Thursday, August 21, 2008

Housing Musings

LOL to keep from crying, on the front page of today's New York Times there are two stories about housing. One is from China where two ladies in their late 70's are going to have to undergo re-education through labor. They made the mistake of requesting a fully legal license to protest the fact that six years after having their homes were leveled to make way for a high-rise, they are still living in  ramshackle shacks.  At the time of their removal they had been promised they would compensated. Also on the front page, and this is really news, is the moving of Candy Spelling, widow of Aaron Spelling the TV producer into a smaller but most luxurious condo. The fact that she currently inhabits a 56,500 Square foot French Style Chateau "home" that has a special room for gift wrapping, means that almost anything would be  downsize, if you know what I mean....The price tag on her downsize abode is 47 million dollars. Now if those sweet old ladies from China and the Candy Woman could get together......But what about rabbits? Rabbits are very creative with housing, we have all seen cleverly gnawed boxes and redesigned pens. Here are some good looking earthworks by Scottish rabbits, thanks to Rima from The Hermitage, check her out if  you are not already acquainted.Tyler and Sydney have several places around the house they consider theirs (we don't fit very well anyway); under the bed, behind the couch, under that chair and under this chair, the snoozy pad under the table..... They seem very paritcular about their space. Since Sydney came to live here both rabbits had taken to peeing right next to their litter boxes. No amount of cleaning with vinegar, replacing the towels or covering the areas with lavender or hay seemed to work for longer than a day. On Saturday I extended their pen long a wall, an area where they could go freely, but since then there has been no peeing outside the box (OK to think there, not pee). How was I to know that was what the message was? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the pee truce lasts............
Tyler has his very own box filled with hay, 
Sydney NEVER goes in this box.
Have a good weekend bunn and all.

11 comments:

bunnygirl said...

One thing about bunnies is they know how to live simply. They appreciate the little luxuries, but unlike some of us humans, they see no need to go overboard with it.

Looks like someone is quite happy with that box! And those are some cool warrens in the photo. I'd love to see video of what a big warren is like on the inside. I'm sure someone has figured out a way to do it.

Sue said...

Those warrens in the bank are almost sculptural in design. I too would love to see the interior, via bunny-cam!

I feel for those old Chinese ladies. Some people really have a raw deal. Contrast ghastly Mrs Spelling....she could do so much good with even a fraction of her fortune. Maybe she's doing something for charity but it's not enough if she's still frittering it away on special rooms for gift wrapping!

mum of critters said...

china just really pisses me off in so many ways... but i won't go there

the rabbit warren looks like the Shire ;-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

I too had read that story about the women in China, its shocking to see people being treated like that...

Those Scottish bunny holes look very familiar, I'll definitely be checking out the link...

Tyler looks very happy in his box, sweet bun

Elizabeth said...

Our big rabbit was very badly behaved.
He used to bound round the house spraying on things.
He got banned and made to live in the garden after that.
I found some wonderful rabbit greeting cards at the Frick Collection.
They were originally from the Fitzwillian Museum in Cambridge, England.

tlc illustration said...

Yes, that warren reminds me of hobbit holes. (If your litterbox problem reoccurs - does tin foil work as a deterrent? It certainly does with cats..)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Bunny Logic ... it is about as foreign to me as bunny construction!!!!

We have an island near here with many big wild rabbits and the hillsides are covered with those big holes and dens and warrens! It is humorous to watch a rabbit head pop up here and then there, all day long!

Carlton Jamal said...

Oopsie, I made my linky wrong! Here are the bunny biscuits - http://amazingdwarfs.blogspot.com/2007/09/bunny-biscuits.html

PJ said...

When I read a post like this descrbiing the suffering someone is enduring because someone else believes they know what's best for the and that harming them will educate them, or that it's okay because they're property re: the campaign on Zinger's blog - I feel frustrated and even angry.
There's enough on this earth in the way of resources for everyone to live a full life, actually there's more than enough for each of us.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Thanks for visiting everyone! I'll see if Rima can set up a BunnyCam.
Ghastly is such a good word for Mrs. Spelling! Thanks Sue.
The little Chinese ladies have been on TV too, maybe something will be done for them with all the publicity they are getting.
TLC-have used foil to good effect in other places, didn't want to confuse the issue too much close the box they were supposed to be in. As of today, Sunday, the truce is still holding!!!!

Rima said...

Glad everyone likes the Scottish rabbit/hobbit houses... there are millions round here, and a lot of them sadly flattened on the roads.
I'll see if I can get the rabbits to invite me in with a camera :)
Dreadful about that silly extravagance of a woman... what a world, eh?