Read this article from the Boston Herald this morning.  It describes an incident at Franklin Park where an off-duty cop drew her gun when an off leash dog approached her and her pet.  I feel as though drawing you gun around another dog would not to help to lessen a situation of this manner but rather escalate it as the unfamiliar dog would be able to sense you fear and the potential for harm to occur to him.

Read the full story here.

Thoughts anyone?