Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SORRY RACER ...

If we put you down, you would be under the couch and never come out! Life is good for you as is ...

Monday, June 29, 2009

THE GREAT ESCAPE ...

In the late afternoon we close the necessary rooms off, and open the gate to The Princess's pen. It usually is not long before she "hops out" and makes her rounds. She is amazingly tidy .. no marking - she only likes to chew on a rug and sometimes the underneath of the seat of that quasi-antique rocker we have. She will tour all her space many times and sometimes come close enough for a pet. She never jumps up on anything. Eventually she heads back into her pen, knowing that the joint has been cleaned and the pellet bowl refreshed and topped with a bit of oats. She LOVES her oats!

She's a good one - that Princess :<)



Sunday, June 28, 2009

THE CULPRITS ....

That big kid on the left and the medium kid in the middle are the culprits! They, almost eight years ago, were the ones that were holding the two Dutch Bunnies - Thelma and Louise - and talking about how great it would be to have their own bunnies.

As you may remember, one of the Dutchies was actually Big Bad Boy who found Cocoa and they had a litter and one was The Princess! The Princess became a gift to us.

The kid in the middle (the cutey on the right is her young sister) is sensible with sensible parents (the mother being related to me!) and she has a bunny (that is ONE bunny) - Diamond - who looks a lot like Benji. She has had Diamond for several years. I shall say nothing about the sensibilities of the big kid on the left ..... although she is a cutey too!

We did have a good visit with the little tow-heads and their parents, and the bunns got plenty of attention.

Friday, June 26, 2009

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES ....

Tra la la .....

This picture does not show it real well, but Goldie has beautiful brown eyes that go so well with the whitesh trim and golden coat!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

THIS POT ....

SHRUNK! ....

Savannah has definitely grown ... but she does not get a lot of food nor treats. And she is a happy bunn ....

All you bunnies and folk out there where it is hot ... do your best to keep cool and use frozen bottles of water. Oh Cadbury in Houston where it was 104 today .. or Boogey in Baton Rouge ...

How you other guys doing???

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

YIPI TI YI YO !!!!

Somebody's at the door .....
It's Bunny Lady! YAYYYYYYYYYY ...........

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FISHING REPORT !!!

Here ya go folks ... this is the way BL likes to do it ... two at a time. She fishes with a weight at the bottom and then two hooks spaced up the line with worms on them. The gloves protect the nails from the worm mung! Great outfit kiddo ... (she's going to kill me) Here's cleaning ... heads off, guts out, skinned. I think this day they got about twenty ... with three guys fishing. A good trip!
Cracker crumbs, and egg coating, and deep fried ... yummmmm


BIG #@$@#ing DEAL !!!!!!!!!!





Monday, June 22, 2009

MARGINAL. MARGINAL .....

We Bunns are your bloggers today. RG is exhausted. Taking care of 10 cupcakes such as ourselves has plumb wore him out! He is doing OK ... just not great.
Hey - Benji - can you see Bunny Lady coming yet???????

Nope, not a sign .... sigh .... I hope she has not forgotten us .....
Hey fellas ... maybe this is the train to Wenatchee .. whadda ya think????? You wanna hop on board????




Sunday, June 21, 2009

HARD TIMES AT THE "HOUSE" ....

The Bunns have been left, by Bunny Lady, in the total care of RG. For 3 1/2 days. Oh woe is us all .......
BL has gone fishing! Over across the mountains to Wenatchee to daughter with birthday. Here is BL fishing a long time ago. They all love to fish ... bluegills and perch ... that is what they are after. Anyway .. I am doing the best I know how. I have a "list" and have so far put the bunns outside, cleaned all the condos and freshened the water and food, brought the bunns back inside, and now made them salads. I don't hear complaining but we'll see if there are scowls come morning ... wish me luck!

Friday, June 19, 2009

RAIN OR SHINE ...

Or even high water .... Chico is prepared and cozy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BUN, BOX, TUB, AND HAY .....

All four for one low price!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LAST OF AUDREY ....

We have a place to send Audrey in British Columbia and we shall do so soon. Let you know how to catch up with her. She's had fun .. the bunns are just frustrated that they have been unable to teach her to Thump! Here she is watching the mighty Skagit River carrying lots of glacial milk from the Mountains to the Sound. Enjoying some of Bunny Lady's flowers ...

Oooohh RG ... this is a long dark scary path ....
Whoa, but it's OK ... I found the first nasturtium flowers!!!Audrey's poofy white tail looks just like the peonys ....

If Audrey stayed, here would be her spot ... right up on top of Racer's ring-side condo ....







Tuesday, June 16, 2009

AUDREY ABOUT THE HOUSE ...

Audrey is still here! There are two requests for her, the first being in British Columbia but I am still waiting for an address. If I don't get it soon it will be plan B - Texas and Cadbury!

Of course - you sort of have to wonder why Audrey would even WANT to leave!
I mean - talk about Tall Cotton!!!! (boy - I sure did ''Pink" her with my auto-adjust!)
She can even hide out in the potatoes ....


A nice view out towards the bird feeders and some flowers ....



And ... sitting on the rail at dusk ... the tippy top of Mt. Baker out there
The field with the long black lines of rolled up plastic - toward the left - is special big, hand-picked delicious black berries. The tips that would have bloomed and fruited all froze during a very cold early December. Acres and acres of lost crop. The plants survived and are growing to be ready next year. The rows to the right are raspberries and they all survived. Picking in another 3 weeks probably.




