Sunday, December 30, 2007


Benji is that cute Holland Lop bonded with Goldie the brassy redheaded American Fuzzy Lop, who is currently having real bad hair days! Lucky Benji to have shorter fur! He is a classic carefree bunny, always happy, even though he seems to frown! We love our Benji Boy.

If you are a western bunny you must be heading for Archi Ann's party, while eastern types are heading to Nips-N-Cuddles' place for New Years with Sammy. I do hope the "owners" are ready for the arrivals. Something tells me that the bunnies did not all clear their invites and plans first!!! (If you did not get invited ... oh dear. Maybe next year .. or .. just crash, I'm sure you'll be welcome.)

I see the Blog Of Pratt is back on the air now, a day early even! Check it out.

Some wondered if Zoey is all fluff .. yes she is quite a puffy headed girl with a great hair-doo, but her body fur is quite short. She's our Zoey, Zoey!

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Zoey is quite the flamboyant party girl type. She is a nice Lion Head and does look a bit fierce here! But really she's a cupcake and loves her fun and social whirls! My Zoey, Zoey!

It never did snow here in our lowlands, although the NW Cascade Mountains are swamped, with another foot or two scheduled for tonight and tomorrow! The skiers are ecstatic, but the back country people do not dare go, incredible avalanche danger.

Today was Christmas Bird Count day and I saw some folks doing the official toting up. It was a good day for it, not real bright, easy to spot the birds, and they were all busy flying, hopping, eating or preening!

Two more visits yet, of folks to help celebrate the Holidays and then we can call it good! We sure had our share of company and visits! And some tasty treats too! I better wait a bit to make another one of Captain Rupert's carrot cakes!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Aahhhhh ..... Bunny Lady, Rabbits' Guy and the eleven bunns still here at The House Of Rabbits are winding down after a fun filled, busy Christmas. Tonight it is very quiet and peaceful for us all. We'll see what the morrow brings.

I see that daffodil sprouts are sticking up here and there in the garden .. can this be so? It has been cooler than normal around here the past two months, and as wet as usual, and gray and gloomy too! But show they do, so we will watch for maybe some bloom in a few weeks .. odd. Mr. Weather says we may see some snow on our ground in the morning, but it will not last long. Stay tuned for more on that.

Chico is such a cute Lionhead .. he much enjoys being tucked right up under Bunny Lady's chin. And, here he is!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


A BIG Merry Christmas from The House of Rabbits! Some good little girls came for the big event, and they brought a Barker .... Boomer the Chihuahua. All the bunns pretty much covered their heads and ears for the 20 hours good old Chi(ef) Hua Hua was here, so no good pix of them celebrating. Maybe for New Years .. oh no .. we are square in the middle of the big firework displays from 4 towns and a casino and a motor speedway, so it will not be quiet then either! We better think up something sooner.

And to all a Good Night ....

Monday, December 24, 2007


A Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


The Queen of the "House Of Rabbits" checks out the gifts, possibly looking for hers. Although she showed more interest in an old pair of shoes and the bottom of a wooden rocker! Everybunny has a Christmas sock hung on their door and they all are anxiously awaiting the company coming Monday for the Big Day. It will be a surprise to see who gets to be the Christmas Eve Blog Bunny!

Savannah demolished one of the Pier One willow balls! Left just a pile of little sticks! Bunny Lady cleaned it up before I got the camera, but I'll sneak in another one after Christmas and try for some photos of the enjoyment.

Keep shopping and preparing and traveling and doing things festive everybody - I have been surprised at how many bunnies travel for the holidays!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


The Trumpeter Swans from Alaska come here for the winter. There is lots of water and forage. These are in a nearby potato field recently harvested and plowed and apparently mighty attractive to the big birds. There were more than 400 in this group ... they are not all in the picture. Quite a sight and boy can they trumpet! In the background are foothills of the North Cascade mountains - and snow!

