Amelia 05/31/11 thanks to DS.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
First thanks to everyone for comments, I love getting them and reading them. Although it would appear I am not getting around the blogosphere much these days, actually I'm still visiting, it's just been a bit crazy and, frankly, just going to bunny blogs makes it almost better. This long weekend I'm at a seminar, so my able assistant, the DS, is on rabbit and photo duty. Here's today's pic, Tyler either showing his curves or pantomiming "A Twist of Fate".
Friday, May 27, 2011
All animals develop and adapt in a variety of ways to continue their particular species. Some animals are fast, some are fierce, some have special housing that keeps them safe. Rabbits are really good at breeding, somewhere back in time the Great Big DNA Rabbit said "If everyone wants to eat us, we'll show them, we will breed so fast that they'll choke if try to eat us all, so ha, ha, ha" or something like that. And so rabbits can produce a new litter every 28 days.
The charming family you see here was born to a mother who was still nursing three week old kits. The father, who had been neutered three weeks before, jumped into the mom's play pen for literally one minute. Female rabbits are "Inspired Ovulators"; all they need is to be around a male and their eggs are ready for action. Lucky for these little bundles of bunniness they will be adopted quickly; handled from birth and cuter than buttons they will make someone wonderful companions for 12 to 15 years.
All photos 05/27/2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
RAW is a week long educational event put together by the RSPCA in the UK. One of their people sent me a personal Email commending the cuteness of this blog and asking to share their video. See it HERE. Although rabbits are very cute one mustn't forget they are animals and categorically, if you take them to the vet, exotic ones. Certainly their vet bills can be very exotic. Although often thought of in conjunction with children, rabbits and children are a bad mix, unless supervised by a responsible rabbit savvy adult. What follows is a cautionary tale and is not for the faint of heart.
Once upon a time before the 4Buns, when there was just one big grey rabbit, this writer and her son and the rabbit moved to a too small studio in the back yard of a rabbit keeping family. The rabbits were not house rabbits, but they were well kept and got to hop on the lawn on a fine day. The family had two children a boy and a girl. The girl was about 5 and liked rabbits very much. One day a rabbit hopped into the yard. It was caught and lots of signs went up all over the neighborhood. No one claimed the rabbit and it lived for a time in the big house. But they grew a bit tired of an indoor not very box trained rabbit. Feeling responsible for the animal that came across our path I took the stranger in, had her vetted (over $200 with tests) and bonded her, more or less, to my Bandit, who I was concerned might be getting lonely during the day. The girl still wanted to visit Biscuit, for that was the name of the stranger rabbit, and we allowed visitations on the lawn run. One day Biscuit was suddenly a head tilt bunny. A vet visit and antibiotics that didn't seem to help a lot. She got a little better, and a couple months later fully recovered when she had lots of room to roam in a new place.
The story continues. One of the other bunnies at the house with the too small studio developed quite severe head tilt. Investigation revealed that it was from an injury incurred when the little girl let go of the bunny from too great a height and the bunny landed more or less on it's head. I have no doubt this is what happened to Biscuit. The girl didn't know. Maybe she thought bunnies are like cats who really can be released from a ways up (within reason). She was a nice little girl but her parents should have supervised and given good instruction on bunny handling. This sad tale has a sad ending, but your story can have a better one. If you are considering falling down the rabbit hole do some research first, if you decide being a rabbit's slave is still the lifestyle to which you aspire, adopt a rabbit or two from a rescue organization and start each day thinking how you can be a better person by making your rabbit's life the very best it can be.
All photos taken 05/26/2011 and I think you know by now
which bunny is which, or is that whom?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
At 3:19 p.m. today everybun was self installed in a structure and participating brain wave synchronization and harmonization, that is to say napping.
All photos taken on 05/17/2011 at 3:19 p.m. DST
Buns from top to bottom are Amelia, Harriet, Sydney, Tyler.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Watching the Spots watching the light change and fade. It is raining.
They are almost motionless for half an hour, maybe more.
Sydney is the first to break the trance, making a bee, uh, bun line to the hay box.
Tyler stays for many minutes after, his spot perfectly warmed.
All photos 05/16/2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Blogger was unavailable yesterday, I hope no one or bun was harmed by their lack of Bun-A-Day.
When you are a Spot your shadow is your sibling.
Sydney and Tyler 05/13/2011
Harriet enjoys going out on the patio in the evening.
I finished the first 12 prints for the Baren Forum Tsunami Relief Project.
Doing small batches works best for me, eventually I will have 31 reasonably OK ones.
Detail of the print, the Crane cries a bloody tear.
We are finding out that everything is worse than we have been told,
how much worse is still not clear.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
To make a little more room on my desk for printing I put the bunny bank on the floor. Often a few minutes after I sit down to work Amelia will hop over and bump my ankle with her nose, requesting, please, a petting. My wooly socked ankle is the grey thing in the lower right corner.
Always willing to inspect anything, here Amelia makes sure the papers I have stashed under the desk are in good order.
I'm sure Amelia doesn't recognizes the bunny bank as a bunny,
but perhaps they can become friends anyway.
All photos Amelia 05/11/2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
Tyler models one of the new rugs.
A proof of Tsunami Relief project print. It's not perfect, never will be, there's still little tweaking here and there, but this is the basic color scheme. I'll start editioning soon.
Not a very good photo of the print, but you get the idea.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Mitochondria the power house of the cell, the organelle without which the cell, the organism, could not function has it's own separate DNA, somewhat like a bacteria AND is inherited from the maternal partner; that is to say from your mom. IQ as well is inherited matrilineally.
Sydney examines one of four throw rugs I bought in an effort to save the installed rug. She has suddenly decided it is so fun to the pull out the yarn pieces.
She gives a massive foot flick
I'm searching for colors for the print; green, blue, orange, auditioning tomorrow.