I had Liz open the envelope as a surprise, as I don’t think she knew what it was. On seeing it, she immediately burst into tears.
She always bounces back, but it’s hard not to be reminded of how Phineas was, when he started to decline.
Liz and I have a silly saying that we use, whenever we see that Daisy is fast asleep. If we can tell she’s really out sleeping, we’ll say “She’s hard down!”
We had some long overdue bunny maintenance planned today (cleaning Daisy up with some wet wipes, and clipping Hugo’s toenails). For both, Liz and I employed the tried and true “bunny burrito” method.
Got this lovely moment, when both Hugo and Daisy were in the cottage together. This has traditionally been Daisy’s spot, so it was fun to see Hugo also jammed in here with her.
Usually, Hugo is all full of pep and energy. So it was a rare treat to find him taking a nap, and to see him flopped over a bit on his side to boot.
For her office holiday party/event, all of Liz’s coworkers are building gingebread houses. They’re all getting kits to assemble, and are doing a kind of Zoom-based, real-time gingerbread construction (remotely).
In preparation, Liz decided she was going to create some extra details. Translation: bunny rabbits.
It’s nice to see him up and about, as he still seems a little shy and nervous. In the evenings, when we open up their area to give them more room to run/roam… he seems more comfortable. He’s not a bunny I would call adventurous, but he’s seemed a little more so tonight.
Back home, after some time away… the bunnies are a little aloof. Daisy’s fine, and is pretty quick to adjust as she’s done this a lot before. But Hugo seems to be very unsure of things, and has kept his distance.
Tonight, Liz came down to find Daisy hanging out in the wooden hut. With her little leg, dangling off the front. She seemed laid back, relaxed. But that little foot dangle added a bit of regality, I think.
Today, a first – came down to see Hugo, standing on the top floor. He and I looked at one another, and we were both pretty confused.
Liz has continued the bonding sessions with them, but has slowly progressed to where she’s no longer sitting and monitoring them both. The two have been in the same space for a few hours at a stretch, and Liz felt it was time for them to be around one another, 100%.
I was sitting with Daisy one evening, and she decided to just hang out in her hop-n-flop… and promptly fell asleep. But not only was she sleeping, she started snoring.
I was able to get my camera out, and quietly filmed her up close for a little while.
We’ve joked that we should have named him “Buddy,” because that’s what we end up calling him casually. Maybe that will be more of a nickname, and Hugo will be what he uses for… I dunno, when he signs legal documents or something.
This is Daisy, nestled into her (new) Hop-n-Flop. You can tell she’s super comfortable because she’s in a superman pose, with her hind legs fully extended.