Missed a Blog post yesterday - busy! Duhhhhh. I think most of the rest of the known bunny bloggers are too.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Winter salads are not quite as colorful or varied as the summer ones. But Bunny Lady still does a fine job every evening round about 9:00PM. My goodness how all the bunns can tell when she is working on the salads and they stand nose to the wire, on high alert, waiting to hear her come with the bowls. Once they see her they all have fabulous dinner dances they do until the bowls are right in front of them. This is Lucky, happily nibbling.

I think most bloggers are shopping! Ours is done! I hope all the bloggers' bunnies are cozy and fine.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


A friend gave us this book as a gift. It's for kids, but so nicely done. Thanks!

So many supportive comments about The Princess and her probable rebonding, in a courtly fashion! Bunny Lady says she believes The Princess was very much more her old self today .. bunnies pick up on that stuff!

Savannah took a couple nibbles on her willow ball, but that is it. I have not tried the "stuff it with oats" trick yet. Maybe they are loaded with that Pier One Holiday odor stuff???? I did not hear from Dr. Phil!

Kate on ABYOOTIFULLIFE did a meme on How to be a better Blogger and Sharing our blogging knowledge and experiences. I thought I would give it a try. Consider yourself tagged if you so choose!

1. The most important blogging things I have learned in the past year: Folks like to see pix of bunns! Also, that none of us are dogs on the I-net ... which translated means that I really don't know who anyone else is or how truthful they are, and vice-versa! I could be a 10 year old kid in Wenatchee with a Chihuahua.

2. What would I like to achieve over the next year: Get the Bunny Lady more involved here - she has been busy with her own project lately. Share lots about our life with our bunnies.

3. What I wish to learn more about: Mostly how to post words and show pix that are concise but convey much.

4. How could I be more productive: Stockpile some pictures - spend a couple of days and set up a variety of photoshoots.

5. Blogging tips I've found most useful: Use pictures (hopefully of bunnys!). Blog often. Recognize others.

A thought about the Petsmart plan to stop selling bunnies. One big quandry we have had here at "The House Of ..." is how to get rabbits that will sit on your lap and enjoy being held. The best way is to get them when they are little and hold them lots. Besides, a little bunny is so neat to have and watch grow up. Where to get a little bunny? The Rescue Centers and Humane Society facilities rarely have them. Some of our residents are "reject" babys from showrabbit breeder friends. What's the alternative?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Our Princess seems quite morose and quiet most of the time. She spends a lot of time hiding in her box and with her ears layed back. We think she is pretty lonesome and are beginning to ponder some new bonding options. I miss her perkiness! But she eats well ... here she goes after the evening oats! We all miss Benson :<(

The Lisa Show has a new puppy trying to come to terms with an existing bunny! Maybe some folks with experience here can give her some input. We have seen plenty of pictures of friendly bunns and dogs.

Dr. Dr. Phil: I bought four of those dandy wicker balls at Pier One for $1.50 each. Not a single bunn is interested! Can it be me?

MyHouseRabbit has a nice article about "Lessons Learned From Owning Pet Bunnies" It is a few posts back.

Monday, December 17, 2007


We have made quite a few "condos" for our gang here at "The House Of ...", and also a few for friends. This is a king sized triple-decker (with doors not yet attached) that we made when our friend took Biggy Bun and Angelina to live with her. She renamed them Calypso and Jakzen, you met them earlier. Anyway, back to my point, "shipping" is why I am not in the condo business in a big way!

Lots of comments on the hardwood floor situation ... I declare that most bunns like rugs, carpets and sea grass mats! A good way, it seems, to generally keep the little hoppers on a planned trail.

But then I see on BountifulBunnies where Buttons seems to love the smooth floor! Great pix of bunny in the DEEP snow too. There must be lots of bunnies in the DEEP snow about now. Not here ... mainly rain and even a bit of sun today!!!! wOOt! (...sorry, couldn't resist.)

Sunday, December 16, 2007


This was Lucky when he was only about 10 weeks old. One ear up and one ear down! Classic baby Holland Lop! Now he is a big boy ... teenager I suppose.

Lots of people told us to get hardwood floors. Then the loose fur just balls up and floats under the chairs! But wait ... we do have that faux hardwood in the kitchen and entry and those bunnies prissy foot over that stuff on their tippy toes like it's new ice! How do they get up a good gallup on hardwood?

