Friday, March 27, 2009

All Hail The New Squirrel Feeder!

Finally! The new squirrel feeder has arrived! Here is a picture of Butters discovering a big new stash of peanuts just waiting to be gobbled up! I tell you, the return of the squirrel feeder has made things a bit crazy around here. Nutters and Butters and all of the other neighbourhood squirrels are squaring off in various "squirrel matches" to see who gets the next run at the buffet.

There's been a lot of screeching, circling, chasing and tail flicking going on. Two squirrels will eye each other, chatter out a few taunts and then end up rolling around in the yard in a big squirrel ball. They will be so into it that neither of them will notice the third squirrel who has jumped on the opportunity to raid the feeder while they are going at it. Oh but then the fourth squirrel enters the picture, riling up squirrel number three and then they end up chasing each other up a tree.

Binks and I have a jolly old time watching the shenanigans. I will bring over a nice big mouthful of hay to the patio doors where Binks joins me for a snack to watch the morning and afternoon shows. "They're so silly, Fluffy! Why do they fight like that?"

"They are just hungry, Binks, and excited that there are peanuts in the feeder again. I guess they need to learn how to share like we do." I told her as I munched on my timothy. "I guess so Fluffy. But they sure are funny, aren't they?"

"They sure are Binks!"

Thankfully, none of the squirrels ever get hurt. They seem to know how to run just a little bit faster, how to jump a little bit higher and how to chase just far enough. Then they all stop and their little bellies pant for air, they rest their little bodies, give themselves a little scratch behind the neck and eventually everyone gets a peanut. Then Shannon, the dog from next door, comes out to play and they all run away.

"Hi Shannon!" we yell through the glass at her. I don't think she can hear us, but she can see us. It's too bad she doesn't have another doggie friend to romp and play with, although she does have fun when her human comes out to toss the ball. Hopefully one day she will know the joys of having a friend to cuddle up with and give ear licks to. Which reminds me, I'd better get to work - Miss Binks is waiting...


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Binky's New Wardrobe

Isn't Miss Binks just the prettiest bunny? These are her two new additions to her bunny wardrobe. First up is a nice hat to keep her ears warm and the other is a tiara with crystal beads for those days when she feels extra princess-y...

Mom got these from Bunspace. There is a group on Bunspace called Bunnies In Need and they sell and auction things to raise money for less fortunate bunnies. The hat and tiara were both hand-made by the mommy of a bunn named Trinket ( She calls the hats "Tinky Couture" and the tiaras are "Tinky Bling". Miss Binks is proud to have these originals in her collection.

As beautiful as Binky is, I sure am glad Mom didn't get anything for me. Apparently the "lop hats" didn't come small enough for me and well, I'm not wearing a tiara! The last thing I wore was that stupid Superman costume for Halloween. "I thought you liked it Fluffy - remember? It had a red cape and everything! You were one tough lop in that costume!" Yeah, sure Mom. I'm not falling for that again. I suppose the next thing you will be saying is it takes a real tough bunny to wear a tiara - nope! Not this bunny!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hoppy Birthday To Us!

Hoppy Birthday to Us! That's right - Miss Binks and I just celebrated our birthdays!

Binky's birthday was February 26th - She turned 6 years old. And my birthday was February 28th and I turned 5! Seeing as our birthdays are two days apart, we always have a party on the day in between. Mom and Dad gave us our favourite treat - baby food! We had yummy apple/mango/kiwi and, my personal preference, banana/blueberry! Miss Binks was being a bit Diva-ish that night and preferred to hide in the Maze Haven when Mom was taking pictures. If you look closely at the first one, you can see her little white head in there.

And please do take note of all the little bits on the carpet. The untrained eye would immediately think they were bunny poops but they are not - they are actually little bits of Stupid Blanket that I have chewed off of those no-good hunks of fleece. They are badges of my hard work and dedication to keeping those blankets in line.

I would like you to have a look at the right side of my blog where you will see an icon that says "Vote for Ratt!" Ratt is one of my peeps from Bunspace and his picture has been entered into a contest. The winner of the contest will have their picture on future packaging of Bissell Pet Vacuums but most importantly, they will also win $10,000 to donate to the animal cause of their choice. If Ratt wins, he will donate his money to Bunnies In Need, which is a group within Bunspace that raises money to help pay the medical bills of other Bunspacers who need it and shelter bunns who are in dire straits. It's a really great cause so if you can take the time to vote for him, I would really appreciate it. Isn't he a nice, fluffy bunny?

Mom said she would have entered my picture, or Binky's, but it was for American bunnies only. Mom huffed at that. She said us Canadian bunns shed just as much as any other bun and she has the "fur"niture to prove it - HA! That's okay, we all hope Ratt wins. Good luck Ratt!