Petting & Snuggling

October 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Penny”

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“Annie”

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“Toby”

I had a nice long snuggle with Annie on the couch last night. Toby was watching us from his litter box for part of the time. He likes to sleep under the end table on the shelf, but when I come and sit in his pen and put my feet on the edge of the shelf, he hops out. “There’s only room for one of us on that shelf!” I gave Penny some more grooming and head pets. She’s a little more sedentary now so once she settles in for petting, she’s in it for a while!

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Designated Thumper

October 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Toby”

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“Penny”

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“Annie”

Yesterday Toby let me pet him for a bit. He snuggled next to his litter box and let me get in a few head rubs. He’s a real sweetie once he warms up to you. He’s so very much like my Charlie, checking up on all the other buns. Annie is always jumping up onto the couch to see what’s happening and Toby can see her from the end of his pen. I’d imagine he’s telling her, “Be careful up there, Annie!” Penny is more sedentary as a nine-year old, but Toby makes sure that’s she’s okay, every time she comes over to the fence. He’s the designated thumper If there’s anything wrong, he sounds the alarm by thumping until a human comes to investigate.

More Hay, Please!

October 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

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“Toby”

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“Penny”

I just got a fresh bale of hay from our local Agway and the buns are all loving it so far. I think there might be some clover in it, but not so much that’s it’s an issue for my “diet” buns and my sludge-prone Charlie. It’s green and soft and not very dusty. The only problem I have with it now is that they keep gobbling it up and I have to keep putting down more! All four of my rabbits and all three of our visitors approve. I think Penny, Toby or Annie are pretty good about eating hay, but not all of my buns are. Charlie and Butterscotch (the stasis prone buns) do not really like hay, so I always try to have at least some good hay around for them. Sometimes that means bagged hay from Oxbow, or 3rd cut hay from Small Pet Select. Hay with clover is always welcomed, if I can get it.

Not Every Bunny is a Snuggle-Bunny

October 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Penny”

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“Annie”

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“Toby”

I had a nice petting session with Penny and Annie yesterday. Penny sat down next to my feet and presented her head for petting. i was happy to oblige. Annie jumped up on the couch with me and lay down on the cushion next to me and snuggled in for head rubs. Toby is not as much of a snuggle bunny, but that’s okay. He’s just about at the point where he tolerates me being in the pen with him. I can give his head a quick pet, and then he’s off. he definitely likes looking at his sisters for entertainment more than anything I can give him, which I get. Lots of bunnies are that way. As long as they all come running at meal time, I’m happy.

A Bunny Brother and His Sisters

October 2, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Toby”

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“Penny”

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“Annie”

Bunny siblings Penny, Toby & Annie are visiting us again! It’s been a while since they’ve been here, but they’re all as sweet as I remember. Penny loves to munch on her hay and liked to lounge at her “window” looking at her little brother Toby. Toby alternated between looking at Penny on one side, and baby-sister Annie on the other. He’s a very attentive brother! Annie loved to explore her pen and was doing runs in the evening. She even went up on the couch and did some quick-turns up there. Zoom!

A New Spring in His Hop

November 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Glenda”

Last night I had a very long snuggle with Budgie. He sat on my lap for about 20 minutes. He’d lick my hand for a while, then he would nudge his head under my hand, subtly letting me know that it was my turn to do the grooming. It’s certainly a nice way to keep your lap warm on cold evenings.

Later Snoopy started digging in his carrier again when Glenda came over to the fence. I had to take it out of his pen before he made a big mess. Glenda has certainly put a spring in his hop! A younger woman can do wonders for an older man, at least in the bunny world. My Piper has certainly made my eight-year-old Charlie feel younger.

Last Day of the Royal Visit

October 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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King Kirby and his princesses are heading home today. For some reason, my Bella loves looking down at these visitors. She usually isn’t very interested in the visitors but for some reason he likes these guys. Maybe she’s got a thing for King Kirby? Don’t worry Princess Penny, Charlie’s not letting her go anytime soon!

I took a little map on the couch last night, or rather tried to, as Annie kept catapulting up on me. She’s not the first rabbit to do that, but she’s probably the most persistent. Later on she discovered the blanket on the couch also makes a very nice tunnel to play in. She’s explored that for a while.

I had some crackers in the afternoon and it spurred a flurry of activity centered in my lap. I guess Kirby and Penny thought I had something yummy. I showed them both bag, assuming they wouldn’t be interested, and fortunately I was right. They each had a sniff and then hopped away. Phew! Snack crisis averted.

Sunning and Stealing

October 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

“Kirby & Penny”

The last couple of days it’s been very sunny and Kirby just loves snoozing the sunlight. He’s always so warm when I got pet him since his black coat soaks up all the rays. Some buns seek it out, others don’t. Penny prefers to sleep under her cardboard box, but Kirby likes to lie in the sun all morning. He just looks so contented. Ah to be a bunny! Annie keeps trying to steal my drink, even if it’s just iced tea. She only seems to ignore it when I have water. I can’t have a straw when¬† I’m in her pen either as she steals it! I can’t even put the drink on a table, because she’s taken over that as well. Oh well. Must be vigilant.

I bake my own banana bunny cookies to give our rabbits and the visitors, and I made a new batch last week. Surface space is at a premium in our house, so I left the cookie tray on my chair at the kitchen table after it had cooled, overnight. In the morning Butterscotch and Hershey are allowed in the kitchen. Well Butters made a beeline for my chair, jumped up and started eating the cookies! Luckily my dad was there to stop him from eating them all, but ever since then he always checks that chair in the kitchen for something good.

 

Aerial Attack Rabbit

October 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Penny”

“Annie”

Last night I lay down on the couch for a little while and Annie¬† wanted to join me. She jumped up onto the pillow I had my head on and the next thing I see is a rabbit in the air, flying right at me. Ah!! Later, she stole the straw from my juice, and then stuck her head in my glass to try and get a sip. Not to be outdone, Kirby climbed into my lap when he heard me eating crackers. I offered him one but he refused it. I don’t know what he thought I had, but it wasn’t what he wanted.

Butterscotch is enjoying having other bunnies to watch. He was sitting up on a chair for a while in the evening to get a better view. He can look Annie in the eye when she’s up on the coffee table!

Daredevil Bunny

October 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

“Penny & Kirby “

The annex stopped working yesterday because Penny discovered it, (she learns fast) so I’ve been giving Kirby his pellets throughout the evening when I’m in their pen. Whenever Kirby comes over to me, I put down his pellet bowl and vitamin, and then play interference with Penny by petting her until he’s had his fill for the moment. Then I repeat. Twice last night Penny started licking my leg a lot. I don’t know if she’s trying to butter me up to get some of Kirby’s pellets, or if she’s just saying thanks for petting her. Either way it’s very sweet. I hope my pants don’t taste too bad!

Annie didn’t manage to escape at all yesterday, yay! She’s still trying though. She’s learned that the fastest way to get across the pen isn’t running around the floor but rather jumping up onto the coffee table, running/sliding across, and then jumping down off the end. This little girl has no fear. She also likes to periscope while standing at the edge of the table. Doesn’t she know bunnies are fragile?? My brother spent some time with her yesterday but she wasn’t interested in petting, just running across his lap and trying to climb up his back. At least she’s providing entertainment for Butterscotch and Hershey!

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