The I-net seems real slow tonight ... everybody home and blogging instead of out on the towns maybe. Be careful everyone ... it sounds horrid in many places.

I see The Blog of Pratt is due back Jan 1. I guess it is much awaited ... it has been off the air the past several weeks. wOOt for Pratt!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Hoo Boy is Goldie's fur getting long and full. We groomed out a lot of dead stuff today, that part is almost white. There is more to go, and then some trimming! She will need a good short buzz for the summer. She is a snazzy girl, she just has that "grumpy" look.

The House Of Rabbits got tagged! By Somewhere In NJ. It is the "7 Random Things" meme.
Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.Tag 7 people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I did not know what a meme (meeeeeeem) actually was until this. Googled it.
2. As an injured runner, I am just getting back in running shape.
3. The Christmas Holidays are not my best times. Kinda hectic.
4. We live in one of the Last Great Places, Skagit County, Washington - midway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC
5. I'm glad I am not in the Midwest or the Northeast right now ... hunker down folks.
6. Our local sports scene is pretty bleak these days ... I'm rooting for the Vermont Frost Heaves!
7. There are over 70 million blogs out there. Most of them are out of date, inactive, or awful.

Friday, December 14, 2007


A friend, after a couple of dinners at The House of Rabbits, got us this refrigerator sign. You know, like how does bunny fur get in a ketchup bottle? It's all over the butter. It even drifts in the air. Much of what gets dumped out of the sweeper, other than wisps of hay, is fur! We love it .....

Don't panic about the new "look". I discovered how easy it is to change the "template" using Google Blogger, so I gave it a try. Gosh ... I could have a special "BundayMunday" theme, a "dressedup" one for Sunday, maybe a casual look for Friday! uuuhhh .. I dunno ... I suspect people like to just see the same ol' same ol'!

I updated the list of Blogs and Web-Sites at the side. I tried to limit the Blogs to ones with some bunny talk, and also fairly frequent postings. Maybe you have some others I might include, lemme know.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


A Dutch ... Big Bad Boy! This mellow fellow is the father of The Princess, her queenliness of The Houseful of Rabbits! Mom was Cocoa, a brown Lop ... The Princess got the best from both. Archi said the Dutch bunnies are the most intelligent and we needed one or some ... The Princess is the best we've got ... for now. Big Bad Boy lives happily elsewhere.

I hear that the Captain's carrot cake has been made several times as a result of the publicity, chickens must lay eggs in overtime to keep up. Someone in The Netherlands looked at the Yankee version of the recipe and made it! w00t! ... the "word" for 2007 meaning, more or less, "Hot Dog!" We ate the last bite this evening .....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Baxter gets some pettin' from a friend who is visiting from Arizona. Baxter is our big mini-lop who was found wandering loose a few years ago. Linda here bunny sat Bax and his buddies for us back then and I'm sure he still remembers. He looks pretty content!

We had more carrot cake for dessert, mighty fine. Just enough for tomorrow now. Yummm .. thank you Capt'n Rupert.

By the way, we looked up where the Captain lives... it is in the very south of England near the channel. Nice looking country.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

From the Cutting Room floor .....

This is "Disapproval too severe to allow viewing" ... (did not make the DR page) :<(

The recipe for Captain Rupert's carrot cake, converted from metric measures is HERE.

Check out Nips-n-Cuddles for some fine Origami examples and bunny talk as well!

BunnyBlab is looking for fun Holiday Site suggestions. Check the Dec 10 Post and weigh in.

And oh gosh ... don't miss the delicate hand of Freckles training Deb.

Monday, December 10, 2007

TA DA !!!!!!!

Here it is ... Captain Rupert's favorite carrot cake, as presented by The House Of Rabbits, Racer presiding! Oh my is this ever good, especially if you like cream cheese frosting.

Our cake is lighter in color, we could not get the special musovado sugar, and it is dusted with chocolate powder, as called for in the recipe. It will last two days ... period!

