Take Two Rabbits and Call Me in the Morning

September 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Posted in adoption, pet, rabbit, rescue | Leave a comment

I’ve been working back at PCH for a couple of weeks now, but I haven’t seen hide nor “hare” of a single rabbit. It’s a bit disappointing, but at least I have my two buns waiting at home for me.

Apparently yesterday was international rabbit day. How did I not know that ahead of time? I shall make sure to make it on my calendar for next year. Rabbits just don’t get enough publicity as a pet. They’re wonderful companions and are so much more than just a caged pet.

Mine are practically cat-like but you might never know that if you kept them in a cage all day. They greet me when I come home from work and dance around my feet at feeding time. I can’t help but smile when I spy them asleep on the floor, snuggled together. I’m so glad I adopted them and rescued them from I-don’t-wanna-know-what. Who would ever want to give up something so utterly adorable?

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Bunny Snack Attack!!

September 22, 2011 at 12:39 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment

Bella’s sniffer has kicked into high gear lately. I had a glass of apple cider yesterday and suddenly one very interested bunny was climbing into my lap. That’s one more thing I can’t have around her. It’s like she’s a child and I have to keep sweets from her! She gets so exited and I’d love to give her a cookie, a pretzel and piece of candy, but I know they’re not good for her, not that wood and cardboard are, but at least they’re full of fiber.

Somebody’s Gotta Pay for All Those Pellets

September 13, 2011 at 12:15 am | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment

It’s been a bit since I posted, but I started working again and that means less time for bunny-blogging. It also means less time with my buns 😦  I think they miss me as much as I miss their cute furry faces during the day. Fortunately, Charlie is not snubbing me like he did last time.

Bella was due for a nesting, but it never happened. I don’t know what to make of it, but I guess it’s a good thing my closet is not full of hay and towel bits. It’s full of wood chips instead. The two have taken over my closet floor now, and Bella persists on tearing up carpet anywhere she can. On the plus side, she’s not digging out the litter box anymore. I’ll take carpet digging anyday- it’s much easier to clean up.

We bought a new nail clipper today to try. Bella’s due next, in a month. I hope this one works better than the last 3. I think I hated having my nails clipped as a child as much as they do. Unlike my mother, however, I try not to cut the nails so short it hurts. And I give the bunnies raisins. I don’t remember getting treats when my nails were cut.

Hurricane Survival

September 2, 2011 at 12:53 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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Our buns survived Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene fairly well. We only lost power for 27 hrs which was better than some. Fortunately the weather wasn’t too warm so we were fine without AC, but it is Twilight Zone-y dark in our house without any electricity. We had candles and flashlights all over, but it was still much darker.

Charlie seemed okay, he’s been through a few outages before, but Bella was not a happy bunny. She was stressed and fidgety in the daytime. I think she missed the TV being on. Then at night she got scared by the flickering candle and thumped. Poor thing. I was grateful to get power back for her sake alone. I know that rabbits have better night vision than us (they surely get enough carotene) but pitch dark is still pitch.

Everything seems back to normal now, Bella even missed her nesting day. I don’t know what that means, but I hope she continues to go without. My room is enough of a mess without it.

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