Saturday, 17 December 2011
So it's been a pretty uneventful month, although the baby keeps the human v busy, we've been keeping up to date with everyone's online antics! So a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR BUNNY BLOG FRIENDS!!!
B&B had their myxy vacs last week, and were both very good for the vet (no repeat of Bella's pee flicking!). The kale we grew is still going very strong, much to the bunnies delight! Unfortunately all the leaves are now gone from their favourite grape vine, but we planted a new apple tree so they can have some branches next year (and will save us from "borrowing" apple branches from the community orchard in the village.)
There is a rumour that the human's mother has grown some purple Brussel sprouts for Christmas dinner... Human and rabbit dinner that is! Buttons and Bella can't wait!
Friday, 25 November 2011
Bella had a hair cut recently. This is the "after" picture! Her mane was getting so long it was in her eyes at the front and she was picking up food and hay under her chin!
She was very good: she trusts us so much more than when we adopted her a year ago! (a year, how time flies!). She probably doesn't realise how lucky she is to get a fur-cut from the husband, who cuts human fur as his job, and charges them money!!! Bella didn't even tip him!
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
"This baby thing is exhausting! He wants constant entertainment! Well we've done our shift and now we need a lie down. Anyway we think he needs changing so we best let the human take over xx"
Snooze away bunnies... I'm sure he'll start screaming soon and wake you up!
Thanks everyone for your good wishes for big Bella. She is 100% back to normal now.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Sigh. Bella is unwell, please send your thoughts and prayers her way. I don't think it's very serious, but we're keeping a very very close eye on her as we have learned from sad experience how quickly buns can go down hill.
Last night she didn't want her dinner pellets, which was incredibly worrying: Bella loves her food. She was cowering in her house looking very unhappy and i could not tempt her out. On inspection of the litter tray we noticed no poop either (the benefit of the huge size difference between our two buns: very easy poop differentiation).We gave her a shot of pineapple juice and after an hour she really perked up and ate some pellets.
Panic over, I went to bed. This morning she was behaving normally, bouncy and ate some breakfast veggies... But not as much as usual. She's pooping, but not as much as normal. Today's been up and down: sometimes she is hopping round the garden like a kid and nibbling at readigrass, but she's turned down broccoli and sometimes returns to the house for a lie down...
So we're just monitoring v closely, and administering more pineapple juice later. Hoping it doesn't mean we need to see the vet tomorrow.
We'll let you know.
Buttons is happy and healthy, and going through a v scruffy moult!
Friday, 21 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
And at night we go in our shed for more snoozing and grooming and chilling... We like that we can chew the shed without getting in trouble, and the human seems pleased that we are still using our litter tray properly. What did she think we'd do??? We are civilised buns, dontcha know?!?!
We have all our usual stuff here and it has the benefit that it's all ours - no humans poking us when we want a bit of privacy and peace!
Friday, 7 October 2011
Sigh. The buns got themselves into some serious trouble of late, and have been "relocated" into a shed outside. Before you protest (I did) I assure you it's a good size luxury bunny palace with all their usual stuff in it. Despite this I feel bad for them!
So what happened? We had a power cut, or so we thought... Until we flicked the fuse box and noticed that everything except the fridge/freezer came back on. At first we thought the power cut or surge had done something to damage the fridge and we were pretty annoyed, as it's only a couple of months out of it's warranty (typical eh?) and was quite expensive. But then we pulled it out and discovered... A severed power chord, and bunny teeth marks!
It's difficult to explain quite how difficult it is to get behind the fridge (it's built into a cabinet) and quite how naughty those buns were to get in there and reap this damage. They had to break through a cabinet, and really root around for that power chord.
And I can't believe they didn't electrocute themselves!!! Stupid bunnies. They are very lucky.
I feel frustrated; I was always so convinced that our kitchen was 100% bunny proof, and totally felt they would be fine there each night (and they were for 2 and a half years...). But I should know better... They outsmarted me :-)
The husband was fuming with anger. It cost a fair bit to repair the fridge, (although thankfully less than a new one would cost) and we had to throw away heaps of fresh and frozen food. He gave me an ultimatum... Either Bella and Buttons went to a new family, or they moved out of the house into the garden.
