Now We’re A Solo Act

August 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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With a little fanfare, Alfie and Whitney went home with their family. Their (human) children were so happy to see them! I don’t know if Alfie shared that sentiment, but Whitney already had settled in for petting. I still keep looking under the dining room table expecting them to be there.

Allison came early this morning, and what a beauty she is! We’ve never had an all black bun here before. She’s a little shy so I’m giving her space today to get settled in. She’ll be an only bun with us until Wednesday when Sadie arrives. It’ll be nice and quiet for a few days, then all bets are off!

So Long Dessert Brothers!

August 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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We sent Hershey and Butterscotch home with their family today, and now the living room is a little bit quieter. Of course, Alfie and Whitney are still in the dining room for one more day, but they’re pretty quiet anyway. Then comes the great clean, as we get ready for Allison, who comes tomorrow morning. My dad really seemed to like these guys. He’s not a great animal lover, and isn’t too friendly with our own rabbits, but he liked getting them to come over and sniff him and trying to pet them. Of course that could be because he knows they were going home soon, but I’m going to assume the former.

Can I Keep Them?

August 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Butterscotch is finally getting bold and jumping on top of boxes and his cage. He hasn’t tried jumping over his fences yet, but did jump up on the couch once.

I’m going to miss my kitchen buddy when Whitney’s gone. Every time I open her gate, she jumps into the kitchen. She likes going over the door and digging. She must smell the outside and wants to explore!

I only have a couple more days with these two pairs. Hershey & Butterscotch leave tomorrow, and Alfie and Whitney the following. We won’t be empty long though. We’re getting another bun Sunday morning, and Sadie returns later in the week. Taking care of 5 extra buns is quite a bit of work. The greens alone take up a lot of my time. I’d never be able to do it and a full-time job, maybe tele-communting. These guys ARE a full-time job! But it’s so rewarding to have the cute little fluffers hopping around my living room.

Sensitive Fighters

August 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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In this corner, weighing in at 5 lbs: Hershey! And in this corner, weighing in at 5 lbs 8 oz: Butterscotch! Last night the boys were running around together a lot. They weren’t fighting, but maybe playing? Or trying to establish dominance? When Charlie chases Bella she just runs somewhere to hide. And that’s why she’s the boss.

The vet saw Bella walk around a little, and then took x-rays. She was surprised that Bell was so sensitive to just a dislocation so she did another x-ray of her shoulders. They had to gas her. Poor girl! Better than a shot though. Turns out, nothing is wrong with her shoulders. She’s just very sensitive. It’s still healing, but she needs more “cage rest”. That’s hard to do with her and Charlie. They’re both highly intelligent and very determined. My dad says she needs protein to help her heal, so more pellets an alfalfa for her. She’s been losing weight too, so that should help make up for it (not that she’s skinny or anything!)

Whitney had her bottom cleaned, and I’m sure was less than thrilled. They said she was a very spirited girl! Is there any other kind? She was glad to be back with her Alfie, as Bella was glad to be with her Charlie.

Quick and Furry

July 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Things are a little busy here today, but buns are happy. Have the vet later, so bunny round-up should be fun! Here’s a video of Benita being her sneaky self from last week.

Curious Poop

July 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Bella is finally looking better. Vet is tomorrow, fingers crossed (but not hers!) that she is going to start using the paw more. I’m soooo glad that we have good rabbit vets on Long Island.  I’m not wasting money on someone who doesn’t actually know about rabbit medicine. That’s just throwing it away.

The other four buns among us are doing well. They’re hopping around, laying about and scarfing down all of the food we give them. Whitney has a bit of a poppy butt, I’m guessing from her first night here, so we’re taking her with us to the vet to get her cleaned up. With my rabbits, too much water, or watery greens, is usually the culprit of overproducing cecal pellets that leads to poppy butt. Maybe I left too much water on greens the first night, usually they’re dried in advance. It could be the change of scenery I suppose. It did take her and Alfie a few days to resume normal eating habits.

Hershey & Butterscotch like to sit at the end of their pen and watch everyone pass through the living room and hall. They’re so cute and curious! They run over to me immediately for a sniff, but either I smell wrong, or they’re being coy, because they usually run away if I bring hand down to pet them. *sign* Just like my Charlie, only want to petted on *their* terms.

Reorganizing Bunny Paradise

July 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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With Benita back home, Hershey and Butterscotch have the living room all to themselves. We extended their pen and boy were they excited. All evening long they ran, danced and binkyed all over the room. I’m glad they’re so happy.

No more eye drops for Alfie, thank God. It’s weird, today he took them with no fight at all. He was snuggled with Whitney and just let me do it without moving a muscle. He just likes to be in control. When I had to push him out from under the buffet table, he was annoyed. Unfortunately, I can’t control where he’s going to be when it’s drop time.

In Bella update news, we think she is using her injured paw to wash her face and might be putting a  bit of weight on it. We’ll see. Vet Wednesday. She’s biting fences and digging up towels like she used to, so fingers crossed!

Benita Scampers Back Home

July 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Today is Alfie’s last day of drops. Woohoo! I have one more to give him. I’m also wiping his eye with a tissue beforehand. I do that with Bella when her eyes tear sometimes. Whitney helps out too by licking it clean. What a sweet girl.

I had a nice long pet with the dessert brothers (Hershey and Butterscotch) last night. Butterscotch melts in my hand right away, but Hershey needs some warming up first. Teehee. Hershey is sooooo soft. I don’t think I’ve ever petted a Rex before and it’s like petting a soft blanket, only warm and alive.

Benita is leaving us today. Boohoo!!! Her mommy is coming this evening to get her and whisk her back to only-bunhood. I think she’ll miss seeing the little guys, but glad to be the center of attention.

 

Slicing My Day into Bunny-Sized Chunks

July 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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My brother and I were able to pet both Hershey and Butterscotch yesterday. They’re just as sweet as their names imply. Hershey comes over to check me out, then runs away and comes back. He stands up on his back legs and shows off his white-chocolate tummy. So cute!! When I go over to see Butterscotch, he makes sure he’s right next to him, protecting his little brother.

I pet Whitney with my foot when she demanded attention and she purred! I let Hershey and Butterscotch see Alfie and Whitney through their fences for a little while. Everyone was extremely curious. Alfie protectively licked Whitney’s head. “She’s MY girl!”

Now that my Dad’s home from his trip, Benita has a new living room buddy. Oh the yummy things he has to eat… I know she doesn’t like sharing me with all the other buns. She used to being an only bun, the sole object of interest in her house.

Sweet and Sassy Fluff Balls

July 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Hershey and Butterscotch were running all over and binkying all last evening. They did a lot of chewing on cardboard and chasing one another. A few times they looked like they were fighting, but I later saw Hershey mount Butterscotch to assert dominance, and Butterscotch was completely fine with that. When I took out their water bottles to refill them this morning, Hershey let me know that it was HIS cage and not to mess with him with a few well placed grunts. Message received, boy!

Benita is in heaven watching these two little buns. Every time she hears them, she runs over to the fence to see them. She thinks she’s their babysitter. Alfie and Whitney are pretty cool and calm about it, as usual. Not much seems to faze them.

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