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Bunny Stuff Mystery

Next time, I must remember to check the buns' gear at the boarding place before I bring them home. The clamp that fastens Mallow's bowl to the side of their night-time pen has disappeared (before we got him that one, he had a tendency to throw his dish around noisily to persuade it to produce more food). Perhaps in exchange, we have gained a large, shallow ceramic dish, which I am using - it's heavy enough that he should have trouble gripping it in his teeth. Also, our hayrack is missing. (In all fairness, Anne works very hard and had lots of bunnies staying over at the farm this week.)

Also, despite the fact that I washed the floor in "their" room 3 times (organic floor cleaner, vinegar solution, bleach solution) while they were away, they're still piddling at random. Senile buns ... they are 10 years old, after all. Incontinence isn't too amazing.

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sanada
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Aww! Wow, your bunnies look great for their age! Our Hadji likes to toss his dishes, too, but he's a young thing (and he's huge).
chomiji
Jul. 15th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)

Well, we got them for the Young Lady's 8th birthday, which was in February, and they were both born the previous September (for Brownie we know that for sure, as we got her from the breeder; House Rabbit's vet estimated Mallow at close to the same age). The kid's now 17, so - to be precise - they will be 10 in September.

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chomiji
Jul. 15th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)

It could, but the problem is, they had been doing this for a month or two before they went off to Star Gazing Farm. That's why I scrubbed out their room. It's a little study built onto the back of the house, behind the kitchen and the basement stairs. It has a tiled floor, and a wall full of built-in cupboards and shelves where I keep boxes of photos, travel maps and books, board games, and spare kitchen stuff. Until then they'd been pretty good about using their litter box (a cat litter box, with compostable pine litter and hay in it).

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chomiji
Jul. 18th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)

I got your card in yesterday's post - thank you! It's on the fridge, secured with a moose magnet I got last year in Sweden! (And I did get the Xmas card way back when as well, so no worries on that score.)

theskywasblue
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
10 years - wow - that's not a shabby age for a pair of buns.

I usually only see the angry sort in clinic...so rabbit-dish-throwing is just standard lol
chomiji
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)

To be fully honest, they'll be 10 in September. They're mostly very happy buns. When someone's home (or going to be back in just a couple of hours), they have the run of a small room that's full of bunny-friendly stuff like a stack of old phonebooks to shred, tree branches to chew, a giant cardboard mailing tube (Brownie can run through it but Mallow's just a smidge too big), and an old wooden dollhouse (looks more like a doghouse, but with open windows) that my dad made aeons ago for me and my sister.

At night and when we're away all day, they get closed into one of those steel puppy-pens made of 8 panels with clips to close it, which has their box/den, their litter box, their water bottle and food dishes, and some toys. (We just start to close up the pen and they'll come running, because it means we're going to feed them something more intresting than hay.)

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