A collection of random wafflings as they pop into my mind

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A bag of hay?

Hopefully this should be a bunny clip - but given how broadband is behaving today it might not be!
If not you might find it here

Edited to remove the misbehaving clip! Follow the link instead!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

In the run!

Plucking up the courage to jump

A quiet corner for two
I'll groom you if you'll groom me

Oooh there's hay in here

Let's explore


What's up here then?

Friday, May 25, 2007

They have names!

After much debate, head scratching and general pondering the bunnies have been named. If you don't approve of the names, you can blame Mum as she inspired them. I'm still struggling to tell them apart, if you can see them both it's easy, but from a distance it's almost impossible.

I had a bit of a flap yesterday evening as the darker bunny suddenly developed a droopy tip to one of his ears. I asked about it on a rabbit forum, and the concensus was that it was nothing to worry about and was likely to be a bit of mild dehydration or just floppy ear genes in there somewhere. Anyway, this inspired the names, Flip and Flop!

Flop demonstrating the ear problem (which then swapped to his other ear, and now no ears are affected!) Flop also seems to be the more relaxed bunny when being cuddled and will let you pet him for longer than Flip

Flip (the more wriggly and paler of the pair) looking incredibly cute!

Yesterday they mastered the ramp. Flip was bounding up it by the second attempt, but Flop was a little more cautious to start with, or might have just been stopping to nibble the bits of hay caught on it!

Apparently it's hard work for little bunnies doing all this exploring so they cuddled up together for a nap

Today they have got the hang of the jump in and out of the back door to the run (with a step put there to make it less scary), and seemed to enjoy spending a bit of time sunbathing, running about and eating the moss off the old birdbath plinth. No pics of them in the run yet, but I'm sure there will be soon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Yesterday, as I sat in an orthotics lecture, Dad discovered just how heavy my new hutch was as he helped the delivery man carry it through to the garden. Apparently it is very heavy and as you can see, is also very big.

Last night, Mum tiled the floor of the hutch for me with vinyl tiles, which should make it easier to clean out, whilst I checked the draft copy of the DSA assessment which had arrived that morning.

If NHS student grants agree to fund all the recommendations, I'm going to think it's christmas! They include a new desktop computer, which is whizzy enough to run Dragon voice recognition software, complete with a trackball instead of a mouse, an ergonomic keyboard and gel wrist rests. An ergonomic chair (costing about £500!), a foot rest, a writing slope, a book chair, a backfriend ( I've actually just ordered one myself, as having spent yesterday's lecture in agony I figured I couldn't wait). They're also recommending a digital recorder so I can tape lectures rather than taking notes, and a replacement printer/scanner as my scanner is somewhat temperamental of late, and also a hand held portable scanner. Think that's about it! Almost makes the pain worthwhile - actually it doesn't, not even close!

Anyway, after all the good stuff that happened yesterday. Today was even better. I got my bunnies! Still can't decide what to call them.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I've been naughty...(again)

Well, as my hutch still hasn't arrived I indulged in a little retail therapy to cheer myself up. Someone on one of the forums I frequent was selling their Lancre Castle Model, which is no longer available, so I bought it.

I have absolutely no idea where I can display it though as it's quite big, so it may end up in a storage box until I get my own house again, but for now it's displayed in the middle of the dining table! I love Bernard's models, the detail he manages to capture in them is amazing, months later you're still finding things you hadn't noticed before. It's not as cuddly as a bunny, but is still wonderful!