Sunday, May 27, 2007

Cottontail Baby


Um...There's a Rabbit Up My Pants!

Another little wild bunny came to Heartland the other day. She had been handled and fed for a while and therefore has become rather tame, which makes her release more difficult. Her fate is still to be determined..meanwhile...

Jeannie is nursing her little growing body with good formula. She sticks her whole face into the milk so she gets stuff all over her. Watching her clean up after her meal is just a hoot! After a good bath, she always looks for a warm hand to cozy up in.

At one point I was sitting on the floor cross-legged and wouldn't you know, she ran right up my pant leg! We had the camera handy and couldn't resist snapping a few photos for the blog.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Banana Ponderings

Mama says I eat too slow, but I just have a lot of thoughts to think. I like to chew and ponder about my food. I have a lot of thoughts about food. Like bananas, for example...

A Banana Haiku

Smells sweet, just a taste...
No, I don't like bananas.
Yuck, goo on my face!

- T


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Think Bunny."

Mutts is doing their part to support rabbit adoption in city shelters. Encourage your local Oklahoma shelter to contact us to participate in our Shelter Outreach Project, providing a free poster and adoption packets to shelters across the state.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Peter Cottontail at Heartland

Six tiny itty-bitty little cottontails, only about 10 days old, arrived Saturday as the newest addition to Heartland; students from OU had spotted them on a meadow dangerously close to the lawn mower.

Their stay will only be temporary; once they´ve grown, they have to be released into the wild again. In the meantime, they are being fed with a special formula, and while some of the little ones are drinking quite readily...

others are stubbornly resisting, going so far as to hide their faces ...

... poor little things, such unfamiliar surroundings, the sounds, the smells, and the milk just doesn´t taste at all like mommy´s, does it? It is no easy task to raise wild bunnies, but we hope for the best. They are in the best hands with Jeannie as this isn´t the first time she has to raise baby cottontails. It is a joy to see them grow and thrive, but on the other hand it is always heartbreaking to find a safe spot to release them and to watch them hop away into an insecure future.


Sunday, May 06, 2007


The boys are just so cute when they eat their breakfast all smooshy-faced. They finished off a plate of veggies and were still hip-hopping around so I gave them a little oatmeal for desert.

They're so bright and shiny that my camera doesn't quite know how to adjust, so it's hard to get a good inside picture. After I took a few they were getting a little annoyed at the flashy thing and came over to investigate and make it stop. Now I have bunny nose prints on my lens.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Puzzle of the Month May 2007 - "Diggin'"

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