Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Bunday


Yes, yes, soon the fourway bonding attempt with begin. Harriet gets her staples out on Tuesday, her incision looks like it healed nicely as there was no redness or swelling and she was a good girl and didn't lick it. She has seemed a bit depressed, probably a result of the surgery and no being let out of her pen.

Harriet in her willow tent and all matching floor towels. I tried putting the Snoozy pad in the tent but it was pushed out. Once arranged near the food bowls she often stretches out on it. Harriet has some definite ideas about BunShui.

Her appetite has not been as sharp as her pre-surgery self (or as the other rabbits who seem to think they are being starved). However in the last day or so appetite is seeming better and she was skittering around her pen and working hard at pulling a towel through the bars. There were two meetings without bars, one inadvertent and one planned, between Amelia and Harriet. The first was when, in an attempt to let Harriet have more room I barricaded off half the back room. Amelia was engaged with a nap in her lean-to. Harriet was quite stimulated by the whole arrangement and within a few minutes had broken down the barricade and was nose to nose with Amelia, who did absolutely nothing. This seemed like a good sign so later I opened the outside annex (AKA the Bunnex ) and let Amelia out. She immediately found the pumpkin I'd put out because it was molding on one side and began to help herself, not to the moldy part which was really very small. I let Harriet out for some room exploration, but she was more interested in finding Amelia. Play the video to see what happened.

video

This event happened twice, each time ending in a light scuffle. Now I have an idea of what to expect.

If I can bond all four rabbits I think it will be a pretty busy place here at the Rabboratory. Just this morning all the rabbits were in the back room. Harriet was tossing her dish around, Amelia was being groomed by Tyler and Sydney was in the small box house. Minutes later Harriet was messing with her fence and pulling a towel through it, Amelia was rolling the snack ball around and Tyler and Sydney were shacked up in the box house, which is very, very cosy for two rabbits.


Tyler (L) and Sydney (R), Spots got to stick together, mostly......



Tyler thinks that if we are going to have ANOTHER free range bun about the house that the door needs to be just a wee bit bigger.....

Have a great week everybun........

Late addition: The Qi Papers now has 200 followers!!!!!

20 comments:

Christina said...

This looks like good fun. I am glad to hear Harriet is doing well. I am sure you will have all four of them bonded in no time. We always get a kick out of letting all the boys out together in the hospital warren. There is never a fight to be seen. Just lots of fun. We cant do that with the girls, their health problems left them unable to be spayed and as we have unneutered boys there.......

bunnygirl said...

Wow, it looks like you've got lots of bun fun going on over there. Good luck with the bonding!

Elvin said...

Oh my--very exciting things happening at your place!

Alice said...

sweet jesus! all i've got for you is a head shake of astonishment!! loving it all....xop

Lisa said...

Poor Harriet! Nobunny likes being pent up in a pen. Glad she was a good girl with her staples.

I can't wait to get home and watch the Amelia/Harriet interaction!!! (Can't watch videos at work). The suspense is KILLING me!!!

Awww. Spots snuggle. I love Monday Bunday.

And Tyler - so considerate, making home improvements in advance of bonding. Sweet boy.

divakitty said...

I do hope the girls become BFFs!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad Harriet is recovering well, hope the bonding continues...

Paula said...

Yay! Everyone looks to be doing very well! I think watching Rabbits4 evolve will be high on my entertainment list.

I wish rearranging things at our house went as smoothly. We rearranged the room with the litter boxes - the cats waited two days and then began peeing/spraying to show their disapproval. Cat pee smells so bad...but I recently got a steamer floor cleaner and I'm happy to say that it really, really works. Just like on TV. Really. I'm so happy about it I could cry.

Silver said...

I want to play too!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

4 times the bun! Awesome!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Everything seems to be proceeding well. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Come on Harriet .. keep getting better.

Well, you might just as well move out into the car and let them figure it out! They'll be a team by Opening Day!

Glenna said...

Wow--you've got your paws full over there! Hoping that Harriet is good as new soon. Please take videos of the bonding!

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

C- ha, ha, we will see about being bonded in no time, at least I'm I'm less nervous about the whole affair than the last time, thanks for holding my hand through that :)
BG-more fun than a barrel of monkeys.....
E-indeed, everyday is a reality TV show....
A-Sometimes I ask myself what I think I'm doing...
L-As things heat up I'll try to get a post up between Mondays. Yes, Tyler is so considerate! I suspect he is looking forward to a new GF who might groom him:P
DK-I hope so.....just think of the photo ops..
CGP-thanks for your good wishes as always:)
P-congrats on your steamer and tears of joy (naughty kittehs). Should be hoppin' around here the next few months.
S- we would LOVE to have you, maybe we can get everyone set up with BunCams and stream it live!!!
HOC-Buns the power of Four.....buckle your seat belts and get ready for take off!
FAD-thanks! you may uncross to eat, we give permission.
RG-careful with the car jokes.....sometimes I think I should take them to a neutral territory and see wht transpires...
G-Shall try to get vids, I think I need an assistant...maybe gaffer or two.

M.Kate said...

I look forward to see all the 4 buns together..cosy and cuddled up, with no fur flying hopefully.

Tamsin said...

Aww, glad her op went well. I'm looking forward to the future foursom pics ;) Just imagine trying to get four to line up for a photo!

Cara said...

Rabbit's Guy is taking contributions to his story on House of Rabbits blog!!!!

Annette F Tait said...

great news Diana! always a great insight to rabbithabit goings-ons at your place :)
the fantastic four!!
Just tonight I heard one of the magentic clips snap open from the baby/rabbit gate separating Arabella from Wesley - and there was Arabella making her way into the forbidden zone! She had pulled a small tab at the bottom of the gate which undid the clip and she slipped inside!
Just as well I was wathcing the whole thing unfold in front of my eyes!

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

I love the phrase 'light scuffle' - it sounds like a type of folk music!

Glad to hear Harriet is coming on. I think there is often a point isn't there, post op, when they are quieter and not quite themselves.

I didn't know bunnies could eat pumpkin. How nice it must be to nibble on something tasty that is larger than yourself....

xxx

Friend of the Animals said...

Congrats on 200 and love the video!