Friday, August 03, 2012

Spike and Sweetpea


The two stages of rabbit: disbelief, revulsion.


Thanks, Vanessa!

29 comments:

Fleetie said...

Looks like it's going to be a grim weekend.

Spike and Sweetpea are going to make sure of that.

Hoomins deserve nothing better than grimness at weekends. And at all other times.

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

Me thought the stages were disbelief and disapproval ;-) I guess disapproval is the omnipresent constant.

brandi b said...

Oh, Spike and SP, I would challenge your ideas of dignity if I could get my filthy human hands on the pair of yooz. I would sneaky snorgle attack you so quick, your shock would prevent you from thumping me on the face. And though you two would probably take a chain saw to me later (after I feed you treats of course) the fact would remain that I already have snorgled you and you cannot undo the sneaky snorgle or get those few seconds of your dignity back. I am just crazy like that for bunnies. It's my disease.

speedyrabbit said...

Hehehehe you do make me and mum giggle Brandi b,but thats why we love you.you know you can snorgle me anytime as long as you don't mind me using you as a trampoline.xo Speedy

SixBunnies said...

Speedy, we would all love to be your trampoline!

Spike and Sweetpea ... they tolerate humans because they need us to change their litter boxes ... that's about it ..

SixBunnies said...

My favorite! BWBs! I love to be rejected, apparently, because I love bunnies ... all kinds... BWBs seem to always be looking at us like they expect arms to grow out of our heads at any moment...

anonymous said...

Fleetie, we need to get you a Bunneh who will say "and make it snappeh" to you. ITthe9th, disapproval, if not a constant has got to be a durable. The constant we have in front of us is Fleetie's failure to cheer up. First it was Mondays and now the weekends? Fleetie has a real chance to be the first hoomin to have his picture posted on DR. There can be no real happiness in life without a rabbit and some bunny needs to come to Fleetie's aid. Unfortunately, I am in the process of trying to come up with away to get BB to take me in her van to get S and S. Of course I plan to double cross her after our get away. Must has those bunns, must have...

Fleetie said...

Hey, SpeedyRabbit, I just checked your blog, and I saw that you got attacked by a cat. I hope your bunny leg is getting better now. :-(

I see Brandi was very angry at the cat that did it to you, and I don't blame her.

All the best, and hope your leg is back to hoppy-full-power soon.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Sure is a "Two-fur" day. And those fella's are going to be with us all weekend. I guess that could be good OR bad!

brandi b said...

Fleetie, what WOULD you do if a stray bunny wandered to your door?

Lalis said...

Oh my word... It's the bunneh mouth twitch.. On a Californian.

I have died.

(I will never know if it was the disapproval or the cuteness)

Fleetie said...

Brandi: I honestly don't know. So I am glad that it is essentially impossible that it would happen to me now.

I wouldn't turn a rabbit away if it had no other options, i.e. just slam the door in its face.

But for reasons I have described here numerous times, plus now, the issue of my poor health, I'd almost certainly, and with a very heavy heart, have to find a shelter or foster home for the bunny.

You all know I'd love things to be different, and to be able to get personal Disapprovals every day, and to give one or more bunnies nose-rubs and love and adoration, and to see binkying and grumpeh bunny faces glaring at me....

But part of being responsible is to be realistic. All of us here at D.R. know that.

What would happen to the bunny/bunnies if I lost my job because of poor health, or I had to go to hospital? Plus, currently, I work every day, so no-one is at home most of daytime.

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... ehm. Fleetie, have faith. There shall be disapproval for you that's appropriate for your circumstances. Trust me. I'll be ok.

janet2buns said...

Fleetie, I think you are doing the most responsible thing in not getting a bunny. Time and time again, our rescue gets calls for us to take peoples' rabbits because they can't care for them anymore. Often the people shouldn't have gotten rabbits in the first place due to their particular circumstances. It's so frustrating because they should have thought of the rabbit's best interest and not only that they wanted something cute and cuddly. They should not have taken on a long term commitment, and the rabbits suffer for it. Kudos to you for recognizing that you shouldn't have a bunny right now.

If you really wanted to, you could always volunteer at an animal shelter. There would be lots of bunnies only too happy to disapprove of you and thump you!

brandi b said...

Fleetie, that was a very rational answer and I had expected a more romantic one and of course, the romantic one would be not rational at all.
I got my first rabbit, Meany Girl, a little over a year ago because I wanted to cute and cuddly bunny. Much money, hay and research later... I realized that my impulse purchase could have had terrible consequences for the little bunny. I had done NO research on rabbits, simply assuming that they were like cats and dogs or even guinea pigs and things would be ok. I did not even have food or hay or a water bottle or ANYTHING for this little girl. She lived in our bedroom, free as a destructive bird, until I got her boyfriend a few days later, then they were both free as destructive birds, and like birds, they pooped where they pleased. They were just babies.
So I can see how anyone can get a rabbit and then chuck 'em when they get inconvenient, though I tend to get hypocritical and act all high and mighty about rabbit parenting myself.
Fleetie, you are truly the only human a rabbit could approve of wholeheartedly.

