Thursday, February 28, 2008

It's my birthday!

That's right, Hoppy birthday to me! Kindly leave all of your presents by my bowl of pellets, thank you very much.

I am four years old today, or at least, that's what Mom and Dad tell me. The story goes something like this. Three years ago today, Mom and Dad went to animal services looking for a boy bunny for Binky and they immediately fell in love with me. I was adopted that very day and brought home to live happily ever after. They were told I was one year old so Mom and Dad decided that, since they didn't know exactly when I was born, that my adoption day would also be my birthday.

Two day before that day, they officially adopted Binky. Mom and Dad had been fostering her for a month and were due to return her but decided they couldn't live without her (I know that feeling *sigh*). They were told that Binky was two years old. So the day Binky was adopted became her birthday, too. That's right, Binky turned 5 years old two days ago. I love that we get to spend our birthdays so close together!

And just to make things a little more crazy, Mom and Dad decided that the day in the middle would be Boo's birthday. Boo is my little brother. He's a hamster. So yes, you guessed it. Boo turned two yesterday.

So needless to say it's been a busy three days! For the past three nights we have all been cuddled and kissed way beyond what I consider to be acceptable levels, but hey, it's really not all that bad :) Can we help it that we are so cute that Mom and Dad can't help but love us to death? And we had treats, too! Yummy baby food! Oh, the blueberry/banana one was my favourite! That's a picture of me eating it! And one of Boo, too.

I don't remember living at the shelter, or what my life was like before that. But that's okay, because the only thing that matters is my life now, with Binky and Mom and Dad. I'm so glad I was adopted that day. I do remember being very sad, and then Mom walked in and opened my cage and took me out. She held me in her arms and gave me a kiss on the top of my head. It sure did feel good to feel love. I licked her arm. She liked that. I think that sealed the deal.

Sometimes I think of all the other bunnies and animals in shelters who are not lucky like me. Who never get to have birthday parties or baby food or hugs and kisses and love. That makes me sad. I wish there was a wonderful and loving home for each and every one of them. If I could have one wish, that's what it would be.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hoppy Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day and I love my girlfriend Binky. This is my favourite picture of us - it's one of the first ones ever taken of us after we bonded. It was just after Binky had her eye removed and half her face was shaved. She was just as pretty then as she is now with all her fur grown back.

Binky and I have been together for 3 years. I still remember our first date - it was in the bathroom. It was the very first day that Mom and Dad brought me home from the shelter. I was all happy to finally be out of that tiny cage and run around in a brand new home with real parents who loved me. And then when I caught a whiff of Miss Binks, I was in love!

Mom and Dad didn't know much about bonding bunnies back then, so we had our first date that very night. We were both kind of nervous because the bathroom tiles were very slippery and we were still strangers. I hopped up to her and sniffed and sniffed and sniffed. Binks didn't seem to mind. "Yes sir, and who might you be?" she asked all matter-of-factly. "Hi! I'm Fluffy and I'm new here. You sure are pretty!" If bunnies could blush, she would have. She batted her eyelashes at me, "Why thank you.....".

She presented herself for grooming and well, I was just so excited, I obliged. And then I did what every unneutered bunny does when he is in love - I mounted her. And she didn't seem to mind. We've been together ever the way, I'm neutered now.

Binky and I have been through a lot together. Like a year ago when I had head tilt. That was a very scary time for me, and Binky gave me so much extra love and support, I really don't know what I would have done without her. She has the prettiest pink eye and beautiful, soft white fur. And she gives the best ear licks in the world. One of my favourite things is when I hear her snore. It's this soft little wheeze that progressively gets louder until she snores herself awake. It's the most sweetest sound in the world. I love her so much it sometimes makes my little heart ache.

I can't think of a better thing to talk about on Valentine's day than my love for Binks. I love Mommy and Daddy, too, but my love for her is super-special. Binks is my bunny soulmate. I will love her forever.

To everyone who reads my silly blog - I hope you had a wonderful day full of love, whether it be with a significant other, your kids, your friends or your pets. Or even just yourself. Love is the most precious gift anyone can give or receive, and I send much of it out to you!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

No One Told Me Snow Was Cold

Okay, so ever since Mom promised me a romp in the snow on just the perfect day, that perfect day came! "Do you want to go out in the snow Fluffy?" Mom asked as she opened the patio doors and cold air breezed in the room. I though why the heck not?

She picked me up and took me outside. It was pretty cold, the air was nice and fresh and the pretty white snow looked like marshmallows on the branches of the trees. Everything was so peaceful and quiet. Then, down I went, toes first, into the white mass that seemed to cover everything.

Yowza!!!! That's cold! I mean, that's COLD! I jumped around a bit but it didn't seem to get any warmer. It's a good thing my fur has grown back on my feet (after that unfortunate bunny misadventure in the paint tray...) because I needed all the insulation I could get! Hey! No one said ANYTHING about this stuff being COLD!

But before long, I almost didn't seem to mind it because there were just so many new smells and noises and things to explore. I took off running - well, leaping anyway - over the mounds of snow. Mom was in hot pursuit.

"Fluffy! Come back!" What's she so worried about? I mean there is a big fence around all of these yards. I hopped gleefully from here to there and everywhere, darting from Mom's grasp at every turn. "Fluffy!"

I bolted behind the air conditioner and squeezed behind the little fence that separates our yard from the neighbours. Mom ran around the fence to head me off so I spun around and ran back. Hey this is fun! "Fluffy!" I think I may have even heard the squirrels up in the trees cheering me on.

I ran past the sliding doors and turned the corner but it was a dead end and that is where Mom managed to corral me. I gave her a few good starts though - I would crouch down with my floppy ears perked up as high as they would go, making her think I was going to bolt, but I never did. I calmly hopped back to the sliding doors and slipped back into the house. Then I gave Mom a good ol' thump because my feet were soaking wet. I HATE being wet! Mom huffed and puffed and chuckled at my discontent while I snuggled with Binks and attempted to console myself by licking my feet. She tried to wrap me up in a towel and rub my feet dry but I wasn't having any of that, no sir! I bucked my way out of that towel, got back on the floor, rustled up another thump in annoyance and hid in my house to sulk.

It was actually kind of fun. I might go play in the snow again before winter is over, but secretly, I can't wait until the grass is green and the trees are all leafy and full of shade. At least then my feet won't be wet. And then Binks and I can snuggle amongst the shady trees and flickering rays of sunshine. And she can give me those ear licks I like so much.....*sigh*