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!
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.
Dusty & Bubbles meet!
Last week I told you about Dusty, the great escape artist! This week I have big news……
While Dusty remains behind bars for his great escape, Bubbles was allowed to hippity-hop around the entire yard. She had been given the yard to roam in before, but never while Dusty has been out there. Can you even imagine having the run of a yard large enough to be called a park? I think if I were a bunny, and one called Bubbles, it would scare the bejebers out of me!
Not Bubbles, she is a girl bunny, and anyone who knows girls, knows we are fearless. It really doesn’t matter if we are a bunny, a puppy, or a human…..we are all girls, and we are fearless!
I’m not sure if Dusty and Bubbles will ever “meet,” but at least they know they have a friend, and this I think will make them both happy bunnies.
Thanks for hopping by, see you next time……
Dusty the Giant Flemish Rabbit
Yesterday while his peeps were away, Dusty decided to go exploring….
Apparently, when you leave a bunny alone without supervision, it’s important to close the gates to the back yard. After Dusty’s peeps had been gone for…well it seemed like days to Dusty, he decided to find out just what there was to offer in the big wide world.
Quickly Dusty hippity-hopped out the open gate, and one house at a time decided to trim the neighbors gardens.
It hadn’t been long before the family came home to discover Dusty missing, but in the meantime he trimmed his way down the block only to discover he was getting mighty full. So full that he hardly could move.
Dusty on his way to trimming yards!
You can imagine the terror his family felt when they realized someone had left the gate open, and Dusty was missing.
Quickly they split up, and started searching the neighborhood in hopes of locating their giant rabbit. Connor got on his bike, and started riding around in one direction, Dad looked in another direction. Mom, and Sage took off in yet another direction. It wasn’t long before Sage spotted Dusty resting in a neighbor’s front yard.
Before frightened Dusty even knew what was happening to him, Sage had pounced on him, pinning him securely to the ground. Mom was terrified that Sage had knocked the air out of him or worse, but he was ok!
I think Dusty’s poor little eyes were spinning after that incident. He was so frightened when he realized how far he had hopped, and how much plant life he had trimmed in the process. But Dusty was really proud of himself for doing such a good job on all the neighbors yards. He thought they would all come home and wonder who had trimmed their gardens, they would never know!
All in all Dusty learned to be more cautious, his peeps learned the keep the gate closed and locked, and everyone was safe at home ready for another adventure.