Thursday, 30 April 2009

Reproducing Rabbits

I have just discovered a blogger with an excellent talent: reproducing rabbits.

Check out a small selection of her rabbits, I am very impressed with such brilliant detail and hope that bunmum feels the urge to attempt one of these for me and Dylan to look after.










You can visit the blog and see more rabbits, and chickens too, at Little Cotton Rabbits.










Monday, 27 April 2009

Marvelous Markings

It is the end of another Bunspace contest and the three winners have been rewarded. I think my favourite is Peppercorn the harlequin rabbit from Houston who won second place. She has beautiful markings and I've never seen harlequin in black and white.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Great Escape

We looked so casual and innocent this morning when bunmum said goodbye and went off to work. She likes to leave us in our pen while she's away, she says we're like mucky pups when we're left free all day. Little did she know that Dylan had been clever enough to figure out a new escape route. So off she went and just as we were about to make our first attempt bunmum returned to pick up the bag she had forgotten. Phew she didn't catch us that time.
We waited a while longer before making a hop for it, Dylan first then me, first onto the new litter box and then onto the sofa arm, and a hop down to the floor. There was so much choice of what to do that we decided to have a snooze first under the table, my favourite hiding space. Then we discovered the best thing of all. Bunmum was not best pleased at the mess she came home to though.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Tour

Bunmum extended our pen today, perhaps a sign that we may well be spending more time in it during training? Let me give you the tour.

We have a new litter box which Dylan took a long time to figure out. At one point bundad was in hysterics because he said Dylan thought it was something called a 'urinal'. It took him a bit of exploration before he finally worked it out.

This is our litter area


And here's our play area, cool huh

Friday, 24 April 2009

Scottish SPCA Rehoming Week

It's almost the end of a busy week at the Scottish SPCA where they have been running their first ever 'Rehoming Week' campaign. It has aparently been going well and many animals have been rehomed, however, many animals are still being taken in to be cared for and rehomed.

The Scottish SPCA website states: 'Of course, we do not encourage ‘impulse’ rehoming as we advocate responsible pet ownership at all times. However, many people do not think of visiting one of our rescue centres when they decide to rehome an animal.

Scottish Rehoming Week will also allow us to increase awareness of the huge variety of animals in our care needing new homes.'

To rehome an animal, rather than buying one from a shop or breeder, is a rewarding experience and bunmum always says she's proud of taking Dylan and I into her home. So if you are thinking of getting a pet, try to rehome one and give them a better life.

Lucky Rabbits

Bunmum has just explained to me that rabbits feet are considered to be lucky. Aparently, once upon a time, Europeans believed that rabbits were sacred because of their ability to live underground and to reproduce quickly and so they were believed to be able to communicate with spirits. The rabbits foot was usually chosen to be the symbol of luck because it was the easiest body part to dry out and carry around. YUCK! Why does she tell me these things?

Dylan has insisted I add this little advert he found on Youtube to make us feel better. I just think he's gullible, but let's humour him....

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Learning Lagamorphs

Dylan is such a timid little bun and he has just come to cower under my ear. No, it's not raining, we live indoors. He tells me he's heard that bunmum intends to try and retrain us with the litter tray as one of us has been making a mess lately. Wasn't me! Dylan says it wasn't him. Oh dear, training doesn't sound good, I wonder what she has in store for us. I'm instructing Dylan to copy me and practice the cute and innocent look.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Builder Bun

Bunmum ordered new furniture before our holidays and finally it has arrived. So I set about assisting bundad in the building of our new flatpacked shelving. Dylan on the otherhand played the role of a normal rabbit and sat in our pen watching and considering the edibility of these new objects.

As it is my favourite hobby I was the best help at dismantling the cardboard boxes.


Then I posed for the camera in front of the new unit, but bunmum wasn't quick enough and I got bored and spotted Dylan playing with MY toy. Well I wasn't going to let that continue was I!?!


Monday, 20 April 2009

No Taco Thanks

Taco Link
It's fajita night at our house on Mondays. Bunmum and bundad make a lot of noise in the kitchen and we hide at the sight of the big wok. I'm very happy that, unlike this bunny, we've never seen Tacos in this house. Perhaps he's a fan and had a feast on the filling?