Racer lives right by the kitchen, and watched and smelled the whole enterprise, thus he got the honors. Four paws up, he says.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Chico gets a good long morning snuggle with the Bunny Lady most days. I think Chico likes it! Bunny Lady too. Chico was one of those "lost and found" bunnies that made his magic way to our open arms! I thought we were already full-up ... "critter maxed" as they say. But I don't vote here - just do the heavy work. It is probably good I don't vote because Chico is a real fine guy and I'm glad he is here now.

There was a dusting of snow this morning - but it turned to slop before we got any bunny feet tracks. So no pictures.

Speaking of pictures. I get action shots by finding a bunn on the loose and then aiming and shooting, shooting, shooting. A lot of rejects, but that is the great thing about digital! A winner now and then.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


We have been giving The Princess a little more run of the House lately, and she seems pretty perky despite the loss of her long time mate, Benson. She has a pretty good head of steam here, bounding around the chair and table legs!

The Princess was our first bunny, a gift as just a little tyke, almost six years ago. She has taught us much!

Ever see the rabbit pounding rice cakes on the moon? Hop over to MyHouseRabbit and it's a couple of posts back. Hey, I don't make them up, I just report them....

Friday, December 7, 2007

STANLEY ..........

Stanley is a great bunny. He is still single and seems to like it that way. Bunny Lady and Stanley spend a lot of cuddle time together and I suspect he thinks he is already bonded!

The deck pen that Stan uses is right by the kitchen door and so he has a habit of hopping in when we are not looking. He is "testing the water", as you can see.

Stanley is one of the bunnies here who was just supposed to be passing through, having a short layover while riding the Bunderground Railway to better places. Sneaked into Bunny Lady's heart while she was not looking! Lots of room in there.

What's a Rabbits' Guy to do? Say No? .........................

Thursday, December 6, 2007


This picture a friend made for us several months ago to be on the cover of the Bunny Lady's Cookbook that she has produced. I remembered it when I hopped over to Captain Rupert's blog this morning - Oh My Gosh and My Oh My!

Then, I saw that, today, DivaKitty says The Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Charlie Brown Special soundtrack are her favorite holiday CDs .. the very same we liked back in November! Oh my but the bunny wave lengths are busy around the earth.

If you really want to get into bunny holiday music, hit Dandy's Journal ... there is a major "suggestion" and "vote" and "actually order a CD" party going on. We got in late, so are a bit in the dark still, but it is BIG!

Our departed little Benson still weighs heavily in our thoughts. How such a tiny bundle of fur could mean so much.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Winston and Lucky trying to sneak in the house through an open door! Go back outside and play, boys!

Thanks everybody for the kind words about Benson. We are all coping and those help.

I added a link off to the left for Medirabbit .. much ado about rabbit health. It is on that site where I found this link to perhaps the first book written about keeping a House Rabbit. It is A Hare About The House from 1957 written by Cecil Webb, the Supt. of the Dublin Zoo. You'll get a pdf file with the whole book, pictures and all. Quite a story!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

BENSON ... April 2002 - December 4, 2007

Our precious little Bennie died last night. He was not doing very well, but we hoped and hoped ... :<( Benson was a Jersey Wooley, just a real little guy, our second rabbit, and mate to The Princess. He was the Alpha Male of the House of Rabbits, which is a very sad and quiet place today. We will be giving The Princess a lot of extra attention, and you all please be sure to give your pet(s) an extra hug or kiss for you and them and us and Benson. He was not with us long but he gave us so much.

We were too far north to get the horrid weather and feel happy for that. There are "bunny feet in the snow" pix at BountifulBunnies.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Jaxzen and Calypso live now in a great home with a friend of ours. But they started off as part of a quintet of teeny weenys we unexpectedly got in June via Fed-Ex. (Long Story)

The new lady owner likes Jack Sparrow and Jaxzen is also soooo Zen. That explains that name, which is better than his first name which was Angelina! Calypso is just soooo, well ... Calypso, which also might have something to do with Pirates of the Caribbean.

We get to visit now and then. Two sweeties!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Bunny Lady snuggles a "baby" Flemish Giant! It is quite a wonder that we got away from this place without one or two more fuzzy four-footers to add to the mix here at the Houseful!

