The manicure at the vet's went very well. They both handled it
like champs. I think we'll just let the nice people at the vet do
this for us from now on. I am happy to report that they are getting
more and more affectionate by the day. I woke up this morning and
had to be very careful not to move too suddenly because there was
a bunny on the bed. They've been hanging out with us all night tonight
which is pretty unusual. Generally they eat some dinner and go back
under the bed for a nap.
We'll be taking more pictures soon, but in the meantime, feel free
to purchase lovely Dora
and Paisley merchandise!
The bunnies managed to survive Thanksgiving. We kept them in our
room, which is where they like to hang out anyway. Once the guests
were gone, we opened the door to let them roam free again. Paisley
immediately reclaimed his freedom by jumping on the bed. He came
back downstairs in a few minutes.
Dora, however, refused to leave the room. She wouldn't even be
lured across the threshold with a carrot. It took us an entire day
to get her out of there, and then we closed the door for the rest
of the evening to make her readjust.
I am glad to report both are now back to normal.
We gave up on clipping Paisley's nails and made an appointment
for a manicure with the vet.
Time for cute bunny stories!
In the morning they know it's time for breakfast. I often find one
or both waiting for me when I come out of the bathroom. They will
chase me down the stairs and do the "happy pellet" dance
until I put food in their bowl. This morning Dora decided that she
couldn't wait for the bowl to hit the ground and tried to eat from
it while it was still in the air.
After I feed them I do my morning yoga routine. I've had to become
very careful, because very often there is a bunny where my arm or
leg needs to go. They like to pull on my pant legs and nudge my
feet while I'm lying there.
At some point they sneak up stairs to hide under the bed for the
We tried to clip Paisley's nails last night and it was a total
failure. Well, I got one, but that's it. Art was able to hold him
no problem and he didn't fight too much, but as soon as I went near
his feet he started making a nervous "snuffle" noise and
then he started to grind his teeth and nibble on Art. That's when
we gave up.
We gave him a few pieces of apple to try and make up for freaking
him out so badly.
We're going to give him a drop of "Rescue Remedy" tonight
and try again. Rescue Remedy is a homeopathic medicine that helps
to keep you (and your pets) calm. I've used on myself, and lots
of bunny articles mention it for rabbits.
Other than that life with the bunnies is a hoot! Keeping them from
chewing on the baseboards is a constant struggle. It doesn't seem
to matter what else is around to chew on, they still like a little
painted wood from time to time. The mornings with them are really
fun. When I come downstairs in the morning they hop all over my
feet and run in and out of my legs. I'd like to think it has something
to do with me, but it's all about breakfast! When I'm doing yoga
they sniff and nudge me, which is really cute!
Art gets quality time with them when he gives them their carrots.
Boy, do they love their morning carrots!
Can't get enough pictures of the bunnies? We did a little
photo album of the bunnies
first day home. The guys seem to be settling in really well.
When I came downstairs this morning, they hoped right over to me.
They have incredibly healthy appetites and will probably eat us
out of house and home! For those wondering, they are very well litterbox
trained. We have no major accidents, that would be the wet kind!
Meet the newest members of our family, Paisley and Dora!
Paisley is the speckled one, and Dora is the insanely cute Holland
lop. Yes, she will stay that small and cute. Paisley is a Mini-Rex,
which means his fur is like velvet. For those wondering about Carly's
allergies -- they are no problem. She spent about 2 hours in a rabbit
infested house without so much as a sniffle; she even got scratched
and had no reaction!
They will be coming home in about two weeks, so expect lots of
bunny fun in the future.