Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

Well you had to see this coming.......Mieka in Pink! Actually she loves clothes and gets all excited when you hold something out for her. So needless to say I love buying the outfits! She is doing super after a trip to my vet. She had developed an upper respiratory infection (probably a reaction to the Kennel cough shot she got at the shelter) and she was a bit constipated, but she recovered well from that and we had a wonderful first Christmas together. She is still underweight and her skin is slowly recovering, but considering this is her third home in couple weeks time she is adjusting really well.

She and the kittens (they were dropped off with their mother this past summer, mom was too dehydrated to save but the three siblings are wonderful, anyone need a house cat?) have decided being Purdy rescue cases isn't such a bad life!

Mieka loves laps, if you sit, she will cuddle! Payton has more fun dressing her than I do, if you can believe that.

Okay okay, horse stuff! This one is a trade order for a wonderful tack piece I can't wait to get. I have to really want something to willingly hair a model. I swear it looks like I skinned a raccoon by the time I am done and more hair is glued to me than the horse.

This next one (sorry for the repeat photo) is one that I am just loving...the new Eberl pony remade to a bowing circus pony mare! She isn't done yet so the Zombie blue eyes are a bit creepy, but I think she will be a blast to show. And yes, she has a bow in her forelock...hmmmm wonder what color it will be?????

Her mane was something new. I decided to fishnet the roots for the mane to have a polished, ready for the center ring look. I will have colored bands on it when its done, again, what color???

An encore not really, just added the picture twice....

Wonder what ever happens to all those Keltic headless bodies I have? I used that Memphis Belle head I had and it fit the body perfectly, for something you rarely see, a warmblood mare from the Keltic mold. I am very happy with how she really looks like a mare, and a great performance prospect at that! She still has detail work needed, but I liked the blood bay color for a change.

If you are interested in the warmblood or the pony I am open to offers until they are completed, just email me at

Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Christmas Story

I have already had the best Christmas surprise, and its all Jen's fault.....
I know many of you that read this blog read Jen's, and know how her family lost their beloved pet Basil. Losing a loved one, two legged or four, is never easy. I lost my dog Mieko two years ago now. I loved him so much that every time I tried to get a new dog, all I could do is cry. My girls have been dying for a house dog (Mieko was a Husky/Malamute cross, not a lap dog) and I kept promising we would get one. It just never felt right. Every time I looked at a puppy all I could do was cry about how much I missed Mieko. It probably didn't help that right after I lost him my parents split up after 33 years (my step father adopted me). It been a very difficult past two years. Well yesterday, I got a reminder that when sometimes it seems like things are just being taken away, that if you keep strong the world finds a way to give back, and its all Jen's fault....
I drove down to a Petco (about an hour) to get Jen's boys a gift card to spend on a new pet's supplies. We only have a Petsmart here in town. I dropped the girls off at Mom's and was going to do a little Christmas shopping too. I walk in and there is this darling little dog. Perfectly trained, just looking at everyone walking by as she sat patiently on a leash next to a table. I knelt down and she crawled in my lap. I just assumed she was the lady's pet. The lady said she was up for adoption.....what? It was the local animal shelter that happened to be visiting the Petco. The dog had just been dropped off two days before. The family, also with two young girls, lost their home and had no choice. I can't explain it, but looking at that face I felt rescued......

So many hours later, a cell call to my vet for references, paperwork, trips to multiple stores for supplies, I came home with Avika, now Mieka. She is three years old, perfectly trained, a non stop cuddle bug, even trained not to bark. I still can't get over the fate of this little angle ending up in our home, thank you Jen, this is all your fault!
Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Show Report

Yesterday I got to go to one of my favorite shows of the year, the December "Pot Luck" No Frills show. A wonderful day of showing, good friends, and eating, who could ask for more? These "little" shows have gotten to the point where they are packed and the competition is at the same high level you would see at any live show. This picture was a true highlight of the day. Chris was there with all of her Purdy ponies...does anyone else see a disturbing trend here?

All I can say is thats what happens to you after years of being a middle school band teacher!

I am loving this Indian Silver remake. "Silverado Alibey" is so much fun to show in performance. Here he is showing of the stunning dark brown Shannon WP set

Then he won the incredible harness class with his Buxton harness. The entries in this class were amazing. I have rarely been to a live show with so many nice harness entries! I was honored to win it.

This endurance set is one of my favorite Buxton tack pieces.. Its amazing and so realistic looking! I feel so lucky to have it. I do need a better doll for my late fall endurance ride, but thats coming soon.

He looks stunning in his arabian costume too! He won this class, was champ in this division, reserve in western, and was Overall Reserve Performance Champion.

And the new "Waseeka's Purdy Rouge"? Watch out for him and Rachel at NAN, he is going to be a performance star!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More new goodies!

SQUEAL!!!!!! I am finally getting more into mini performance, and look at what I picked up at the post office today!!! This AMAZING set done by Rachel Pierce, and its PINK!!! I did the pebbles pleasure morgan wearing the tack (CM from the arab mare), in exchange for this to die for tack!!! I have another set from her I will photograph at the show. Rachel, you truly have a gift for this, this mini tack is as detailed and stunning as any tradition tack out there!

Okay, so here is where everyone is at, the mini 3 gaiter is done excet for her base, $325ppd

The Scarlet stallion is already on his way to his new home....finished pictures will go up later

The Fjords are sold, and will be showing this weekend

And I finally painted that remade Indian Silver, I am thinking he will be a great performance arabian. It took me a couple of days just to do his flea bites, and his mane, tail, eyes and hooves are not done yet but will be tomorrow!

More tomorrow to bed!