When I got home, the bunnies were out and about. I set my bags down, and they immediately got curious. I didn’t think much of it, even when Daisy started to rip the bag a little bit. At the store, I was given double bags – so I just figured the bunnies were tearing away the outer layer. Little did I know…
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.
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.
In hindsight, I think he looks more like a street tough with a toothpick hanging out of the corner of his mouth. He’s been waiting in this alley all night for you, and it’s finally time to pay him that money you owe. Or else.
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.
Just a Friday evening, hanging out with the bunnies.
Well, we were hoping that some new hay might reduce how frequently Phineas kicks the hay out of the litter box. I guess that hope was misguided.
That’s right. We ordered up a box of sampler hay. And to top it off, this is how Liz and I spent our evening.
Staying home. On a Friday night. With a box of hay samples.