Tonight, we worked on getting the bunnies moved from their current area… over to the newly demo-ed living room. We’ll be pulling up the floor in the main hall area, and so it’s another game of shuffle while we move things (and bunnies) around.
I didn’t see the full sequence of events, but here’s how I imagine it went down: Daisy was sitting, content in the Hop ‘n Flop. And then when Phineas came near, she kind of army-crawled her way closer to him.
It’s been a while since our little friend showed up in the yard, but I happened to catch him tonight towards the early evening. I’m still awed at just how small this little guy is.
Look at that little mug.
Captured this close-up of Daisy, who continues to enjoy(?) the Hop ‘n Flop. So far, she’s been the main one in this thing, and seems content to sit in this Sphinx-like pose.
Liz captured this first-ever moment: Phineas flopped while up on the top level of the bunny cottage!
We’ve seen him a few times now, attracted I suspect by the clover and some of the berries growing nearby. I sometimes see him in the late morning, and late evening, wandering around. I also think I’ve seen a larger bunny, with a similar look (possibly a parent) also in the yard. Though I’ve never seen more than one bunny at a time back here.
Before one of our morning walks, I called in to Liz to hurry to the back door. Here’s her, looking hard to see what all the fuss was about. It took her a bit to see it, and it might take you a bit as well.
The bunnies were overdue to get their nails trimmed. Usually Liz does the holding and the trimming, while I help distract the bunnies and get their feet/nails clear. This time though, I ended up holding the bunnies, giving Liz a bit more freedom to work.
Lately, the videos I do are pretty quick – a few seconds here and there, maybe 30 seconds at the most. So it felt like a fun opportunity to take a longer video, and just watch Phineas and Daisy do their thing.
It’s always so nice to see these two getting along so well. Daisy has chilled out a lot, over the years. And while at times there were questions of who the top bunny was, things seem to have settled into a more relaxed pace. They genuinely do seem to like one another, and it’s always delightful to see the evidence.
A week or so ago, Daisy started to hang out here on a semi-permanent basis. It’s definitely “hers,” if you go by claimed territory as Phineas hasn’t really done the same. After a long period of dormancy, this thing is now someplace you can frequently find Daisy. Just stretched out and relaxing.
Tonight, Liz set up a second bunny cottage for Phineas and Daisy. More and more, this living room area is really becoming their area. Another few months of this Covid-19 business, and I feel like they’ll be in charge of more of the house than us.
It’s been a long, long time since we brought Daisy home. She’s had a rough life, and spent a long time as a classroom rabbit (and must have endured a lot of poking and proding from a lot of tiny hands).
For those not familiar with the “flop,” it’s a nice thing to see. Because rabbits are prey animals and typically always wary and on alert, when they’re like this it’s an indication they are relaxed and at ease.