The title is a bit of a trick question. As a noun, a rabbit has one chin. Turn chin into a verb by saying a rabbit chins things and a rabbit has as many chins as they want to have.
Initially, we put Tigger’s cage in the bedroom that we had set up as a combination office / guest bedroom. We didn’t have the room bunnyproofed at first and Tigger wasn’t litter box trained. So, when it was time for runtime, we would take her to the kitchen. The kitchen was both easy to secure by blocking off the only entry into it and easy to clean with linoleum flooring. Only the spaces around the refrigerator needed blocking. Everything else was cabinets to the floor with no way for a Tigger to disappear or escape. We blocked one side of the refrigerator by wedging it with a roll of paper towels that she could also chew on while we wedged an upended planter box in to the space on the other side.
We put our regular throw rugs away during Tigger training and purchased some small kitchen rugs that we could easily put in the washer and scattered those on the kitchen floor. We brought in a litter box filled with paper pellet litter. We put some cardboard over the only baseboard to prevent her chewing that. We now had an apartment pet security deposit to protect! We had a washable kitty bed for her to rest on and her carrier with the door off as a hiding box. She had a water bowl and food bowl on a plant tray to keep those tidy. The unexpected side benefit of the tray is she liked to flop on it. The sides supported her and it became bunny furniture. Tigger also had every bunny loving toy we could think of for her to chew, rattle or throw: empty paper towel rolls, jute / wood small animal chews, cat belled balls, a phone book.
Tigger actually learned to run really well on the linoleum and would go sailing / skating across the floor at unbelievable speed. Blaine and I would take turns sitting on the floor playing with her and getting her used to both of us. Here are some of the pictures of those times …
Coming next week, the Calico bunny rabbit.
Okay, been quiet too long with blogging. I am here today to share a super cute bunny rabbit video. It is five minutes long, but you have to stay to the end to see how this bunny really herds these sheep.
Here is the link just in case the video isn’t working here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeuL5IGimCQ
Monday, I will explain the quiet time here.
Sometimes I just sit and watch, take pictures and enjoy having them with me still …
Well I know it means more winter when the groundhog sees his shadow. So what does it mean when a Tigger sees her shadow? Are we about to be hit with winter early in Georgia? It has been cooler than usual for this time of year.
It was cute to see Tigger pause in her rounds in a way that had the light hitting her just right to give her a shadowy twin.
Team members of the Etsy Rabbits team have been working to let everyone on Etsy know about International Rabbit Day. Since celebrations of the day have been listed for either the fourth Saturday / Sunday of September, the team has chosen to make the most of the different dates and we will celebrate on both the 24th and 25th, making it a rabbit day weekend.
Throughout the month of September and especially this coming weekend, team members have been creating wonderful treasuries. These feature the work of team members and many other Etsy shops. They have been finding some fabulous handcrafted bunny rabbits and lovely vintage items too!
Check out the Etsy Rabbits team blog to see mini shots of the treasuries. You can click on those treasury minis to go to the full treasuries and view items of interest. It is a wonderful time to shop and buy gifts for rabbit lovers, splurge on yourself, or even get something for your rabbit. Many team members currently have house rabbits, some are involved in rabbit rescue work and designate a portion or all of sales to be donated to rescue groups. There are shops that have items for rabbits and other pets too.
The blog will be updated with new treasuries as they are posted throughout the weekend, so check back for new finds! If you like a treasury, you can favorite it or Tweet it or like it on Facebook to share with others. Leaving comments, clicking on items in treasuries, and favoriting them can increase the visibility for them. We would love to really up the visibility of rabbits this weekend by having them be really very visible on a huge website like Etsy that has millions of viewers worldwide.
Getting ready to bunny hop big time!
I took this photo of Tigger and Shadow earlier today. They were enjoying a bunny brunch of some parsley and carrots. Shadow is showing part of the personality that earned him the name Shadow. Tigger is showing just how scruffy a pretty bunny can be when she decides to seriously shed some fur. Shadow seems to be recovering nicely from Snuffles, but Tigger is only slightly improved on her tummy and appetite issues. She will eat her greens, but isn’t really eating her hay as she should.
This treasury is part of a Nonteam Challenge that runs each week from noon on Thursday until noon on Sunday. Everyone creating a treasury must build it around one challenge item. This week it is The Reading Tree by Emerald Town Raven photo in the top.
Looking at Emerald Town Raven’s shop, I saw some beautiful photos of cats. I was thinking about the length of time for the challenge, 72 hours. The idea of cats, the mystery of them and 72 hours combined together into a who done it mystery show feel for me and I went looking for items that would go along with that.
I loved using the muscadine grape-vine chews from Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue. It looked like a group of potential evidence with its “B” crime scene label marker in place. All in all, this was a lot of fun to create.
Okay, so yesterday I said today I would have a bit of a surprise. Surprise, I goofed when I created this yesterday and it was released on Etsy from the wrong user account instead of Rabbittude as I had intended. Then I almost forgot to post it today. So, doubly embarrassed rabbit here. While I was getting this post ready, I was surprised when a leader on the Etsy Rabbits team pointed out that Etsy has the day listed on their dates to remember for September as being, Sunday the 25th.
So isn’t that just the way with event planning. Two coordinators check dates with different people or sources and the next thing you know, you have people being notified about two different dates. For Etsy we will make it the International Rabbits Day WEEKEND, September 24 – 25th.
Whoo Hoo! We will get ready for a two-day party of rabbits bouncing around and into view as much as possible as we treasure the days by creating lots of treasuries to promote the now over 100 shops of the Etsy Rabbits team members.
This is the final treasury that where all items are from Etsy Rabbit team member shops to highlight all the variety on the team. Tomorrow I will share an invitation treasury and a story. Party planning almost always has an oops and this one does too …
Today a cute and colorful treasury of mostly bunny rabbit items created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team. The variety in exploring the shops is bunderful! Tomorrow I will have my last treasury rounding out the Etsy Rabbits team members who were members at the start of September and don’t have their shops on vacation. I plan a few more bunny rabbit themed treasuries up through International Rabbit Day that will include team members but will also widen out to even more of the bunny rabbit items available from all shops on Etsy.
Today a beautiful treasury of items with a woodland feel. After the storms and tornado sirens last night, I needed the feel of a quiet walk in the woods which is always a stress reducer for me. All items in this treasury have been created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team.