Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Little Heatwave & Happy International Rabbit Day at the Lazy Vegan!

The ad above was for one of the many celebrations going on in honor of International Rabbit Day!
It seems almost impossible to believe that just last weekend I was typing all about the first rain of the season...this week we were hit with a mini heatwave and I hope it is the LAST one that we have to swelter through for a long, long time! Wasabi hates the heat and so do I. Today is International Rabbit Day!! The perfect day to take the bun to the bunny playground! Wasabi had a good time mingling with her pals today, although she got a bit bossy with some of the new buns that are up for adoption, and even tried to nip one of them. So we had to leave early. But she wasn't nearly as ill-behaved as Nicolas, the tiny spitfire still awaiting adoption...he always has to go for several "time-outs" and one time I had to grab him and hold him to calm him down...and then he nipped me on the hand! The bunny playground isn't always a piece of cake! Next week I plan on bringing in some homemade vegan banana bread to celebrate Wasabi's first birthday...so, yes...the blog will be all about Wasabi next week, too. It is a good thing that all the animals are equally loved (if not quite equally showed off with photos) here at the Lazy Vegan! Check out the impromptu performance one evening last week by Karina and the foreman...Wasabi (and the rest of the crew) loved it...video at bottom!
Saying hello to Spencer.

Chinning the leopard print tunnel to mark her spot!
Bad boy Nicolas gets a time-out!
Wasabi decided to have some privacy in the tunnel for a bit.

Some more fun moments on the deck! Since it was so hot this week, Wasabi spent the days in the kitchen with the house all closed up and cool...and then when the breezes picked up in the evening, we sat out with her on the deck. Not a bad life!

The dogs looked out at the bun on the deck.

Look at those back "thumpers"!

Yes, we're STILL on a little tiny diet...
Just hoppin' about!
Checking in with "Buddy".

There's nothing like dining out!

Time for the Ton of Fun Bun Run!
Toby worried me when he stopped eating for a day...but then thankfully regained his appetite the next day.
Fast asleep with "Baby" and "Buddy".
Waking up.

Grooming time!

You can see why Wasabi is so attached to "Baby".

A perfect pair of fallen leaves.

Staying cool by the frozen water bottle.

Lots of dust bath activity went on this week!

Adorable Bravo!

Bravo, Boulder and a lizard (outdoors).
Cooling off in the early evening.
Paco loves to drag the sweet grain pan around!


The boys at sunset.
Wasabi and Boulder were really cute together this week!

Kisses from Boulder!
Wasabi did this hilarious routine of grooming Buddy in front of Boulder.

Grooming "Baby".
Boulder was being a really good sport!

More bonding time with Bravo!

International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day is an international day which promotes the protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild. On International Rabbit Day, we think about the many ways that rabbits bring joy to our lives, and also the many ways in which they are harmed, by hunting, eating, medical experimentation, product testing, fur-farming, and living isolated lives in outdoor hutches. House Rabbit Society's mission states that "ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration. In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits...Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions."