Saturday, January 8, 2011

And They Lived Happily Ever After...

You guys remember the bunnies, Goldie & Cinderella, right?



My girls got these girls last March. They're from the same litter, and have always got along like peas & carrots, happy as clams, etc. The guy we bought them from assured us that they were both girls. Well, guess whaa-aat???



BAM!


Scarlet discovered the babies this morning during "critter patrol". She came in from feeding them with a handful of bunny fluff, highly concerned that the bunnies were suddenly shedding so much. Her Dad went with her to check on things and saw the mound of fluff wiggling. So Scarlet came bounding in to fetch me and my camera and here's what I saw-

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And yes that's me cooing like an idiot over those little hairless rats. I can't help myself. They're horrifically ugly but so darn cute at the same time. We're not really sure where to go from here. Should we take the daddy out of the cage? I mean, it's been 24 hours, and so far, so good, so????

One thing is for sure, he's getting "clipped" PRONTO. In the mean time, minor adjustments have been made. It was decided that Goldie was just too feminine a name for a boy bun-bun, thus he has been re-named "Prince Charming". Charming indeed, the way he knocked up his sister. The scandal of it!

And so, at this point we've decided to let them be as they are. Goldie Prince Charming has actually demonstrated some very protective behavior over his babies, standing in front of the nest like so, every time we try to take a peek and count the babies.



Bill said that Cinderella was giving him the stink-eye too, but he managed to do a quick count of the babies, and we believe that we have five. The critter population at Boggy Hollow went up 50% overnight!

Now, what in the heck am I supposed to do with all of these bunnies?

2 comments:

  1. Oooooh so CUTE!! Baby bunnies are quite possibly one of the cutest baby animals ever! I'm so jealous and excited for you guys :) If I lived closer I'd take a bunny or 2 off your hands :) Can't wait to see the growth of the babies!

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