State of the Nation June 5, 2013 very very Long post!

Long time no post, I am well aware and apologise. Things have been quite chaotic here at Mutanthouse but we are working though it. Our financial situation is not the best but it has improved I (Alex) finally received my school funding and Tim has been getting more hours at work. All in all we are only 5 days late on the Mortgage and more money is coming in July which will bring us current.

All in all the past few months have been a challenge My health has been more than wonky, some of our furries had medical emergencies, and we had to take in new residents and some refugees. Once again we had to fight the false allegations of our nemesis across the street( the retched guardian of Poor Axel who we tried to save earlier this year) who has been calling the city and animal control on us claiming anything from that we are collecting trash behind the house to fighting our dogs. We are well aware it is retaliation for making his abuse and neglect of poor Axel Public and while the constant visitations from the law are frustrating they are also unfounded so there are no real consequences just annoyance. We can live with that, and do not regret trying to save his dog nor holding him accountable for his death!

New residents

cats and Kittehs:

In the past few Months we have taken in two more pooches in need and three more kittehs.
The first to Move in was little Oliver a male tuxedo cat who sat in front of Kay and Timโ€™s door and proclaimed he was moving in. Then there was little Sebastian who Kay found in the Wal-Mart parking lot and the last of the Kittehs to join was Bastet Delilah who like Oliver sat in front of the door for 3 days till we decided that one more wonโ€™t kill us. but someone in the cat underworld must be giving out our address because they keep shoeing up ๐Ÿ˜›

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The ballad of Little Captain Jack Sparrow and Titine Atari Starfire Empress of Bahuahua:

This part is both sad and happy so brace yourselves. My daughter called me for help she had been trying to help a little boy puppy that was very ill and dying because his guardians forced him baby food when he had become too weak to suckle. The house the poor Pup lived in was a pestilent hell hole full of faeces and cockroaches. The people living there had 5 dogs, two males and 3 females, who all had puppies because those ignorant idiots refused to have all but one of their dogs spayed and neutered. All the puppies where flea and worm ridden and smelled so bad I almost vomited. From the first littler only one little eight week old female was left over. Overall she seemed to be in Ok shape although her belly was grossly extended due to parasite infestation. The second litter, to which the little male puppy belonged, were all four weeks old. All of them where under weight and parasite ridden but the little male was by far the worst off. I (Alex) decided to take him to our vet and whilst driving decided that he was not going to go back there if he would survive. We noticed that the little guy had only one eye and taking that for inspiration we named him Captain Jack Sparrow hoping that the Pirateโ€™s luck in dodging death would rub off on the little guy. It seemed for a little while that he would make it but in the end the worm infestation was too severe and we lost him. I was devastated because he had fought so hard to live. We took Jack home and buried him under our Chinese plum. Although you where just with us for a few hours we love you little jack may you sail the sea of souls happily till we meet again I salute you <3.

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We went back to the house of horror to update his former family and to deworm the remaining puppies. I also brought a shot for the little girl because her guardian said that she would not afford to give her her shots when I explained how dangerous Parvo was the woman told me she had had a previous littler that had died from it in the house. Yet she was giving me attitude and was not willing to let the puppy get her shots. 50$ later the pup was mine and we named her Titine Atari Starfire. In two weeks we will be deworming the remaining pups of horror house and will try to find them homes if possible . We are not sure how far these people will let us help though because they waver between threats and greed.

Meet Titine :

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The Little girl has recovered well from her worm infestation and is growing like a weed. Titine is very popular of course Momma Moo has taken her under her wing and is (S)mothering her ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wifi is completely in love with her and engages in long howl sessions. And she loves Her auntie Kay and Uncle Tim.

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Wifi the magnificent:

As you can see in the Picture Our WiFi has grown up to be a strong young man. His problems with gait and running have vanished and he recovered well from his operation. In July he will be undergoing “the Procedure”. We will keep you updated.Our WiFi is very dramatic in nature and very vocal which got him the nick name Dennis Rodman of dogs :p We believe that if he where not a Dog he would be a drag queen with his own show in Hollywood. His favorite pastimes are eating, which is the reason of one of his other nicknames chubby or Chubbo. His best friends are Bhaaloo and Malcolm who he adores and little Titine is the apple of his eye.

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Amyrah the Survivour:

Another success story is our Amyrah remember the little shy girl who was afraid of her own shadow well now she is a happy well adjusted girl who is part of the young pack. We are so happy she has found her way out of her shell ๐Ÿ˜€

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So what else is new at Mutanthouse?

Well we had a few Birthdays. Moobert and Mooria turned 7 on March 10th, Bhaaloo turned 1 on April 3rd, I (Alex) Turned 45(ouch)on April 13th,Cassiopeia turned 6 on May 17th and Kay turned 33. The next Birthday coming up will be Tim’s on June 21st ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and Tim is training for the Boston Marathon and will be running a half marathon in Greensboro in October. Go TIM!

