Monday, May 26, 2008

Howard's Big Dig

Not quite a disapproving rabbit, but too awesome not to put on the blog.

Howard put quite a lot of effort into making his own hidey hole:



I approve!

28 comments:

Chaucer's Itch said...

Heh. I like the close-up of Howard's end.

wolfpurplemoon said...

It's amazing to see a pet rabbit doing what they'd do in the wild, but I'm not sure we'd let our Douglas do that, not that he's ever shown any interest though!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Inspirational.

spacedlaw said...

Saw some stony disapproval in Prague last week and thought of you guys...

Damfino said...

An inspiration to house bunnies everywhere! I don't care about my yard so I am now motivated to let my guys out so they can dig dig dig!!!

Archaeogoddess said...

I was always under the impression, due to "Watership Down," that male rabbits did not construct warrens. I'm glad to see that Howard has proven that even boy rabbits can work hard!

As an archaeologist, part of me was saying "Yeah! Dig, boy, dig!" and the other part was going "Damn rabbit! Ruining the stratigraphy!" XD

FruitFlyGirl said...

Hahahaha Chaucer's Itch; funny!!

The music is what makes this video so perfect and inspirational.

archi's mum said...

that's a KILLER VIDEO! awesome! and yes boy bunnies do work on warrens - when my riena and luther were yard bunnies luther did most of the work

Bunny Spelunking

i love watching bunnies push the dirt

Blackfish said...

A well done video. Does anyone know what kind of rabbit that is?

warrior rabbit said...

That's a Canadian rex. (Canadian because I know the guy who owns the rabbit/made the video is Canadian).

Thanks for posting this, Birdchick!

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what my husband fears will happen every time I let my bunnies have playtime in our back yard on the lawn.

Hurrah for Howard's human, for letting him do this!

Paul said...

great video!!!

Rachel said...

What is the music from?

Plan B Rabbits said...

Howard is AWEZUM!! How long did dat take him?

We'z found a way to do dis wid NO work -- our sister, da Golden Retarded (dat's Retriever) digs humongous holes! We'z not shur wat we gonna do wid da gophers dat live der...

warrior rabbit said...

I believe it took Howard three months, off and on, during his 'out' time. Apparently he'd work really hard for about half an hour, and then get distracted by the grazing opportunities.

The music is from the movie Willow.

gardeningandgreenhouses said...

What a gorgeous bun! In that first shot I thought he was a plush stuffed rabbit...

He's lucky to have humans who aren't lawn freaks!

todd gunther said...

have never seen a rabbit dig a hole before (confession - grew up in a city, no rabbits, only concrete).

they could have used this guy in boston!

bunnits said...

Go! Howard! This video is wonderful. It's great to see Howard digging and playing with such enthusiasm. I should let my bunnies try this. And I never thought of putting them out on a chain--something they can't chew through--but we have hawks and owls in the neighborhood, so I'd still have to bunnysit.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, this video is why I haven't done any work for like 2 days now.
If anyone ever wonders why the carpet in my apartment is destroyed, they should watch this video.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is a neat video! Very industrious digger. We've never seen one make a tunnel before.

mlstoddart said...

I love that Howard's hard at work and the dog is just chillin'....

Sarah said...

He disapproves of the dog who is not assisting him in digging.

Dawn said...

excellent! love the score with the video, so darn cute that Howard!
we just have wild bush rabbits, no digging for them.

Byz. said...

I adore this blog, and Howard's burrow is amazing. Good job you had him on a chain - who knows where he would have ended up :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm speechless. I just know Kuni would LOVE to do this by the way he kicks poop out of the litterbox.

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Fantastic video!! I couldn't stop laughing- the music was so dramatic!! wonderful.

Anonymous said...

It's great to see rabbit's doing what comes natural. They need nice soft, but firm dry soil. otherwise the hole will collapse. I had one bun that was as good as howard, everyday I'd see how far my arm would go into the hole - it was awesome, but eventually it collapsed in. they are such neat diggers too. Love that paw action.

David said...

Having raised several house rabbits, It has been my experience that females are generally the best at doing the actual digging, while male rabbits are better at pushing and moving the dirt. We had a bonded pair, Sam and Twinkie, that did just that and worked very well together.

Perhaps, the cutest thing was the day I caught Sam helping Twinkie carry a large pee pad into a spare bedroom. She used the pee pad in a nest she was building (due to a false pregnancy). We had her fixed a couple of weeks later.