We have had some discussion about sometime getting another Flemish Giant and expect to try to get a very young one so that we can spend the lap time to be sure she will be a "gentle" giant when she grows up. Our snow event was pretty much of a bust, but it was very wet and windy today ... too much so for the bunns to get out and romp. So I held a lot of them while their quarters were being spiffyed up by the cleaning people (aka Bunny Lady.) It is such a treat for the guys and me when they sit and snuggle and like the petting and talking and attention.

But why do I keep doing it in corduroy pants????

Anybody got any pictures of bunny feet prints in the snow from this big storm?

Saturday, December 1, 2007


This is me and Walter. Walter belongs to someone else, I was just getting to hold him for a bit today. Some time I hope we have another Flemish Giant, first we will need a better set up for one of these big guys. But gosh, what a big buncha bunny love!

Friday, November 30, 2007


I could not resist. Here is the other side of Savannah the Therapy Bunny. Last chance to lighten your mind before she slips down, for awhile, into the land of "older Posts." Look deep and think free!

Savannah is the Bunny Lady's rabbit and I tell you, those two have been having a lot of snuggly discussions about this venture Savannah has had out into the Bunny-Blogosphere and her role in people-helping. She has been ears up and tail out for two days, and it is hard for me to detect a hint of disapproval!

You go girl!

Snow? Well, now maybe Saturday, but none yet.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


A full-body shot of the Rorschach Savannah! There is clearly a caped bunny snorgleing a dog that has a little kitty on its back. Or .. is it two ladys looking at each other .. or a Grecian urn???

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I AM HEEERE ......

Isn't that a line from "A Wrinkle In Time?"

In there somewhere is Savannah, the Rorschach-Bun! Such a soft velvety mini-Rex. Her pen is by the kitchen and she gets to romp that room some. But hiding until food-time is a fun little game for her too. Savannah can spend hours hiding in her cardboard box, covered with the pretty fleecy, scratching and chewing and generally making a very large pile of itty-bitty pieces. She is the bunn that gets the prime front corner of the outside deck, under the umbrella, perched on a pot.

Mr Weather is whispering the dreaded "S" word for us up here in the far NW corner of Washington State tonight. Driving down our hill will be awful, but bunny feet prints in the snow would be fun, so guess what will happen! Stay tuned.

PS ... Yes, Maxine is an honorary bunny here, but in name only. She eats meat!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I am NOT a rabbit .....

I am a cat, name of Maxine. Not one of those LOLCatz with baby talking people either. Nosiree. I am the main outside cat for the House Of Rabbits, and nothing gets by me. You check in right here. I was here when the current owners moved in, and here I stay. Rough, tough, and totally in charge. Got it??? Good .....

Yes, Max was here when we moved in. She was declawed and clearly once someones pet; friendly, calm, kind, and totally happy with her condition, as are we. She just TALKS tough. Say HI to Maxine!

Monday, November 26, 2007


Benji loves to get one or both feet up on a brick and then "lecture" or tell a story. Obviously he expects rapt attention from all the others.

A couple of commenters to this blog are participating in NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth (NaNoWriMo) and have exceeded their goal of 50,000 words already. Congratulations Deb and Spacedlaw. We are writing as well, and are hoping to hit the magic 50,000 before month end.

What is good Holiday music for bunny ears? The Bunny Lady is quite partial to The Squirrel Nut Zippers. I'm liking the soundtrack from the original Charlie Brown Christmas special.

If you are feeling "friendless", register your blog with BlogCatalog. Boy will people claim you as a friend! People you never heard of!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Here is a picture of the Rabbit House. Taken Nov. 25, Sunny and Cold. Just before we strung the Holiday lights. The garden stuff is gone to bed for the time being ... pretty bleak looking.

That long deck goes around the other side and is fenced and cross-fenced! All twelve of the happy hoppsters can get out and play at once and not hurt anybody. The front corner here with the umbrella - that is where Savannah keeps her lookout, perched on a hay-filled flower pot.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


The Bunny Lady always wanted a Winston.