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The cat room

We decided to clear out and rearrange the cat room we got rid of all the damaged toys and are currently working on turning several huge branches that was torn down during a storm into a giant cat tree. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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As always the Vet bills are killing us between routine checkups, heartworm medication and shots between all our furry beings the cost are up there , add in the occasional rescue , us helping those who refuse to help their animals and random antecedents and the Pacman of wallets does his deed.

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Our Bhaloo got into a scuffle needed an operation on his ear >

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Our Sophia has been struggling with her allergies and tested heartworm positive ๐Ÿ˜ฆ , we had a lot of Rabies shots last month and Harriet still has issues with her colitis.

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If you would like to make a donation to help us with our vet costs or our project in general here is the link to our

WePay >https://www.wepay.com/donations/mutanthouse-support-fund

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The refugees:

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We have taken in some refugees at Mutanthouse My daughter Morgaine and her fiance Franky were evicted from their home. We decided to let them stay here with my grand furries Misty, Molly,Roy,Tequila and Garfield until things get better. because they are not vegans ands also are not currently interested in becoming part of the project there status here is defined as refugees ๐Ÿ˜‰

The amazing Grand Furries:

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The garden:

This years garden is very simple no raised beds no real structure but it is a garden and out first step into that venture, We have tomatoes,bell peppers,peppers, watermelons and squash. We have 2 fig trees , 2 banana trees and one pair tree. Our boison berries yelded great this year and we are expanding ๐Ÿ™‚

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As for myself My health has not been the best so I am trying to go completely raw vegan and want to see if I cannot fix my situation or at least massively improve it.One thing I am planning is to get a membership at the local YCWA so I can go swimming and get some exercise. Tim and I found a Farmers market and a family of farmers who are cutting us great deals so suddenly Raw seems achievable. ย I will be documenting my progress on on a Facebook page called Reclaiming Life >

https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimingLife

and on a Blog >

http://veganreclaiminglife.wordpress.com/

under the same name within the next days.
To date my fave raw dish is spiralised Zucchini with tomatoes ๐Ÿ˜€

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So that concludes This monster Update, thank you for your interest and continued support. i leave you with this last bit of wisdom ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jubilee

Namaste

Alex

Alexโ€™s Orange/Lemon Cake- Apfelsinen/Zitronen Kuchen

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Alexโ€™s Orange/Lemon Cake- Apfelsinen/Zitronen Kuchen
(This is a revamped Vegan version of my Step-grandmothers recipe)

For the cake:
250grams or 1 cup (half a pound or 9 ounces) of Vegan Buttery spread (such as Earthbalance soy free)

250grams or 1 cup (half a pound or 9 ounces) of brown sugar

250grams or 1 cup (half a pound or 9 ounces) of organic wheat flower

One cup of freshly pressed orange juice

Add egg replacer for the equivalent of 4 eggs

1 and half tablespoons of baking powder

Mix ingredients together till smooth then pour batter into a greased 26cm (10 inch) Springform/pan. You can optionally choose to bake it in a greased brownie pan.

Bake at 175 Celsius (347 Fahrenheit) for 45 minutes then take out of oven and while still hot start poking holes into the cake with a fork. Make sure the holes are close together you can make a pattern if you like. Once done slowly drip Orange/lemon mixture over the entire cake with a table spoon then let cool and consume ๐Ÿ˜€

The orange lemon mixture consists of:

175grams or 0.7 cups (0.4 pounds or 6 ounces) of brown sugar

The freshly pressed juice of two large lemons and two large oranges

Optionally the cake can be decorated with caramelized orange slices or peels.

Enjoy !

Henry the Owlet – a soft sculpture

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I (Alex) have made another one of my soft sculptures . Unlike the fox > https://mutanthouse.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/the-fox-a-soft-sculpture/
Henry is not for sale but was made for Kay who loves Owlets ๐Ÿ™‚
Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

Kay and Henry meet for the first time :D

Kay and Henry meet for the first time ๐Ÿ˜€

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State Of The Nation/Mutanthouse Update 2

Dear friends and supporters the Last month has been quite a ride. As you know we took in three new dogs. Kay and Tim took in Amyrah and I (Alex) took in Bhaaloo from the backyard breeder and dogfighter who lived next to us and thankfully got arrested, and little WiFi was rescued from a drug dealer Bhaaloo and Amyrah both have severe behaviour issues that we are working to resolve. Wifi is just a bundle of Joy!

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(Amyrah)

Amyrah is beyond shy and terrified of men because her previous guardian beat his dogs. Kay has been working with her daily and it is slowly paying off. The little girl is coming out of her shell and now sometimes finds the courage to cuddle with her new dad Tim. We had a health scare with her thinking she might have distemper but it thankfully turned out to be a cold. Once again we faced a whopping vet bill but received help from donors (thank you so much) who cut it in half and our vet forfeited his own fee which made it doable considering it came out of Alex dwindling funds.

