Bunny Trial Outcome

After much deliberation (and waking up several times in the middle of the night to put some unruly bunnies back in their “jail”), here is the verdict:

  • Count one: Knowingly and Willingly destroying household property: GUILTY
  • Count two: Accessing restricted under-bed space: GUILTY
  • Count three: Being incredibly cute: GUILTY

The sentence, to be carried out immediately: One night of being “grounded” in the bunny jail, no morning treats (unless warranted by good behavior), and they are BANNED FOREVER from under any bed.

I hope they learn a lesson from this. They’ve been SO good up until now… I just don’t know what prompted this sudden outburst of bad/destructive behavior.

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

The Trial against the Bad Bunnies

The buns got into some mischief last night – in a big, bad way.

We’d just gotten our new guest bedroom set up – all sorts of nice things (gotta love IKEA), and of course plastic under-bed storage containers to keep the buns out from under the bed (in the most guest-friendly way).

Unfortunately, the very first night, the buns found a way past all the barriers and got under the bed. And while there – well, let’s just say they did some bad things. So now they are in “bunny prison.”

bunny prison

Suffice to say I was NOT happy this morning when woken up to this news. So now the buns are on trial, and the outcome of that trial will determine what happens to them. Will they get their free-roaming privileges revoked? Will they be confined to a cage? Or maybe just kept behind a barrier in a corner of the room? Or will we just improve the bunny-proofing around the guest bedroom?

Let’s see some of the evidence.

Exhibit A

Exhibit A: Rabbit Fur

As you can clearly see, this is white rabbit fur. It probably came from Gus, but both of them have white fur.

Exhibit B
Exhibit B: The Hole

While under the bed they chewed this hole in a wicker basket kept beside the bed (originally to keep them from getting past the small space at the head of the bed).

Exhibit C: Testimony

Amanda woke me up at 7am this morning (my day off!) and told me they’d gotten under the bed. I came out to find Gus sitting happily under the guest bed. While I was trying to shoo him out, Besty came under the bed from the opposite side, near the head of the bed – presumably this is the way they got in, because I saw no other breaks in the defenses.

Deliberation

I’ll be deliberating on the fate of the buns today. We’ll see how I feel tonight – and how the buns feel after a day of being kept in one corner of the room!

BAD BUNNIES!

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

Rabbits

I found a piece of lettuce this morning on the floor in the middle of the living room, far, far away from the rabbit’s food bowl. So I sent Amanda an email saying:

“I found a leaf of lettuce this morning in the middle of the living room floor. I don’t even want to speculate as to how it got there.”

She wrote back with:

“I think sometimes they just want to remind us that its THEIR house and we are simply allowed to live there.”

I couldn’t have summed it up any better myself. 😉

A Very Bunny Christmas

It took a while to get them both looking in the same direction (sort of), and sitting still and not all ruffled (from being picked up and put on the table, which is where I took this photo), but I think it worked well.

The Incredible Flying Rabbit

On weekends, after Amanda gets up and gives the buns their treats (dried cranberries), she sometimes comes back to bed, but leaves the bedroom door open. Of course, the buns don’t let this pass – they come right in behind her and start roaming around the bedroom, climbing all over things and sniffing and chewing on whatever they can find.

This of course acts as a make-shift alarm clock for us, since they make a bit of noise as they push things over and climb over things. And of course they are SO CUTE that it’s hard to stay asleep while they’re playing.

This morning, however, something unusual happened.

Gus, of course, “loves his daddy,” and he apparently wanted to see me. The first thing he did this morning upon coming into the bedroom was run over to my side of the bed and stand up on his tippy toes and look for me. So I said “hi” to him, and that seemed to satisfy him… for the time being. But he REALLY wanted to get up close & personal with me.

Now, it should be mentioned that our new bed is quite high. It’s easily 3 feet above the ground, which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s above hip-level for me – I actually have to climb up into bed each  night.

This had so far frustrated Gus’s efforts to jump on the bed. But not today!!

He made the incredible leap from the ground, onto the bed and (coincidentally) onto Amanda’s back – all  in one leap! What an amazing bunny! He then climbed around a bit, sniffing our feet and so forth, before leaping off the bed back to the floor. To our surprise, a few minutes later, he did it again! He jumped up on the bed, and then jumped back down a little bit later.

It’s quite funny to see  him leap off the bed – he looks like he’s flying for a bit there! Our Gussy boy is quite a jumper!

Of course, Betsy would never jump up that high – to say nothing of how she’d be too scared to jump down, if she ever got up there in the first place.

Still, it looks like Gus has found a new way to wake me up when I sleep in and don’t feed him at the appointed time. Ah, the life of a bunny slave!!