Sunday, June 30, 2013

Rabbits' Habits

If you are thinking of adopting a bunny or if you already have one, Understanding Your Rabbit's Habits is a book that should be in your bunny library.

Common Rabbit Behaviors is the title of two pages of little bunny diagrams that can serve as an index or table of contents, directing you to the pages that explain that behavior. The book also incorporates another section of 10 Rabbit Behavior Problems Solved. Does your bunny not like being picked up? Have poor litter box habits?

Rabbit's Habits is easy to read (I love the proper British spelling) and helps you look at things from a bunny's perspective to explain their behavior and misbehavior. It's a wonderful point of view for any prospective or current bunny owner.

The book's author, Tamsin Stone, also has a website, The Rabbit House, and developed a chart to help you interpret your bunny's ears (in this prior post). You can buy this book here.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ethel flopped

The home consensus is that Ethel is the cutest, has the cutest full body flop-in-action, and is, by far, the sweetest little bunny of our bunch.

Friday, June 28, 2013

In Memoriam: Silky

RR was saddened to learn of the passing of a previous RR Submission, Silky. As many buns do, Silky started off with a hard life but was rescued by and adopted from HAWS - by one of their volunteers.

Silky passed over the Rainbow Bridge
June 27, 2013
Silky's alert owner was tipped off to head to the vet by a change in Silky's mood and behavior (like the symptoms discussed here).

Unfortunately, there's not always a happy ending.

Please make a donation to a bunny shelter near you in Silky's memory. If you don't have a shelter, here's a great one. 

Rainbow Bridge
 is posted here.

Silky was much loved and our condolences go out to Silky's very sad human.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Watch bunnies

Funny little creatures ...
They were all in the same position in three different places: sitting, ears up, looking around.

No clue what they were on the lookout for ... treats maybe.
That's a safe bet anytime.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bunny ninja

Parkoura holistic training discipline using movement that developed out of military obstacle course training ... Practitioners aim to move quickly and efficiently through their environment using only their bodies and their surroundings to propel themselves, negotiating obstacles in between. They try to maintain as much momentum as possible....

And now, Parkour Bunny:

The Jackie Chan of Bunnydom?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Mexico HRS Raffle ticket proceeds to be shared with Indiana HRS!

This incredible bunny quilt is being raffled through the New Mexico HRS.

Bonus: From now through July 4th, NMHRS will donate 50% of all raffle ticket sales to the Indiana HRS rescue of (way) over 375 rabbits (posted about it here and here).
You can buy raffle tickets HERE!

This month, over 375 rabbits were seized from horrible conditions - too small cages with wire bottoms, out in the heat, insufficient proper food and water, and in ill health. Indiana House Rabbit Society needs donations and foster homes - across the U.S. (Bunny transports are being coordinated now among chapters and shelters.)
If you are an experienced bunny person and can help, contact IHRS or your local HRS chapter. Thank you.
Indiana House Rabbit Society
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Snuggle bunnies snuggle

There is a reason the for the term "snuggle bunnies"...

The water dish is a favorite place to snuggle in the morning,
right after it has been filled with cool water and ice.

Later, Lucy & Ethel were snuggling on top of
their new Princess Bed (from The Blissful Bunny)

Ethel was flopped first by the water bowl
(available from the GHRS Hop Shop).
Then Bunya toddled over and snuggled up right next to her.
into the open parenthesis her body made.

The sisters, Lucy & Ethel, snuggling again.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Over 375 rabbits seized -- Need loving house rabbit families and foster homes

This month, over 375 rabbits were seized from horrible conditions - too small cages with wire bottoms, out in the heat, insufficient proper food and water, and in ill health. Indiana House Rabbit Society needs donations and foster homes. If you are an experienced bunny person and can help, contact IHRS or your local HRS chapter. Thank you.

Original post 375 rabbits seized has links to related news stories.
Indiana House Rabbit Society
Donate to Indiana House Rabbit Society

Are you a Bunspace member?

Really, you have a bunny and you aren't?
Bunspace is like Facebook for bunnies.

So join up - you can post pictures of your bunnies and see bunnies and bunny lovers from around the world. One of our favorite pages is Rabbits Everywhere to which you submit things that remind you of bunnies ... a cloud, a pepper mill, a puddle of piddle - go look and you will see this and more (including several entries from Bunya, Lucy & Ethel).

Here's another great reason: Pennies 4 Bunnies. Funds are contributed to various bunny rescues. Right now GHRS is one of the candidates to receive a $100 donation. Voting ends June 30, 2013.

So if you already a member, or join, please go here: Pennies 4 Bunnies, log in and vote for GHRS.

GHRS has just adopted its 100th bunny this year, but is still caring for another 100 at its shelter and associated foster homes.

Miles & Phoebe -- #s 99 & 100 for 2013

If you join, post a comment here or on our Facebook page and let us know!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

One bunny pen cleaning day ...

Well, apparently, the bunnies like their maze haven - even when it's upside down.

Sunday morning is typically bunny pen cleaning day. Everything comes out so we can vacuum stray hair or the errant poop. Their boxes and toys are jumbled together and the maze haven was set upside down on the coffee table (it gives you the opportunity to run the lint brush on the edges and remove more hair).

Well, that just gave them more to explore. Anything to fight bunny boredom.

Lucy was first on the upside down haven. 
Always willing to explore, Ethel pops up like a little "whack-a-mole".

They briefly confer.

Lucy peeks over the edge at
all the other toys and boxes piled on the table.

Ethel trying to decide "in or out?"

Decision - stay in for now.

