Monday, May 2, 2016

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Bunold Thump in 2016!
"I'm fabulous. Free bananas for all -
and I'm going to make the humans pay for them!
It's gonna' be great!"


[What happens when you brush your bunny and end up with so much extra fur.]

Monday, April 25, 2016

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day


Have a great week!
And remember to check your teeth before that important meeting or date.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ethel frustrating limitation - the gate


Ethel has the heart of an explorer and the elusiveness of Houdini (we call her Bundini). Here, she is at one of her usual haunts, the gate that is one limit to their territory. I'd wager she's nibbling the bars. She has been the mastermind of earlier escapes (as documented in this blog), but so far, this gate has frustrated her mightily.
Sorry, Ethel.

Some of the prior escape posts:
The Mastermind of The Great Escape -- Ethel?!?
Bundinis - Lucy and Ethel demonstrate escape skills (video)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bunya can tell time, when it's important

I don't know how, but I swear Bunya can tell time. That has been asserted here before.


Their favorite treat, a Probios is served (for whatever reason) at 9pm. If I miss the time, Bunya will stare at me from the floor, using his mind meld to communicate his message. If I am too absorbed in my book, then he hops up on the sofa next to my recliner, where I have to see him, and repeats the stare.

It works.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Treats are in the hand of the human.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bunny Potter



Bunya is shedding. Sometimes, he sports a little chevron that migrates from his nose up his face. This time, a "lightning bolt" just appeared.

I keep waiting for him to wave around an apple-wood stick and emit "Treatsium maximus!"

Monday, April 11, 2016

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day


Realize that if you adopt a bunny, you may never again eat a banana alone.

P.S. Bunny care: Bananas are a treat only. A portion is a small amount, like half a thin slice, the size of a fingernail.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Table for One, or Ethel sneaking some pellets

Bunya is on an all hay diet to make sure he's on the road to recovering from his recent stomach blockage. This will likely be his future forever diet.

Well, that means poor little Miss Ethel is on an all hay diet, too.

But I try to sneak her some pellets when Mr. B is not around. In this case, Bunya was off in the hay cube box and Ethel was playing in their cardboard "warren" under the kitchen table. Ethel now knows that if I tap on a certain door, I am prepared to offer her some pellets or a treat Bunya can't have.

When this video starts, Ethel has finished the first course of pellets but is still hanging out hoping for more. Of course, I caved in and provide more pellets for her surreptitious enjoyment (about 20-ish seconds in). Still love watching bunnies chew.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Vegetable gardens and farms ravaged!
Buildings chinned to the ground!
Bunny poops the size of a Volkswagen!


I think we've got another blockbuster on our hands.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bunya's mid-day meds

This was when Bunya had to take a mid-day dose of his meds. We've cut back to twice a day now. Anywho, I would run home from the office, zoom in to draw the meds and dose him through his pen fence. He was so excited he'd be jumping on the fence. He knew - a treat follows. Then I dashed back to work.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Funny Bunny Thursday Meme


So true...

The human grooms

When there's that one little tuft of hair sticking out of his cheek and you just have to snag it. And the treat is so good, he lets you. (Mr. Bunya winks at me. Twice.)

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Bunya takes his medicine like a champ!

No bunny burrito needed for now.
Of course, there is a treat incentive for his good behavior.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bunny Butt Cakes

Bunny butt cakes (and similar edibles) are a "thing", apparently. Several versions have been posted before but now bon appetit has gathered some pins here. This one is my favorite...

On pinterest
Have fun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Want an Easter bunny?


Real, live pet bunnies are a commitment for 10-12 years or more. They need companionship, unlimited hay and fresh water, vet care, toys, hidey places, a bunny-proofed environment, and lots of space to run around and exercise (in your house) for at least 4-5 hours a day.
Pet bunnies are cute, fragile and expensive.
They poop (a lot), chew wood and wires, and may not like to be picked up or to cuddle.

If you really want a bunny (or better, a bonded pair), educate yourself (like at an HRS Bunny 101 and 201 course).
Then adopt - don't shop.
To learn about bunnies and local HRS chapters: www.rabbit.org

As for Easter, get a stuffed bunny toy or candy bunny. A live animal is not an impulse purchase or to be ignored, abandoned or thrown out after the kids lose interest. For many reasons, a rabbit needs an adult to care for it and to supervise children around it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Toy bunny versus real, live bunny


Any toy bunny will be way less expensive than a real bunny. A live animal is not a child's toy.

Please - no real, live bunnies for Easter.
Adopt - don't shop.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bunya's noises

Bunya has started to squeak and grunt when eating. This is a fairly recent development. A prior bunny, Alice, used to "growl"; her little motor was running all the time (a little ruby-eyed white, Alice did not like to be picked up but once you did, her little body melted into you). Other than Alice, we have not encountered "verbal" bunnies.

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Turn sound up and listen. Filter out the crunching sounds of a small piece of Probios he was munching as a treat for taking his meds. He sounds like he needs WD-40. If this is indicative of any bunny condition or illness, please let me know.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easter crafts

Cindy deRosier, one of our Rabbit Ramblings contributors, sent me links to her annual Bunny Week craft posts. You may want to check these out before the holiday. Have fun! (The titles are the links.)

Bunny Week, Day 1: Bunny Lunch


Bunny Week, Day 2: Cotton Ball Bunny and the Language of Lagomorphs
Even cotton-ball bunnies "give you the butt"