Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Bunday: Treats!

Somebunny is still enjoying his treat bag from the Zooh Corner store!

May your week be full of special treats as well!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cadbury's Thanksgiving

Cadbury's Thanksgiving treats came all the way from Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue in California, where they sell special rabbit goodies at their online store.

Here we see Cadbury seeking the best angle of attack on his Bunny Bag:

Working on it...

Knocking it over seems to be effective:

Cadbury: Will you quit watching me? I'm getting self-conscious here!

Cadbury also received these delicious Critter Cookies, a Zooh Corner specialty!

Cadbury did a victory lap with his cookie, then tried to find a place to eat it where Dan and I wouldn't pester him with our cameras.

Cadbury: Damn paparazzi. Is no place safe?

Okay, Cadbury. Enjoy your treats in peace.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving! (Gratitude Post)

Today, I'm thankful for the animals that have been a part of my life over the years. Whether their time with me was short or long, they put a daily smile on my face.

I'm thankful for my husband of almost fourteen years. Love isn't hard to find, but it's a rare and special someone who you can live with happily, year after year.

I'm thankful to have a good job with benefits, where I'm not harassed or taken advantage of. I'm allowed opportunities to grow and learn new things. My efforts are recognized. I'm never belittled for not knowing something, and it's okay to not be perfect.

I'm thankful for the good luck that has enabled me to stay strong and healthy. Not everyone gets lucky genes or the good fortune to escape major illness or debilitating injury. I'm diligent in my workouts, but without luck on my side, none of this would be possible.

I'm thankful that my parents modeled healthy behaviors when I was growing up. Balanced, home-cooked meals. Limited snacks. I wasn't allowed to spend all day indoors; I had to get outside and be active! My father was an evening jogger and rarely missed a workout. I grew up never doubting I could incorporate healthy diet and exercise into an adult life.

I'm thankful for my maternal relatives in New England. I'm a fish out of water in my family of origin, but my family up north always understood me. Without them, I might've despaired altogether. Those summers on Cape Cod were pretty darn special, too. Just how special is something I had to grow up to fully appreciate.

Most of all, I'm thankful for my friends, including those of you I only know via the internet. You can end up in forced proximity with some pretty odd birds for no other reason than that they're blood kin, but you folks are my family of choice. We're part of each others' lives because we want to be, not because we have to be. In my book, that's pretty darn special.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Come back later for some turkey and pie Cadbury pics!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Bunday: Full Recovery!

Well, everyone, it looks like Cadbury has made a full recovery. Within twelve hours of his surgery he was jumping on the roof of his cage, and within two days he was redecorating the room, dragging his litterboxes about, flinging toys and litter, and scaring me half to death with all his running and jumping about.

You've still got stitches, buddy? Remember?

We got the biopsy results back and his lump was an ordinary fibroadenoma. Nothing to worry about. Now if only I could do something about the hyperactive behavior!

I have no idea what you're talking about, Mom. I'm a calm and relaxed little bunny. See?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Bunday: Recovering Nicely

I'm doing much better now, Mom. Can I please come out?

Cadbury's surgery on Friday went well and by Saturday morning he was scaring me half to death jumping on top of his cage. After the first night home, though, he didn't lick his incision, and he appears to have no interest in his stitches. Good boy!

He's been getting lots of special salads, bunny massages, and love, which no doubt accounts for his quick recovery. He has a couple more days on the Metacam, then in two weeks he goes back for a checkup and to have the stitches taken out. They should have the biopsy results by then, too.

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. I don't like anyone cutting on my bunny, and I don't think Cadbury appreciates it, either!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cadbury Update

Cadbury is home and eating. I'm watching him closely to make sure he doesn't lick the wound too much. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be too crazy about an e-collar!

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cadbury: Best Wishes Requested

Someone's off to the vet Friday morning to have his mystery lump removed and analyzed. Best wishes for quick healing, little guy!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday Bunday: Sleeping In

Another Monday morning. I wonder what the bipeds are doing...

Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday Bunday: November

It's a new month, and we're ready for action!