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sleepy Head Take 2

Last night we practiced the art of the sleepy head as originally
demonstrated by Buu. What a nice lazy night we had.















Saturday, 18 April 2009

Home Sweet Home

Today has been a busy day for Dylan and I. We spent the morning at Hutches out in our run where Dylan dug his first hole in the ground. Luckily bunmum and bundad arrived before I got any dirtier from his mess. I was excited to be going home and in my carry bag I was strapped in to the back seat of the car. Dylan travelled in the front where he dug his towel out of the way and made himself comfy for the one hour journey home.

When we got home we were amazed at the sight of our garden. Bunmum popped us into our run to relax a bit after our journey, we hate the car. So we played hide and seek for a wee while in the long strands of grass that had grown in the time we'd been away. Yummy. We are both in this picture but hiding.

This evening we are exploring our living room where bunmum has obviously been cleaning and tidying. Dylan has already got to work moving things back to where he had them before.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Odd One Out


Bunmum went to visit Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary this week while on her holidays. The main aim of the sanctuary is to look after abandoned seals and return them to the wild which can cost £2000 per seal. They accept donations and you can also adopt an animal for a year to raise money for the sanctuary.


Imagine my surprise when I found out bunmum was playing with rabbits there. Aparently she saw penguins, butterflies, goats, snakes and crocodiles and there were also English rabbits. One of them looks very funny, I'm sure I've seen something like it whilst sitting on the windowsill.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Sleepy Head

I just had to say how much I love this picture of Buu from the Czech Republic who is the winner of the latest Bunspace contest 'Sleepy Heads' this month.

I can't wait to get home from my holidays to try out this relaxing pose.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Edible Pet Rabbits, No Thanks



Um Joanne tells me I'm not at risk but I don't feel well all of a sudden. Apparently humans eat rabbit! Unbelievable but true. So I want to protest and have found the ideal adverts on the Save a Bunny website.

According to Save a Bunny

'Kuleto's restaurant in San Francisco is offering a special Rancher's dinner featuring rabbit meat from Devil's Gulch farm....the rabbits being weighed for meat are the exact same types as pet rabbits---there is a little Dutch and a harlequin. There are also young children involved with rabbit meat production and slaughter as part of Devil's Gulch "educational" programs. How can teaching kids to kill be "green?"
Doesn't truly being "green" mean reducing your "karmic footprint" and finding compassionate, sustainable, eco-friendly and humane solutions? '


Well I won't be visiting San Francisco in a hurry and I won't be letting Dylan out of my sight.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Worlds Largest Rabbit

Who'd have thought the worlds largest rabbit was right here in sunny Scotland. I've just been reading about Humphrey, a french lop eared rabbit, who lives in Cumbernauld in Lanarkshire. He's 42 inches long and weighs 12.7kg and he's still growing. His favourite tv programme is Eastenders, I think that we might have a lot in common.

You can see pictures of him in this article Joanne found, I'm shocked. Bundad is always saying I'm a fatty, but now we know I'm definately not!

Monday, 13 April 2009

Benjamin Bouncer


Bunmum calls herself 'mad rabbit lady' sometimes and often wonders what others think of her bunny family living indoors. But I remind her of Beatrix Potter, an inspirational childrens story writer, who also kept a rabbit indoors over 100 years ago. He was called Benjamin Bouncer and she smuggled him into her house in a paper bag. He looks like a handsome little bun, almost as good looking as Dylan.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Rabbits Riding



What a ridiculous idea!

Happy Easter


Happy easter everyone.
I'm on holiday at the moment with Dylan. We're staying at a lovely holiday home called Hutches in Alyth. We love it here as we're amongst other rabbits and Joanne comes every day to let us run out in the grass and give us new treats and toys. Unfortunately we're not allowed chocolate, that's why I look so grumpy in the picture above. But I'm sure we'll get something equally as exciting for our treat, perhaps some banana. Yum.

