Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hip-hop buns!

Now, this is a song all about how
We helped start one of the cutest blogs around.
So perk your ears up like a bunny,
Just flop right there—
We’ll tell you how we got adopted by two humans that cared.

In back-woods Virginia born and raised,
In a barn was where we spent most of our days.
Snuggling with our siblings, munching yummy food,
Forming bunny piles and binkying some too.
When we turned 8 weeks old, the barn’s owner felt the need
To evict us from the cage that held our family
And take us both on a car trip—we had no clue where.
That’s how we found ourselves in the arms of a bunny-loving pair.

The blog started out with a pic here and there
Of us being cute or silly, jumping in the air.
Then came the videos and costumes to add some flair—
So long as we got treats, we really didn’t care!

What name will make people smile and follow along?
We thought “Bunnies and Sunshine” was a cute name for a blog!
And so it was decided
With a nod of our heads—
We’ll spread bunny joy to show others that we make good pets!

Monday, June 29, 2015

No rest for the weary.

Bunnies like to keep to a tight schedule (nap time, cleaning time, flopping, pellet time...the list goes on).  Simon has clearly fallen behind.  No worries--he's an expert at multitasking!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Space buns!

The first lagomorph space walk--an artist's rendering.
Well, "artist" is a bit much, but it's what I imagine Simon and River's first foray into space might look like.  Simon, caught in his life-line and wishing he was back on the good ship Carrot 1, while River is oblivious to his plight and in awe of the stars around her.
I should also note that this is the February night's sky, so if you look closely at the blue and pink stars, you'll spot the constellations Lepus, Orion, Taurus, Eridanus and the Pleiades.

Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Monday with actual bunny pictures instead of my drawings of them.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

River struts her stuff.

Apparently, she's taught herself how to trot.  I guess hopping just became too boring and she needed to spice things up a bit.

Monday, June 22, 2015

That's our Simon bun!

I caught Simon in all of his derpy glory being chased off by River for licking her food dish.
I think it's safe to say that he's fully recovered from his bout of GI stasis.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Playtime miscommunication.

River thinks they're playing hide-and-seek while Simon thinks they're playing with the truck.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Sunday for a special holiday post.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A bout with GI stasis.

This is how I found Simon this morning.  He never just lays in his litter box so that along with the pinched muzzle and pressing his belly to the ground clued me in that he was suffering from early GI stasis.
(Note:  the wood chips are kiln-treated to render them safe to use as litter)
My guess is that the wind and rain from last night spooked him enough to cause him to stop eating.
After 6 hours of worrying, 3 doses of pediatric simethicone (for gas), numerous tummy rubs (to promote gut motility) and a bit of unsweetened peppermint tea, he was starting to be more active instead of staying in perpetual bun loaf formation:
You'll need to have the sound on for this to make much sense.
This picture makes me so happy!  Simon is eating on his own again (and what comes after--no need for a pic of that)!  I was ridiculously worried because he's never required more than one dose of the simethicone before.  I was very close to taking him to the vet as an emergency.  What a relief!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

A special thank you to reddit artist /u/claireballoon.

It's not every day when an artist chooses your bunnies as subjects of their work, so naturally, I had to share this with you!  Simon and River clearly approve and look like they're attempting to re-create the bunny snuggle in the drawing.

/u/claireballoon has created many beautiful pieces referencing bunnies found on reddit's /r/rabbits and is currently working on a project to help raise funds for her local rabbit rescue doing similar portraits of their bunnies.  Thank you for drawing Simon and River and for being an awesome person!

(Also, I was only playing with other people’s toys--none of the above featured famous pieces of art belong to me, so please don’t sue.)

Friday, June 12, 2015

The floor is lava.

In the event of a lava emergency, your box can be used as a flotation device.  Yet another reason why boxes are awesome.

Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back with more bunny cuteness on Monday.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


River is sneaky in her binkies, but I managed to catch most of this one!
She waits until I have the camera on Simon before she'll let loose--it's one of her favorite games to see how close to the camera she can get and still not have me snap a pic of her.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Just saying 'hello'/checking in with a nose-bonk.  Simon and River will usually do this whenever they've been out of one another's sight for few minutes while playing.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Uh, sorry about that!

I’m a bunny and can’t tell time.  I have no idea what the little human’s excuse for the late post is.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bunny tongue!

River is very blunt about letting me know when a photo shoot is over.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back with more bunnies being bunnies on Monday.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Binkying your way!

Simon's happiness almost knocked the camera out of my hand.  I snapped the pic just as he was launching himself at me.  If you look closely, you can see he's on his tippy-toes.

Monday, June 1, 2015