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.
Phineas recently caught some kind of a cold/infection, which has him sneezing a lot. He got this right before his annual checkup, and so now… in addition to his normal round of medication, he’s got a little more.
A lot of the work we’ve done in the living room lately was to make things clean and clear, so that we could house some bunny visitors.
After work, Liz and I suited up to finish off the last remaining bits of work we needed to attend to. We’ve got some boarders coming to our house tomorrow night, and still had some things that needed to get done.
It’s been a super busy time for us, working on the house these last few weeks. And while we have more work ahead of us, we got things back to a point where we could bring the bunnies back home.
Liz and I were talking at the kitchen table (which was in the dining room, adjacent to where these two were at). I guess our voices lulled them to sleep because we looked over, and both of them were flopped to the side.