Maze Havens are from the Binky Bunny and you can get your bunnies one here.
When I went to get the link, I noticed that they are on sale at the moment.
Also, the main picture of it is one big flat unit. Scroll the pictures underneath - you can build it into different patterns, including the 2-story one we did.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ethel up top

Ethel likes the high ground as she demonstrates here. Lucy may be unaware that she has a little fluffy white guardian bunny angel watching over her as she huddles in the ever popular Cheerios box.

Ethel will just find a high perspective and settle down into this little tucked-in bunny position to observe her domain and, perhaps, catch a little snooze.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The pet hierarchy

Dogs have owners.
Cats have staff.
Bunnies have servants.

Yea verily, 'tis so!

Bunny bushes

A Roving Rabbit Ramblings Reporter (my niece) sent RR some pictures from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Certainly appropriate subject matter for this blog!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bunny Things

One of the RR blog pages is "Bunny Things" (page tabs are in the right hand column, at the top). My sisters are regular contributors, especially the one who happens to be on the road right now, in DC. Here are some of her finds ...

Flea market art bunny

Another flea market art bun

Flea market
stone statue
(door stop?)

Bunny art of collector
Another from collector

From National Arboretum gift shop

There's a bunny in that art

And, this is that bunny from the art

Bunnies everywhere!
She even came across
a glove lying in the street
that reminded her of a bunny
- and that qualifies!

Here is a link to Bunspace's

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The bunnies sit out a tornado

Earlier this week, we were hanging out with the bunnies when we heard the tornado warning siren go off. The TV, before it blipped out, was warning of the weather bearing down on top of us.

What do you do? Listen to them. Head for the lowest, internal spot in your house.
We grabbed the important stuff, the bunnies and a flashlight, and headed for the windowless storage room. I think this is the first time we had felt compelled to do so. It was close.

The bunnies huddle together to wait out the tornado(s).

Now, a few of you rabbit owners or regular RR readers may recall that many bunnies do not particularly like to be picked up. Especially Lucy.

We were lucky in that they were all in their pen, even though the gate was open; that's just where they hang out if they are not exploring. Or begging for treats.

So I jumped in and closed the gate behind me. They have plenty of places to dash about and hide in there but eventually I caught them one by one and passed them to Dr. Mrs. Bunnymom to stow in their carrier. It was a short trip down the hall and to the other side of the gate that marks the limit of their free ranging. The bunnies were not sure what was happening. Actually, neither were we.

We were very fortunate. It passed relatively quickly, after some tense moments; we did not even let the bunnies loose. Other neighborhoods were not so lucky. There were a significant number of power outages, not all restored yet; trees fell on houses. Traffic has been clogged for days as downed trees are removed from roadways and power lines restrung. We wish everyone a quick restoration of the operational aspects of their homes (like air conditioning) and ongoing safety therein.

Friday, June 14, 2013

RR Submission: Buddy

Had to ask the back story on Buddy (incredibly cute - we met him in  person at Bunnyfest plus he had a prior RR video submission). I'd heard that where you put his towel, he flops. So in this picture, here's Buddy, all stretched out, flopped on his towel that had been placed on the sofa, leaning his chin on his devotee's lap, watching TV together (Bugs Bunny cartoons, no doubt).

So here's the scoop:
When he was really little ... we left a towel on the ground in the middle of the room and he would run around playing and just occasionally go back to sit on the towel like a home base. We also discovered that he didn't like to be picked up unless he was on the towel. So when he was really tiny (2-3 months old) and living in a cage, he'd only come out if you put the towel in front of him. He'd just hop on and be ready for lift off!

Buddy is about 6 months now and still obeys the towel.

> : )

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bunnyfest 2013: Bunny Things

There are the real bunnies.
Then there are the Bunny Things (such as are accumulated on the RR Bunny Things page). Here are ones spotted at Bunnyfest 2013.

Bunny serving dish

Cardboard bunnies surrounding a pedestal tray

Bunny card holder

Bunny was surrounded
by bunny greens

From the Highly Impressionable vendor table

Bunny serving tray

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

375 rabbits seized

I am speechless at this horror, and at the ignorance and callousness of some of the commentors.
Here's the WISH TV, Channel 8 news story.

If you can donate ... the Indiana House Rabbit Society will be assisting and is going to be taxed beyond all conceivable limits.
If you are rabbit savvy and live in the area, contact Indiana HRS to volunteer, perhaps as a foster home.

Indiana House Rabbit Society
Donate to Indiana House Rabbit Society

WISH Photo/ DeAndra Taylor

Bunnyfest 2013: Vendors

The Blissful Bunny
This was part of the silent auction. Really wanted this to fill with paper strips (mainly for Ethel - check this out: The Bunny Digging Box). However, a very generous email bid of $500 came in on it. Sorry for my bunnies but very happy for GHRS. And the bunnies will never know.

Digging box (the window side)

Digging box (entrances)
More Blissful Bunny below

GHRS Hop Shop
It's like they carted the entire shop to this venue. Really - the tables and merchandise took up more space than the size of the entire Hop Shop at the GHRS shelter. (BTW, you may recognize that many of the items sold in the Hop Shop are made by The Blissful Bunny.)

A bunny favorite

Highly Impressionable
Highly Impressionable on Etsy

So much wonderful crafty stuff, including
bunny bookmarks, journals and greeting cards

Personal journal
Bunny bookmark


The Highly Impressionable team included
the artist's inspirational bunny - very cute!

The Blissful Bunny (Part Deux)

Rolling toys, chewing toys, hay boxes,
hay boxes with litter boxes, tunnels and beds (oh my!)

Bunny castles, bridges and ramps

(Silent auction playhouse)

Play houses