Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Bunny Settles in at The Lazy Vegan
It has been quite the transformation in just three days for the little bunny I rescued from an outdoor cage! "Wasabi" (as we call him/her) is becoming much more curious about his/her surroundings. After the first night spent in the cabin, I bought him inside and set up a nice area upstairs, far away from the dogs. It is pretty obvious that three Jack Russell terriers are not going to be a good mix with a rabbit...so dear Wasabi is on the wait-list for adoption at the Humane Society. This is a long wait list just to get ON the adoption list, so that means we'll be taking care of a little bunny for a long time- probably months. So today I bought some more bunny supplies, including a little house that he seems to really love. And I made an appointment to have him looked at this Friday by the Humane Society's rabbit vet. Then we'll know for sure whether Wasabi is a he or a she! I'm definitely smitten, but am also being a realist- the more I research about bunnies as pets, the best situation is one where they can roam around the entire house- and that will really never be possible here. For now we'll just have to enjoy Wasabi as long as we get to keep him/her!
Very busy exploring! This morning around 5:30 a.m. it sounded like Wasabi was getting ready for the olympics- lots of running and hopping around!
Wasabi loves the new little hut I bought at the Humane Society store. I saw two large rooms filled with bunnies ready for adoption, so it was easy to see why I am on the wait list. They were all adorable, and I noticed that over half of them were "owner relinquished".
I met a wonderful volunteer couple at the Humane Society- I picked the right time to walk in, because they were sitting on a bench with two bunnies! They gave me tons of advice and their phone number along with a "Bunny 101" info guide.
I have a lot of reading to do.
A great little hay dispenser toy.
All the items I bought today, including a tiny salt lick and mineral block and litter pan. Believe it or not, Wasabi only goes potty in the pan! I had heard that bunnies are easy to train to use a litter box, and it is true!
Geese at sunset.
Boulder dines outdoors next to the brand new automatic waterer I got for the donkeys.