36 thoughts on “Bodacious Bouncing Bunday!

  1. Faye April 10, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Murray C. and NTMTOM you made my day!!!
    Well actually you unmade my day. Can’t get anything done. Will be watching Wally.

    Where does Wally live?! He looks sooo soft…

    • Faye April 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Oh Noooo! There are hundreds of Wally pics on his Instagram. Thank goodness I’m retired. Must. Put. Down. Phone. To. At. Least. Shower. And. Do. The. Dishes. Will. Update.

      • Murray April 10, 2016 / 12:22 pm

        What I love about Wally is that he’s a sheared angora, which is a kindness to the rabbit. Angoras were bred for their fur but they’re helpless to properly groom themselves and need daily grooming from their people. If they mat their circulation can be cut off or they can’t hop. – all sorts of issues.

        • debg April 10, 2016 / 12:27 pm

          I’ve known handspinners with mellow bunnies who could be groomed at their wheels, spinning in the fluff as they went.

          • Murray April 10, 2016 / 12:41 pm

            Yes, hand spinners and yarn craftspeople take great care of their buns in my experience.

          • Haha April 10, 2016 / 4:04 pm

            This sounded mesmerizing, so I went to look for a video and found this one with great information on how, how often, bunnies not letting you if it hurt. Yay happy Bunday learning!

            • Faye April 10, 2016 / 4:24 pm

              HAHA I never even imagined that weavers could weave right off the bunny like that.

              What a good deal. Rabbit gets lap time and grooming and lady gets bunny touching time plus yarn.

              A win win and so relaxing for bunny and human.

              Why didn’t my Guidance Counselor mention bunny weaving as a career path back in the 60s. I could have cornered the bunny weaving market. Or at least had a bunny oriented side job/hobby. Totally frustrated.

              • Haha April 11, 2016 / 6:47 am

                Never too late…

            • Starfish April 10, 2016 / 5:13 pm

              The whole concept sounds like something out of an old Looney Tunes short.

              • Haha April 11, 2016 / 6:46 am

                Feels like there would be some sort of Rumpelstiltskin-esque connection.

        • Faye April 10, 2016 / 2:11 pm

          I could tell Wally was shaved. I love it. Looks like he’s wearing feety pajamas. Makes his floppy ears and fuzzy face stand out. Angora… Extra soft?

        • 6rabbits April 11, 2016 / 2:02 am

          Me, too! I never would have thought of shearing an angora like that! I’ve followed Wally since I first saw him on Pinterest. Angoras are VERY time consuming because of their long fur; hopefully knowing they can be sheared this way may increase their adoption rate.

          • allein April 11, 2016 / 9:45 am

            I could never deal with a pet that required so much grooming. That’s why I’m partial to small, short-haired pups. A little nail clipping and a dunk in the sink every so often and they’re good to go.

            • Haha April 11, 2016 / 10:06 am

              “A dunk in the sink” makes me laugh with memories. πŸ™‚
              We had a Newfoundland (Best dog ever!). We were both not happy the one time I let someone else wash him-grumble grumble-not bright people doing things with my giant dog who didn’t always know where his back feet were. During warm months, I would bathe him on the back porch with a hose. During winter months I would take him to a store called PetzWash. They had a wall of waist high bathtubs with hoses that could be rented to wash your pet yourself. They also had a removable staircase to go to the tubs. There is no sane person that would lift a 166 lb dog up into a tub much less a wet 166 lb dog down from the tub, or make him jump. Everything about my memories of visiting there amuses me.
              This is not him, but looks amazingly like him.

              Again, best dog ever! πŸ˜€

              • allein April 11, 2016 / 10:34 am

                Aww. Yeah, we bathed Pablo in the kitchen sink. No bending over a big tub, the faucet pulled out and could be used as a sprayer for easy rinsing, and if he managed to escape he found himself on a 3 foot stretch of counter with nowhere to go, so no chasing a wet, soapy dog through the house.

                Afterward he got a good rub down and then wrapped in a cozy towel to dry off.

  2. Luv Bunny April 10, 2016 / 9:23 am

    My Bunday has been made– an adorably cute, fluffy bunneh having fun. That yawn and four toofies about keeled me, too cute.

  3. Muppet2171 April 10, 2016 / 9:57 am

    That’s some impressive ground clearance for such a cute bunny!