Oh I agonised. I couldn't bear the thought of not seeing their smooshy faces anymore, not finding a perfect home for them where they could be loved the way i love them! But I also worried that having been acclimatised to house living (the temperature plus the space) that they wouldn't be happy outside.
What a dilemma. In the end I just couldn't stand losing them, so hence the outside solution. I agreed they would go outside as long as they could have a shed, not just a hutch, that they could come in the house each day for a couple of hours of supervised playtime and that if it snows, they can come inside again for a few nights.
They seem to have adapted very well, and actually seem to enjoy that they now get to play in the garden more regularly (well, until it turns too cold/wet anyway), so they are happy and I'm just paranoid. They've been so spoilt as house bunnies. I just hope they don't hate me. Please don't hate me?
As I type this, buttons is sprinting around the baby toy obstacle course in the lounge, and Bella is snoozing in the door way... So not much has changed really!
But soon it's time for dinner and time to go back to the shed for the night ;-(
Saturday, 24 September 2011
They won't admit it but I think the rabbits actually quite like having the baby around!
Buttons likes using his nose to push the toys that hang down from baby gym, and best of all there are lots of new boxes available to play in. There are the pampers boxes (other brands of nappy are available but come in plastic wrapping!), and this lovely box which Bella loves. The baby may have received a gorgeous gift in it, but Bella got the gift of a bonus box! Thanks Jade and Mickey :-)
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
The shot I've been waiting for for weeks! Throne sharing (or fighting it out maybe?)!
The bunnies have quickly learned that they can get up to a serious amount of mischief when the human is feeding the baby... My hands are busy, I can't stand up to shoo them off the furniture or stop them eating the floors and wall!
Thursday, 11 August 2011
On 28th July our son was born and he's been keeping me and the husband mighty busy!
Buttons and Bella have actually adapted pretty well, though they don't look too impressed when he cries! And they don't even disapprove too much of the slightly late breakfasts they've been getting! Bella just keeps to herself, and keeps demanding head rubs as if she wants reassurance that she's still No.1! Buttons is very curious, and has been checking out all the baby equipment, trying to play with the baby toys (!) and this morning, he even sidled up and sniffed the baby's leg! Go Buttons!
I can't wait to see how the relationship between baby and bunnies develops!
Monday, 25 July 2011
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Of course it's the law that when your bunny does something extraordinarily amusing and blog worthy your camera is no where to be found eh?
So you'll just have to imagine...
We were all in the garden, chickens at one end pecking the grass and scratching at the dirt and bunnies in their usual safe place on and around the deck (where there are hidey holes). Suddenly Buttons decided he wanted to investigate the chickens and sprinted off down the garden. This was weird in itself... Usually the chicken noises startle him and he gives them a wide berth! He got to within 6 inches of one of the chucks, but she was obviously not impressed about a bunny in her territory. Goodness knows why, as Buttons is about a quarter of the size of the chicken in question! The chuck started fluffing herself up and flapping her wings like an elephant flaps it's ears just before it charges. This clearly told Buttons everything he needed to know as he turned and sprinted away from her so fast I barely saw what happened! Not only did he sprint up the garden but he was up and over the deck, through the back door and sitting on his house faster than... Well greased lightening??
Silly bunny learnt not to take on an animal so much bigger than himself. But good for him that he was curious and brave enough to go and investigate!
I took this picture shortly afterwards.. he was hiding, a bit shell shocked from his encounter.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
But I do worry about the little fluffsters during the hot weather. If the humans are hot, I can't imagine how one might feel to be wearing a little fur coat as well - especially Bella, who continues to moult and turn our house into a blanket! I keep giving them plastic bottles full of frozen water to lick and lie by, and refilling their water bowl and bottle regularly. They don't seem too bothered however, but have been doing lots of flopping out on the cool tiled floors of the kitchen and hallway. Strangely I found them snuggling yesterday evening and got them on camera... surely sharing body heat can't be good in this weather??!
"But we loves each other and we like snuggling up!"
