About Tara

I'm just a regular person who enjoys breeding and showing chins as a hobby. The question I get asked most frequently besides "do you have any babies" is "What are your store hours?" - The answer unfortunately is "catch me when you can!"

Catching me can be quite a challenge as my job runs 45-60 hours per week and takes me out of town several times a month. I currently work with Cygnet Scada and have been doing Enterprise Scada projects for the last 7 years. Worked with and converted most of the major systems like Wonderware, iFix, eLynx and ClearScada to Cygnet and visa versa on a few occasions. Previous to that I spent 15 years in Enterprise IT/networking.

Why Chinchillas? I don't know, I met someone that had several when I started college in 1998 and decided I needed one. One became two, two became five, then 8 before I realized what happens when you leave them all together. Oops! That was right around the time the internet forums were kicking off so I was lucky to find great help and advice from experienced breeders.

Other hobbies; I usually have a rescue horse though I haven't acquired one since moving to San Antonio. Rather I should say one hasn't acquired me, projects just seem to appear when you least expect it. Otherwise I spend as much time outside as I can and enjoy walking and hiking.

Canyon picture
2017 - driving across the country again. I think this was a trip to Oregon and back.
Baby Tov Tan Chinchilla
2016 - Winning Sapphire Champion breeder at the 2016 Wisconsin MCBA show. Drove to Barneveld, WI for this one. I've been all over the country except New England. Chinchilla show season runs from October to March and the weather up the East coast is just too snowy/icy for me to drive.