Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Bugs!

This is a bunny blog, so I must note today's special anniversary:
Bugs Bunny's official debut 07-27-1940 in A Wild Hare, 77 years ago today.

Those cartoons are the only reason I know any opera.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Die-hard James Bond 007 fan (Sean Connery a bonus).
Saw this and burst out laughing. Bunny's attitude conveys the classic line.

Auric Goldfinger to James Bond in Goldfinger (1964), in reply to James Bond's question: Do you expect me to talk?

Friday, July 21, 2017

More GHRS Bunnyfest and Hoppy Hour

Here's another short clip of GHRS's (Georgia House Rabbit Society) 2017 Bunnyfest Hoppy Hour because, well... all those cute bunnies!

Scenes of note:
The box in the upper left corner of the screen with 400 bunnies crammed underneath; it's like a bunny version of a clown car.
The humongous bunny leaning against the litter box (upper center); if ever a rabbit was looking like: Eh, what's up, Doc?
The bunny who just wants to be left alone in his purple tunnel - thanks loads, bunny bouncer Brian (upper right corner).
The litter box full of bunnies in the lower right corner, just all hanging out - in the beginning, one black rabbit "crowd surfs" over them all; the fuzzy grey bunny's nose goes 100 mph.
(Ignore the flopped unicorn in the middle; pretend you didn't see it and maybe imbibe a little less *ahem*.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bunya and Ethel's wild cousin

What adds a bit of fun to a morning exercise walk?
A bunny!

Spotted the bunny in a neighbor's lawn. Got too close and it bolted across the street to our lawn.

Then it found something to munch on here and stayed there for a while. Delivery truck didn't bother it. I walked by a few times and it was still there.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GHRS Bunnyfest and Hoppy Hour

A quick clip of GHRS Bunnyfest Hoppy Hour (Georgia House Rabbit Society). The star of this clip is Ostara. She was rescued after having been bitten/shaken by a dog - and her spirit is loving life. The pumpkin colored fluff starts off to the right of the frame, sucking up the love from one of the bunny bouncer volunteers. She circles south following the other buns and then north by the hidey box to be in the center of the action. Ostara is the one dragging her back legs.

Reminder - Do NOT.NOT.NOPE.NOPE.NO-WAY.NO-HOW let domestic pet rabbits loose outside "in the wild". They do not have their wild cousins' coping skills or survival instincts.

Here are a few of the bunnies there:

This little fellow was so cute!
(So many were.)

Some bunnies just piled in and snuggled
and relaxed while everyone else ran around.

So many bunnies, but all in motion -
Hard to get in-focus pictures!

Lots more bunny pictures taken by Bree the Bunny's human - album here.

There were desserts by the Cake Hag (yum), the GHRS Hop Shop branch, bunny salons for mani-pedis and grooming (ever seen a huge garbage can of bunny hair?), massages, cold laser therapy and vet checks. It was a very busy venue. Of course, we bought a ton of supplies and treats for Bunya and Ethel.

Thank you to the legion of volunteers and many vendors for their time and donations.
If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year!
And on International Rabbit Day, 09-23-2017 -- The Hare Ball!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ethel learns to take her meds

A leap forward in giving Ethel her meds!

Both Ethel and Bunya are on meds. Bunya takes his no problem.

Ethel still had to be picked up and "forced" to take the syringe of meds, although we did not have to burrito her. They each get a piece of their favorite treat (a Probios) after they take the medicine.

In this video (~15 seconds), she takes her meds and gets her treat without having to be picked up, just like Bunya!

Bunya ran into the kitchen to get his. The gate to the pen was open but Ethel took hers through the fence; she perceives it as extra protection against getting picked up. Most of the time, she follows Bunya into the kitchen.

Yay, Ethel!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Make it a Happy 4th of July for your bunnies, too!

You remember the holiday message right?
Don't drink and drive.
Don't text and drive.
Don't drink and text.
When boating, wear a big orange life vest (you humans look so funny in those).
Play with your bunnies and give them lots of treats!

Be grateful to be in the land of the free and the home of the buns.

Well, here's another one: Bunnies don't like fireworks.
It stresses them just like other sudden and/or loud noises.

If your bunny's neighborhood is firecracker noisy, keep the buns cool and quiet.
Close the windows and doors. Close the blinds to avoid flashing lights.

Play music - peaceful, easy listening (not loud). Think elevator music.
(No hair bands or hare bands. Stay away from 1812 Overture.)
Your TV service might even have a suitable channel in its lineup - you just never tune to those channels.

If you do not already have boxes for them to play on and in, get some plain cardboard boxes (not slick or a lot of ink/color, no staples, labels or tape); cut at least two openings in each box big enough for your bunny to get in and out. They can hide in them, to further mute the noise and feel a little safer.

An air filter in their room may provide a white noise to help muffle the fireworks' sounds.

Keep them company and reassure them that everything's okay. Pet them if they are the petting kind of bunnies. Have a couple of healthy treats handy (Bunya told me to say that).

Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July holiday!


Previously saw these bunnies celebrating on the GHRS Facebook page and their humans from Langhorne, PA graciously sent their too cute pictures for the RR Fourth of July ...

Chloe & Casper,
Rabbit Ramblings' 4th of July bunnies!
<< Insert "SQUEEE" here >>

(Chloe looks like a living Rorschach test)

And Daffney is preparing for the sunshine and cookout
(or maybe the fireworks ... be a dear and fetch her ear plugs, please).

P.S. Daffney, a lionhead, was adopted from the Bucks County SPCA.

Four lucky bunnies (two bonded couples) live together with well-trained human servants who have been adopting rabbits for over 20 years -- way to go!
Wisely, all bunnies are "math-impaired" (they can't multiply).