Goodbye, Gus

Gus suddenly wasn’t feeling good this weekend, and though mum & dad took him to the vet right away, Sunday morning he couldn’t get up very well and he was very cold – so I snuggled up to him to try and keep him warm. But mum & dad said it wasn’t enough, and he had to go to the emergency room – but he didn’t come back.

It’s a little weird now not having to fight over the best bits of dinner, or squeeze past anybun in the cardboard tunnel, but mum & dad have been talking to me a lot and giving me lots of pats (no thanks) and treats (yes please).

Mum & dad seem pretty upset, but I’m not too worried about it – I’ll see Gus again someday.

Goodbye, Gus – I’ll leave some pellets in the bowl for you (but the kale is mine!).

-Betsy

betsy face closeup

Understanding Bunnies, Part 2

Lesson two: how to tell if it’s time to feed your bunny.

It’s always time to feed your bunny. But there are different ways to communicate how late you are with feeding your bunny. For example:

Feed me now:

gus waiting for breakfast

Why haven’t you fed me yet?

gus is checking to see why breakfast hasn't been served yet

-Gus

gus portrait

Understanding Bunnies

Lesson one: the subtleties of bunny communication.

Mildly interested in you:

gus is slightly interested in what I'm doing

Despises your very existence:

disapproving gus

See the difference?

Next time: how to tell when it’s time to feed your bunny.

-Gus

gus portrait

My New Domain

So, we moved to a new house.

Mum and dad say things aren’t quite all unpacked or set up yet, but as long as my food bowl & litter box are in the right spot, I don’t mind. Besides, I’ve got lots of chinning & sniffing to do.

Oh, and I also need to sit and admire my new domain.

gus and his domain
*ahem*

betsy wonders if I'm just taking a photo or if I've got treats

Oh, right, sorry Betsy… I mean “our” domain.

gus sitting at the (slightly unfinished) end of the livingroom

Sorry, what’s that, dad? “Your” house? Ha ha ha, nope! It’s MINE!

Now bring me some treats.

-Gus

gus portrait

What Do You Mean, “Moving?”

Wait, what do you mean by “moving?” I didn’t give you permission to move!

buns are displeased with the lack of furniture

We’re just going to sit here until you put all the furniture back the way it was.

gus and betsy chillaxin one last time in their old favorite spot

Even though dad says we’re not moving far, and that we’ll have a yard to play in (while supervised), a garden to grow food & treats for us, and a bigger house to explore, I’m still not happy with the changes.

-Gus

gus portrait