A Very Bunny Existence

Life with a husband and 3 bunnies.

A Year with Nibbles

A year ago today, Matt and I drove downtown to the Washington Humane Society.  A couple hours later, we were walking back to our car with a very scared little bunny in a striped carrier.  He was shaking all the way home and crouched in the corner of his cage for the whole evening.  The next morning, he had found his water and food bowl.  He slowly began to trust us and would creep out of his cage into his pen.  He got more and more comfortable with us petting him and kissing his little bunny head.  He got bigger (MUCH bigger!) and we expanded his home accordingly.  I read tons and tons about caring for rabbits and we’ve tried to do our best in caring for ours.

We’ve had that little bunny a whole year now and it’s hard to imagine not having him!  Nibbles was my first venture into pet-land and I don’t ever want to go back to no-pet-land.  It’s been so much fun getting to know him and seeing his little personality evolve and change over the last 12 months.  We’ve given him so much stuff, but he’s given back a lot, too.  Sometimes, the best part of the day after a stressful 45+ minute commute is sitting down in his pen and petting him.  I love when he snuggles up next to me and chatters his teeth when I rub his cheeks.  Who wouldn’t love petting a cuddly, soft, fluffy bunny??  It’s the best.

So, in honor of Nibbles’ first “gotcha day,” I’m sharing some my favorite pictures and videos of Nibbles plus some new pictures from today.  He got a couple treats and toys (I can’t resist!!!) this evening.  Here we go:

This is Nibbles at just over 2 months old.  It was the picture from the WHS website.

Nibbles is on the far right.  This is another picture from the WHS website showing him with his mom (black) and his four siblings.

Early November 2011.  Nibbles playing in his pen!

All flopped over and cozy!

Snuggling with Matt.

Flopping is a bunny’s way to show that he feels comfortable and safe.

Curious boy on his shelf.

Gimme that hay!

Bath tub time!

I love that I caught his tongue sticking out!

Typical Nibbles position.  All stretched out on the second shelf.

He loves running around in the hallway!

These are some of the first videos of Nibbles.

And another one from December 2011 (he’s almost 4 months old here and jumps all over the place!):

OK, OK, enough reminiscing!  Here are the new photos from today:

Nibbles’ loot.  A yucca wood rolling chew toy plus a treat box full of hay and little treat bits.

We gave him the treat box first.

Then we gave him the chew toy.  It has little holes and spaces in it, so if you want to stuff extra treats or hay in it you can.

He seemed to like it so far!

Nom, nom, nom!  Nibbles loves chewing anything (hence, his name)!  We opened it for him.  He would’ve gotten inside eventually, but I am impatient and wanted to see him get to the hay!  Here he is, enjoying his hay box:

We love you, Nibbles!!

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Human Jungle Gym

This evening, I became a human jungle gym.

 

All the bunnies have been around my camera A LOT.  For some reason, when I sat down in Junie and Crispin’s pen tonight, they went crazy trying to get to it and chew it!  I became a human jungle gym as they bounded over me in their attempts to get to the camera.  It’s a little shaky and it’s hard to focus properly when they’re running around, going up and down so fast, so sorry for that.  Maybe one day I’ll have a real video camera, not just the video camera function on my dSLR!

 

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Quick Video from Tonight

Crispin is definitely making up for lost petting time!

Did you notice him licking my PJs at the end?  He’s so considerate 🙂

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A Stubborn Bunny

A video of Crispin…being stubborn.

 

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