Monday, August 30, 2010

"I hear you knocking"

"But you can't come in."

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Video bonus: JD's funniest video


JD tried to climb onto the desk and ended up splashing himself in the face with a bowl of chips.

JD eats a solemn snack

JD wore his serious face the whole time he was in the new hidey hole.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kitten meets kit


Our girl Freddie meets one of Kiwi's fledglings during its first run outside today. After a stern reminder, Freddie was very gentle and properly introduced herself to the babies.

First time under the sun


The "Clones" (as we now call them) went outside for the first time today. They munched on grass with their mother. They met the kittens (who needed a refresher on being gentle). But by the the time noon came, they all hopped back in the box and flopped together in the heat.

Such a handsome guy

Every time I see Rumble, I have to tell him he is such a handsome boy. As an added bonus, he is the softest rabbit in the herd. Such a sweetie to have.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A button eater!

Magnus has already discovered the delicacy of soft buttons. He took a chomp at the remote control and now at the soft buttons on the keyboard. He couldn't bite it off and swallow, of course.
The more rabbits you have, the more you learn... the hard way.

Rumble finally stands for the camera

Rumble stands up and does his impression of a tree stump.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Who's that dashing mammal?

Magnus checks himself out in the mirror. He seems to know that he is too cute for words.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Video Bonus: X-Ray Vision

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Rumble has a unique characteristic that some vets call "scanning." He turns his head side to side like an oscillating fan. It is harmless and also seems to be hereditary, because one of his babies moves just like him.
We like this unusual behavior. When he stands there, eyes locked on you, slowly scanning you over, it feels as though he is looking right through you like an x-ray.

5 hungry faces and one food bowl

Kiwi's babies act like fully grown rabbits now. Being under 5 weeks, they still have the nerve to push her out of the pellet bowl. One of them even figured out how to climb out the top of the cage.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Run around time?

Now that Kiwi got a huge cage we have to be fair by giving Vanna more run around time on the floor. She and the Three Amigos have been playing around for hours.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just like Dad

Magnus got to play with his cousins in the exercise pen today. He acts just like his father, Hugs - chewing at the wire, digging at nothing, running around with never-ending energy. We had hoped that he would be more like his mother, Vanna. She is easy-going and interested in people. Either way, we love that little white bunny.

Rumbles loves his water

But no matter how many times you snap a picture, you will never capture that long, pink tongue.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brief eye contact

Hugs and the kitten lock eyes for a brief moment, but it wasn't meant to be. What would Vanna say?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rabbit-chicken

Magnus does his little chick on an egg pose.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Kiwi Clan

They used to live in an old cage only 24" wide - not enough room for a mother and a box full of 4 growing Hollands. Uncles Ickus, Mochi, and JD have graciously given up their large cage and downsized their own living spaces. The Kiwis are much happier now.

Hugs loves visitors

"Did you bring any carrots this time?"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Line of fire

Marshmallow the cat likes to touch Hugs through the fence. Hugs cleverly stepped away and started sweeping dirt in 'Mallow's face.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Trouble at dinner time

Vanna is ready to chow down, but Magnus wants to cuddle. He likes to force himself under fluffy things like pillows and other bunnies. Poor Vanna has to bridge over him to reach the bowl.

"May I see your bench permit?"

Hugs tries to police the kittens in the back yard.

A typical day...

..in the house of the Three Amigos.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hardworkin' Momma

Kiwi takes a break from four ravenous children.

Chow time!

The Three Amigos always huddle around the bowl until the pellets are gone. It doesn't matter if there is not room for all three faces in there, they only lift their head to finish chewing and then swallow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mother and baby

We have been calling the baby Magnus. He was the very big one in the litter. And that name was on an episode of Kick Buttowski not long after he (or she) was born. Hope it's a boy!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kiwi's babies


Kiwi's babies are to the point where half the eyes in the litter have opened already. They also know how to jump out of the nest box but they don't know how to get back in. We have to check on them and replace the babies a few times a day. They are all chinchilla pattern and look almost exactly the same. I hope I find some way to tell them apart.

Best Buddies

Mochi shows Ickus some brotherly love.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Camoflauge Rumble

Rumble is only 30% as shy as he used to be. Now he likes to play with the kittens during outside time. He sneaks out of the shadows, catches them by surprise, and then runs away.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

5 more minutes...

Vanna's kit tries to hide under a pillow.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello world!

Vanna's baby opened one eye today and saw us for the first time. "So, you guys are the obnoxious voices I keep hearing."