Monday, November 17, 2008

Bunny Update

A looong time ago I told you our daddy bunny Ginger had mange. I'm happy to report that he is all better now. But we had to keep him in a separate cage from the babies since he kept bothering Pepper, the mommy.

He is SO lonely! He used to run away from us, but now he begs for attention. Though when Mommy picked him up for a visitation with the other bunnies, he mauled her. And the visitation didn't last long, because the babies kept trying to drink from him and he kept running on them while chasing the mommy around the cage. I'm glad human daddies aren't like bunny daddies!

Pepper had a touch of mange, too, but not very bad, and she is all better, too. Though she is tired all the time from running away from all her babies for a few moments of peace. We're not even gonna try to make the connection to human mommies with this one...

I'm a little scared to hold the babies, since they are so wiggly and jumpy! But I brought Mommy a bucket and told her to put a bunny baby inside, and I carried it around to show Ms. Cathrine. Master of innovation, that's me! And today I picked up my favorite bunny, the brown littlest one, and held it for a little while before it got too wiggly.

We did a photo shoot with the bunnies yesterday, so each of the babies has its own photo. We won't share all of those, but here is a shot of Cinnamon, Coffee, Herb, Spice, Nuts, Beans, and Chili in the bucket I carried them in:
And here I am trying to get them out, but they don't want to come out. They all ran back into the bucket as far as they could go.
Finally they all came out. This is just before they dispersed and ran wildly through the kitchen. Most of our photos show blurs running around!
I got to feed them some lettuce in an attempt to keep them still for their school photos. Except I got tired of that job and ate some of the lettuce myself.
And later on, I grabbed all the bunnies out of the bucket one at a time and handed them to Mommy to put into their cage. I am becoming very brave! Especially since I almost fell into the bucket every time I leaned into it to pull a bunny out.

30 comments:

dani said...

those bunnies are just so stinkin' cute, esme:) i know they are a lot of hard work, though!!!
love,
dani

Kori said...

What pretty babies! I love the brown ones; our bunny is black and white and ALSO is very wiggly; Owen does not like him AT.ALL.

Donna said...

This post is just too funny! LOL!

Tara R. said...

I want a bunny! Those are so cute. Loved this post, loved the photos.

teachingtinytots said...

aww i love bunnies! they are soo cute! i miss my scooter bunbuns he passed away 4 years ago on my bday! :(

now i want a bunny! :)

sandy said...

That last pic is adorable:)

kristen@nosmallthing said...

How absolutely precious! I had a bunny once. His name was Dieter, and he was fabulous. He would snuggle up on my neck and lick me! But if you let him out of his crate for too long, he would lunge at you and growl. Seriously, he growled. Totally freaked me out. But I did love that bunny...

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Such cute bunnies, Esme.

Thank you for visiting my blog and telling me about picking mangoes.

Tell your mommy that I enjoyed your blog. :)

tjhirst said...

Tell your mommy I think she's picked the perfect playmates. How cute they are.

mamajil said...

what adorable bunnies!! great pics!!

ispeakbeanish said...

The bunnies look so fun! The Bean would have a fit with them. She just loves animals! Looks like Esme does too!

grammy said...

love the bunnies...you are cuter though.

Le laquet said...

I'm loving that you're sharing the lettuce with the bunnies Esmé ... how exactly did Mummy feel about that? :o)

One Mom said...

Wow, Esme! I think both you and your Mommy are very brave to have all those bunnnies in the house to party! What are you going to do with them all when they grow up?

Elouise82 said...

Such cute bunnies! We always had problems with wild bunnies eating our garden when I was growing up, but they were always so adorable we didn't have the heart to get rid of them. I love their names, too--very creative!

Kellie said...

Hey!! Those bunnies are adorable!!
Thanks for the comment on my blog about our Christmas presents we are making...I'm so sorry I had to hide them!!
Seth was painting a wooden birdhouse and Aaron was doodling on a foam bookmark (I am going to put his picture on them).
If you remind me I will tell you what each of the gifts are...if you have an email address you can give me I can send you an actual picture of the finished gift. I don't think there is any risk that you will show the family :-)
Have a great day!
Kellie

Debra said...

Esme...was that lettuce good? I can't tell by the look on your face...which is still adorable, by the way!

The bunnies are sooo cute! ((hugs)) to you!

Sarah said...

aww, what cute bunnies!

CC said...

THAT is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!

Alana said...

I'm loving your "Give Thanks" list. Isn't it fun? Those bunnies sure are cute!! As is Esme, of course!!

Damselfly said...

Bunnies and a cute little girl! Nothing could be sweeter!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That last picture is SO cute! Sharing lettuce with bunnies is just adorable.

Rachel said...

TOO cute! I had bunnies growing up - they were so sweet! (sigh) memories!

Summer said...

Those bunnies are so darn cute! And I love their names!

angie said...

Oh, look at Esme with the bunnies. So cute.

Andrea said...

Those bunnies are adorable...oh, and of course you are just too adorable too Esme!

kailani said...

I'm glad you didn't fall into the bucket. You might have ended up with mushed bunnies!

Danielle said...

I love bunnies. what a great shot with the lettuce! love it

casual friday everyday said...

awwww, awwww, awwww, awwwwwwwww! Oh my goodness those bunnies have my heart!

Nell

Jimmie said...

Oh my! Babies and bunnies in one post. Cute overload! So precious!

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. The whole living abroad thing is really hard for folks to understand if they've not done it. But for all of us who have, we just KNOW how it is. :-) Thanks for understanding.