**Now Accepting All Reasonable Offers**
I'm now facing unexpected health challenges. While pedaling my bike across
the country, I suffered a major stroke on July 17 (more details
are available on my Instagram semi-blog at wgrushin). I currently have limited use of my
right arm & hand. I have significant physical challenges to recover full
functionality. I need to move these beautiful animals to good homes. I also
must pay a growing pile of medical bills, otherwise, I would offer them free
for adoption. I will not be taking any new photos.
Available Boas & Caging
Well I've finally finished! Well, except one in shed. Yes, it took a long while.
Thanks to so many of you who have been very patient. The available page now
shows all the remaining boas.....currently I have
53 43 animals left in my care.
There are many outstanding slow grown boas still here.
August 21, 2017:
Contrary to some speculation, I haven't
yet expired. However, my web site did. Let me explain. As many of you know, I'm
a high school teacher. I planned an extremely ambitious trip for my summer
"vacation". I intended to pedal a bike nearly 5,000 miles across America from
Carolina Beach NC to Astoria OR and still get back on time for the next school
year. I had 50 days. A few days into that journey, I found out that the server
that hosted my web site had failed. The really terrible news was that the backup
hard drive had also failed. The odds of a simultaneous double hard drive failure
are really really low. It happened to me. Many methods & attempts were made to
recover the files & data. These attempts were unsuccessful. I had no access to
computers as I was pedaling 100 miles a day across rural America with just the
gear on my bike. The events & timing of the events were unfortunate. As I was pedaling across America, I had a lot of time for the
reality to sink in. My web site was heavily dependent on a database structure. I
had been building that database with information & photos for 15 years. Fifteen
years of time & effort were gone. I would not be able to resurrect that site.
Even though I had made the decision to stop breeding boas, I had every intention
to keep that site up so hobbyists who purchased from me would have access to all
the genetic lineage data. So what now? I did complete the journey. Against all
odds, I managed to pedal 4,734 miles in 47 days and made it back on time for
school. With the beginning of a new school year & trying to catch up with my
life after being gone 50 days, I just haven't had time to deal with this issue.
I still have
82 70 boas in my care. They are all for sale. There are many that are
of exceptional quality & lineage. My plan is to build & maintain a very basic site. The main problem is that I now have to re-photograph all of the
animals. This will be a slow, tedious process but it needs to get done. I hope you will take a look and consider an addition to your projects from these lines that I've cultivated for years.
William "Gray" Rushin
Available Boas & Caging