Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ermine and Coco

I guess it's fitting to end the Christmas pictures with the couple that began our warren. Ermine is 10 or so now, and his Coco is right behind him. Coco gets excited to be out of her area, sometimes just to out to play and sometimes because she wants to be left alone. Ermine on the other hand is just grumpy. He led me a merry chase around the room before I finally scooped him up and put him on the couch. Then of course, he wouldn't stop moving enough to get a picture. :)  Finally, here are the final duo:



Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! Nose bonks from all of us

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Christmas Pictures and an Adventure







Only two more to go and I hope to get those tomorrow. Ermine and my Coco. I will be home from work and hopefully can get a good shot of Ermine's gorgeous red eyes in the daylight. He is such a grunty puss, but with any luck he will let me snap a few shots.

We collected socks and such at work to deliver to homeless shelters. We do this every year, but this year my director collected  a record - almost 1900 pairs of socks in all sizes and a few other necessities. We split these items into three groupings and took them to three different shelters today. The shelter I was assigned to is called The Bridge. I have been to a shelter before, and it is an experience, but to do so just before Christmas made my heart break. It hurts to lose those you love, but I knew my Bunko and my Dad were always taken care of. They didn't have to worry about eating, shelter or warmth under my care. I know these people worry about these basics everyday. It was simply startling to behold. The amazing piece to me was how polite most of these people were and so eager to help. I was glad I was there to give a donation, I wish it was more. Next time I am asked to send boxes and letters out I will have my own personal story to share. I am touched and blessed.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Pictures part 2

More pictures to enjoy.  Doing them in bits because frankly, I haven't taken them all yet :)





Having to beg, plead, feed and rub my way into getting pictures. It's funny really, the bunnies that have already posed for me are super friendly but it's like they told the other bunnies to stay away... maybe it's just my imagination? Then again, maybe not..

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Pictures part 1

I have to say I have some surprisingly shy bunnies. Getting pictures of them all has proven a challenge. I am glad I didn't try putting accessories on them - if I had I might be done by next Christmas :)

Here are a few, enjoy...






I have been playing with layers thanks to an online Kim Klassen photoshop class. I think the textures are super cool. What do you think?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Time to relax

Dot chilling

Things have been a bit crazy here. I told you all about losing Bunko, but I've been holding back. We lost my Dad on the 10th. He was sweet, and generous family man who loved his life and Christmas. He was more then ready to continue his journey off this earth, and we miss him terribly. So I have been trying to learn from the bunnies, slow things down, and just breathe. 

Will be posting Christmas pictures soon, almost have everyone done. Nose bonks.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yum!

video

Bunnies take every opportunity. They are sweet, inquistive, and down right adorable. I had an empty bag of alfalfa hay I placed on the floor. My Ermine made a beeline for it - hubby caught it briefly on video.  Check out the wiggle in that bunny butt :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Farewell My Pirate Duke

Words simply cannot express the sorrow. I'm very sad to tell you my Bunko has left us for the rainbow bridge. I took him to the vet last week because his third eyelid was swollen. He was accompanied by my Seal who is always battling sludge. The vet called and asked to keep them overnight as they were still working on them both. Bunko's stomach never got better and they wanted to watch and run some more tests. When I came to pick them up on Wednesday, the tech went back there to get Bunko ready to go and he started having trouble breathing. They put him on oxygen but he didn't get any better. Probable causes were congestive heart failure and kidney problems. The vet said it was only a matter of hours before he passed, so I made the decision to stop my baby's pain there.

Our home is lonely, there is a hole that can't be filled. My Bella and Ferd are sad, it's obvious, but they are the sweetest bunnies. I spend time with them to cheer them up, but I think they are cheering me up more. Bunnies really are such amazing beings.

Bunko was pure joy, pure love. He taught us to go for what we want and never let go.

We love you my baby boy and we miss you. Thank you for finding us and filling our home with love. Farewell my sweetheart until we meet again.