Sunday, 31 December 2017

Tidying Up 2017

I wanted to tidy up and archive my photo catalogs today, but I forgot I was going to do that so I didn't get round to buying the external hard disk I needed and it didn't get done. I did however find some photos on one of my cameras that I had completely forgotten about from earlier this month, when I offered my two an old pet bed I had lying around.

"Oh, OK..."

"I see, I see..."

"I like what you've done here..."

"So it's a...an...erm..."

"I give up. So do I poop in it or what?"

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Garden Tate

Well, we survived Xmas with no injuries or excitement. This, despite Tate mastering the stairs and now being a whole-house adventurer, especially when I don't want him to and just take my eye off him for a second.

Cold and snow have hit our region, so this means no more outdoor jaunts for the fosters for a while (I offered, Tate said 'No thanks!') and I haven't had time to sit down and work out what setting, fault or dead battery is causing my flash to not fire so no new photos. But here's one from the warmth of Saturday of an outdoor-adventure-loving Tate discovering that outdoor-adventuring comes at a cost:- mucky feets.

"Ergh! These feets do NOT taste of delicious grass as I'd hoped!"

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Garden Lyle

After all the sub-zero winterness we had the week before, this last week has been surprisingly mild. Today even got above 10℃ so this afternoon I decided to try and wear my foster bunnies out with a little binky time in the garden. Tate immediately went into adventurer mode then, after the novelty had worn off, lawnmower mode. Meanwhile, Lyle went a bit binky crazy - just look:-

"What? While you're watching me? You should know I'm too self conscious a bunny for that..."

Monday, 18 December 2017

One Rejected

Now that Tate is starting to calm down, we are having more opportunities to spend quality time hanging out. He likes to explore, especially when he finds me near a point of interest and can use me as a climbing frame. There have been many adorable moments having him clambering over me, I really need to try harder to get a photo of it, but I haven't been successful so far.

While you wait for me to sort that out, here is a another failure from the weekend - I wanted either a 'group photo', or a clean shot of each of them, Lyle decided to mess things up by refusing to stand on his spot, then sticking his head in frame and distract Tate at the last second.

Bunnies, eh?

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Not Very Flashy

I had this idea for a Xmasy-looking photoshoot thingy but it didn't work out. Having spent 20 minutes assembling all the components, my flash wouldn't fire consistently, which made it quite difficult for me to figure out how to fix the setup. This component also made it a bit tricky...

"Do you understand the word 'exponential'? Cos you might need to understand it to figure out my snack fee for every extra few seconds you expect me to sit here like this."

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

He's Got The Energy

I was hoping I might be getting more photos for this blog from my new house guests, but it's a bit tricky - Tate especially rarely stops moving if the human treat dispenser (me) is in the room.

"Camera, eh? Well I've not heard of one of those snacks, but I'm willing to give it a quick taste test! Here I come...

Saturday, 25 November 2017

House Guests

Having essentially decided I'm not going to adopt any more bunnies of my own, and Anouksa in the past expressing her opinion clearly about other bunnies in the house, I figured that was that. But I am weak and when I heard that brothers Tate and Lyle needed a warm house for the winter due to Tate's medical issues I couldn't not foster them.

Still, I wonder how Crazy Bunny Lady guessed, after I'd resisted for so long, that I wouldn't say no to this particular pair?

"Call me paranoid, but why do so many of the pictures on your walls already look like me?"

Oh Lyle, are you sitting comfortably? I have so many tales to tell you...

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Mood Selector

Hmmm...

What do you reckon? Sleepy? Grumpy? Deep in thought? I can never quite tell with Anouska. Actually, I am going to go with that last one and the thought is "I wonder how big a hole I need to chomp into his jeans to get him to move out of my way?"...

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Meta-Stink-Eye

Unfortunately, yesterday morning MrB mistakenly thought it was treat-time and came rushing out in time to see Anouska getting her medicine. Which because I've managed to convince her it is a tasty treat, somebun is somewhat confused about what appears to be uneven snack distribution.

I reckon we are at most another day away from me having to concoct some elaborate ruse to put him off. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Meta-Painless, Meta-Yum

We are having another go at giving Anouska Metacam pain relief for a couple of weeks to see if her agility improves. She has always been a bit awkward in her movement and it has gradually gotten worse as she has aged.

Last time she had Metacam was actually to support a stasis recovery, she wasn't keen, but then it was just one of several medicines she had to endure. So while most bunnies think it is a tasty treat, I was concerned that she wouldn't take it. I needn't have worried.

"Can I get a second hit of that?"

Friday, 27 October 2017

Post Sick Post

We had a bit of a scare with Anouska yesterday, she was having really bad discomfort/pain and stopped eating, not sure what caused it. Vet trip, gut motility meds, pain meds... and now this look.

I'm pretty sure that's not her "I'm impressed with your handling of the situation and making sure I stayed healthy" look.

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