Miss (or Mister) Cutest Bunny Antics

December 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Toby has decided that he prefers to sleep under the Christmas tree rather than in his pen. It’s adorable. He’s competing with Annie for “Cutest Bunny Antics”. She’s a tough contender though. This morning she’s been sleeping in different spot along her fence. Maybe she’s moving with the sun? Although, there isn’t any sun today, it’s snowing! The royal buns are leaving this afternoon . I hope they don’t mind a few flurries! Kirby and Penny’s pen got an upgrade, as we opened up the little annex for Kirby to finish his pellets in to both of them. Yay! Kirby’s eaten all of his pellets. Now we just have to wait for Toby…

We’re Really Kangaroos

December 16, 2013 at 11:19 am | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Toby loves hopping around under the Christmas Tree. I keep an eye on him so he doesn’t chew on any branches or wires, but he mostly wants to dig at the skirt and look over at Penny and Kirby. I don’t think that they like that he has tree access, but the two of them would probably climb up into it, and knock it over. I had put a pillow on top of Annie’s chair, to prevent her from jumping up there at night. What does my dad find in the morning? Annie on top of the pillow. I swear, some bunnies have springs built into their feet. Toby hops around like an antelope!

Waiter, Where’s My Dinner!

December 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Everyone is still gobbling down their food, except Toby, who takes his time. I don’t know how, but Kirby and Penny always seem to know when I’m getting ready to feed them. I’m around the corner, out of their vision where only Annie can see me, but they’re always at the fence, paws up when I look at them.

When my dad was watching them for a bit yesterday, Toby jumped up on the Christmas tree platform and had to be shooed down. Of course, he waits for me to leave before he attempts it. I’m apparently the authority in the house. Annie keeps jumping up on the chair we put in her pen. She likes to sit up there and look around. Conceivably she could jump out of the pen from there, but I don’t think she realizes that. I let her run around in the kitchen a bit and she always exhausts herself. Half an hour later she’s always back in her pen sleeping. Adorable!

Happy Vacationers

December 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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King Kirby and his royal buns are here again for a few days. So far everyone is eating well (including Toby, yay!) and generally enjoying their vacation. Last night Toby explored our Christmas tree. I think he approves. Annie was doing binkys and bunny-runs like crazy, showing off what an adorable little girl she is. Kirby and Penny both let me have nice petting sessions, before they bolted for the open kitchen door. All 6 buns in the house are asleep right now, ignoring the snow that’s falling outside. The house is quiet, for now.

Quieter House Today

November 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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We took Bella to the vet yesterday. The doc said Bella seemed to be in a lot of pain when she touched her shoulder. She felt a muscular knot in her shoulder and decided to sedate her x-ray. There didn’t seem to be any breaks or fractures, but there was some arthritis forming in her left shoulder.  My poor baby! She told us to keep up with the medicam and cage rest and gave us some banana-flavored supplements for the arthritis. Well at least she’ll like that. Banana is Bell’s favorite.

King Kirby and his royal buns left us for home this morning. Little Toby thumped when he saw his mama but was quick to give her a hug. Annie went into her carrier and played with a towel and never came back out. What a funny little girl! I think Kirby and Penny will be happy to be home. Penny is very easygoing, but Kirby was NOT happy that he wasn’t the pampered prince he’s used to at home. I’ll miss Annie running over to the fence to greet me. She’s such a little puppy.

Our dining room isn’t lonely though, because we got a new arrival just after the royal quartet left: Glenda. I haven’t interacted with her much yet, as it’s nap time, but she seems very curious about her surroundings and not afraid at all. I’m sure we’ll become fast friends. She’s such a golden cutie!

Bunnies at Warp 9

November 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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I forgot to give Kirby and Penny fresh water last night, so at 1 am I went back down to do so. I’ve never seen a bunny fly past me as fast as Kirby did when I came into the pen. He went straight for the kitchen door. Fortunately, it was still closed. I’ve learned from this sly bun. He doesn’t always come for food or for petting, but always runs to the door when he thinks he might be able to break out.

Toby has been going over to Annie’s pen a lot in past couple of days. In the beginning, if I thought they were going to snap at each other I intervened. I haven’t heard or seen any aggression from them lately though. They seem to be getting along, which is nice. Annie is quite feisty, but if there’s any bunny that can tame her, it’s smart little Toby.

We’re taking our Bella to the vet this morning to get her paw checked out again. She doesn’t seem to be getting any better and we want to make sure there isn’t something else wrong. We’re probably going to need to confine her further. I’m going to have two very angry bunnies on my hands again.

Position: Full Time Bunny Entertainer

November 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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After the willow balls were such a hit with my buns, I bought them a cube. Bella isn’t sure about it yet, but did toss it around a little.

Annie did a great job of completely dismantling her nibbler knob. I tried to put some of it back together, but she promptly tossed it around and it came apart again. Oh well, as long as she’s having fun. Toby’s ear is forming a nice crust as it heals. He doesn’t mind me rubbing it either. Occasionally he’ll go over and sniff annie. She’ll stick her nose through the fence and ask him to lick her. He doesn’t really get that, but backs away when she tries to lick him. “I don’t understand girls!”

Kitchen Rabbits

November 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Yesterday 3 out of the 4 buns came in the kitchen with me. Penny will only stay on a piece of cardboard at the entrance, but still follows Kirby through the door every time he comes in. He flies though the gate and scurries across the floor, sniffing every inch for anything new. Annie is a little more tentative, pausing in the doorway and hopping back when spotting me. Eventually she sticks her nose into everything. Toby is more like my Charlie. His feet will never touch uncarpet-ed ground. He walks to the edge of the carpet in the hall, peers out, and then turns back around. It’s certainly easier to let him run around free with a natural boundary in place!

Snuggles and Name Calling

November 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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I opened up Annie’s pen last night to give her more room and she binkyed all over. I take that as her way of saying, “Thank you!” Toby, of course sat and watched her the entire time. Eventually it was time to go back in her pen and I had to pick her up and carry her back. She didn’t struggle at all (NOT what I’m used to) and just snuggled into me while I held her. Many kisses were given on my part. Baby bunnies may be more work, but they are very often more rewarding.

I’ve found myself calling Toby by some of my Charlie’s nicknames. More than once I’ve looked over and seen Charlie at the top of the stairs. I have to be careful what I say. I might be calling the wrong bunny’s attention.

While Kirby finished his pellets this morning I gave Penny a long pet. Her fur is so soft and shiny. She’s not a super needy bun, but does enjoy a good petting session.

Bunny Lessons

November 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Toby dove into his pellets this morning, which puts him more on par with his siblings. He’s still not a fan of my cookies though. Everyone else gets one at bedtime, but to him I give a barley biscuit. It’s okay, my feelings aren’t hurt. I’m just bewildered. He likes banana, alfalfa and pellets, and that’s all they’re made of. Odd. But then, that’s what Toby is.

I let Annie out in the living room a little last night. I waited to see if she would go up on the couch and she eventually did. I stopped her from going onto the end table but she was excited to get that far.

Last night when Penny finished her pellets she went over to eat Kirby’s and I called her out on it. Then she surprised me by listening and hopping away from the bowl. What a good girl.

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