My Fluffy Cameron

September 21, 2019 at 10:43 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

When my Cameron sheds, he gets a “saddle” line on his back. It’s interesting to see his fur change colors as he sheds. My other rabbits’ coats don’t look like that when they shed. Piper is just a big white fuzzball. His fur is so soft too, almost like velvet. He’s always a joy to pet. He doesn’t ask me to as much as now, as he has Piper to snuggle with. That’s fine with me, but he’ll always let me if I want to, and maybe toss a few hand-licks my way.

I mopped the floor yesterday so Piper was stuck in my room for a little while until the floor dried. She was not happy about losing her all-access-pass to the living room. As soon as I put the rugs back down in the hall, she zoomed into the living room, and promptly snuggled in and went to sleep under a big box. Girl knows her priorities!

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Sharing the Living Room

September 12, 2019 at 10:32 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

We rearranged the furniture in the living room and added some rugs. The buns are loving it! The morning and afternoon, Piper has access. Cameron too, but for some reason he never ventures out there. Then at dinner-time, Hershey and Butterscotch are allowed. Piper and Butters will only go on the rugs, but Hershey will hop around everywhere so he needs extra fences. He’s 8 and half years old, overweight, and a adorable Mini Rex, but he’s a fierce as a tiger. He always runs out in the living room hoping to meet up with Piper, but the fur would fly if I let that happen! Piper isn’t as enthused by other rabbits. She tolerates her little slave, Cameron, but that’s enough for her. Hershey and Butterscotch are more fond of other rabbits, certainly more than they are with humans.

Waiting for Dorian

September 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm | Posted in rabbit | 2 Comments
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“Hershey”

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“Butterscotch”

Hurricane Dorian has been approaching us for days now, but it feels like weeks! He’s finally supposed to arrive later today or tonight and our house is ready for him. Our hurricane shutters are up and we’ve got enough water for the humans rabbits for days if need be. If the current models are right, (even thought they shift every day) we should only get tropical storm force winds where we are.

The rain and thunder never bothers the rabbits in normal storms, but sometimes gusts of wind can unsettle them, especially my Butterscotch . It’s also noisier with the metal shutters and I imagine it will only get louder as the wind picks up. They’re on most of the windows in the house so it’s been pretty dark in here for a couple of days, even when the sun is shining outside. It has got to be confusing for them. In the morning, my Piper looks around the living room as if to say, “It’s been nighttime forever! When is the sun coming up?”

Explosion of Fur

August 25, 2019 at 10:14 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

Every bun at our house is shedding. It’s a fur frenzy! I’ve been grooming Piper, Hershey and Butterscotch for the past couple of weeks. There’s white chunks of Piper all over the floor.┬áThen, just a couple of days ago, Cameron started to get a little scruffy on his shoulder blades. When he sheds, he has a shed line that follows a neat and orderly pattern. He’s got a little horseshoe where the new fur meets the old fur after I groom him. I try and groom them all a little bit every day on the floor, but still need to pick some of them up for more extensive brushing. They make me feel a lot better about leaving my own shed hair strands all over the house!

Invisible Barriers

August 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

Of my four rabbits, only my oldest, Hershey, will hop on the tile floor in our floor. My girl, Piper will hop anywhere there is a rug, but the other two, Butterscotch and Cameron, will only stay in their areas. Butters will not leave his room, even to go to on a runner rug into the living room. Cameron will hop down the hall between bedrooms, but will not continue into the living room with Piper. They’re created invisible barriers for themselves, that will not cross, at least not yet. It certainly makes it easier for me. Hershey on the other hand, once slipped past an open gate and hopped all the way down the hall into my bedroom. Fortunately Piper and Cameron were not in there just then or a huge fight would have broken out!

Bunnies on the Island and the Table

August 11, 2019 at 11:04 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey”

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“Piper”

My Piper has been getting bolder and bolder in the new house. She loves running into the kitchen and lying underneath the table, but now she’s decided that she wants to be more adventurous. A few times last week she jumped up onto the chairs and was eyeing the table. My Hershey was in stasis last week and we were medicating him on the kitchen island. Piper, of course, had to come out to see what was going on. This was the moment that she decided to jump up on the kitchen table.

Poor Hershey was getting his temperature taken and Piper was running around the table. Fortunately he was facing away from her, or he might have jumped off the island! Since then, Hershey has made a full recovery and the kitchen chairs are being pushed in all the way now.

Piper, the Alarm Clock

August 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Cameron”

Nearly every morning my Piper jumps up on the bed to wake me. Unfortunately it’s usually about a half an hour earlier than I actually want to get up. One time I was confused and thought my alarm didn’t go off. I thanked her for getting me up. It wasn’t until I was feeding Hershey and Butterscotch that I realized I had gotten up earlier than intended! She learned, jump up on bed, wake human, get fed!

Hershey Surveys His New Kingdom

July 25, 2019 at 11:37 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey & Piper”

Earlier this week, my Hershey decided to go exploring. I had been leaving the gate to their room open, as they hadn’t gone off their rug onto the tile floor. One night when I came into the living, I saw a little black blob next to the TV. Hershey had decided the tile was no match for him. Over the next couple of days, whenever I left the gate open long enough, Hershey would come out to explore, supervised of course. One night it was bedtime, but he was too busy hopping around the kitchen to go to bed.

Yesterday we were eating dinner and he hopped all the way over to Piper and Cameron’s side of the house. I put a fence up to keep him out of their area, and she came out for a visit. She was NOT happy that he was near “her” turf, but he was. He was so chill, he even decided to lie down for a nap, right near her. Piper may be the princess, but Hershey is the king and he lets everyone know it.

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“Hershey Decides to Relax”

New House, Same Rabbits

July 18, 2019 at 11:39 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

I brought down Butterscotch and Hershey this past weekend and now all four of our rabbits are safe and adjusting in our new home. The trip was harder on the boys, as they’re both 8 years old. Butters has always had issues with eating and stasis, and the stress of the trip combined with stress from car rides to prepare him for the trip meant he was not happy. He didn’t eat much the two travel days, and has slowly started to eat better as he settles in here.

Hershey wasn’t thrilled with the car ride, but liked all the extra treats that he stole from Butters, who didn’t want them. They have a room all to themselves, but can see our other rabbits on the other side of the house, across the living room. I don’t know if they will walk on the tile yet, so fence for now. The other two will not, but Hershey won’t let any obstacles stand in his way if he’s properly motivated.

Bring on the Bunny Thunder!

July 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Piper”

Our new house has concrete floors under the carpet while our old one had wood, and the rabbits are so much louder on the concrete. Bunny runs, either for fun or if they get startled, sound much louder. The ceilings are also higher, which means more echo effect so it often sounds like a rocket taking off instead of a rabbit. This is especially striking when it’s in the middle of the night, for apparently no reason. And thumps, my god the thumps are supersonic now! Little Cameron’s thumps sound like fireworks. So now when they get startled, they raise enough of a ruckus to scare me too!

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