Monday, June 15, 2009

THE BUNNY THAT KISSED HIM ....

.... AND PINCHED HIS POKE, WAS THE BUNNY THAT'S KNOWN AS ..............






GUESS WHO!!!!


(I request my lawyer.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

WHOOPIN' IT UP .....

Do you remember the Robert Service poem: "Dangerous Dan McGrew"? "A bunch of the boys were whoopin' it up in the Malamute Saloon ..." Well, this is about as "Whoopin' It" as Winston, Lucky, and Baxter can manage! Furthermore, I can tell Lucky just totally disapproves of the whole idea!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

VERY NICE OUT ....

We have had a lot of nice days in a row. Now it is getting kind of dry and some rain would be good. The farmers are watering already ... they have huge reels of big hose and it stretches way across the field with a big water cannon on wheels. The water goes back and forth, back and forth, and the reel slowly reels up the hose and pulls the cannon back.

Looks like the local strawberries are ripe ... yummmmmmm.

Friday, June 12, 2009

ZOEY AND STICK ....

Our big supply of apple sticks from spring pruning is slowly dwindling away. Baxter and Zoey work on this nice big one when they are outside. Audrey is still here and I have e-mailed her home base for further instructions but have gotten no response. I kind of think this whole Audrey-clone caper was one of those half-baked ideas with no follow through. We have another picture session or two with Audrey and then we will see how to proceed. Would anyone out there like to get Audrey and show her around? Lemme know!

I don't think you will see any more of Audrey in Seattle. As pretty as it is, traffic is pretty bad and we much prefer the quiet country life 80 miles to the north!!! We go there only when necessary any more.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

AUDREY TAKES A BREAK ....


Audrey don't quit hogging the blog she'll get a break all right ...
OK Bengi-lou .. we'll take a break.
Can anybody tell me why, when I have multiple pictures on a post, only the first one will "expand" ... ? Maybe the fact that I'm Windows Me with Explorer 6.0???
Those yesterday-Seattle pictures are much better expanded .. this time of year is almost always very picture perfect, and Seattle is quite photogenic ... much more-so that I can do from a moving car.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

AUDREY TAKES A ROAD TRIP ...

Went to Seattle to a Graduation ceremony ... here's the skyline coming in from the North
Lake Union ....

The Space Needle!!!!We went to Safeco Field .. the Home of the Mariners. Qwest Field, the Home of the Seahawks, is right next to the "Safe". If you've ever watched a game in one of those stadiums on TV, you frequently hear train whistles. Here is one now! Best picture of Safeco Field we could get ... Audrey did not go in for the event (BL has her limits!)
On the freeway headed home ... I-5 ... goes to Vancouver B.C.!
U of Washington "Husky" stadium. Lake Washington in the background. If you ever watch a TV'd Husky Football game, this is where they always show all the boats that come to the game and raft at the foot of the stadium!



Monday, June 8, 2009

AUDREY'S STORY .....

It was a dark and stormy night .... no, wait ... Freckles and Deb already used that one. OK .....
Got an e-mail from myhouserabbit.com in New London, Ct. They had this Audrey clone and needed a place to send her on to and of course the House of Rabbits came immediately to mind (although actually I think Freckles and Deb turned them down first.)

Carol Muskoron is an editor/blogger at Allaboutyou.com in England ... a company that publishes lots of magazines. Carol has a house rabbit named Audrey who winds up in some of her blogs ... sort of how Cinnamon from Disapproving Rabbits started out. Anyway, Audrey is now famous and somehow that outfit is sending these clones out around the world for adventures. I know you can read about some of those at myhouserabbbit and at FurryButts in Kuala Lumpur - maybe other places too. (You do need to scroll back a few posts at those sites.) Supposedly the Allaboutyou folks are going to report on these clone adventures but I can't find any reports on their website.

You can read about Audrey herself HERE.

The whole caper is nowhere near as organized as some we-all have cooked up but then .....

So .... we will show Audrey the clone around a bit, share a few more pictures with you, and then send her on to some other deserving and willing soul ... several of which I have in mind!



Here is Zoey with Audrey ...............



And Winston .... Audrey's nose is very silky and reflects the flash!!!

Lucky ... are you beginning to notice a pattern????

And our big boy, Baxter ....

Audrey with "Speedy" ... a "hot rod" we have built, painted, rebuilt, re-wheeled and so on many times. You steer with your feet and pull up on the silver cross bar for "brakes"! Nobody seriously hurt but it has a lot of miles going down our hill ............. Audrey will probably take a pass here.More Audrey later ............

Sunday, June 7, 2009

AUDREY SETTLING IN .....

Audrey gets big snuggle from Bunny Lady .. now she knows she is part of the family ... temporarily!
Audrey is hopping about ... checking out the scenery. Audrey is able to go many places because she does not try to leave! Here she is in The Boyz' box ... A peaceful interlude gazing out over the pasture behind our house. Tonight a coyote is howling very close and very loud ... we are all glad to be in.


An empty condo. It seems too big and too cold for Audrey ....


A nice close up of Audrey sitting on the dining table. You will probably never see the table this clean again .. it usually has many projects, books, magazines, and rabbit fur on it ...