Saturday, April 21, 2007

Walter's Bad "Hare" Day...

... lasted for weeks, and he resembled a furry porcupine more than a bunny rabbit. Tufts of hair were sticking out all over our usually very handsome Walter, and he was in desperate need of intensive grooming. When I finally got to him, his winter fur came off in big white tufts, and the wind blew bunny hair all over the yard (let alone my eyes, my nose, my mouth...).
Although I assured him he would feel much better with a lighter coat now that summer is coming around, he vehemently objected to being groomed and kept tugging and nibbling away at my shirt which now sports fancy little holes here and there. I like to think he wanted to get me ready for summer, too...

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What Hole? I Don't See A Hole

Webster was a busy guy yesterday. I don't know who started the digging frenzy but it had a rippling effect and each bunny was trying to outdo the other. Although Webster dug the deepest hole Levi's many excavations were quite impressive.
Need to make mention here of the fact that these boys are not neutered yet. This activity will subside, maybe disappear completely, after they are neutered.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Mary's Art

The other day I tried to change a bunny’s mind. I know better than to try that, it doesn’t work, ever. Andrea had brought Mary a nice cardboard box and cut an igloo opening in it. However, Mary didn’t want it upright. She wanted it upside down. I found her sitting in it and chewing on it. I thought she was just going to pee in it. I kept putting it upright. And Mary kept putting it back. I finally gave up and forgot about it. The next day I went through with my usual duties, feeding and watering. I once again turned Mary’s box upright, thinking that this time I would win the battle (no I didn’t). That is when I saw the image.

I laughed and laughed. She had made an image of a bunny! Believe me I had nothing to do with this. It was entirely Mary’s work! Whether it was a self portrait or maybe just the little pudgy Dutch boy across the aisle, it was a good job. We think we need to round up some more boxes for her to express herself.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Puzzle of the Month - April 2007

Our April Puzzle of the Month features our little Harry man giving us a little bit of attitude and his opinion of having to pose for photos in the Oklahoma wind.

Harry Jigsaw Puzzle


Monday, April 02, 2007

All Packed and Nowhere to Go

So, a scary thing happened on Friday...a few minutes after I walked in the door of my apartment after getting home from work, tornado sirens began sounding in Norman. That's right, in Norman! Now, at first I didn't hear them, which of course, is great and especially helpful if a tornado was heading my way. Jeannie called my cell phone and left a message telling me that the sirens were supposed to be going off. I opened the sliding glass door to my balcony and strained to hear over the rain and traffic, and guess what, the sirens were actually sounding faintly in the distance.

So, now I'm starting to feel a little panic. I turned the T.V. on to listen to the report while I had to convince my boys to listen to me for the first time in their lives. T came right out when I bribed him with raisins. So, I sccoped him up and put him on the bed. Dude was not about to come out from under the bed. So I poked and prodded him until he was mad enough to thump and run out from under the bed and hide under the bedside table, where I was able to scoop him up, too. This scrambling for bunnies took place in probably under a minute. I put two t-shirts in the bottom of two luggage bags and put T in bag and Dude in the other. Here they are in their tornado traveling gear:

Once, they were in the bags, they were very well behaved. I opted for the luggage over their carriers, figuring that if I had to go anywhere quick, no one had to know I had bunnies in those bags. Of course, I have no idea where we would go. I live in a third floor apartment and there are no underground areas anywhere. We were all packed up with nowhere to go.

I made them sit in those bags for about half an hour, when the tornado warning expired. T didn't hold it against me, but Dude was a little miffed for the rest of the night. I think we'll have to practice our tornado drills from now on. Maybe one day I can say "Tornado!" and my boys will hop right into the bags.:) I wouldn't place any bets on that one, though.

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