||Three years old|
||St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
Bun came to live with us a year ago when I informed my husband that he
was getting me a bunny for my birthday. Since I had already picked Bun Bun
out, it's a good thing he agreed! I couldn't have gotten a better present,
because I love Bun Bun with all of my heart. People might think that
rabbits are timid animals, but Bun Bun certainly has a strong personality,
not to mention a rather pronounced sense of entitlement. She makes it
abundantly clear that my husband and I are simply there to do her
bidding by giving her raisins and chunks of banana and rubbing her nose
and behind her ears. Sometimes we get the better of her, as you can see in
the picture where I fashioned her a nice "scarf." I entitled this picture,
"You'll pay for this" because she does not seem to be nearly as amused
about it as I do.
Bun Bun has such funny little personality quirks. When I clean her cage,
if I put her toys into her house, she immediately throws them out
and looks at me with disgust. She has play time outside of her cage every
day where she runs around at about 700 miles per hour and jumps and twists
in the air, a move known to bunny owners as a "binky." If I make the
mistake of leaving her mortal enemy the broom out when she is running,
battle ensues and Bun Bun growls, oinks and bites at the broom. She has
also learned several tricks and is quite the intrepid little explorer.
Although I would not have thought it possible, she has learned to squeeze
under the couch. She has also learned to jump up on the bed.
She is such a nutty little beast, but she is also very sweet. Everything I
have read about bunnies say that they don't like to be held. Bun Bun is
clearly an exception because she lets me hold her for hours while I rub
her head and her back. She also likes when I sing to her, which makes me
happy because she is the only one who appreciates my singing. When I hold
her, she grinds her teeth, which is a bunny's way of purring. She also
likes to lie in bed beside me or my husband snuggling with us in a "bunny
pile." However, when she gets tired of being held, she begins digging to
let you know that she has accommodated us enough and we must be reminded
that she is really the boss. She is never boring and I look forward to
every new day with her to see what she will come up with next.
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