In terms of a happiness gauge, the flop is up there with the binky.
I was sitting on the floor with Liz, and the two of us were petting the bunnies. I happened to have a glass of wine near me, and had to pick it up once Phineas got a little curious.
Lots of veggies, and lots of plates! I forgot to take a photo until after I had already fed them their dinner, so it’s a total of 12 plates if you count the ones they’re snacking on in the back.
The bunnies have a bunny cottage that they play in, when we let them out in the evenings. We’ve had several, over the years, as they tend to get a lot of use (by some rabbits more than others).
Liz got these towels as a gift from her mom, for her birthday. They are incredibly cute, and just uncanny in how close they are to matching the two of us.
When rabbits “flop” over onto their side, it’s a sure sign they’re very comfortable where they are – and it gives us no small degree of pride and delight whenever Daisy does this.
When bunnies don’t eat, it’s a pretty big deal. For them to not have food in their system is very problematic, and potentially life-threatening. We’ve seen the “not eating” behavior before, and know that it’s potentially the start of gastro-intestinal stasis.
We noticed this thing with Daisy, though. When she starts eating, she grabs a big mouthful and just goes to town. She won’t try to pick out a modest piece – she’ll grab as much as she can manage, and then wrestle the whole thing in the air as she slowly chews it down.
And here’s a photo we took on NYE’s, before the year’s end. Both of them are making weird faces because we had just given them carrots, and captured them mid-chew.
A few days ago, Liz set up a new corridor area for the bunnies. This, in combination with their cottage and maze, gives them a whole lot of places to explore and play.
Confused why there would be any noises from upstairs, Liz and I looked at one another. And then realized: the bunnies have gotten past the gate!
On Saturday, Liz and I walked outside to find that someone had taken one of our rabbit lawn ornaments… and placed it inside the fountain, in our front yard.
We think Daisy’s rogue approach to stair traversal (Liz has purportedly seen Daisy leap over Phineas while coming down the stairs) led to one of Phineas’ spills. And he’s been pretty hesitatnt to come up ever since.
Last night, as Liz was clipping the nails on the rabbits… I got some close-up photos. Look at that mug!
Funny side note: both Daisy and Phineas are the jealous type. There will be some nose butts if they see you petting the other. Daisy is the worst though, in that she’ll try to come up and plop down alongside Phineas, hoping to get in (or take over) the action.