Fleetie said...

Hmm, well, the way I tend to look at it is that unfortunately, I have not been able to help a single rabbit in my life (save for RSPCA donations - goodness knows whether any bunnies actually get any benefit from those, or whether they just line managers' pockets). So no, I regret I've never given a bunny a forever home, or love.

On the other hand, nearly all of the regular commenters here have done so. Rabbitkind is grateful to you all, even if you are all Disapproved Of for being hoomins!

It's you people who are the heroes!

I just enjoy seeing the bunny pictures here and joining in the conversation! Yes, I do love rabbits, though!

One time I went to Alton Towers (theme park with rollercoasters, etc.) in England with this girl I was hanging round with at the time (2008). Sure we both enjoyed going on lots of rides, but bot at the start and at the end, I made us go the the "animal area", and they had some big bunnies with BIG ears! And I was going all gooey over them and telling them how cute and pretty they were, and she was like "Ooooo-kkkk.. I'm not with him... I'll just stand over here...!" ! Ha ha! It made my day, though!

SixBunnies said...

brandi b, I kind of got myself in the same bunny mess... had six before I even knew what a mess I was in ... won't go into the details of how many mistakes I made. I'm just glad they all stuck around to disapprove of me through all my bad decisions. They are good teachers but sometimes I think we would learn so much faster if they carried around big sticks to hit us with instead of those little pleading eyes.

janet2buns said...

Oh Fleetie! If the Alton Towers girl did not join in with you when you were dutifully worshipping the lagomorphs, she was clearly not the girl for you. I think Queen Cinnamon would disdainfully label her very stoopid indeed.

anonymous said...

Fleetie, please get well, and know that you have contributed much to bunnkind. They love you and we do, too.

SixBunnies said...

Oh, Fleetie, I think that was very nice of you. My hoomin kids disown me anytime a rabbit is near or any other animal for that matter, because they are ashamed of me ...

brandi b said...

MY KIDS, TOO, 6B!!!!

anonymous said...

Stop and help a turtle across the road and they will never speak to you again. If, if, uh, anyone needs that info.

brandi b said...

I ALWAYS stop and help turtles across the road. Not that they need my help, and I believe most people would avoid running over one, but then you have the occassional butt-wipe that thinks it's funny to run them over. When they hiss at me, it makes looking like a nut all worth while. I love when animals disapprove of me.

SixBunnies said...

brandi b, I have pictures of two turtles I rescued on my last trip to Oklahoma. I bet we've rescued some of the same turtles! They pee and hiss ... I usually find a pond somewhere nearby to take them to; otherwise, they just turn around and walk back out in the road. They aren't the brightest animals ... :) ... At the adoption tents in town, my kids won't walk near me. They call it my "bunny voice" I start talking in.

SixBunnies said...

That look on Sweetpea's face would earn him or her a good snorgling!

Fleetie said...

I've been thinking that! Sweetpea is giving out some serious Bunnitude with that mouf!

I know I'm supposed to feel Disapproved Of and intimidated, but it's so cute! (I didn't say that, Sweetpea!).

And Spike is like, so "Oh are you STILL here, hoomin. I am bored of you! Begone! Until dinner time! BunChores! NOW!"

brandi b said...

I just got back from Big Lots and it's next door to Petsmart, which was having a chihuahua adoption event. I have a chihuahua voice, a voice for baby animals and a bunny voice. The bunny voice is much higher pitched and cartoonish. My chihuahua voice is heavily accented and usually in spanish. I will walk right up to them while they are calm and yell out "CHIHUAHUAS!!!" and start singing my Viva Chihuahuas from Chihuahua song. They will procede to bark thier bulbous little heads off at me. EVERYONE hates my chihuahua voice and song. Even the chihuahuas.

janet2buns said...

@brandi b: I cruise animal rescue sites sometimes and the ones in the southern states seem to have quite a number of chihuahuas available for adoption. Up here in the Great White North there are hardly any rescue chihuahuas available. I bet they'd get snapped up in a second if they hitchhiked up here.

brandi b said...

J2B, that is a thought. Unfortunately, like rabbits, people get chi's and do not understand their personalities and needs.

I know they seem snappy and evil, but I am convinced that every little growl, yap and snap is a way to communicate, and it is not always something negative they want to express. My girl growls and squeaks and snorts when she wants us to lay down with her for a nap, or when something is on TV that excites her.

Given a few moments and some patience, a crazy chi WILL warm up to a person who is talking sweetly or offering treats or trying to play.

Bunnies and chi's have different ways of communicating, but getting these creatures to trust you takes the exact same technique and they have similar personalities and dignities.