Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two new bunnies!


Right. It's been six months since the lovely wee Jellybaby died and the two of us have been looking forward to having company again. Hell, I've got a multi-pack of lint rollers sitting unused in a cupboard and it's been weeks since I've been woken by the sounds of nocturnal newspaper-ripping.

Yup. Time for a new rabbit. New rabbit? How about a pair so they can keep each other company? Sure. In for a penny...

On the way out on a road trip last weekend we followed up on a lead and stopped in the city of Red Deer to visit a couple who had young rabbits. On the way back from the road trip last night we stopped by again and came away with a pair of two-month olds.

So here we are again with a living room dedicated to fluff - this time two different shades. A little magpie boy called Augustus (a name held by half a dozen of Nadine's ancestors) and a little mostly-white girl called Snowdon (after my great-grandmother).

They've barely stopped racing around the house since we first let them out of their carrier this morning. Even with the camera set at ISO-equivalent 1000 almost all the pictures have come out blurry; they just haven't stopped moving. In seven hours they've proved to be more of a handful than Jellybaby was in 30 months. Time for me to get back to work rabbit-proofing the house.

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11 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhh. I've melted all over my desk. Congrats to you and Nadine. And great-grandmother or not, I'll be thinking of the tiny white one as Snowdonia.

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  2. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you both!! They are just so precious!

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  3. Oooh.. those look suspiciously like baby lionheads. My (ATB) Scout was a lionhead/ND cross, and a more devious, affectionate, cunnning, loving bunny could never be found. She slept under my chin and she defeated every bit of rabbit proofing I ever put up. She went under doors, over bookshelves. The only place she could be trapped was the bath tub with the sliding doors closed. I'm pretty sure she would have figured a way out of there too given enough time.

    Welcome back to the land of being a bunny slave. :)

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  4. Well spotted, Lorna. Yes, they're lionheads. Woke up this morning to find that they had indeed defeated yesterday's bunnyproofing and were wandering around the (yet-un-bunny-safed) rest of the house. Hmmm. More work ahead today.

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  5. *SQUEE*!

    Oh, they are absolutely precious! Congrats to you both.

    I'm assuming they're too young to be spayed/neutered yet, and you'll be dealing with that soon enough. Otherwise, you'll have more bunnies than you can hide in a top hat. ;)

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  6. Got so distracted by teh cute, I almost forgot--LOVE the music in the video!

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  7. Yes, Jade, we'll be taking them in to be fixed as soon as they're old enough for the operation - another two months for him, and four months for her. But you're right, we certainly don't want...an accident.

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  8. How adorable! You honor Jellybaby's memory by giving a home to two new cuties.

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  9. they are adorable, we had a lionhead too and she was actually quite well behaved most of the time,

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  10. zippadeedodah, and here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    congratulations to you all! xoxoxp

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