  4. murkle46 April 10, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Wally is what happens when you let your “mom” dress you.Poor bun-bun.

  5. Lurkingduck April 10, 2016 / 11:20 am

    The ears. People, the ears!

    • Clairdelune April 11, 2016 / 4:22 am

      And the nose. People, the wiggly nose!

  6. Gigi_the cat lady April 10, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I’m ashamed to say I don’t particularly like bunnies. Don’t get me wrong I think they are very cute, especially the exotic type like this one but I don’t trust them. I blame my mom who was bitten on the neck by her pet rabbit as a child and passed on her fear to me.

    • Murray April 10, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      That’s understandable and there certainly are aggressive bunnies. But that’s not the general population of rabbits and if they do have cage aggression or other negative behaviors they, like most animals, can be trained to behave otherwise.

    • 6rabbits April 11, 2016 / 2:33 am

      Any animal may bite given the “right” circumstances. There are some agressive
      bunnies (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters etc.) who act that way due to how they’ve been treated in the past. Pain, smell of another animal or food, or fear can all be the cause of a bite. Some bunnies just do not like to be held, and if you try and force them they will freak out and bite/nip as their only self-defense. Many people get bunnies without doing research on how to care for them, or trying to understand a bunny’s nature, and that can be a recipe for disaster. I’m sorry your mom had that experience, esp. when a kid and from her own pet, but even sorrier it affected you also.πŸ˜₯ Very glad you can enjoy that bond with other animals.😊

      • Murray Callahan April 11, 2016 / 10:53 am

        Amen. Easter season brings trepidation among the rabbit community knowing that in a few short weeks there will be a slew of unwanted buns because people think there’s a “Gund” tag sewn on their ears – they do no research and don’t realize what it takes to care for a bunny.

  7. allein April 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Anyone know why they do that flopping-over-on-their-side thing? Other than the fact that it’s dedly cute, of course…

    • Murray April 10, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      In the world of bunnies it’s called an”el floppo” but I’m not sure anyone knows absolutely why they do it. Some bunnies will immediately recover into an upright position, seemingly embarrassed, much like a cat; others will stay on their sides and snooze or relax. They seem blissed out when they’re in that posture, but hard to tell. When bunnies are “hypnotized” by being put on their backs, according to the literature, they’re experiencing terror so they freeze, but they look so at peace. Go figure.

      • allein April 10, 2016 / 3:20 pm

        el floppo πŸ˜€

        Thanks for the info. 🐰

        • Faye April 10, 2016 / 4:17 pm

          El floppo. Me. I can flop down and nap anywhere anytime. Also describes my figure at this stage of life. Gravity sucks.

          • Lurkingduck April 11, 2016 / 12:08 am

            Snerk. Gravity even affects ducks.

      • 6rabbits April 11, 2016 / 1:56 am

        Since I had my first bun before the internet, I’ve always called that move a “bunny roll”. This shows EXTREME bunny happiness and relaxation. I’ve had buns who rarely rolled and others who rolled several times daily. Case in point: I had a foster bun penned together with Oscar, my avatar😊, and although they usually got along, at meal/treat times the foster bun, Remy, would try and steal Oscar’s food! Finally it got so bad that I separated them. Remy didn’t seem to care, but Oscar practically bunny rolled all day long! He was soooo happy back in his own pen, which made me feel darn guilty at keeping them together so long.

        • allein April 11, 2016 / 9:37 am

          Aww. 😊

        • Murray Callahan April 11, 2016 / 10:57 am

          πŸ˜›I’m amazed those two got along – rabbits are very territorial and will actually fight to the death! I have bonded many pairs of rabbits and it’s an anxiety-producing exercise. Fur everywhere.

          • 6rabbits April 12, 2016 / 12:01 am

            Fortunately they were only together about 3 months. At first they would sleep with each other, but Remy’s food issues broke up the relationship, and when they started sleeping on opposite sides of the pen I knew it was over. Still have Remy–her skittishness put people off and never could get her adopted. She’s 7 now. Oscar died from cancer 2 years ago in June. He was only 8. Still miss him.πŸ’™

            • Murray Callahan April 12, 2016 / 12:18 am

              I have what will probably be the last 2 rabbits I will have – 7 have gone before and every one left a hole in my heart, so I know of what you speak.😞

  8. Starfish April 10, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    The freeze-frame preview alone is just wonderful. He looks like the happiest bun ever!

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