Bunny Pics

Amanda bought Gus a cardboard house called a “cottontail cottage.” It took him a little while to get used to going up & down the ramps, but he seems to like it.

Amanda bought Gussy a cardboard house called a “cottontail cottage.” It took him a little while to get used to going up & down the ramps, but he seems to like it.

Gussy also likes to stretch out next to walls, entertainment centers, and yes, even the bedroom door.

What a cute bunny!

UPDATE: You can follow the adventures of Gus and Betsy now on their own blog, The Life and Times of Bunnies!

The Bunny Crisis Resolved

So, the bunny crisis is resolved. We’re keeping the bunny. His name is “Gus.”

So, the bunny crisis is resolved. We’re keeping the bunny.

On Monday, I took the bunny to the vet in Littleton, and found that he is in perfect health. He is probably still very young, and he will need to be neutered in a few months. In the meantime, I’ve brought Gussy (Amanda’s name, not mine, but it seems to have stuck) to work twice (Tuesday and Friday), which he absolutely loves. The office is big enough for him to really run around in, and there’s so many things to smell! And, like the naughty bunny he is, Gussy found a way out of my office – through a passageway hidden under the cabinets and through the wall in the side of my office. Naughty, but clever!

Anyway, we’ve got a new cage for him too, a nice big one (36″ long), and he seems to be settling in nicely. He has started to nibble on things (like wires – bad bunny!) so I’ve had to “rabbit-proof” the house a bit, which was a challenge (anyone remember the “tower of power?”), but I think he’ll be fine. We never let him out of the cage unless we’re watching himi, so it’s OK.

Here’s some fun pictures of Gussy from last weekend, when we took him down to my mom’s house. He met George (the cute piggy) there, and spent some time in the back yard. I’ve also got some pictures of him in his previous cage – an old guinea pig cage we were using temporarily until his new one arrived (yesterday). Enjoy!


You can see Amanda’s foot in this picture. The bunny & the piggie were just chillin’ in the sun.


Here’s a ground-level shot of the two. George doesn’t like being outside much; he’s a very “indoors” pig. Gussy, on the other hand, loves the grass.


As you can see, Gussy was enjoying the warm sun that day.


George needed some fresh air too, but he’s less comfortable with a big new friend. He’s been an only piggie for so long, you see.


Here’s Gussy sleeping in his temporary guinea pig cage. The stuffed toy you see is from Amanda’s work – it’s an Angiomax Pig (Angiomax is one of their products; a drug).


I took this picture today while Amanda was at the gym. What a cute bunny!

Well, that’s all for now. I’ve got to get to the pet store to pick up some chew toys for Gussy. Later!

UPDATE: You can follow the adventures of Gus and Betsy now on their own blog, The Life and Times of Bunnies!

The Bunny Crisis

So, I’m back. It’s good to back on the ‘net, though being unplugged for 7 days (and bathing myself constantly in hot bubbly water) does wonders for the mind. But now there’s a crisis to be dealt with – a BUNNY crisis.

So, I’m back. It’s good to back on the ‘net, though being unplugged for 7 days (and bathing myself constantly in hot bubbly water) does wonders for the mind.

So, all in all my vacation was GOOD. I played video games almost non-stop, ate junk food, and spent a lot of time in the roman spa. Ahh, bliss.

But now I’m back, and there’s a crisis to be dealt with. A bunny crisis.

Thursday, Amanda called to tell me that some [insert derogatory explative here] neighborhood kids had been throwing, hurting, pulling, pinching, and generally just mis-treating a bunny rabbit in our parking lot. After they left – leaving the rabbit on the ground behind! – she went and “rescued” it. So she asks me, “what do I do?”

First things first – I have her ask around to see if anyone owns a rabbit. She even finds one of the kids that was “playing” with it, and he says (in order):

  1. His mother is asleep and can’t talk to you right now
  2. He does not own a rabbit.

This, of course, is translated from bad Spanish/English.

So, the rabbit is ownerless. And Amanda is an animal lover. So, we now have a pet rabbit.

What the heck am I going to do with a rabbit?

Amanda tried calling some friends of hers to see if any of them wanted a rabbit – no luck. And no one I know wants a rabbit. And I’m not sure if I want to give it to a shelter or a pet store… I dunno why, but I just don’t feel … good about it.

So, until we can find a better home for he/she/it (anyone know how to easily tell the gender of a rabbit? I know how to tell on a guinea pig, but…) the rabbit (alternatively either Gus or Harriet, if it’s male or female, respectively) is staying here.

And since I got back from vacation and downloaded a bunch of pictures from my camera, here are some I took of the rabbit and its temporary dwelling in our kitchen. Enjoy.


Here’s Mr./Mrs. bunny in our livingroom. The bunny is very well behaved, and hasn’t chewed on any wires (yet).


This is the makeshift cage Amanda constructed for the bunny. Its (the cage’s) previous life was as some shelves in my closet for holding my clothes (since Amanda has taken up all other space for clothing in the house).


Here’s the bunny eating. It really likes carrots.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Bunny Crisis continues.

Peace, yo.

UPDATE: You can follow the adventures of Gus and Betsy now on their own blog, The Life and Times of Bunnies!