Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Nanapodge

"Oh, you're here."

"I've heard the word 'diet' a few times recently, yeah, sure, like you, we are a bit podge right now, but you need to remember something pal..."

"BANANAS ARE HEALTHY!"

Yes, but they're also full of sugar, soooo...... Sorry.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Always Snoozing

We've had a sort of a forced break here on this blog recently due to some daily fur-cleaning interventions making humans very unpopular in the MrB/Anouska household. That's died down a little now, but I thought I'd better not risk trying to take a photo of a conscious bun just in case I ended up on the end of some sort of retributions.

Monday, 11 September 2017

The Rug Cycle

"Is there a form a bunny needs to fill out to get a new carpet around here? It's not that I don't like the holes, I just want something fresh to chew..."

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Not All Men

"Me again? Isn't it about time you bothered Anouska to star in another post?"

I would, MrB, except she's off under some furniture somewhere taking a nap, as always. I'm sure when we get to her age we'll be doing the same.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Panda Brush 2

"As I explained before, you have a choice. Pick the one on the left and we shall both be entertained. Pick the one on the right and the only entertainment will be seeing if we can strain vegetables using your modified t-shirt after."

Monday, 4 September 2017

Nom-nom-nomination

"Well, my nomination for the tastiest grass in the garden goes to this patch. But if you want to give it an award, you might as well just leave it in my litter tray where they can be re-united later."

Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Junk Pile

"This pile of junk, that has been piled up in the corner of the garden for as long as I can remember, will be the subject of my response next time some rude human comments on the state of some certain bunnies' bedroom."

Friday, 1 September 2017

Jungle Hideout 2 : Jungle Hidier

"No thanks, pal, I think I've spotted the pattern of what's happening after garden playtime this week."

"But if you need me to disapprove of anything you know where I'll be."

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Through The Trees Again

"What, this again?! Think again, buddy, I still haven't been paid my treat from...wait, did you just take the picture while I was talking?"

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Jungle Finder

"You can call off the search, I've found Anouska and she's fine. All that grass has shifted her up a couple of coat sizes though, you might need to call a couple of friends to help lift her back into the house..."

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

A Brush With Teefs and Claws

"If I've not been brought here to laugh at the panda getting brushed then someone's getting their t-shirt chomped..."

Monday, 28 August 2017

Jungle Adventurer

"Drat, lost in the dense foliage again. Nothing for it but to eat my way out..."

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Through The Trees

Trying to get nice bokeh shapes from the light through the trees behind my subjects is my new obsession. And like anything I do over and over again, my bunnies never get bored of it...

"...and what, THIS time I get a treat? Well OK then..."

Yes, MrB, this time...or the next time. Definitely soon. Got to think of your diet you know.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Snooze Town

Sorry, terrible photo today, but I so rarely get to take a photo of them napping together!

I've also seen them in a full-on snuggle this week, but I did not dare disturb it with a camera. I know they probably snuggle all the time, but MrB doesn't usually let his guard down if he knows I'm nearby, for fear of being easily grabbed for his regular tummy cleaning.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Flash Skills

"Is it OK to point out that your 'flash skills' are anything but? Or is that the type of thing to cost a bunny his treat...?"

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Benches

BHV: Why is bunnies hiding under their benches?

"No reason!"

"No reason!"

BHV:[Checks bottoms] Uh oh. Didn't like the accidentally sudden switch from greens to sweetheart cabbage, huh?
[Begins long and messy cleanup...]

Sunday, 20 August 2017

You Fat B

I took this photo yesterday. I quite like it. But this photo is the reason they got no banana last night.

OMB, SOOO chubby!!!!!! DEFINITELY diet time.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Old Friends

I dropped in on Bugsy yesterday as I heard she wasn't well. She really didn't look good when I arrived, but I think maybe she had only just had her poking and ear cleaning and wasn't ready to forgive humans yet. So I went to hang out with crazy little Ruben for a bit (I love Ruben!), when I came back she had cheered up considerably.

"Time for a game. In this one, we see how many of those carrot-shaped treats I can convince you to give me individually before you give up and just leave me the tub."

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Unusually Eating

Usually if I'm looking at him he is glaring back at me but not today - I got a photo of him actually eating grass!!!!!

Yes, that's his front teefs you can see chomping away!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Irregular Activity

I've pretty much given up on trying to get regular photos of my two for this blog. They're just so not into it, probably less so than ever before, it takes a lot of treats to persuade them to do anything I want them to.

Plus, if we're honest, their fluffy little waistlines could do without more treats...

"Did you just call us fat?"

Erm...well...if the chubby moniker fits... Oh no. I hope Little Miss Foot-Chomper didn't just hear me say that!

[...lick..lick..lick...]

Phew! Distracted! Think I got away with that.

"Don't think that just because my fur is more important than you that your slippers won't be on the receiving end of a very unfortunate accident later. Or that you won't be in them at the time."

Uh oh.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Look But Don't Touch

"So that's the sound you make when you're hovering, shall we find out what sound you make when somebun chomps your feet?"

To be fair Anouska, I'm pretty sure we both already know what that sounds like, thanks to you!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Fair Share

"Quick question - we've done our bit for today, so when are YOU going to chip in and eat YOUR share of this grass?"

Erm...

Sunday, 30 July 2017

About To Binky

"Are you watching? 'Cos this next lap is going to be the fastest and bounciest you have ever seen..."

