It seems that Bubbles is now about seven months old, and when a female bunny is between six, and nine months of age, it time to bred. So off she went to be breed….
Sweet Bubbles was getting a little aggressive, and not playing well with others! After much talking with the “bunny breeder,” it was decided that this behavior was because she was ready to be bred….and so it went….
Now Bubbles is every bit a soft, and sweet as she looks, and we are looking forward to seeing her tiny, or not so tiny baby bunnies. We are told they can have rather large liters, not like us, way larger than us! At this point it’s, wait and see.
Dusty checking up on his humans!
While Bubbles is going through all these life changes, Dusty is hanging around as men often do, eating grass, and hippity hopping around his large park-like yard. Or in other words, Dusty is oblivious to whats going on with Bubbles.
By the way, if you remember after Dusty was neutered his ear flopped over. Everyone thought he was sad, and the Bunny Dr. said it would stand up when he returned to normal. Well, his ear is still flopped down, and seldom stands up. We think Dusty is perfect even though he does have one lazy ear!
Thank you for hopping by to check on Bubbles and Dusty, there will be more excitement to come…
Over Thanksgiving weekend I was able to take a few pictures of Dusty, and Bubbles. They are now the size of a small dog. I’m not talking about a Yorkies or a Chihuahuas, I’m talking a Bichons or a small Cocker Spaniel. These bunnies are big!
What about their ears?
Bubbles 6 months old
While their noses are soft and warm, their ears are soft and velvety. So soft they make you want to curl up with them, and take a nap. No wonder kids love to have a stuffed bunny to hold on to when they are little!
Now that the bunnies are bigger, they aren’t so cuddly, but they do stop, and let you scratch behind their ears. When you scratch their ears, they close their eyes, and you can almost hear them purr.
Bubbles 6 months old
While dusty is about three or four months older, Bubbles is only six months old, and will grow another six to ten months before she is full-grown. she still isn’t quite as big as dusty though.
I have actually seen Giant Flemish Rabbits that were forty or more pounds. Can you even imagine?
Thank you for hopping by to check Dusty and Bubbles out, see you soon…..
Dust Bunny (Dusty)
Since the weather has been cooling off, and just before we are all gearing up for Thanksgiving, I thought we should visit Dusty. These two pictures are rare. Bunnies never slow down long enough to get a good picture of them.
My daughter, and I have been trying to figure out what to get Sage, my granddaughter for Christmas. You would think it would be easy with all the girley stuff, be not this year!
After I received the emails with the pictures, we were discussing how cute they were, and my daughter came up with the idea to haveone of these pictures made into a puzzle. Sage will love that since, Dusty is her bunny.
So I ask my readers which picture do you think is better for a puzzle? Top Picture, or bottom?
Dust Bunny (Dusty
Dusty is growing big and strong, but out where he lives, it gets a little too cold to spend day, and night outside, so he gets to come in the house with Bubbles. I’m sure only in California do we bring our animals into our homes to give them shelter, but yep they do come in during bad weather! And they both use the litter box diligently. Neither of them have ever had any accidents.
Dusty spends his days hippity hopping around his large green yard, chasing Bubbles now and then, and on a good day is allowed in the house at night. All is well in the bunny world, and they are both growing, and growing getting bigger, and bigger. Soon they will be the size of Harvey the Rabbit from the 1950’s movie “Harvey,” with James Stewart.
Thank you for taking time to hop by and see whats going on with Dusty, see you next time……
Dusty had a little surgery recently. Nothing too serious, but I’m sure Dusty might have a different opinion about the whole thing.
You see, Dusty was neutered! Since Dusty belongs to Sage, my granddaughter, it was necessary for him to be sweet, and gentle. When male rabbits are not neutered they can become aggressive, and nasty. During mating, males have been known to bite, and even tear ears off the female.
Dusty is still sad, so sad that his ear has flopped over. His people are worried about him, and even took him back to his doctor to make sure he was ok. Dusty is ok, he’s just a little unhappy about the whole traumatic experience. He never wants to go through that again!
Since it’s so hot where Dusty and Bubbles live, they have a nice cool place in the house to rest. Late in the afternoon when it cools down, they both are taken outside to hop around and play in their large beautiful yard.
Thank you for hip-pity hopping by to see how Dusty is, see you soon!
Bubbles cooling off
When Les and I went to dinner at our daughters home on Labor Day, I decided to check on Bubbles. She was tucked away in her own little home in the shade.
The House of Bubbles
As you can see, Bubbles is hiding just to the right of her feed dish. Each time I tried to lure her out so I could take her picture, she would hop back so I couldn’t get the shot. I think Bubbles was playing hide and seek with me! Finally I just gave up, especially since Dusty was running around lose, and Bubbles couldn’t be let out. Another picture for another time!
Thanks for hopping by to see how Bubbles is doing, hop back soon!
Labor Day we took a drive out to visit Dusty. It seems Dusty had a reprieve, and is now allowed to (with supervision) hip pity hop around the yard. He is a happy bunny because his yard is huge, and still he feels safe.
Dusty’s new digs are now under the playhouse, so it’s quite large, and he has plenty of space to roam even when he is in his own yard!
Dusty is doing well, he is growing big and strong, his ears are also growing BIG and strong. I find it amazing that a bunny can have ears the length of their bodies. Can you even imagine having ears the length of your body? I have to say, I’m infatuated with these large lagomorphs!
Now might be a good time to tell you that in spite of my attempts, Dusty was too fast for me to take his picture. After being inclosed in his own yard all day where it was shaded, and cooler, getting out was a treat for him. He took off hip pity hoping all over the yard, and just when I thought I’d get a good shot of him……hip pity hop off he’d go, and I couldn’t get his picture.
Thanks for hip pity hoping by to see what’s going on with Dusty, come back soon.