Sunday, September 30, 2012

GHRS Silent Auction Evening - Our Bunny Hosts

Last night was an absolutely wonderful fundraiser held by our local HRS chapter. It included a wine tasting and silent auction (yes, we scored ... that's for a later post).

And the wine sponsor?
Why, Rabbit Ridge Winery, of course!


LOVE this directional sign -
How did they get that bunny to point?!?

Final warning before entering the host bunnies'
portion of the house.

This humongous but absolutely sweet bunny
loved to be pet by any and all gentle takers.
The hand is for perspective.
This bunny outweighs the TOTAL
of Bunya, Lucy & Ethel by about 5-10 pounds.
That could be another bunny. Easy.

Companion bunny

The snuggly duo

So, upcoming are more posts about the event, including the bunny auction items.

Kudos to:
All the volunteers that worked so hard to put on a really spectacular, fun event
The sponsors
The donors of all the wonderful silent auction items
The human hosts, who allow all those people infected with BIDS (Bunny Infatuation Disorder) to wander around their beautiful home, mingle, eat, sip wine and bid on bunny-benefiting items. And pet their really sweet, soft bunnies.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bunya in Australia?

From a Rabbit Ramblings Roving Reporter ("RRRR") ...
My son and his wife are in Australia on business, with maybe a little fun here and there.

They came across this sign - actually there - not an internet image grab:

No, not a shadow puppet bunny,
shadow of the RRRR taking a picture for the blog.

Second try - more sign, less shadow
This was one of the areas explored in trying to explain where Bunya's name came from, posted here. Check it out - the bunya pine cones are HUGE, and there's a picture.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Everything old is bun spankin' new again!

We had a semi-major bunny playground purge and restructuring. Some severely chewed boxes were recycled, some boxes were "refreshed" and there was some rearrangement.

The rearrangement is what seems to have made everything old new again. The bunnies explored various boxes from all sorts of angles.

Ethel, who always likes the high ground, explored the penthouse
(including the drop to the lower level). 

Lucy checked out the top of a box
she has been working on for some time.
You can see how she added another opening
in the back right corner .... so she could chew the corner
of the carpet that is under their pen.
And leave us little strung together poops (bad!).
This box has been relocated and
its replacement now blocks carpet corner access.

Lucy and Ethel found Bunya in a re-purposed box that now
serves as their pool of hay cubes. Of course.
Had to take this picture several times before I got one with
Bunya's face showing and not buried in hay cubes.

Lucy contemplates the new open spaces and the "warren".
The "warren" is a great box and they all love it. There are openings on all sides. It has another smaller box inside of it that helps support the top and gives them more holes to jump through (or they can go around the inner box). It had been a while since we checked inside, so we did last cleaning day. There was only one (1) poop in the whole thing. Of course, there were hundreds of little pieces of shredded cardboard, but that's what it's for, so that was fine. I don't even recall what came in the box but eventually, I am going to have to find its replacement.

Do your bunnies have a favorite box to play with?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bejeweled bunny

Went to get a watch battery and this was on the counter of the jewelry store ...

Offering a fine ladies purse
(and some necklaces over its right ear)
Here it is without the inventory:
Please, Sir, I want some more.
 


Well, as it turns out, it is not even for sale! They love it, too!
Understandable.

Appearing soon on a Bunny Things page near you.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ethel on the patio

After dinner service one evening, Ethel decided to recline on the patio.

Love those little lady feets out front

To put it in context, they usually flop around the pen, more like Lucy and Bunya did ...


Saturday, September 22, 2012

RR Submission: Silky

Look at this sweet face!
This is Silky, who, while not too keen on being held (like a lot of bunnies) will quite willingly melt next to you for head rubs, as demonstrated below.

Silky - available for adoption from HAWS

Coby's human was at HAWS spreading some bunny lovin' to Silky and others, including Willow (Petfinder page here).

Willow, who also loves head rubs.
A bunny that loves head rubs - who da' thunk it?
Willow may be Coby's successor. If so, hopefully, RR will get the scoop and new pictures.