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Bella just wanted to say:
"I want to make it clear that I do not like getting inside the carry case, and I do not like going in the car, and I don't like the dogs barking in the vets (dogs are so noisy, why can't they be more like rabbits?), and I really do not like the vet lady who stuck something in my mouth, pricked my ear and cut my nails.
So I see no reason to apologise for flicking pee in the vet lady's face... And covering her in fur... And trying to hide under her table where the computer wires were.
I'm sulking for the rest of the day!"
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Having never owned a long furred bunny before, Bella has really taken us by surprise, as is evidenced by our clothes which are starting to look very furry! I take her outside once a day and give her a good comb, and the fur comes out in handfuls (my dad gave me a good tip - to leave the fur on the bird table so the local birds can use it for nesting - recycling at it's best!). But just an hour later she looks as though I never combed her, poor girl, look at her scruffy back.
We got a shock the other day when we pulled out the rabbit house to vacuum underneath, and there was so much Bella fur that we thought we had another rabbit under there! Buttons seems to be ok (he's very well behaved and not a messy moulter at all ;-) but I do worry about how much of Bella's fur he might ingest, as he is very good at grooming her. We're on paranoid poo watch and making sure he's eating all his greens and hay... so far, he seems fine though.
This one seems to passed their assessment. Bella now uses it as a hidey whole and has started chewing, and Buttons likes to sit on top.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
We had a prep-for-baby-stuff buying trip to a local department store last weekend which was fun and scary (we have 3 months to go!)
I fell in love with this Completely overpriced but adorable lamp... The husband said it was a waste of money but wouldn't it be cute for new baby's room?
Friday, 6 May 2011
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Bella would like to wish everybun a hoppy Easter... But she is a little tired after hiding lots if chocolate eggs around the village! And it's strangely hot weather here for April, so lying on the cool tiles for a snooze is the only way to go!
Enjoy your chocolate eggs one and all!
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
It was swiftly followed by realisation that he was sat on a bunny buffet of grass! Poor grass didn't last too long!
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Bella ventured out onto the deck this morning and discovered the trays of grass I'm growing for the chickens!
"CHICKENS!!!?!?? Where's mine?" said Bella.
Don't worry Bella, I've planted some coriander and parsley for you, but they're still very small at the moment!
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
The lawn is being laid as I type, so hopefully in the next few weeks the bunnies will be getting a lot more garden time!
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Unfortunately I should have known Bella's stomach would have got the better of us. Definitely a big failure for us. And we were so jealous after seeing Scamp's amazing display! He was amazing as you can see for yourselves here!
Friday, 11 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Monday, 28 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
When Buttons and Bella are on the sofa together they do loads of crazy fast running and jumping, which is hilarious and I was trying to capture in this video. Sorry it goes on a litte (5 mins!), but every time I turned away they did something video-worthy, and I spent a lot of time trying to get them doing anything. There is also some cute flopping out by Buttons, just to demonstrate how much he loves the sofa... so worth waiting for!
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Buttons and Bella are snoozing on their house under the kitchen table (as usual), and assure me they don't want to be disturbed just now, and definitely don't want to get their paws dirty outside!
Friday, 4 February 2011
And what a great year to bring a new arrival into our adventures huh? Yes, the reason for the looooong silence is that we've been brewing a big announcement... in 6 months there will be a new member of our household, and we're not talking the fluffy kind, no, the human kind. GASP! We are very excited to be having a rabbit-child, (that sounds crazy, but you know what I mean!) and can't wait to introduce Bella and Buttons to a crying baby! They won't know what's hit 'em! hee hee!
Expecting more late bunny breakfasts from us humans, and more disapproving looks from the bunns.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Then you will remember that Buttons' love for Sapphire was unrequited (ahhh)... and that's how we ended up with gorgeous fluffy Bella instead. And maybe you were wondering... "whatever happened to Sapphire?"? Well I was.
Last week we heard that she'd been rehomed, (with a boy bun called Jeffy) in a lovely garden shed. Hooray! I like a happy ending. Her new owner, and Jeffy are very lucky to have such a pretty bunny friend.
Good luck little Sapphire!