Oh, The Indignity

Today dad picked me up and carried me to mummy, who was smiling in a way I didn’t like.

Turns out, I had good reason to be suspicious of her motives – just look!

betsy devil above

Turns out she’d bought some little costumes at the store.

betsy devil

I don’t like this.

betsy does not like this

I will make you suffer for this indignity.

gus joins the party

Eventually dad brought Gus into the party. Misery loves company, after all.

gus the king

Gus didn’t understand it any more than I did.

gus does not like his crown

I don’t think the crown fit him very well, either.

buns not happy being in costume

Bunnies should not be dressed up!

buns in costumes - betsy devil and gus king

This is just silly mummy, take it off!

roles reversed

No, wait, that’s not what I meant!!

princess betsy and devil gus

I wonder if it’d be OK if I took a flying leap off this table…

betsy looks good in a crown

I don’t need no stinkin’ crown to know I’m the boss around here!

gus does not like the implications of this costume

Gus did not like the implications made by this costume.

the buns in costume from above

This is just not right.

After that, mum took the clothes off of us and dad helped her put us back down on the ground. Fortunately, the whole ordeal didn’t take more than a few minutes… but it was still degrading in a way that bunnies should not be subjected to.

I’ll have to think of something particularly valuable to chew on tonight to make up for this injustice.

-Betsy

Betsy's New Portrait

My Early Life

Dad got all sentimental on me today and put together a set of pictures from when I was just a baby bunny.

Pictures like this one, from when I was first rescued by my mom:

gus's first makeshift cage

Or this, from when I was still very little and could make do with a tiny little litterbox/cage:

Baby Gus

Or when I was so small, and I spent some time in the yard with a guinea pig named George:

gus in the grass(3)

Or this classic one of when I took dad for a walk (he claims it was the other way around, but we know better):

gus walking keith

Those were the days:

gussy on the couch

I guess I was pretty small and cute, though:

gus looking up at the tube

Honestly, dad… so sentimental. I disapprove.

-Gus

Gus's Newer Portrait

Bun in the Sun

The sun was streaming into the living room this morning, and I was spending a litte time outside my area, just relaxing.

bun in the sun

Then, I sensed something…

glowing gus

I feel like someone’s… watching me…

starting to wake up

Oh, it’s just you, dad.

gus notices he's being watched

Hmmm, wait, you’re way over there and lying on the floor… you might have treats!! (Hey, you never know.)

who is that?

I guess I’ll come over to investigate. Y’know, just in case.

must investigate

Oh, hi Betsy.

betsy comes to help

Dad… what are you doing? Are you hiding treats??

what are you doing?

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF

obligatory nose close up

Sadly, dad had no treats – just his silly camera.

Betsy was very disappointed.

betsy disapproves

Since there was nothing to eat, Betsy and I went back to our area to lounge around for a bit longer.

investigation complete

This story does have a happy ending, though! Dad came by later and gave us a treat!

Dad’s a tricky one, I tell you! You never know when he might have a treat! That’s why I always investigate whenever he does something different. You never know when it might pay off with a treat!

-Gus

Gus's Newer Portrait

Bunny Loaves?

Mum and dad sometimes talk about “bunny loaves.” They say this is an example:

bunny loaves

Mum also says that Gus is “white bread” and that I’m “multi-grain.” Dad thought this was hilarious.

Mum and Dad sure have a weird sense of humor.

-Betsy

Betsy's New Portrait

Another Use for Lop Ears

Sometimes my lop ears can be a pain in the neck – I can’t aim them the same way Gus can, for instance, to hear things better. But Gus found another way they can be useful – as eye covers:

ear flop

I suppose I don’t mind – they’ve gotta flop somewhere, and they might as well flop on Gus’s face.

-Betsy

Bunny “Temple” Back Door

I finally got motivated the other day to make a back door in the bunny temple. It was fun!

bunny temple destroyed

Dad didn’t sound so impressed when he saw it though. I thought I did pretty well – I chewed that whole thing open in just a few minutes!

Dad also left some new cardboard boxes out for Betsy and I to chew on (we agree with Lola – ripping cardboard is very satisfying). But after all that I was pretty tired!

so sleepy the bun of man

Now if I could just stop dad from flashing that camera thing in my eyes every time I try to lay down, I’d be all set!

Well, I’m going to take a nap. Later!

-Gus