Dusty playing in the bushes!
I have to update you on the bunnies….
Dusty is doing great. He is happy, healthy, fun to watch, and to be around. Since it is getting pretty hot out where they live, the bunnies spend the day inside the house, and go outside to hippity hop in the late afternoon. Nothing is cuter than watching them exploring the yard after a day inside. Sometimes they even run in big large circles to get their exercise.
Bubbles…….well, after three breedings, she still has not had any baby bunnies. And, frankly my daughter said she had given up. As it get hotter, all she can think about is fifteen little bunnies running all over their large yard. I guess it would be like having fifteen three-year olds all the time. This is why I didn’t become a teacher!
Meanwhile Tracy, my daughter decided it would be easier if the bunnies could go in and out by themselves, and the only way they would be able to do that is to train them to use the doggie door. So one Sunday afternoon, she spent a little time showing them the door, and how they can go both ways. Before very long, they were both going in and out playing a game. One afternoon when they were playing in whats left of the grass, Tracy goes into her bedroom, and this is what she found…….yep, Bubbles happily perched on her bed!
There are all kinds of surprises when you have a zoo, but for now there will be no bunnies…..
Do you remember the “Little Gecko Without A Tail?” Friday, I will tell you all about the happenings in the wonderful world of the geckos.
Thank you for Hippity Hopping by, and stopping to learn more about Dusty, and Bubbles.
Before I get into Bunny Tails…
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Now about Bubbles!
As Bubbles approached motherhood, it became clear to her family that this was only a practice run. Bubbles apparently wasn’t pregnant after all. She was bred, but someone didn’t take it seriously! Every one of her family members were anxiously awaiting the arrival of a gaggle of babies, and no bunny babies!
So off to the breeder Bubbles is going again in a couple of weeks. I have a feeling this isn’t going to stop until Bubbles has her babies.
So be warned, we haven’t heard the last of the Bunny Tails. Thank you for hopping by, and checking on Bubbles & Dusty. (Dusty is totally unaware of anything going on in the family!)
Bubbles in her birthing cage
I wanted to update you on Bubbles condition…..
Bubbles doesn’t want to be held now, she is acting a little strange, and she will let you scratch her ears, but nothing else. This behavior leads her family to believe she is pregnant and will have her little bunnies within the next two weeks or so.
This is exciting news for Bubbles and her family. They won’t be Easter Bunnies, but they will be ready to go sometime after Easter.
I can’t wait to get pictures of all the little bunnies, and Bubbles to show you.
Stay tuned for more in the life of Bubbles, and thank you for hopping by to check on her.
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…..
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!