Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sleepy Sunday


We thought, since today is Sleepy Sunday, we would show you our favorite places to sleep the day away.


Biff likes to sleep under the desk. No one else really ever goes down there. He is at a slightly elevated position of power, and can still get plenty of sunshine through the window.



"Who dares disturb my slumber?"



Sogna really enjoys sleeping in the "cage" area under the AC unit (we don't really have a cage, Mom keeps an open pen by the AC unit with our litter boxes and some blankets so that we can have a place to call our own).

We both feel very safe and secure in the "cage", and as you can see, Sogna looks ridiculously comfortable.

In case you couldn't tell, (if she just looks like a grey/tan blob with a white belly), her head is to the left in this picture. You can kind of see her mouth and her ears.




This is the new jade plant Mom got last Sunday night. It was the first Easter without Nana, and Mom was missing her. Nana always kept several jades in the house, and they were extremely large. Hopefully this one will grow as big as Nana's!

If the size of the leaves are any indication, this is going to be one big houseplant. Mom ordered a beautiful pot off etsy, decorated with tortoises and a jackrabbit, and she can't wait til it comes in so she can show you!

(Side note: Does anyone know anything about watering jade? I read online that you're only supposed to water it twice a month because it's a succulent, but this little guy's rather large leaves are looking sort of droopy after 1 week without water, especially on the bottom. How can you tell if it needs more water when the soil is SUPPOSED to dry out between waterings??)

As most of you have actual gardens, you will not be impressed. But as you may know Mom has been having garden envy looking at all of your beautiful gardens and has decided this apartment could use a little extra oxygen. She even started an Aerogarden a few weeks ago and is attempting to grow some lavender so the house will smell nice at some point this spring. We're waiting for the little plants to flower before we share pictures.



PeeBed update:

We have been very, very good all week. Mom slept out last night, and came home this morning to one, lone doot, even after being several hours late in serving our breakfast. This is unheard of, and also indicates that Mom's hypothesis is correct.

Hypothesis: Stress via travel discourages the buns from treating the bed like a litter box.

Development of this hypothesis began when we stopped doing PeeBed this winter, after travelling to Mima & Pops' house for Thanksgiving, Nana's wake/funeral, and Christmas all in the course of a month. Naturally, after we got comfortable again, we digressed. Taking us home for Easter was partly intended to test the hypothesis. It seems to be a confirmation.

How does everyone feel about using stress as a tactic? It worked for us when we were bonding, too. It does seem kind of mean and manipulative--scare us into loving each other, scare us into being well-behaved. But is it really that cruel?? We are so happy we have each other now, and are madly in love. And Mom doesn't want to kill us every time she comes home from work/dinner/doctor/bar, etc etc.

So, do the ends justify the means?? Or is our evil mother just trying to make excuses for torturing us?? Would love some feedback.

12 comments:

  1. My thumb is green for outside only. House plants hate me. I love the pictures of the buns snoozing. I am not a fan of stress tactics unless its a last resort BUT I dont think our furries should be allowed to do whatever they want and neither should kids. You know what works best with your bunnies. I had to do a little re-bonding with Mojo and Tango last year before a serious break happened. I played heavy metal(took lots of aspirin) really loud every time they tried to go for each other. It worked.

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  2. What nice places the bunnies choose to nap in...

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  3. Nice nap spots, bunners. Perhaps peebed will never return.....I think minimal stress in a controlled environment can be OK. I just put Harriet and Amelia in a biggish cardboard box and jiggle them around a bit. I also smeared some banana on Harriet's head....

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  4. Christina - I actually do NEED to bring them with me to my parents' house occasionally, so the occasional stressing is inevitable. The question is, should I take them more than absolutely necessary to keep them in line? I usually leave them home with extra food and hope for the best, and I feel like a neglectful parent the entire time I'm away, and I'm always rushing back and my family feels like I'm putting the buns before the people. So taking them with me more frequently certainly wouldn't kill me...

    Bunnygirl and CGB - Yes, their cleverness never ceases to amaze me.

    D. - "Perhaps peebed will never return"? I won't hold my breath. The box thing isn't a bad idea for bonding, nor is the banana, but I doubt it would work for peebed. You are a very crafty bunny bonder, you really have a gift.

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  5. I hate leaving my bunnies behind when I am going to be gone. I worry worry worry. You know what works for them and if they are getting too stressed. You know I dont know if this would work but they make those little alarms to keep kitties off of counters. I think they are inexpensive and maybe they would keep the buns off the bed????

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  6. Isn't that probably marking their place? Until they think of a litter box as their place, they will use the bed. I don't think a lot of stress is a good idea for rabbits. Ours sure like the status quo.

    Our jade plants are in north facing windows and they sure do well. I think they get watered pretty sporadically - certainly not kept moist.

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  7. Well, I don't know anything about Jade plants, but I know that Thumper loves to eat houseplants and even decimated my mother's window sill full of plants. Frwannie just sits there and watches him!!

    JJ - The Bun Life

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  8. I just want to squeeze and kiss your little Biff! Adorable. I just love a nice big lop. :)

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  9. I can't/won't do the overnight alone thing with my bun - I think she would be awfully stressed and lonely if i did, and... from experience, I know that bad things (like gas and early stasis symptoms) can come on so quickly that it can make your head spin.

    But you know your buns best, because you're with them, and only you can gauge what's right in that respect...

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  10. also, can you just block off the bed?

    That might be the best solution, I'm thinking...

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