A Very Bunny Existence

Life with a husband and 3 bunnies.

BIG NEWS!

This is the biggest news to hit “A Very Bunny Existence” EVER.

Can you guess?  Can ya???  Oh, I’ll just tell you:

We’re getting another bunny!!!!

 

This is huge.  I’m so excited!!  I convinced Matt to let me take Nibbles to a bunny match up in Maryland today.  I wanted to see what he would do with another rabbit.  If he seemed interested, then we could bond him with another bun.  If he seemed uncomfortable and hated all other bunnies, then we would just leave him as a single bun.

Well, the dates went great!  We put him with several cute bunny ladies and he was fairly indifferent through most of them.  At the end, we put in a large brown bunny that didn’t have a name.  He sniffed her, requested grooming from her, and the two of them ended up snuggling for quite awhile!  Here they are:

Nibs+Date

That was good enough for me!  He seemed relaxed with her and she seemed fairly content as well.  We’re planning to adopt her through Friends of Rabbits.  They have an official rabbit bonder (the same woman who bonded Crispin and Junie in July).  I asked her if she thought all FOUR rabbits could be bonded.  She said sure!  So next Saturday, I’m going to bring all three of our buns back to the bunny bonder’s house in Maryland.  The people keeping the brown bunny will bring her, too (she’s in Baltimore right now).  The only bad part of all this is that she said it would probably take 2-3 weeks before all of them were properly bonded.  I am going to miss them SO MUCH!!!  But hopefully in the end, it’ll all be worth it.  We’ll be able to take down the barrier between their two pens and they’ll have one GIANT pen to live in!  It’ll also make cleaning and traveling easier.

More updates to come!

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Nibbles is Famous + a Blog Award

I submitted a picture to Disapproving Rabbits (disapprovingrabbits.com) and they posted it today!  Check out Nibbles’ disapproval at http://www.disapprovingrabbits.com/2013/01/nibbles.html.

One of my other favorite bunny blogs, Rabbit Ramblings, listed my blog as one of their favorites and passed along these:

I’ve never done this before, so I hope this is right, haha!  Here are the rules for this award:

  • Let everyone else know about the wonderful person that nominated you and thank them from the bottom of your heart 🙂
  • Write 7 random facts about yourself that other people may not know
  • Award 15 other blogs with this award 🙂

Rabbit Ramblings is a waaaay better blog than mine (cute pictures, updated multiple times per week, adorable captions, and plenty of rabbit antics).  Check it out if you are in need of more bunnyness.

Here are my 7 random facts:

-I was hit by a bus in India.  [Well, really, I was bumped, but it was rolling forward and it hit me, so I’m going to go with ‘hit.’]

-I’ve never broken a bone.

-My favorite car of all time is the 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic coupe (the black one…see here).

-I hate cheese.

-Scotland is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.

-My favorite movie of all time (consequently, the BEST movie every created) is “Lawrence of Arabia.”

-I love chewy candy and will eat so much that I can give myself a tummy ache.  Soo…I don’t have that around the house very often.

My 15 blogs to recognize:

Life’s A Bunny

The Life and Times of Bunnies

Daily Bunny

Little Fluffy Adventures

The Daily Bunny

Disapproving Rabbits

A Vegas Girl at Heart

Mish Mash

Becky Higgins

-Hello Forever

Great Smitten

The Frugal Girl

Money Saving Mom

Hyperbole and a Half

Daily Squee

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The ‘rules’ for this award are simple (source is here):
1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. [See above.]
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!).
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Whew!  That’s a lot of links.  I hope you find a new blog to follow from that list!  Thanks for reading 🙂

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Long Time, No See, Blog!

OK, I’ve been a terrible blogger.  November and December at school just about did me in.  Between the two months, we have a total of 28 school days (not a standard 38-40).  We also have Parent/Teacher Conferences, a Thanksgiving feast, ten thousand Christmas-related activities to make/complete/wrap, Christmas parties, Christmas program rehearsals, and a multitude of seemingly endless special events.  Thankfully, a two week break was taken for Christmas and I’m feeling a bit refreshed.  January is always nice because we have one three day weekend and all the rest of the month is just normal.  No field trips.  No programs.  No special events.  It’s good.

 

Anyway, on the bunny front, we’ve had a lot happening.  Way too much to really do a thorough catch up, but here are some highlights:

-Both Junie and Nibbles had bouts of gassy tummies.  Thankfully, with a dose or two of simethicone, they were okay by the next day and we didn’t have to take a trip to the vet.

-All three buns traveled with us over Christmas to my in-laws, about 4 hours away.  The last time we went, Nibbles did pretty well with everything and Junie and Crispin seemed very agitated the whole time.  This time, it was the opposite!  Nibbles would not let me pet him the whole time, while J&C seemed fairly at ease.

