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A Frivolous Post: Funny Bunny

My little girl bunny, Brownie, gave me a good laugh last night. They each get a pineapple-papaya enzyme tablet with their night-time feed of rabbit chow and mixed greens. It's really a dietary supplement - it's supposed to help prevent hairball problems in their guts - but for Brownie, it's crack: the minute she smells it, she has to have it.

So I had dropped a tablet into each bowl as usual, but Brown couldn't find hers. She was getting really agitated - she could obviously smell it, but couldn't get hold of it. She pulled just about all her greens out and threw them on the floor, and chomped on them a couple of times in a very aggravated, angry manner, but didn't eat any. Finally she started casting about her dish a little more widely, and I figured out the problem:

She had been sitting on it.

It must have bounced off the edge of the bowl and between her front feet ... anyway, she did finally find it and munch it up, and was content again. Silly wabbit ... .

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ipperne
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
AAWW! Bunnycuteness!
Want bunnies too, but my doggy is afraid of them^^(she sits on her snacks all the time too, so funny)
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)

Afraid of them!? Brownie and Mallow are each less than 5 lbs (OK, Mallow might be as much as 6 ... that's only about 2.5 kg each) ... !

That's funny ... if we've been petting the buns and then go outside and meet any of our neighbors' dogs, the dogs are always fascinated by the smell of the rabbits on our hands.

The bunnies used to be terrified of even the smell of dogs, but the woman who's been taking care of them when we're away has several dogs - including one that's a registered therapy dog and is very careful to make sure the other dogs don't come near the bunnies - so now they're used to it.

smillaraaq
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Heee, your bunnies are as big as my cat. :)

(And Biscuit, 40 pounds of VICIOUS BABY-EATING KILLER PIT BULL, etc., is mercilessly bullied by the kitty. She was a feral DC street kitten and was raised by my old malamute, so I rather suspect her self image is that of a 100-pound sleddog, not a very tiny kitty...and when Jake died that meant she had seniority, and she made very sure the new dogs did NOT forget it!)
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)

Hee, you have a wittle kitty! Brownie is a (registered!) mini-rex, which is categorized as a small breed, and I may be mistaken about her weight (haven't weighed her recently). Some rabbits can weigh more than 15 lbs (usu. Flemish Giant breed). Mallow is a mutt bunny from House Rabbit Society rescue, but he seems to be at least part English Spot - you can tell by his funky coat pattern. So he's a medium-size rabbit.

Their claws are really different from each other, more than the slight size difference: Mallow has thick, heavy claws like a dog, and Brownie has dainty wee slim claws (and they're a pain to clip because they're black, and I can't see the vein ... ).

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ipperne
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Um, once I was taking care of one of my friends' bunny, she litterlly ran for her life everytime I opened the cage.
She was also afraid of my fearless nymp "Plet". My dog has no idea of her own size, and the fact that she has teeth and claws.

but whenever she can't see the bunny, she thinks that the smell of them is wonderful... very odd
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)

Poor doggle! So what kind of critter is a "nymp"?

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dana1witch
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
What a cute little story :)
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you enjoyed it ... they are cute pets, much smarter than one might think ... except about things like this!   XD

(Anonymous)
Oct. 3rd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
The joy in my life is my furry/feathered buddies, and the things that they do. I could just see your little Brownie fussing over her yummy missing treat. Heh.

all my best wishes,
-Resa
the_resa
Oct. 3rd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oops - that was me.
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)

I thought it might be you ...   :-D

That's her in the icon (and her foster brother, Marshmallow) ... she's meant to be "tortoiseshell" in coloring, and when she was younger, you could sometimes see a bit of the pattern, but her fur has lightened and lost contrast as she's become older. She has points like a Siamese cat, to some extent - but a paler belly.

the_resa
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
They're just adorable. And she's a pretty little baby. You should post more piccys of them as you find the time.
chomiji
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)

I need to get myself a digital camera! Given what I do for a living (web stuff, including some graphics) it's ridiculous that I don't have one, but I don't ... I'm going to be picky about which one I want, and I haven't had time to shop for one. Taking pix of animals is so hit-or-miss that I waste a lot of film if I do it with my existing camera.

smillaraaq
Oct. 4th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Exasperated grumpybun sounds utterly adorable. :)

Biscuit just gets very frantic and confused if you drop a treat where she can't find it (say, between her shoulder blades, when she thinks it should have landed on the floor). But she is a Dog of Very Little Brain, and confusion comes easily to her.
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)

The buns can be surprisingly dog-like in their behavior. When it's chow time, for example, they chase each other around the room, and mob my feet and nudge my ankles with their noses. The main thing that's odd when you see them do it is that they are utterly silent. It's not that they can't make noises, but in general, they don't - unless they're angry (a noise that an angry small dog might make - if it had the vocal apparatus of a guinea pig) or terrified (a really horrifying shriek - I've only heard it once).

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