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Look for a bunny shelter near you -
Donate, Volunteer or Adopt.
When you want a wonderful pet - 
Think Fuzzy!

Friday, September 21, 2012

RR bunnies around the web or "The other white bunny"

As noted in yesterday's post, my daughter has been surfing the web for bunnies and in her travels around the Ethernet has found the picture has been picked up by various websites around the world, for example:
Chinese
English1
English2
English3
French
Hebrew
Russian

She found other languages, too, but these are the ones she sent me. Some sites just want a picture on the page to break things up and some are about camouflage.

Slipper portraying "the other white bunny"

Here's what I found funny ...
The French caption is: Two rabbits cleverly hiding
(actually, it's: 2 lapins habilement cachés)

But - there are three!
Someone didn't look closely enough! They thought Ethel was other slipper!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Funny bunny posters

One of my Regular Roving Rabbit Ramblings Reporters (in this case, my daughter) has spotted one of our favorite pictures traveling around the web. On the particular site here, you can make up your own caption or poster. As of the writing of this post, it has been used 212 times. Here's mine:



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bunya's diet

Mr. Bunya is cranky. And he's taking it out on Lucy and Ethel.

Bunya weighs between 4.5 and 5 pounds, but his ideal fighting weight is 4 pounds. We left them all at the vet for a one-night trip (normally, we'd board them at GHRS, but this one only for one night; the vet's around the corner and GHRS is a much longer trip). Dr. Mike got a chance to check out Bunya and his official report included some concern about Bunya's ... well, Bunya's "moobs".

Mr. Bunya, in his more svelte youth,
before he grew into his ears, and
when his sides were concave and not convex.

So, how do you put one of three bonded bunnies that live together on a diet?

Here's what we're trying:
1. Reduction in treats for all.
However, they now ALL follow us as soon as we get up and go anywhere near any container where their treats are stored. Yeah, we cave. Sometimes. How can I deny them when I have papaya on my breath?
2. Reduction in "crumbles" and greens. Of course, we are still supplying unlimited fresh hay and water, as always.
3. More than just a reduction, there's also monitored eating. When breakfast or dinner is set out, the food is removed when Bunya is the last bun standing at "the table". So, there may be some greens and crumbles left, but if at least one of Lucy or Ethel is not eating with him, the dishes are yanked. No more Bunya eating alone, kinda' like they say it's not good to drink alone (reminds me of George Thorogood and the Destroyers, I Drink Alone).

Their snatching food from each other's mouth has risen to new heights, close to a sport.

Here are a couple of articles from GHRS on bunny weight issues:
One Too Fat and Too One Skinny ~ Tips For Feeding Bonded Rabbits

Now if someone would just snatch food away from me ....

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bunny ear alert

They often hang out together in some arrangement or another (which is always fun and heart-warming to see).

What struck me so funny here was that their ears all seemed to be so alert, kinda' like a little bunny windmill farm.

Lucy in front, then Ethel (in middle, background) and Bunya

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vanity license plate: ORGANIC



Bunya loves filling up his grocery cart with ORGANIC greens!

But he needs to wait until he's paid for them before he starts eating.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bizarro Bunnies

We briefly interrupt Bunny Vanity License Plate Week to bring you a hilarious bunny cartoon.
Check it out.
Get it?
And love the detail ... Mom's necklace, the kid's T-shirt (is that the alien from The Simpson's?)...

Mr. Piraro of Bizarro graciously donated his original artwork from one of his cartoons to the GHRS Silent Auction last year. You can read about this year's September 29th event here.

Thanks, Sis, for sending me this post-haste.

Vanity license plate: LVMIGRLZ




Yes, Bunya does "Love his girls", with very good reason ...



The "GRLZ"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vanity license plate: HIS TOY

I get the idea of this license plate.
You'd think it would be on an "i" car - Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini.
It was on a Camry.
That, I don't get.


