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.
Phineas and Liz have this understanding they’ve built up, over the years. From time to time, if Phineas is at an elevated location (the stairs, or the top of the cottage) and is there waiting… Liz will wander over, and position herself nearby.
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!
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.
Hung out with the bunnies last night, and snapped this photo of Phineas atop the bunny cottage. He was cracking me up because, at the right angle, he’s got this super huge, disapproving frown going on.
Last weekend, I spent a lot of Sunday hanging out in the living room (aka our bedroom). And the bunnies were pretty much doing the same thing – hanging out on the new rug (and in the new bunny cottage).
While they have carpet in their open pen area, we felt a larger space could give them room to sprint. Whenever the bunnies get super excited or happy, you’ll see them on a tear (similar to what a cat might do). During these phases, Liz and I have taken to saying that they’ve “got the hops.”
Hard to see it here, but there’s a small struggle for power taking place. Mostly, it’s Phineas and Daisy being cute. But originally, it was just Phineas sitting next to me.
The funny thing to keep in mind is: Daisy is essentially doing a ton of demo in the bunny rabbit cottage, which exists inside our house… where we are doing a ton of renovations.
It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when these two were wary of one another. In the early days, Phineas was a bit territorial… but they’re pretty inseparable.
Liz noticed that Daisy had been sneezing just a little bit, these last few days. So she took Daisy for a checkup when she went to get Phineas. Good thing, because it turns out Daisy had a lot of upper respiratory noise as well.
Tonight, he just never seemed to catch his breath. Liz picked him up to try to see if maybe he injured his feet (he didn’t). And while our bunnies are fairly friendly, they never like being picked up. Liz scooped up Phineas way too easily.