-The bunnies were totally spoiled at Christmas!!  We bought them the Living Things Teach ‘N Treat and the large willow “twigloos” found on wag.com.  The twigloos stayed actual twigloos for about 3 days.  After that, they were so chewed apart, they really became a mangled pile of sticks.

 

 

 

Aaaand, the twigloos today:

Twigloo 2

Twigloo

RIP Twigloos.

-The bunnies were also spoiled by their Grandma and Great-Aunt (hehe).  They had treats, hay boxes, chew toys, grass mats, and the maze/tunnel from binkybunny.com!  We haven’t given them all that yet.  We’re trying to space it out so they have lots of fun things to play with for a long time!

-On New Year’s Day, we celebrated by doing a MASSIVE cleaning of the bunnies’ pen.  We ended up replacing the sheets with indoor/outdoor carpets (the same as J&C have in their run-around area).  We’re hoping it will be much easier to clean.

Mid-Clean

Mid-clean (notice the bright windows).  Cages completely moved, living room a complete mess.  Bunnies in the office.

 

Finished CleanLiving room, post-clean (notice the darkened windows).  Bunnies safely returned home.  All fresh carpeting.

Lint Catcher 2When we washed and dried the sheets, we had mounds of hair.

Lint catcherThis is after about 5 minutes of drying.  I had to keep shaking off the excess!  Umm, gross.

I think that’s plenty for one post.  More coming soon…including video (with my new video camera from the in-laws!), and blog awards.

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Quite a Bit of Bunny Goings On

There’s been quite a bit going on in our very bunny household!

 

Monday evening, right before heading to bed, I got into Nibbles’ pen to pet him for a few minutes.  He was very non-responsive, which was odd.  He refused anything I offered:  hay, water, veggies, even treats.  He didn’t look so good and his ears were very cold.  For the next two hours, we tried to make him comfy and offered him as many different food options as we could think of.  He wouldn’t take any of it.  I finally gave him some anti-gas meds and hoped for the best.  The next morning, he ate some pellets, but had obviously not eaten any hay overnight.  Matt watched him throughout the day and he just seemed very lethargic, although he was picking at some hay and was pooping some.  Since he wasn’t getting any worse, we decided to forgo the vet and keep monitoring him.  By Wednesday he seemed to be almost back to normal.  That afternoon I noticed a BUNCH of strung together poops in his litter box.  I think he was a bit constipated from excess hair in his system.  I brushed him for awhile in the tub and got a lot of hair off him.  I knew he was shedding, but I didn’t think it was quite as bad as it was.  I feel bad that we let it go and it nearly made him ill!  I’m glad he pulled through okay and we didn’t have to drive him up to the vet’s office.

 

Today I cleaned out the bunny pens.  They don’t like this at all because the vacuum is awfully loud and it’s on for awhile.  Usually when I clean out Junie and Crispin’s area I shut them out of the main pen (which they hate) and leave them in their run around area.  This morning they both looked like they were going to either try jumping up on top of the pen or where going to try to break back into the pen.  I finally locked them both in the carrier (which they hated even more) while I finished cleaning.  I peaked in at one point and saw this:

 

 

Poor widdle bunnies!!

After I was finished I let them out and back into the main pen.  And gave them treats to make up for all the horribleness I had placed in their lives.  Then it was Nibbles’ turn.

I lured him out of his pen and into the living room with a raisin, then locked him out.  He was very confused and upset with this.

“Let me back in!!”

After I was finished with his pen, I opened the gate back up.  Nibbles was nowhere to be found.  Finally, I spotted him hiding under the table:

Scaredy-bun.

Treats were given and all was okay again.  Their eventful morning made Junie very sleepy.  Junie was flopped over several times and even let me take pictures!  Usually if she hears you, she’ll pop up again, but she stayed still while I snapped these:

AND THEN.  Later.  I got this on video:

You never know when they’re going to do it, so I was excited she flopped while I was filming!  I think flopping is my favorite thing bunnies do 🙂

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Happy Birthday, Crispin and Junie!

Tomorrow, November 19th, is Junie’s 1st birthday.  We’re not sure when Crispin was born, but based on other information we do have from his previous owners, we’re guessing that he and Junie are nearly the same age.  So we’re celebrating their birthdays together!

 

I ordered them the mini-haven from Binky Bunny.  It’s like a maze/tower contraption.  Check it out!

Lots to explore!

We took out the Box Kingdom and put this in.  Both bunnies were very interested!

Junie debates whether entering this new thing is a good idea or not.

Meanwhile, Crispin’s already inside exploring.

Junie ventures in eventually.

Crispin jumps up to the second level!

Hello out there!

There’s more up here?!

Junie pokes her head up to level 2.

Looks like the coast is clear!

Hey there!

Junie takes a dive out the window.

Neither of them have jumped all the way up to the top yet (maybe that’s a good thing??), but I’m sure they will eventually.  They’ve had fun jumping inside and out and they’ve already begun chewing on various parts of it.

Happy Birthday, Crispin and Junie!!

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