Blood

There was blood everywhere. I don’t know where it came from.

When my human came home they went about their business as per usual. They put their bag down, had a drink of water and sat down for some pat-time. Then I saw a look on their face like I have never seen before. They looked so concerned I got worried too.

They started looking around the ground, and wiping up drops of red water from all over the floor. They were counting them. One, two, three, twenty… the counting went on. They were taking pictures and making phone calls… it was all very stressful.

I watched all of this from my castle. There is no blood in the castle, probably because of my hay-moat. It pretty much keeps all the bad things away.

Then they came for me. They picked me up… you know how I hate that. They were looking at my face, and my teeth, my belly and my feet. They did a thorough check all over and then went for Buffy.

Now, Miss Buffy does NOT like being picked up. Oh, she squirms unlike anything I have ever seen before. I swear she could break her little back with all that squirming. When it was clear she was NOT going to allow him to hold her he inspected her on the ground. She seemed to feel much safer with all four feet on the ground.

It turns out, Buffy hurt her toe today. She must have caught a claw on something and dripped little droplets around as she explored this morning. She didn’t seem too phased by the whole deal; in fact not once today did she let on that she was sore. We bunnies are funny like that. When we are sick or injured it is very hard for others, especially humans to know we don’t feel good. In this case, even I – buffy’s prince charming – didn’t even notice.

I heard the humans talking about how we have to both get nail clippings soon… and I am not impressed about that at all. I was thinking of planning a protest. But then I realised, even though we don’t like getting our nails clipped it really is in our best interest. So I will be a tough rabbit, and get my nails clipped first – so Buffy knows it’s OK.

– Obi

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There’s nothing more fun than a cardboard box and some string.

I am a simple rabbit. My favourite activity involves laying sprawled out at the threshold. The bathroom door and the fridge door are at a tie for first place. Theres something about doors which makes me feel calm, maybe its that I become god and no one can open the doors without my say so.

Whilst I lay in-front of doors, or at the threshold I think about the universe. What is the ceiling made of? Where to the humans go to get the vegetables? Why are two of my feet so big whilst the other two are so small?

I have a few cubby houses around the apartment. Theres my wooden hutch, which I only go in if i’m scared, it makes a really good hiding space because I can sit in the corner and look at both entrances. I also have a little table with a sheet over it which I like to pull and push to make just right, I am after all an interior designer by heart. Best of all though is my castle, it has three levels joined by ramps! The ramps used to be perforated but Buffy decided that she is also an interior designer and ate all the grooves off… so now we have a castle with slides!

I am king.

My favourite thing to chew is tea-towels. I like to make holes in them so that they are easier for the humans to hang on hooks. I am a helpful rabbit. Tea-towels have an aroma unlike any other object. They are full of the smell’s of foods and coffee beans, and even when they have been freshly cleaned I can still taste the yummyness on them.

My favourite thing to throw is my treatball, which gets filled with pellets out of my favourite box. My humans got a new mix from Porches Rescue which is soooo tasty! I push my ball around throughout the day and out drops the tasty treats… but Buffy tends to get in the way and gobble half of them up…

Sometimes I get to play with string and things on string. I saw my human order some string on the computer the other day and I think she is going to make some toys with it. I saw on mums instagram account somebunny put string between the thresholds and used pegs to hold up the vegetables… I think that idea sounds dandy!

When I came to this place I didn’t know what to think… they didn’t have many toys for me and I was a bit lonely when they left the apartment. But now that I have a castle, and a girlfriend, and some string I think I might be the happiest bunny in the apartment building.

What are your favourite toys? Share them in the comments below or over on facebook!

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Everything’s coming up Obi.

It has been an interesting week…

When I last posted, I was in a bad place. I was feeling hurt and unloved. I kept a diary over the past week so you could see how I have suffered.

