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28. September 2010 08:03
by Jobo
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A Favorite Hiding Place...

28. September 2010 08:03 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Before I had a Rabbit as a pet... I often thought that a caged pet would be boring and do nothing but poop and eat and stay inside a cage most of the time.  Well, I'm sure if you left a rabbit in it's cage all the time, this could be the absolute truth.  In our family's case though, having Ruttiger come out and hang out with the rest of the gang has been a staggering success.

Before we got him (he was 4 months old on Sept 10, in case you were following)  I read a whole lot of forums and articles about "house rabbits" to try and get a feel for what I should do with the little guy when he arrived home.  I remember one article that suggested just getting down to the rabbits' level and just do what you normally do, and their curiosity will win out and the rabbit will come and see what you're up to.  The article suggested that if you normally come home and open the mail... just do exactly that.  Come home, open the cage, sit on the floor and open the mail - chances are the Bun Bun will come and see what you are doing.

I've tried to incorporate this philosophy into my Rabbit Care regime.  As a bonding activity, I make sure to take 15 minutes around feeding time morning and evening to sit right on the floor with Ruttiger, and feed him the first handful of his pellets while sitting on my knee and nibbling the kibbles out of the palm of my hand.  In the beginning I would have to coax him over... Now, he's on top of me before I have both buttcheeks firmly planted on the floor.  He curls right up and relaxes with me for the first handful or so, and then eats the rest happily from his bowl inside his cage.  For me, this activity has been a very rewarding and connecting one - My one-on-one time with my Furry little Bun-Child.

The bonding process seems to be going well... now the little guy follows me wherever I go.  If I'm gathering laundry in the bedroom, he's right there sniffing around and running under the bed.  If I'm cooking supper, he is flopped at my feet vegging out.  If I sit down, he comes over and walks all over me and checks me out thoroughly.  he will gladly hop into my lap, and doesn't run away when I try and pick him up as often.  I think he believes me now that I'm not going to Eat him!  though I might hug him and tease him a bunch!

Here he is following Momma into his favorite room... if he is out playing and suddenly disappears you can bed he's flopped on the cool tile floor.  We had a friend visit the other day.... who asked if he could use our other bathroom... since this one was "occupied" already lol ;)

23. April 2010 07:35
by Jobo
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Friday Funny... Dust "Bunneh"?

23. April 2010 07:35 by Jobo | 2 Comments

I am considering getting one of these adorable little Critters... so I've been stalking admiring photos on the net of these beautiful Angora Bunnies!  I visited a Breeder last night who lives not far from home... and I showed extreme pet-momma restraint and did not take any bunnies home with me (repeat:  I will not take bunnies home tonight, I will not take bunnies home tonight... )  though there will be a litter of kits born soon.  I would really like to have one (Please Mommy?)

Anyways - Happy Friday Everyone

Got Dust Bunnies in your houses?  I have some in mine, but they look nothing like this:

dust-bunny2

29. December 2009 22:32
by Jobo
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The Naughty Reindeer Strikes again

29. December 2009 22:32 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Rudolph?  forget reindeer games, he's been naughty this year? really really naughty?  definetly not PG-13 Rating either!

Some time ago, I spotted the "fornicating reindeer" chart on Ravelry, and I knew it would be perfect to make a not-so-normal gift for my Brother-in-law Ian. 

To give you some background? a few years ago for Christmas I knit him a pair of custom Norwegian Moose Mittens.  They were beautiful, oversized for man sized hands, with traditional patterns, and a nice Big Moose on the backs of the hands.  The youngest brother, who was around 11 at the time helped me to pick out the yarn? so the color was, errrr, a little less appropriate than one would have chosen for a 6 foot something Man - Fuschia Pink and Black.  There were lots of giggles on Christmas Morning when he opened them in front of the family.

Despite the Color Mismatch, he actually wore them!  I didn't know it at the time, but his buddies over in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, actually call him "Moose" as a nickname.  Apparently he got teased a bit? but if you knew Ian, you'd know? you don't really argue with a guy who is his size :)

So this year, I thought I would make him another knitted Moose item? though perhaps in a more color appropriate for a Gentleman of his stature ;)  The pattern however is MUCH less appropriate.  This little chart has been turned into everything from Mittens, to Hats and Scarves? each one more charming than the last.  I decided on the hat just because I knew I could finish that in a reasonable amount of time, and it could be finished with just one ball of each color.  Last time with the mittens I almost ran out of yarn? dude has XL hands

Enter:  Fornicating Deer Chart

I'm no ungulate expert? but to me, it seems that the chart could be reindeer or moose, so I think it works out okay?

Here's Ian sporting his new Chapeau:

 Humping Hat

I was impressed at how well received the whole thing was... there were lots of laughs and giggles, especially from my Father-in-law who laughed until he had tears rolling down both cheeks!  Apparently the design doesn't catch your eye right away, so isn't that noticeably naughty, but once you figure it out, it's quite funny.  I'm waiting to hear the Deer Lake Newfoundland reviews.  You never know I might be commissionned to make a few more?

Hope you all had a Merry ChristMOOSE!

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