Anyway, here's HIS (chew) TOY:

Bunya: I am at one with the chew tunnel.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vanity license plate: FAMALY



Well, ignoring the spelling (we'll give the driver the benefit of the doubt and assume "FAMILY" was taken - assuming that Famaly is not the Family's last name), here's a corresponding bunny picture for this plate:


Fortunately, there were lots of pictures from which to choose to match this topic.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vanity license plate: ESCAPEE

Here's how I came by this plate: When headed to my Mom's on the typical busy street found here, I saw a turtle was trying to cross the road. In Atlanta, this can be dangerous for people. I noticed this at 55 mph. Well, really, Officer, I was only going 40 mph. (And turtle - hare ... related for this blog's purpose.)

Anyway, regardless, I was past the turtle in the blink of an eye, went up the road and made a U-turn (legal, really). When I circled back around to try to get the turtle off the road, someone had beat me to it by a few seconds. This was his license plate, which I think is a really funny vanity plate. He was gone before I could get any backstory ... I barely had time to snap the picture.

Human escapee helped turtle escapee

This plate brings to mind The Great Escape

Ethel casually moving the fence aside.
"Nothing going on here, Officer. Move along."

Ethel breaking the sound barrier

































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Remember 9-11


Monday, September 10, 2012

Vanity license plate: CHILLIN

Haven't included vanity plates in a while.
So this begins a week of vanity plates, with corresponding bunny pictures.




Yes, I am chillin'.
Indeed.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Snuggle bunnies!

One night at the pen gate,
heads huddled together,
taking turns ...






>: )

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bundini challenge

You may recall the Great Escape. A baby gate has now been installed - anchored to the door jamb more firmly.

Of course, the bars were too far apart. This was confirmed when Lucy squeezed between them to see what mischief she could stir up.

Anticipating that, some smaller fencing wire was attached to the gate.
So far, so good.


Bunya: What the #@$%&??? What is this?
Lucy: I don't know - we better get Ethel.

Ethel, mastermind of the previous escapes,
lingers nonchalantly in the background,
so as not to call attention to herself
as she scopes out her new challenge.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pancake bunnies

Pancake bunnies - So, what did you think would be in this post? Pancakes shaped like bunnies? Bunnies with pancakes on their heads (actually, there are plenty of those images on the web)?

Well, in this case, it is referring to the flat puddle of bunny they make themselves into when they are getting head rubs. Bunya will come over and let you do it all by himself. If Ethel is going to participate, it's because she's smushed up next to Bunya; maybe she's imagining that he is grooming her. For a change. Lucy - will participate on the rare occasion (more so when they were younger, which led to my favorite picture of them, at the bottom of the page and here.)

My wife was doing the grooming and I grabbed the camera. On the first try, they "awoke" looking for more. Got it the second time.

First try
Bunya: Hey, where's the hand going - we're still here.
We're accepting head rubs!

Second try - more of what we were trying to capture.
"Bunny pancakes"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lucy's tunnel exercise

This is from a recent Sunday morning when we clean their pen completely, groom them, et cetera. We take everything out of the pen, including their big white tube/tunnel. We lean the tunnel against the fireplace, so it is at a slight angle. Every week, Lucy gets her exercise trying to climb up the incline.

This is her exer-cycle:
1. Insert self into tube.
2. Run as fast as you can to try to get through it (wish the sound of her nails clacking on the tube had recorded).
3. Slide back to bottom, butt only sticking out of tube (we clean their pen, them groom them, so the buncupine butt was furminated and brushed after this was videoed).
4. Pause and take a few deep breaths.
5. Rinse and repeat.

video

This video is less than 90 seconds; who knows how long she would have tried if she hadn't heard someone approaching.

Ethel showed Lucy how to slide down the tube here.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fighting Animal Testing

My wife recently bought some bath products from Lush.
Isn't this a wonderful paper bag into which a cosmetics company puts their products?


You can check this out at  http://www.fightinganimaltesting.com/ or their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FightingAnimalTesting.