Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two bunnies pondering.

Simon and River are still trying to figure out how the doors (or "magic walls" as we think the bunnies view them as) work.  That is definitely one of the more awkward stances River has taken to stare at the door.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back for a special Easter post on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blinded by the light.

The flash startled us both on this one.  I apologized and Simon nose-bonked me once his vision returned.  He's a very forgiving little guy!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The price of curiosity is steep.

This was taken while River was dragging the oat container towards herself.  She ended up moving it too close to herself and it threw off her center of gravity enough for her to fall over backwards.  I almost wet myself laughing--one second she was upright and the next all four paws were up and the oat container was laying across her belly.  She was fine, only her pride was injured.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter bunny PSA.

We just wanted to help get the word out prior to the Easter holiday when some people decide to purchase a bunny as a gift.
Sadly, a lot of the bunnies end up being "set free" when the child becomes bored with them or the bunny grows up and starts showing hormonal behaviors (aggression/poor litter box habits) and the new owners don't realize that their little bunny now needs to be spayed/neutered to stop this.
The Easter bunnies that are released into the wild can't fend for themselves and quickly become targets for predators because their unique markings don't allow them to camouflage themselves like their wild cousins.  The lucky ones end up in animal shelters with no guarantee of survival or finding a permanent home.
 I don't normally ask this, but please help spread the word to anyone you know with kids who may think that buying a bunny for Easter is a good idea and tell them it isn't.  A pet that can easily live 10 years with proper care isn't an impulse purchase.
Thank you.     

Simon is a Bun-Fu master!

Simon is practicing his "Flying Bunny" form.  He performed an advanced "Paw Strike" to the box on his landing.  It takes much training to make Bun-Fu look this effortless.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The bunnies discover a tunnel.

It's a new toy!!!  Unfortunately, they both can't fit into the oat container-turned-tunnel at the same time.
Our resident self-appointed "alpha bun" decided to go through the tunnel first only to find that it kept moving on her.  She chased it around for a good while before becoming frustrated with it.  I think Simon was laughing at her the whole time...
Because he had no trouble navigating the tunnel.  Here our little "beta bun" is schooling River on the correct way to walk on a curved surface.  She kinda has a look that says, "I totally knew that--I was just testing you!"  Ah well, they both seemed to enjoy their new toy.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Monday.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We're helping!

Simon is helping me keep track of the bag closure and I think River is showing me where the hay is supposed to go.  They're only helpful after both have attempted to climb into the bag of Timothy hay and were scooped up and told to go play elsewhere.  I swear that the only time they find hay interesting is whenever they can make a huge mess with it!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Little Miss Manners.

River doesn't always look before she leaps.  This time, she landed on poor unsuspecting Simon.

Well, at least she remembered her manners and apologized immediately.  Simon still looks stunned.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Everybunny's Irish on St. Patty's Day!

Simon and River think that their clever leprechaun disguises will allow them to drink beer while underage.  We're pretty sure that they won't be able to figure out how to actually open the cans.  This year, they're going to have to make do with playing with the box and some mint.
Hope you all have a very happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's snuggle time!

It's been a long week and these two are ready for the weekend.
I think they may also be plotting some bunny hijinks for St. Patty's Day, so be sure to check back on Sunday to see if I'm correct!  Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


We have no idea what Simon is helping River with, but he definitely has her back! 
I'm guessing his job centers around maintaining the structural stability of her "leaning tower of boxes" (for lack of a better term).  Perhaps their ultimate goal is to get behind the entertainment center again and they're trying to throw us off by facing the wrong direction.  Sneaky little buns!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Something's missing...

Hey, where's my picture?!  How do I make this thing work?
River tries to turn on the digital picture frame so it displays the photos.  She isn't quite tall enough to tap the right part of the frame.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Would you stay still?!

Simon takes his job as River's forehead washer very seriously.  She is getting clean whether she wants to or not!

Simon is an active sleeper.

I heard scratching on plastic and went to investigate.  I found Simon "running" in his sleep and I think he did a move similar to a "binky of joy" judging by the zone of clearing around his head and back feet.  Bunnies definitely excel at napping to the point that I think the phrase, "Sleep like a baby." should be replaced by "Sleep like a bunny."
The first few times we saw Simon and River sleep like this and not move, we would check to see if they were still breathing.  The full-on lop flop nap scenario was a shock because we'd never had a bunny that slept like that before.  Nice to see they were totally unaffected by our panic.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bunny legwarmers.

Here's a cute pic I managed to snap at just the right moment.  My husband now has a set of furry little legwarmers!
Bunny kisses and all.
On that note, hope you all have a great weekend and we'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

But I want in too!

Clearly, Simon was there first and now River wants to join the party.
Yep, definitely not going to fit given the Pepsi box's current geometrical configuration.  She really did try to squeeze herself in there too--back legs flailing and everything.
River decides to sulk at being denied entry into the super awesome Pepsi box.  This is her "I'm mad at you!" pose.  I don't think she realizes yet that Simon can't see her.  Oh, bunny drama!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Seconds before impact...

I think you can guess what happened next.  Who needs stopping distance when you have an oblivious big brother to crash into?
Well, turnabout is fair play.  At least River is bracing for impact.  I'm not sure if this is an example of really poor depth perception or if they're doing it on purpose.
I take that last part back...they are doing it on purpose!
This time, they both started zooming around the apartment and once they reached ramming speed, they actually head-butted one another like a pair of mountain goats you see in those wildlife shows.
I was stunned (and so were they).  I ran over to them to make sure they both weren't concussed.  Thankfully, they mellowed out after that and decided that noogies and cheek rubs were just as satisfying as near-death experiences.

Simon works hard and naps harder.

Simon is working hard to wash and style River's fur to his exacting specifications.
Success and flop!  It's exhausting work making River look so stylish.