Thursday, September 27, 2012

Two bunnies attempt the physically impossible.

Simon and River seconds before their attempt to occupy the same space at the same time by jumping up onto my leg simultaneously.  Simon had slightly more staying-power and just slowly slid backwards onto his rump, while River tumbled over to the side after bouncing off of Simon.  Well, at least they learned something today.

On that note, I hope everyone has a great weekend and we'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

These look important...

These vine-looking things seem important...let's chew through them!

I'm glad I was there to intervene before they decided to make a snack of my boot laces.  Well, I think River managed to take a half-nibble before I noticed what she was doing, but it just caught the side of the lace, so I think I'm safe.  Oh, naughty little buns!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Well, tell us what you really think.

This is Simon's reaction to my husband blocking his running around on the couch with a pillow.  I laughed hard when I noticed the little guy's face...
That is a serious raspberry he's blowing at us!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The weekend is coming!

The bunnies are pretty jazzed that it's almost Friday.
River is even smiling for the occasion!  Hope you all have as great a weekend as these two intend to and we'll be back on Monday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mischief managed!

River solemnly swears that she's up to no good.  In case you were wondering, this is the face I saw just before River decided that it would be a good idea to jump down onto an unsuspecting Simon's head.  I also just realized that the words "safe and comfortable" are printed on the side of the box Simon was relaxing in prior to River's aerial sneak attack.  Well, as my husband says, "Safety is relative."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

River the lightbringer.

Yes, River figured out how the blinds work.  She scares the crap out of me when she jumps up onto the back of the couch like this--there's a gap between the window and the couch and she has absolutely no fear.  I think she makes a game of me scooping her up when she does this.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Simon vs the kleenex box.

Simon is lazily playing with the kleenex box.  He did a dramatic flop and noticed there was a perfectly good toy right in front of his nose.  The kleenex box is blue and green and yummy--it needed to be eaten...right now!
Eating the kleenex box while laying down apparently wasn't going to cut it (the box kept moving away from him), so a change of position was in order.  Here, Simon has taken down his mighty prey.  The taste of victory is cardboard, in case you were wondering.

Lending a paw-up = trouble.

Simon is lending a paw-up for River to snoop into the grocery bags containing their pellets.  River is giving me an innocent look as if I didn't just catch her trying to chew the bag open.  Simon got in trouble for aiding and abetting.
River's epic fail in lending Simon a paw-up.  He got in trouble on his own for trying to climb up onto our stereo by using River's head as a step.  I couldn't scold River because it didn't really look like she was helping him at all.  I have no idea what he finds so fascinating about that part of the entertainment center (unless he thinks that's where I stashed the oats).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bunny Couture Fall 2012

Bunnies and Sunshine proudly presents the crowning glory of its Fall 2012 Bunny Couture line--the Simon ass hat.  Modeled by River.
Note the relaxed lines and fuzzy feet topped off by a cotton fluff tail.
Yes, the Simon ass hat makes the statement, "Hey, I'm comfortable--gotta problem with that?!"
River prefers to wear hers at a jaunty angle.  You wish you looked this good!
Oh, and Simon also converts to an evening wrap perfect for high society soirees and just relaxing around the house.  Pick yours up today!

Okay, I laughed hard when I saw Simon just drape himself over River like this.  I was amazed that she was completely cool with wearing his butt as a hat for a span of about 5 minutes.  All I can guess is that she must've been so worn out from play time that she couldn't muster up the care to move.

Thanks for visiting the blog and I hope everyone has a great weekend!  If you end up half as relaxed looking as Simon in the last picture, you're doing something right.  I'll be back on Monday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Knock, knock...

Go away, we don't want any--wait, you have cookies?!  I'll take ten boxes of Thin Mints and five boxes of Samoas, please.  You take credit cards, don't you?

This is the reason why we don't let Simon answer the door.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Two curious little bunnies.  I think River is determined to nose bonk the camera lens if she's given half an opportunity to do so.  I've been lucky so far and she's only managed to fog it up for a few seconds.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Licking and looking.

Simon looks like he's saying, "Will you hold still!  I'm not done cleaning your head yet."  While River keeps nuzzling his ear out of the way so she can see herself in the mirror.  I think they've finally figured out that the bunnies in the mirror are their reflections.

Caught between a wall and a hard cage.