This boy and his brother came to us from the Kids Farm after a hot, tiring week. They just were going to have some R and R and then go back.

Things don't work like that here. It only takes a few days of neediness to wiggle deep in her heart, and then "breaking up is hard to do!" More permanent wiggly-nose residents to fit in somewhere.

We called the brother Lucky because he was pretty frail when we got him. Lucky was on the Turkey post a bit ago. Together, they are "The Boys", and share a condo and outside pen.

When they went for "tutoring" our vet asked why we named them after cigarettes. It had never occurred to us! We are pretty far gone down the bunny trail. Nice way to go though, yes?

Friday, November 23, 2007


Baxter gets his favorite person!!!

Lots of snuggle time ...

Feels so good!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Our boy Lucky shows his mighty thankfulness.

It is a glorious day here at the House of Rabbits, perfect for the special day.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


There will be great celebrating and thankfulness here in the House of Rabbits. Company is coming and there will be fun play and good times. All of the resident bunnies are doing well, and that is quite a bit to be thankful for right there. An unwell bunny is a hard event for us.

Today's picture is out our back yard. This flock comes wandering through now and then, I don't think they read calendars.

MyHouseRabbit has started a blog to complement their website. Get to it from the Fun and Useful links off to the left. Lots of daily info about all things bunnies.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Chico belongs, heart and soul, to the Bunny Lady. I am not to touch unless told too. Such was the case this morning. I had to sit Chico on my lap while his outside area was being tidyed up and made ready for his daily foray. He did not like that .. who was this stranger .. wiggle wiggle. As soon as the Bunny Lady got within eyesight Chico poised for a leap and was back in her arms toot sweet! Oh my but that puffed her up!

He's a Lion Head, like Zoey, but still with some maturing to do. Some friends found him in their back yard, probably dumped. Ads in the local paper got no response. We had a spare cage and more room in a heart ... end of story!

I think Chico looks like a very wise, little, old man. Bunny Lady thinks he's a "Hottie." Have I got any support out there?

Monday, November 19, 2007


Racer here is just a little Holland Lop with a white blob on his nose. Looks like he dipped into the cream bowl! He came to us with a passle of siblings, a couple of years back, all to be going on to the Kids Farm near Seattle for fun, learning, and eventual adoption to good homes.

But he was so tiny, the runt. Bunny Lady takes a personal interest in such waifs, and after a week of her attentive care he was firmly attached. Wouldn't let go. Couldn't leave! He lives in the "condo of honor", right where the entire kitchen and dining area can be watched for comings and goings and shameless treat begging is permitted.

His outside pen is long and narrow, the "Bowling Alley", and he runs and runs back and forth - thus his name. We do love that little rascal.

COMMENT Comments ....

First, welcome Archi's Antics, a site with rabbits living their life and managing a dog as well! Archi's is over in the Fun and Useful Sites list. Give them a look and a comment.

About those pretty salads a few posts ago. Every evening, about 8:00 or so, they get made by Bunny Lady, with Rabbits' Guy filling in once in a great while. Typical contents: green leaf lettuce, nasturtium leaves and flowers, cilantro, carrots , parsley, dandelion greens, chard, kale, pineapple bits, chunk of apple, mint leaves, carrot tops, one or two craisins. Not all of those every night, but a goodly variety of whatever is growing well or on hand! A big mini-lop rabbit like Baxter gets a cupful or so, a little guy like Benson maybe 2/3 of a cup. If there is anything left by 9:00, somebody is sick!
Friend of the Animals mentioned bunnys living outside. Listen, I know those bunnies, they are some from the Great Rabbit Rescue and life is very very good for them! A huge rabbitat with people sitting area, rain gutters, wind shutters, hidey holes, summer fans, the works. And all the love and attention they can use! They are just fine.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Finally ... no rain! Everybody out on the deck. That deck is fenced off into 8 separate pens with double wire between pens. Four pairs and Four singles. That better make twelve, good, it does. All present and accounted for.
Such running and jumping, multiple binkys and nose wiggles. Much getting reacquainted through the wires. Fresh hay. Yes ... a wonderful day. Mr. Weather says more coming too. yea!
Plus, a ladies "tea" party at the house today. Real people visitors with wine and cheese and such. Music. Great consternation for the bunns, but they survived ... two of the guests have their own rabbits at home so no reason to fear. Rabbits' Guy had to go find other things to do.
Take a look at a site we added, Freckles and Deb. The daily attempts of a darling bunny to train his person. I think it will seem way too true! Leave a comment, Freckles will appreciate the attention.
No picture today, look over at The Princess instead. She was our first bunny, free she was. So special but it has been all $$$ since! She rules the roost here. What The Princess wants, The Princess gets. My sweetie.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Yes, this little sweetheart is Baxter's beloved, Zoey. Oh but she is a social whirl, just made up to the nines. Baxter, the big country boy, hardly knows what to make of her, but he does love her dearly, and she him!