Monday

She kept coming close to me all night so I would chase her around the pen until she hid in the small red crate. I think they put that crate there so she could hide from me if she annoyed me too much. I made sure they knew I was unhappy by shaking the pen every now and then as well as making a thudding noise with my back feet. When the room got brighter they gave me my greens and I had to share them. She didnt each much of them though because she knew they were mine. They did not give me one single pat. No head rubs, no nothing. They were completely ignoring me.

They left the burrow and didn’t come back for a long time. In that time I stayed in my corner and she stayed in hers. We had an agreement.

Tuesday

A repeat of Monday, nothing good happened today. I got tired of chasing her though and so when she came close to me I would just look the other way. I don’t understand what I did to be put in this situation and am not impressed.

Wednesday

I gave in. I groomed her head. Just a little. She kept putting her head under my chin. She smelled nice. She really is quite a pretty girl. They made a funny noise when they saw and so I stopped. Now I only do it when they are not looking.

Thursday

We sleep next to each other now. I lay in my side of the pen and she comes over and lays next to me. Maybe she is cold. They also made the pen bigger today, what a relief! Still no head pats though.

Friday

PATS! This morning when they woke up they fed us and then gave us both pets at the same time! It was amazing… I didn’t even mind sharing my human. I don’t mind the new rabbit, she is pretty nice to me and she gives me kisses. I kiss her back. Its pretty good.

Saturday

They let us out of the pen! I showed her around the pad and we took turns marking our territory with our scent glands. I didn’t really mind her marking my things because she is now my girlfriend and you should always share with your girlfriend.

They only let us out for a small time but it made me feel like things weren’t going to be so bad after all. Things were turning out pretty good.

Sunday

The pen is gone, and I am able to relax wherever I like. We snuggle together every now and then but mostly we just stay within eyes view of each other and play together in the cardboard castle. Everything’s coming up Obi.

– Obi

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They call me Obi-Wan

I have been in this place for a long time. I remember the day I came here. I was scared and it smelled funny. I spent a lot of time sniffing things and marking them with my scent glands so they would know they belong to me. I jumped on things. I jumped off them. I scratched. I sniffed. I licked everything; I really like to lick things.

I wasn’t always here. Before I was here my girlfriend and I were in a box with small holes. Grass grew through the bottom of the box and the walls were shiny and cold. Small humans would come and grab us and we didn’t like it. They gave us lots of those tasty crunchy nibbles that my new humans call ‘pellets’ or ‘treats’ but they didn’t give us much else. My girlfriend started getting very cranky. She was digging lots and she started getting a big belly.

One day the big humans took us out of the box, and took us to a new place. They left us in that place. It was outside and we had to find our own food. Sometimes the cats would try to catch us, but we were good hiders so they didn’t find us.

Then, as we hopped along the street we saw some humans who looked like they had some tasty treats. I hopped over to the humans and licked their hands. They gave me strawberries. It was good. They went to pick up my girlfriend and she ran away so fast. I never saw her again.

They picked me up – I don’t like being picked up – and they walked around the town talking to other humans. I was scared. I didn’t want to go back to the box with holes and the rough small humans and I don’t like being carried… I was not sure about these new humans.

Eventually they took me to their burrow. It was very big, with lots of burrows inside which lead to other burrows. There were lots of humans there, some who visited every time the sun came up and some who only visited one or two times. I think some of the people were sad because they cried… so I let them rub my head to feel better. When they pet me they would smile. They gave me strawberries.

After a long time in the big burrow with many burrows, I had to go into a very small box which was put inside a different burrow. This one was bad. It moved quickly, it was shaky and it was loud too. I felt like I was in that shaky loud box for so long…

Once I got out of the box I was in a new burrow. It was smaller than the last one, but much bigger than the first one, and the floors were slippery. My new humans were there, and they gave me strawberries, so I let them rub my head and I licked their hands.

I like my new burrow but I miss my girlfriend. Where ever she is, I hope she is as happy as I am.

– Obi.

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