Monday, December 31, 2012

Late, but Rabbit Related Presents

First, technically a cat calender, but there are a lot of bunnies in it. Anyway all baby animals are cute!

Second is this bunny ornament. My mom was telling her boss about my "crazy"rabbit, and he thought of me when he saw this at a church rummage sale.

What bunny things did you get for Christmas?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Something to be Thankful For

Had a bit of a scare just now. Came home and Umbra refused to eat her dinner, even when I announced it in (probably bad) Spanish. After continue to meatloaf for a minute or two, she finally wandered around the room but still ignored her food. I think she was just nervous because I was just at the home of a dog we had been sitting just a few days ago. She gets jealous enough when I come home smelling other pets, but apparently we crossed a line bringing a dog into the home (we sit for her all the time but usually at her family's home, but they were having a party and didn't want her in the way.. she has a habit of peeing when excited.. and also hating tall men like my fiance).

Finally, Umbra determined the coast was clear and ate. What a relief! That would not have been the way to end and otherwise wonderful Christmas. Nevertheless I will undoubtedly be paranoid for the rest of the week.

If anything, I was reminded that the holidays are about being with those you love, not presents. And I certainly love Umbra (despite the fact that she keeps eating holes in all my tights). It funny sometimes, that I suddenly remember that she is a rabbit and not a person, but that is how I have always felt about my pets.

.. however Umbra didn't get the memo about the true meaning of Christmas, she spilled her pellets and threw some things in a fit because I didn't get her any presents (she never appreciates them anyway I guess I don't know what sort of things she is into).

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Visiting

Visited some family friends yesterday. I mentioned over the summer that they had gotten a bunny. Hes grown into a real fluffy guy. Likes to lay in people laps and has to kitty friends. Unfortunately he is not neutered and it sounds like they have had some issues with spraying.

Also visited with their two ponies, goat and chickens.

Umbra was not happy with me when I got home. I guess I was stinky.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Learn to Speak Rabbit

The more time I spend with Umbra, the more I think I have interpreted her language. But there are somethings I never realized had a meaning, like the rate at which a rabbit wiggles its nose. I've found that most guides to learning bunnish are pretty basic until I found this one on the New York House Rabbit Society's website. Check out The Language of Lagomorphs for a in depth look at rabbit body language. It includes pictures and video clips for those of you who are more visually inclined.

Monday, December 17, 2012

On Cecotropes

An amusing video on the rabbit g.i. tract. I have no idea what they are saying but the little cartoon is helpful.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

So Sorry Again!

I've been swamped with work and finals. Poor Umbra was even being neglected a bit but now I am making up for it (after being punished the last 2 weeks). Lots of play time lately and she is definitely grateful. So many binkies! Right now she is pestering the birds. Nosy booger.

Also she has been moulting like crazy! I think it has to do with it being unseasonably warm. I did some extensive cleaning yesterday and the vacuum canister was almost completely full of hair and hay.

Hope everyone has been doing well. More soon!