A match made in heaven ... well no ... actually it was made, quite by accident, out on our back deck a couple of years ago.

The Bunny Lady rescued Zoey from the local animal shelter when she went to apply to volunteer. She rescued another one later and that was the end of the volunteering. We had no more room but she still had plenty of heart.

Zoey is a pretty frosted-pearl LionHead. Probably not the best of the breed, but sweet to us! My ZOEY!

Friday, November 16, 2007


This is a typical bunny condo here at the House Of Rabbits. That is Zoey in there, before she bonded with Baxter. One of these pieces of work is 2 1/2 feet deep, 3 feet high, and 4 feet long. There is a hole right in the middle of the mid-floor, with a step below it. The floors are plywood, covered with a soft vinyl flooring, which they eat! But is easy on their feet and easy to keep clean. Wish we had a better solution! The doors are full size and open wide, making it convenient for getting a bunny in or out, and for tidying up. Takes me about 12 hours of labor to make one, including painting. Two little bunns or one big one fit nicely.

Today it rained most of the day again so everybody stayed in and these condos give them plenty of privacy, space, and room to move quite a bit. They all seem really happy in there!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


The House of Rabbits is all a twitter. Thanksgiving is coming and bringing a lot of company to share the house with. There will be much bunny holding and petting and snuggling and probably extra treats. Photos too I suppose. "Ugh" say the bunns, they do not like that part.

Baxter here is double excited because his "special person" is one of the arriving guests and that means almost non-stop lap sitting, which Baxter loves a lot.

He's a mini-lop who was found deserted on a city street, much the worse for wear, but looking like he sort of had enjoyed his probably brief time as a hobo. He was just missing a slouch hat and cigar! Even now, after some years of more civilized living, he still enjoys a little whiskey now and then....(just kidding House Rabbit Society.)

Bax has a mate, Zoey, a real high-society dame, and she'll show up here a bit later! Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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Show Bunny

This little silver Jersey Wooley is a show bunny. He has a tattoo in his ear to prove it! But he doesn't go to shows, he's just one of our House Bunnies, we got him to be a partner for The Princess, and he is a dandy one. His name is Benson.
Benson was just our second rabbit and is very small. But he does not know small - he is the Alpha Bunny in our whole marginal group and always thinks BIG! No body messes with Benson or his Princess.
Benson is five and a half, which is getting up there for such a small breed. So he is slowing down some and sometimes has his difficulties. He gets extra care and special handling and plenty of good food and lots of snuggles and is holding his own very well.
As you can see by his picture, Benson is a really nice example of the Jersey Wooley breed. Our buddy Benson.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How They Do Try Me Sometimes ...

It is almost dark, and cold, and wet. I'm out along the fence picking some of the last dandelion greens of the year, can hardly see, and my hands are freezing. My pants are covered with rabbit fur from holding some of the 4-leggeds in my lap while the Bunny Lady cleaned the condos. Rubbing my wet cold hands on my drab furry pants balls up the fur and it sticks all over my hands and the dandelion greens. And I have not even gotten to the nasturtium bed or the chard patch for some of those leaves yet. I've come out every afternoon to pick this stuff for evening salads since it all started to grow again back last February, and it will probably keep growing enough to pick until after Thanksgiving. Being the Pacific Northwest, it will rain until then as well, and be wet and cold every late afternoon. Those Bunns better love me!