This is when we discovered that River is capable of fitting into a space only 2.5 inches wide.  River made a discovery of her own--just because you can crawl into a tiny space doesn't mean you can extract yourself from it.
River decided to appeal to Simon for help.  Sadly, he seemed far more interested in eating River's hay than helping out.  It looks like the only advice he had to offer was that her food dish was lacking pellets or oats and that she should consider acquiring more of both.
River has given up attempting to hop in reverse and is waiting for me to stop using the flashy thing and rescue her already.  Simon is content being the unhelpful bystander casually munching on a piece of stolen hay.  Oh, the hazards of curiosity!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bunnies' first road trip--Part 4

Simon is helping Ben clean River's cage while River oversees their progress.
Wait a minute!  These weren't out the last time they cleaned our cages.  Hey--what are you doing with that water bottle?!
He's not supposed to take the top off the cage!  River, tell him he's not supposed to do that.
River is standing her ground and performing a sit-in to protest the willful dismantling of her cage.  Simon decided to knock over the roll of paper towels to show his support for her cause.
Having been forcefully evicted from her cage, River appeals to a higher power--Grandma.  It's clear that the bunnies have decided that Grandma and Grandpa's house has way cooler toys than the ones at home.  I mean, come on--they have a crate to play in!  After this pic was taken, it took us a while to wrangle them into their travel cages, but with oats, all things are possible.
This is the mess that greeted us upon our arrival at home.  River looks extremely pleased with herself and seems to be saying, "Why yes, I did pee on my towel.  Thanks for noticing!"  Meanwhile, Simon is giving River an "I wouldn't have done that if I were you" look.

Once Simon  was content about the progress being made on his cage, he gave in to exhaustion and flopped down beside/on top of River.
I think the bunnies are glad to be home and won't have another long car trip for a while.

There ended Simon and River's first road trip and adventures in Ohio!  I hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bunnies' first road trip--Part 3

Since they were lacking toys at Grandma and Grandpa's house, I decided to let them play with my hat.
Apparently, hats are more awesome than I thought.  Now they're both trying to fit inside of it.
Guess it was River's turn...she looks like a little turtle dragging the hat around like that.
Once the novelty of the hat wore off, Grandma decided to open up an ancient storage crate for the bunnies to play in.  River, showing absolutely no fear, hopped right inside and started exploring.
 Simon took a bit longer to feel comfortable entering the crate.  He looks pretty proud of himself for conquering his fear.
Simon just discovered how to make the door to the crate move.
Too bad he didn't stop moving the crate's door before it trapped River on the other side of it and pinned her into a basket filled with blankets.  I ran over to free her as she had a mini freak-out since she couldn't see much of her surroundings (being deaf, her eyes are all she has).
River is seeking revenge by trying to move the crate itself to pin Simon.  She was pushing at the side of the crate so hard she almost lost her footing.  That's an angry little bun!
Having failed at her revenge plot, River is ignoring Simon.  This has turned out to be a far more effective strategy because Simon hates being ignored.  He promptly circled around her and started licking at her face (she even turned her head and leaned away from him for a bit).  Eventually she forgave him.  I still don't think he has a clue as to what he did wrong.
River is all explored out for the day!  Tune in tomorrow for the final installment of the bunnies' first road trip.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bunnies' first road trip--Part 2

Simon and River did very well on their first road trip.  They even played with a couple of their toys during the 5 and a half hour drive to Ohio.  We let them out to explore once we got unpacked and River (of course) makes a bee-line for "Grandma's" computer wires.  Apparently, the computer desk is just as cool as the entertainment center back at home!
Simon encounters the Grandma living room blockade!  River is pondering an alternate route into the living room via climbing over the couch.
The bunnies found the bag I had stashed their pellets and oats in and decided to try and eat through the bag, so I decided to hide them out of reach.  Simon has discovered my hiding spot.
Well, it didn't take long for Chaos and Mayhem to show themselves.  We all got scolded for this one.  River was the first to break the "No bunnies on the furniture" rule.  Simon followed her in an act of solidarity and a desire to get more oats.
Simon and River are tag-teaming their Uncle, who is attempting to enforce the living room blockade.  I'm sure he's glad that River doesn't weigh that much given her precarious position.
Well, I think the bunnies like Ohio.  Tune in tomorrow for the next thrilling installment of their adventures at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bunnies' first road trip--Part 1

I believe that the bunnies have noticed that something strange is afoot.  Ooh!  Pellets and oats!  River actually attempted to do a vertical leap onto the top cage.  Thankfully, she didn't gain purchase because that would've made a mess.  She was quickly shooed away to play with their other toys.
These are new!  Let's climb on them!  Yeah, apparently our luggage is now deemed their other toys.
Hmm...the female human is cleaning the cages wrong--she isn't placing litter in the litter box or hay in the cage.  What is this madness?!  River is attempting to stop me from cleaning Simon's cage while Simon is refusing to let me access his litter box by performing a sit-in protest.
A distraction was needed and supplied by Ben (who was finishing up some laundry) in the form of dropping a shirt onto River once I'd coaxed them both out of Simon's cage.  I think Simon is waiting patiently for his own new toy, but sadly Ben had run out of shirts.
Well, that ate up all of 30 seconds.  River has just proven herself smarter than some dogs I've known.  Simon looks like he's saying, "My turn!"  At least the shirt distraction allowed me to finish cleaning the cages out.

I'm pleased to say that River went right into her travel cage with no fuss (she followed my hand signal).  I think Simon was salty about the whole shirt thing and decided to make me chase him before I scooped him up and set him in front of his travel cage (he sulkily followed the hand signal after that and immediately did a dramatic flop with his butt facing me).  Good to know where I stand, I guess.  Now they're ready for their first road trip!