Monday, February 4, 2008

quick post

I don't have too much to say right now, other than my "molt" is going slowly still, if that is what's happening. After the bunny fact & wisdom, I'm going to go play hopscotch. LOL...

BUNNY FACT: Rabbit urine can safely vary from colors like yellow/gold to orange or even red. Red indicates excess protein in the diet that passed through undigested. Hopefully, that wasn't too gross. I think I showed some taste by not using any visual depictions today.

BUNNY WISDOM: Learn from your experiences! For example, if your bunny is getting too much protein, you can consider getting a type of food with a lower percentage of it.

Again, sorry for being so short. I was kidding about going to play hopscotch. I'm actually going for a NAP!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Yes, I got to go outside this morning! Only for a little bit, though. There is some green poking up from the still-chilly ground. Tasted like frozen spinach, half-thawed. Yummy!!!

I need to get some more pictures of me... maybe I'll get around to it before next week. I might be starting to molt (yuck). I'd rather not, but I don't think there's much I can do to change it! Supposedly, eating oatmeal helps it go faster by promoting new hair growth.

BUNNY FACT: Healthy rabbits molt 1-2 times a year. Molting often starts with the nose and back of neck areas looking either dark or "fresh" depending on the color of the bunny - for example, a white bunny will not look black!

BUNNY WISDOM: When someone says or does something hurtful, consider the possibility that they're having a bad day. I'm feeling a bit irritable today, perhaps because of the molt.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Friend

Yesterday a family my friend knows got a new bunny! It's a boy and they named him Peter. I think that's probably a name often used for boy bunnies, but it doesn't really get old! His coat is very soft - Mini Rex-like (they're not sure if he's mixed or what). He's a brown color, which I think they said was "castor." I would draw a picture for you of him, but I tried and apparently I'm not artistically inclined today so you'll just have to use your imagination ;)

He made me realize that I don't (and can't) have everything. I'll never have such a fine coat like Pete, but then on the other hand, he doesn't have cute floppy ears like mine.

BUNNY FACT: Selective breeding sure has brought out some odd traits in rabbits. Some look like Lions (Lionhead), others like cats (Vienna Marked bunnies especially), some have dark circles around their eyes (Hotot.)

BUNNY WISDOM: Don't always rely on a bunny to give you wisdom... hehe.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Again!

It's another Monday (morning, currently).

Many folks drove to work this morning. Have any idea how many hit some sort of critter with their vehicle? It's estimated a million (1,000,000) animals are killed daily in this manner.

I wonder how many of those are wild rabbits...

BUNNY FACT: Rabbits have six front teeth, incisors. Four are on top, two on the bottom. Behind those are "peg teeth," used for grinding food and are similar to molars in humans.

BUNNY WISDOM: Watch out when you're driving, for your safety and that of animals :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Back Again :)

It seems like it's been a long time since I've posted. Sorry about that!

I do have a little story to tell, though. On Saturday we bought bunny pellets,
brought them home, and found they had been wet. They looked a bit like this ... Notice how it isn't all uniformly pelleted? Little pockets had absorbed moisture and re-formed into globby masses. Kind of gross if you ask me. Needless to say we returned the bag speedily. The next bag we got was nice and fresh.

Other than that, not much has been going on.

BUNNY FACT: Moldy food can kill bunnies! Even though it didn't look like the food we bought was moldy, the fact that is was wet made it very possible that mold spores were present. It's not worth taking the chance on your rabbit's health.

BUNNY WISDOM: Always try to get a full night's sleep. It doesn't work well for humans to try a sleep routine like bunnies!

I'm going to go nap a bit. zzzz....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Morning Routine

What do I do in the mornings? Well, sometimes I read the funnies!
We don't always get the paper, but when we do I don't care much for the news. Too bad there isn't a bunny comic in the paper. I do like to watch old Bugs Bunny cartoon shows.

BUNNY FACT: Bug Bunny, that famous cartoon rabbit, was born back in 1939. According to Wikipedia, a precursor to him was shown in 1938, so Bugs is roughly 70 years old!

BUNNY WISDOM: A little inspiration can go a long way. Even seemingly senseless cartoons can form positive reactions in children and adults. If you're a fan of Bugs and his contemporaries, you can probably recognize some pieces of classical music thanks to the shows.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Can't It Be Spring Already?

I must admit I've almost been getting cabin fever. I haven't been outside in two months, but I can imagine the flowers blooming and grass growing nicely green once more! It hasn't been bitterly cold, though, and that's good. Not only do milder winters make for more preferable heating bills, but they're also easier on perennial flowers, young trees and bushes.

It would be a shame if the asparagus plants died before I got to nibble on some of them :)

BUNNY FACT: Happy rabbits can "click" their teeth. I'll have to try that one!

BUNNY WISDOM: Don't forget to stop and smell the roses while they're in bloom...