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(Amyrah , with Kay and doctor Sink )

Our girl is now on antibiotics for her repertory infection, ointment for a rash on her flankand Benadryl for her allergies. She tested negative for heartworm which made us very happy; and we now have her on heartworm preventative to ensure it stays that way. We have a heartworm epidemic here in high point and we are not willing to take any risks. She is going to be spayed next week. Once again we would like to say thank you to all that have helped and supported us with this little lass ๐Ÿ˜€

Amyrah

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(Bhaaloo)

Bhaaloo is friendly and outgoing but he is beyond hyperactive and very mouthy. His previous guardian was grooming him to fight so biting was encouraged. He needs a lot of attention and exercise because his enthusiasm has turned into aggression twice and we need to nip this behaviour in the bud. Our Zoe is a great help with that because they have become a natural match as you have seen in our videos.

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(Zoe and Bhaaloo -one day my muddy prince will come ๐Ÿ˜› Bhaaloo rolled in some unmentionable stuff but Zoe loves his new cologne ๐Ÿ˜› )

The two love each other and Zoe who is loved by everyone who meets her (both animal and human) has the tendency to bring Bhaalooโ€™s best nature out of him.

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(Zoe and Bhaaloo)

Still Bhaaloo needs more attention than I can do alone so Tim has been running him which seems to work really well. Eventually we want to get him on the treadmill because this boy make the energiser bunny look like a 80 year old couch potato ๐Ÿ˜› Bhaaloo will need to go to the vet next month to be tested for heartworms if you want to help with his next vet bill or donate to our general veterinary fund here is the link >

http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Every penny is appreciated My (Alex) funds run out this month and I will not have anything until I find employment. With Kayโ€™s health issues Tim is currently the only one working so we need all the help we can get.

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(Wifi)

So now to little Wifi ๐Ÿ˜€
He is doing great growing like a weed. His injuries are fully healed and he is all round doing amazing. He got his second set of shots yesterday, and his first heartworm prevention pill.

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Wifi is now 12 weeks old and 15 pounds heavy ๐Ÿ™‚ He is such a blessing to have, very smart, calm in nature and very attentive. We think he might be a perfect candidate for a therapy dog if his temperament and demeanour remain the same. With my (Alex) MS he could eventually very well turn the tables and become the caregiver, if my condition worsens. We are also thinking of doing a sick child and elderly visitation program with him once he is grown and if he graduates from training ๐Ÿ™‚ Since parvo is so prevalent in High point and the strains here so viciously deadly poor Wifi has not been out to play yet. Once he completes his last set of shots around January 1st we can wait to introduce him to the back yard. We think that Zoe and Moo will be the first to be allowed to play with him outside. Moo being his doggy foster mother will watch over him and Zoe is always up to playing when others are no fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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(Moo and Wifi)

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You guys might remember Siegfried and Roy. Roy was adopted into my (Alex) daughters house hold and is doing really well. Siggy had no such luck. He is a wonderful dog with People and submissive female dogs, but he fights everyone else. This is why we were unable to integrate hum in any of our three packs. We thought we had found a furever home with one of our friends and supporters T-ray from Atlanta. But unforeseen issues made it impossible for her to take him and the poor pooch has nowhere to go ๐Ÿ˜ฆ He deserves so much better than living isolated and alone so we are looking for a furever home for him or foster. He is a wonderful dog and as I said earlier he loves people but has issues with other dogs and cats. So it would be best that he find a home where he is the only pet. He is approximately 1.5 years old Neutered and up-to-date on his rabies. He needs a person who can devote a lot of time and energy to him, he is active and playful. If you are interested or can help please let us know.

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(Alex)

So now to our finances this month my (Alex) funds will have run out everything i saved is going to be gone. I desperately need a job if anyone reading this has a job in High point NC or around it please let me know. I have a bachelorโ€™s degree in Journalism, and associates in Psychology, worked 20 years in the music industry, 3 in the banking sector for American Express. At this point I will even take a job that pays half of my last income. I am a hard worker but am limited to a job sitting down due to my MS. Otherwise I do not have any restrictions.

I am also a visual artist and would take commissions, these day I work mostly digital but I do occasionally still use the physical medium.here three pieces of my work >

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I do soft sculptures and crafts my Etzy store can be found here >
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMutanthouseShop?ref=seller_info

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I write and take commissions for poetry – here a link to my written work >
http://www.writerscafe.org/corvus_sky

Please contact me over this forum or our FB account >
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664

for any commission enquiries or job offers .

If you would like to donate to our work here is our general donation account>
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-general-fund

every penny counts and is very much appreciated. We are not a non profit yet so anything we do is out of pocket.
If you would like to donate specifically to our veterinary fund here once again is the link to it >
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

As always thank you for your interest and support
Namaste
Alex

Alex’ pod

So with all this stuff happening with Bhaaloo and Wifi I (Alex) was not able to tell you that I finally have a trailer. As some of you might know I had had my eyes on an Airstream but it was snatched from under me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I need one because I will have to move into so we can repair the main house which has massive issues that now finally can be addressed. Our main Plumbing is dead, the kitchen floor caved in .We have had sewage damage and the likes itโ€™s been a mess… So I and my pack will now be moving into the trailer and the kittehs will be remaining in the cat room for now. I will keep you posted on the progress ..(the first pic is how I want it to look from the outside eventually ๐Ÿ˜€

Namaste Alex

State Of The Nation 1