Funny bunny and the awful terrible vet visit.

Bun Bun Moments
First a fun video for you. (Please ignore the disgraceful carpet…we are going to get it replaced once we have the little one house trained…I suppose we should wait for bunny to be trained too…) anyway the video is quite adorable…

Next the vet visit. A background. Our son Cody is terrified, and I mean TERRIFIED of dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, young dogs, old dogs…doesn’t matter. He’s been attacked by two dogs…one of them a vicious dechshund. So where do you take your 7 year old with a phobia of dogs? To the vet of course!! You take him to a place where animals are nervous. Even the most mild pouch turns into Cujo. So step one – getting into the vet holding a shaking, scared little guy and Bun Bun, who for the record was also shaking and even more terrified. Signing in, and not sitting because – hello – dogs everywhere. Finally – it’s time for Bun Bun to go in for his pedicure where he leaves us and Cody continues his stare down on a German Shepard.
When we get bun back he is shaking the whole carrier. Completely terrified. I felt so awful for him. I began questioning if I had done the right thing. Perhaps we should have tried harder. When we got him home he bolted and hid under the couch for the night. Not even Kale could get him out.
I’m happy to report though the next day he allowed me to pet him again. And after a few days I was finally able to snuggle and get a kiss. Perhaps we will learn to cut his nails. Perhaps we will continue to torture him with the vet, but at least we know he will bounce right back and look fabulous doing it.

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The Kale 12 step program and other confessions

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Our bunny is addicted to Kale. It is our fault. We provided the Kale, introduced it to him. We continue to buy it for him even though he goes through a bushel a week now.

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He just loves it so much. And look at that face…how could we not.
Aside from his obvious love of Kale bunny is doing well. He weighs in at about 6 pounds now and is about 16 weeks…or 4 months old. Husband did some digging and found that they get to about full grown around 6 months or so…so we are thinking unless he goes crazy he won’t get too much bigger. He will, however, get fatter. This means, at least I hope, that dispite what my other rabbit friend says, he will not grow into his wonderful ears, but instead…his ears will remain the fabulous length they are!!
For this I could not be happier.

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We’ve had some…challenges with litter training. Thankfully, he will mostly go in the bathroom but for some reason still chooses the bathmat over the litter box sometimes. It’s odd. We are trying positive reinforcement with him now. Giving treats when we see him use the litter box. Still it’s always a fun little surprise after a big plate of Kale to go into the bathroom. Did he use the litter box? Or is it a mine field….:0

When you think he’s chewed his last – insert cord here – you find another one…our fault again…we have a child who leaves things hanging around, and it only takes two seconds for his teeth to get at something. I can’t tell you the amount of chargers, headphones and the like we had to replace.

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We haven’t clipped his nails yet. I know I know. I am thinking we will have to take him to the vet. I just can’t seem to get him comfortable around me. It’s like he knows what I want to do…although I just can’t imagine a vet being any less traumatic…but it needs to be done! I suck a cutting Cody’s nails so I don’t why I thought I could do this! Maybe the vet will have a technique.

Okay I end with this:

My worst bunny confession to date: here is is…a few months ago, when he was still new, I was home with a migraine and petting bunny. Both of us just relaxing. It was so quiet and nice. All of a sudden, bun bun started making this weird sound. I thought he was having trouble breathing or something so I picked up him and held him toward me (the exact WRONG way to hold a bunny) thus freaking him out, sending him scurrying under the couch for refuge. I looked up the sound on YouTube and yep totally normally. It’s called honking. And it is what your bunny does when they are relaxed. I screwed up and freaked him out when he was relaxed! :0 he hasn’t made that sound since. I am hoping someday, he will. I am hoping I haven’t scared him forever. So there is my darkest bunny secret…out for the world to know.

If you ever hear your bunny do this – bunny honking – DO NOT PICK THEM UP AND ASK THEM IF THEY ARE DYING!!!