Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Trip to the Emergency Vet, a Begging Bunny and a Hot Ending to June at The Lazy Vegan

Wasabi chills out with her "baby" bun downstairs in the kitchen!
It was too hot to consider going to the Bunny Playground this weekend with Wasabi, so instead we set up her own private playground in the kitchen, which remained surprisingly cool with my technique of leaving all the windows open all night long and them shutting them in the a.m. The thing about her spending all day in the kitchen is that she's becoming a BEGGING bunny. Every time I open the fridge or a cabinet door she scurries to my side and "stands up" and BEGS!!! It is very cute, and she definitely communicated to me the other day when I was preparing her salad. I had started to put together her salad when Boulder began to meow non-stop. I usually feed Wasabi first, then Boulder, then the dogs, then the donkeys ...and then the foreman. Anyway, I stopped making the salad and started to get out the cat food instead. Suddenly I heard a loud grunt from Wasabi. I looked down and she looked RIGHT at me and lifted up one of her back legs and THUMPED!!! She was not pleased that she was going to be fed second in line! I've read about rabbits using their "thumps" to communicate with the people they live with- and she definitely has it down. The next day I got a brochure from the House Rabbit Society talking about a seminar on "Advanced Rabbit Speak"!!! I don't think I need to go - I think it is pretty clear what she's saying!
In other Lazy Vegan news, we started off the weekend early with an emergency trip to the vet for Solo. He had torn a toenail up high and it was bleeding non-stop. I was able to utilize something I'd learned in my CPR class for pets, so that was good...and little old Solo was a brave fella. He gets to go back in a few days to get the nail cut off even more. Never a dull moment around here!
Taking time out to try out the swing!

I think the foreman looks like he's eight years old when he swings.

The barren pasture...all the grass is gone. Hard to believe it will ever be back, but it always does return!

Paco was giving me the stare-down. He knew I had no carrots to offer.

The foreman checks in with the boys.

Hot all weekend- but what a beautiful blue sky!

We went to the wedding reception of Shawn & Lise at the Francis Ford Coppola winery in Geyserville!

There were cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, and this young man was having a tough time figuring out which flavor to pick!

So many choices...

So hard to decide!

Finally, lemon prevails!
They weren't vegan, so we couldn't partake. They sure looked good, though.

The happy couple!

Cassius and Lily.

Cassius took this photo of us.

On the way there!
The canine patient recuperates.

My little old Solo!
They took him away from me immediately and left me in the little exam room. Above is a pair of my socks- I learned this in my CPR class- I took one sock, wadded it up and stuffed it into the toe of the other sock and then used bandage tape to secure it on Solo's foot to absorb the blood. It worked great, but obviously I threw out the socks aftewards!

I snapped a quick photo before we headed off the vet. Solo displays the sock bandage.

Snuggling with the foreman!

Relaxing in her upstairs warren with the t.v. on.
The begging bun!

Solo before his little accident.

Sometimes I catch the neighbor's cat sleeping in the corral!
Nap time in a bit of shade.

The donkeys actually don't mind the heat - I'm amazed when I see them napping in the full sun, right next to one another!
They sure are good pals.

Begging AGAIN!

Waiting for the fridge to open again!

Handsome Boulder.
Wasabi realizes is isn't dinner time yet.

Lately Boulder has been sitting in the dog basket of toys- so I emptied it out for him.

What a crew!
This bunny pose is really adorable and it is hard not to laugh when I see it. She stands on her back legs and puts her front legs up. Sometimes she crosses the front legs. SO CUTE!

She does get a treat a lot of times when she does this- so she's no fool!

Trying to have a chat with Bravo.

Toby all set to play ball.
Relaxing in the cool early evening.

The crew again on another lounging night.

Weegie scores some grape leaves.
There's never a lack of places to flop!

Spotted! A young jack rabbit zooms by the garden.