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Snuggles and Treats

After the sad passing of Sprat and Torvill this year at the RRR, their former partners have found each other. They have a lot in common and seem to get on about as well as two bunnies can, which is great news. Of course, that does mean double-adorability-snack-muggings...

"We wouldn't want you to needlessly carry that heavy tub of treats around all afternoon...and lucky for you we have a solution!"

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Strawberry-Filled Banana Donut

Anouska is on pain pills this week to see if it helps her move better. The vet suggested syringing them into her mouth mixed with mushy food, but my attempts at that failed dramatically

Now, she loves fruit, especially bananas and strawberries. So for the last few days I have been pushing the pills into a small piece of banana and medicating her by stealth - she thinks she's just getting extra treats. It was all working out well until today when I tried to mix things up and use strawberry - for some reason, "not banana" was worth some thumping and grumping.

After several unsuccessful attempts to persuade her it was something tasty, I resorted to digging the now half-dissolved tablet out of the strawberry, scooping out a piece of the banana and slotting the strawberry/medicine mix in. So she ended up with something resembling a banana donut with strawberry centre. It worked well, she scoffed it immediately, but I'm dreading tomorrow - I fully expect her to reject her morning medicated banana until I put the strawberry filling in it again.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sound of Snacks

"Anouska, shush, stop nomming grass for a second... Did you hear the treat bag?!"

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Napwatch

"Sooooooo...not under the chairs. Well is there a place in the house I CAN take a nap without you trying to photograph it?"

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Back To The 50s

I never really got on with really shallow depth of field when I first got my 50mm lens, but I've been having so much fun with it recently at 85mm I though I'd give it another go.

The main difference between the two is you need to stand closer for a similarly framed shot with the 50mm (obviously). I get the impression MrB has some feedback he wishes to share with me over that aspect.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Re-Melted

The awful hot weather is back, it's so frustrating, the bunnies hate it. Once again, Anouska has melted into the carpet.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Sun Smooched

"Right, that's me all vitamin D'ed up. Can we go back in the house and see how many vitamins I can absorb from the TV?"

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Behind Bars

Oh Anouska, you look like you have something to ask me?

" 'tis true I ponder. What crime hast thy magnificent sun committed upon thee that thou shalt seek to confine it behind bars?"

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.K. Actually it's more like "What dost thy bunnies do with their butts and teeth that thou shalt protect the windowsill from them?"

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Humans Suck

"I'm gonna use my special bunny psychic powers to deduce that...you've come to vacuum?"

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Soft Little Rexit?

I decided some time ago that I did not want any more bunnies. My biggest problem is vets, it seems like a recipe for disaster that I need to drive an hour away to see mine and if an emergency happens when my vet isn't available there is a chance an out-of-hours or stand-in vet will kill my dearest baby through lack of knowledge or understanding. I've seen it happen too many times and I think I've had enough stress over this to cover a lifetime.

But I am weak. I love my bunnies and if I came across a poor bunny in a shelter that I fell for (over and above the feeling I have that I want to adopt them all anyway) I know I'd struggle to resist taking them home. Now I don't really volunteer for the RRR I am less likely to get to know one of those special rabbits with strong characters, the ones that dig their way into your heart and build a connection with you that you can't walk away from. So I think I'm safe from that. Then the only weak spot I have left is that I always wanted to one day have a straight-eared giant or a mini-rex in my family. Fortunately, neither of those breeds pops up in rescue very often, so if I'm lucky I can continue to resist.

STOP GLARING AT ME, MEADOW, I SAID I AM RESISTING!!!!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Those Ears!

This photo from my trip yesterday is for Shadowydreamer.

"I can hear you talking about me you know."

I am not at all surprised.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

In Need of No More

I popped over to Animals in Need today in preparation for possibly doing my summer photo project there.

If it goes ahead, it won't be my first project outside the RRR. My photo project last summer was for rabbit expert and author Twigs Way, taking photos of her many rabbits and garden. In that project I was trying out different types of shots with rabbits I hadn't met before, it was a fun challenge and I was pleased with the results. I've even heard rumour that at least one of the photos may have made it into Twig's latest book.

Then my winter project was for the rabbity Facebook page Fluffy Little Five, where I was practising indoor photography. This was mostly trying out the things I'd learned about lighting from some evening classes I'd attended. Again, I think it worked out pretty well, they seemed fairly happy with the results and many of the photos were used on their page.

For this latest project, I wanted to do something for another rescue, but maybe not just bunnies this time (though AIN do have a bunny section). So that's where I was today, scoping it out. And if Anouska asks, I absolutely DID NOT have my eye on any more bunnies I might like to bring home, absolutely not...

"Really? Cos you told us..."

Shush, jumbo adorable bunny! Shush!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The 85

I've been looking through Flickr for inspiration a lot this year, which has the added bonus that you can often see the equipment and settings people use to capture great images. In doing so I have become a little bit obsessed with portraits taken with 85mm (fixed focal length) lenses. Sure, mostly on Flickr they are of people or cats, but I've been itching to try it out with bunnies. At 85mm with a shallow depth of field, you can get some quite dreamy separation of subject from surroundings.

Hmmm...I think Anouska might be taking the 'dreamy' bit a little too literally as she looks half asleep! Oh hang on...

Yup. There goes the other half.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Lay Down Noushy

It is way too hot for Anouska right now, she seems to be really struggling with temperatures above 25 degrees centigrade, so we tend to take advantage of the cooler mornings and get them outside before the sun hits the garden. Their levels of activity vary from day to day, but I generally consider it time for us all to go back inside when Anouska lays down for a final clean before her morning nap.