Monday, February 26, 2018

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Disagree with Tank Commander Alfie at your own risk.
Maybe better to check your watch again.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is your Rabbit Ramblings friendly reminder to
think of your Significant Other today
- and bring home treats.

When Bunya shed a heart onto his forehead.

Did you forget a gift for somebunny?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Bonus bunny meme

We live to serve.
Everything is theirs and we are grateful they let us live there, too.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

One evening on the sofa

Some evenings, the bunnies will get on the sofa to check if I am in a generous treat mood (or when it is very close to 9pm, when they get their favorite treat, a Probios).

Here, Bunya was in a generous loving mood and was grooming Ethel, which she LOVES. It's very cute as he works his way from her forehead to the tip of her ear. Most of the time, she's loving on him. So, Ethel, the hyperactive, ADD bunny, just can't accept the loving. She jumps off the sofa, runs around and springs back up for more.

For perspective, my recliner is beside the right end of the sofa and that's where I am sitting while the bunnies stare at me. The second time, Ethel hops off, runs around to my right, THUMPS because I am not dishing out treats, and hops back up to be with Bunya.

Here's the rough schedule:
16 seconds - Ethel hops off, runs around and jumps back up at 22 sec
At 35 sec, Ethel hops off again, runs to my right and THUMPS - you can hear it at about 40 sec. Then she levitates back up to the sofa.

She does this so much - comes for a treat, doesn't get treat, hops off, runs around, thumps, and hops back up to see if the displeasure she has expressed resulted in a treat.

Bunya does NOT move. He waits, he stares. Notice how the pillow is blocking the end of the sofa arm? That's because, if he wants a treat, he will STARE at me and bite the fabric on the arm. You can hear it crunch. If I move for a treat, he stops. If I don't, he keeps staring at me and takes another bite. Until a treat results.

Bunnies are so freaking smart - and have us so trained.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

Don't know who made this meme, but I'm not sure the bunnies give it that much consideration. More like:
Bunny: Looks like a root. I instinctively chew those.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Volunteer's Paycheck

A Volunteer's Paycheck
How does being kind affect us?

1. Physiologically
  A. Those who volunteer report fewer aches and pains.
  B. People 55 and older who volunteer live longer.
  C. Volunteering and being kind can lower your blood pressure via the release of the hormone oxytocin.
  D. Performing acts of kindness releases endorphins.

2. Psychologically
  A. Kindness is like strength training - it can be improved with practice.
  B. Kindness is "contagious." Even witnessing kindness in others can impact your mood.
  C. People who donate to charity self-report higher levels of happiness.
  D. Kindness lowers the anxiety levels of people who report they have anxiousness.
  E. There is a strong correlation between the health, happiness and longevity of people who are emotionally and behaviorally compassionate towards others.

3. Bunnifically
  A. Rabbits are likely to report lower levels of "disapproval" to kind volunteers vs. the uneducated silly humans.
  B. Humans who volunteer with and rescue rabbits show:
    (1) Decreased sensitivity to stray hay in odd places (like your bed or underwear.)
    (2) A higher tolerance for rabbit fur on all articles of clothing and household objects.
    (3) Multilingual language abilities, with the ability to interpret "fluent rabbit" (and heightened sensitivity to protect fingers when interpreting the ears-back/tail-up pose.)
    (4) An improved ability to distinguish between a "real crisis" and a trivial event. (Receiving a deep puncture wound from said unprotected fingers is a trivial event. The car not starting when out of your rabbit's favorite greens is a "real crisis".)
    (5) Unequivocally and indisputably exceedingly high levels of "bunny supreme meditative bliss" (especially when petting said rabbits - an even higher state of consciousness plane when followed by a bunny flop.)

by Marlene Larkin, Georgia House Rabbit Society Educator