They do love the salads they get every evening though, courtesy of the Bunny Lady. She makes them for 12, day in and day out. Works of art and gastronomical delights. Here are just a few of them. Yes ....... they are for rabbits.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Wind Storm

We did have a pretty good storm and it blew all night and much of the day on Monday. One of our trees blew down over the lane that leads up to our house and the other three neighbors. One of them got out early and sawed it up, cleared the lane, and cleaned up the mess. We never heard a thing! Nice guy!

Nobody went out to play today, but Tuesday promises to be nice so that will be play time on the deck for sure. They will be ready.

Does This Rabbit Look Sick?

This fellow is a Holland Lop. Opal, 2 1/2 years old, a neutered male. Just right!

He lives by himself and likes that fine. He is pretty well bonded with the Bunny Lady and they spend good times together every day.

As a little guy, he was originally destined for The Farm, a summer camp for kids, where he would have been loved and adopted to a great home. He was first having a temporary way-stop at our House of Rabbits, housed in a big cage on the living room coffee table. One of our daughters stopped in one day, took a quick look, and said "That Rabbit's Sick!"

That's all it took. Cancel the reservations for camp. Get out the baby-the-bunny stuff. The Bunny Lady hovered over that boy like a distraught mother. By the time it was decided he was not "sick" it was too late. He was ours forever. Another member of our "Marginal Rabbitry." I think those two women had that deal cooked up ahead of time.

Will you please welcome - Stanley!

Oh My Gosh !!!

She did it! Goldie is the Poster Bunny for Nov 12 on the Disapproving Rabbits blog. You can find a link to that blog over to the left. Check her out!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Goldie, Goldie, Goldie ....

Goldie is Benji's bonded mate and is she ever a typical red-head! Smart, sassy, and knows her mind. She disapproves of this apple, she wants them cored, peeled and quartered. Maybe she will get on the famous Disapproving Rabbits blog with this picture. Stay tuned.

But she does like me; sits on my lap and chitters away like crazy. When she was small her ears flapped like a bird and I called her my litle "peep, peep, peep". Saying that even now really lights her up!

Goldie came to us with her brother Bluie. Bluie had a congenital intestinal problem and was quite ill. But he gave us and Goldie many special and happy months.

It was with Bluie that we met Dr. Barbara Deeb, now deceased, who must have been the best rabbit vet in the whole world. She helped with the House Rabbit Society and taught at the University of Washington, and also operated her own practice. We miss Dr. Deeb a lot, a good bunny vet is hard to find. A lot of people miss her.

A big wind storm is bearing down on the Pacific Northwest today. We live close to some big water near the San Juan Islands, and the wind is already howling. The bunns stayed in today and liked that fine. Bunnies do not like wind!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Benji Lives Here Too ...

This friendly Holland Lop is Benji and he shares his condo with Goldie, a reddish-blond American Fuzzy Lop! They are a good couple and buckets of fun.
The little guy will sit on your lap and purr his teeth a mile a minute. A contented bunny.

Benji was originally going to be sent off to a Kids Camp to be adopted, but he was just too darn cute for the Bunny Lady to part with.

Mr. Weather had it raining today, but it did not! Clear and quite warm instead and so all the 4-leggeds got plenty of deck time again!

Some new hay from a friend showed up this afternoon and the bunns have really taken to it. Oh the "looks" we'll get if we try to slip them some of the old now.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Say hello to Savannah

Here she is, for all of you wanting to see Savannah.

All the bunns got back outside again today during a spell of clearing, and Savannah joined them.

She is a broken castor mini rex, soft as velvet and cute as a button.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Day Outside ...

All the bunnies except for Savannah got to go outside on the deck today. It was cloudy and threatening, but the rain held off. A lot of rainy days are coming, so this was a treat for sure.

Savannah stayed inside because the MS. was gone and Savannah does not like me messing with her! She spent the day hiding out inside her Baileys Irish Creme box.