While we covered a lot of the main hall area with carpeting, there was a small bit that remained uncovered. And for whatever reason, Daisy has taken to this being “her spot.”
The bunnies have been staying with Liz Rench for the last few months, as we wanted them to be elsewhere during a lot of the recent house work. Over the holidays, Liz and I talked and decided we wanted the bunnies to return home.
Liz has been pretty sick the last two weeks, recovering from the flu and a few other issues. She just got back to work on Wednesday, and today we had a vet appointment for Phineas. Usually, she’s the one who takes the day to shuttle the bunnies out to our vet (Chicago Exotics), which is way out in Skokie.
Last Saturday, I had to set up a temporary area for the bunnies in our basement. I spent a while cleaning up the area first, then got some blankets down for a makeshift pen.
I wasn’t really thinking about this, but apparently Liz was – and had a new mat shipped to a few days ago. I spotted this guy on our doorstep one evening, walking home… and realized we had another bunny.
During dinner tonight, Daisy was on the top floor of the bunny cottage. I took this chance to feed her a little mint, figuring I could get a good close-up video of her eating.
Compared to his last visit, Mick is incredibly active! He still struggles a bit with circling from time to time, and we do check in to make sure he hasn’t fallen over on his side. But he’s moving around a lot more (and a lot faster) than last we saw.
Liz sent me some photos last week of Phineas. I guess he had started digging in the litterbox (as he likes to do), and when she caught him and yelled at him… he ran off. A few short moments later, Liz returned to find him totally flopped on his side.
A quick search later, I found that uttering the phrase “rabbit rabbit” is meant to bring you luck, if uttered at the start of the month.
After the big snow from a few days ago, Liz thought it would a fun idea to let the bunny rabbits experience snow for the first time. So we filled a small litterbox full of the stuff, and brought it inside for Phineas and Daisy to check out.
Grabbed some video of Phineas, taking a nap the other day. Favorite part of this (besides how calming it is, to watch a bunny nap) is the involuntary chewing that happens, from time to time.
For those who are new to bunny rabbits, the whole “flopping” thing is a special delight. Rarely do rabbits get comfortable enough to just rest on their sides, and it’s typically seen as a sign of how relaxed and at ease they are.
I don’t build forts anymore. At least, not for myself.
Liz has watched our rabbits for many, many years now – and it feels nice that we can return the favor. With Quincy, we got a lot of experience caring for a rabbit that was quite old – and so we felt very flattered that Liz was entrusting us to watch over Mick (who is around 15 years old).
Just a Friday evening, hanging out with the bunnies.