Bunmum and bundad have gone to England to look after some crazy dogs for family, but we don't mind because we get spoilt here. And yet again the car journey didn't end with a trip to the vet!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Introducing Dylan


This is my house mate Dylan. The picture was taken when he first moved in with me. He's very cute so after a few days I finally decided to make him feel at home. He started life in Ellon near Aberdeen as he was born in an animal rescue centre called The New Arc.
Bunmum took me to go and get him when he was six months old and he lived in an outside hutch. There were ducks and geese there so I was a little scared, but as I had just been brave taking a car trip I was just relieved that we weren't at the vets where the car sometimes takes me.
Now he shares my pen. Bunmum calls him 'wee man' and sometimes says that he's 'the good one'. I'm not that naughty but I seem to have a reputation now.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Edibility


In my opinion anything's edible. So when I see a luxury home I wonder what it tastes like. The rabbits in this sales picture for luxury rabbit accomodation obviously love it, they are not munching on that tasty looking guitar!

Make Mine Chocolate

Yes I definitely am a lucky bunny and have had a great two year life. Here is an advert my bunmum just found posted by someone in her local area:

HERE I HAVE A RABBIT WHICH IS A YEAR AND A HALF OLD , MY DAUGHTER GOT IT FOR HER BIRTHDAY BUT NOW HAS GROWN BORED OF IT AND I AM LEFT TO CATER FOR IT , IT IS A FRIENDLY RABBIT BUT I HAVNT PICKED IT UP FOR A LONG TIME AS THERES BEEN NO NEED TO I STILL GIVE IT A STROKE NOW AND AGAIN ,IT COMES WITH THE HUTCH IF REQUIRED ITS BED IS IN THE TOP HALF WHICH I JUST LEAVE CLOSED AND OPEN THE BOTTOM HALF WHEN I LET IT OUT TO HAVE A RUN AROUND , SORRY BUT I DONT KNOW THE SEX OF IT ,,,, ANY QUESTIONS JUST DROP ME A EMAIL THANKS. I AM LOOKING FOR £20 FOR THE RABBIT AND HUTCH

My bunmum says she has contacted this person about their poor pet, but she thinks another mum will have snapped it up for their child. I hope it's not going to be used as an easter gift. If they don't know what sex this little bun is surely it's never even been to a vet? It is so unfair that this can happen and it sounds quite similar to the way I started off. At least I had the company of my brothers to get me through.

In the run up to easter I must point out that us rabbits do not like to be given as gifts. So Dylan and I support the Make Mine Chocolate Campaign. You can read more about this at http://www.makeminechocolate.co.uk/

The Beginning of Blogging


Well I turned two today and I thought what better way to celebrate my birthday than to start a blog.

Two years old, is that old, am I old? I still look good, I know that much. Dylan, my mate, says so.

So after two years I suppose I'm quite a settled rabbit, finally. I was born in a hutch in dundee. Next door to my hutch in the same garden there was six labradors and somewhere else (maybe in another hutch) there was four children who liked to scateboard and ride their bikes around my hutch. My sister died after a few weeks which was upsetting and my carer kept telling me I was a good boy, even when I first met bunmum. Silly carer. Bunmum soon discovered I wasn't a boy!

My bundad was a little scary at first, I think he kept approaching me as if i was a dog but I didn't like the thumping of his feet and the fast movements. He soon got to know me and now we both lie out on the floor together sometimes.

After six months I was queen of the house and I was NOT impressed that he had come to stay. But he didn't seem to be going away so after a few days I thought I'd give him a sniff. He was very keen to be my friend but I didn't think I needed one, I had bunmum and bundad. Funny how things work out, I can't imagine life without my little buddy now. I'm the boss, of course.
We now have a cosy life in bunmum and bundads living room where we have our own safe pen and can run around 'til our heart's content. There's no carpets so we have to limit our movements to the rugs which is a bit rubbish, but sometimes Dylan and I like to skid along the wood floor for fun. In the summer the doors get left open and we get more freedom around the house, I love this time because there's always something new to chew. And we get lots of trips to the big garden where mum and dad are a bit lazy about cutting the grass, this is the best time!