Saturday, 31 December 2016
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
One thing I like about this time of year is having more time to take apart the bunnies' room and give it all a proper clean. Being shut out of your own room for half the day though, to avoid a teefs/vacuum-cord incident, is apparently even more tiring than having done the cleaning yourself - they've both been flaked out all evening!
Sunday, 25 December 2016
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
A hot tip for this Xmas: Always keep assembly instructions somewhere safe - you may need to re-assemble in future and without them it is all too easy to get those pieces the wrong way round...
(Does anyone have a 'leg spanner' they can lend me? I think I'm going to have to start this one again from scratch.)
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Friday, 16 December 2016
Thursday, 15 December 2016
So technically we are still on a break from taking carefully planned out photos for the Rabbit 365 Project and frankly even if we weren't I doubt I'd be doing anything proper for it this week anyway because I am probably only a sneeze away from having a complete breakdown remembering what was going on this time last year, but I am still trying to post a random pic of somebun every day.
I've been trying to better my flash-using skills so I've been doing a lot of bouncing flash off the ceiling (rather than pointing it at the bunny and blinding/scaring them) for most of the recent shots. Today I thought I'd try bouncing it off the wall instead. I kind of like some of the 'lit one side of the face' spookiness it produces, but unfortunately I'm so not used to the setup I kept miss-aiming the camera and chopping most of Anouska out of the picture. Ho hum, practise makes perfect. Or an annoyed bunny.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Every day, I could swear, the floor mats in the bunnies' room look shorter than the day before. I don't know what it could be. Here I walked in to find Anouska looking just as shocked and puzzled over it as I am.
Yes, shocked and puzzled, I'm sure I've read that expression right...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Monday, 12 December 2016
They have been getting a bit suspicious of the photography of late so I tried using carrot sticks to win them back again today.
It sort of worked, though somebun wasn't exactly falling for it enough to come out of his box...
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
We've gotten a bit lost with the Rabbit 365 Project recently so I am afraid we are taking a break until the new year. Hopefully by then you will all be joining in with your new camera-based Xmas presents, right?! In the mean time, expect to see lots of random photos of Anouska eating parsley!
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Thursday, 1 December 2016
It's a bit of a messy photo, but I don't normally see Anouska from this angle so I quite like it anyway. This was something I would do at the Rescue when I was pressed for time and needed to photograph lots of bunnies in a short space of time - bribery and distraction! I don't usually do it at home, but photo time today happened to coincide with me coming back from the shops with some fresh parsley.
One interesting thing to note is that whereas other bunnies would be up on their back legs snatching the parsley, Anouska is throwing her head right back with all her feet on the floor trying to reach. For the first few minutes after she hauls her frail old body off the floor Anouska struggles with her back and general movement, which I am guessing is what happened here - she was probably napping while I was shopping! Once she gets going, within minutes she turns back into a normal bunny. (She has always been like it, there are no signs of actual pain, just stiffness, so she just gets checked out at the vets at least twice a year and so far they are telling us to just keep an eye on it for any signs of it worsening.)