Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bunny picnic, sans Max

Today was our annual BunnyFest picnic, a chance to mingle with other rabbit owners (and, of course, the rabbits themselves). The idea is to meet adoptable foster rabbits, and also to socialize and show off your own bunny a bit.

Here's a cute little foster bunny I petted, though he didn't like his nose being touched:

Look how small he is compared to my hand! I am so used to my bunny that I feel like Max is average-size, so when I see regular bunnies now, I think they look more like hamsters. Especially this guy, who is a baby harlequin rabbit:

Ohhhh, he was so cute and friendly, Dave and I definitely wished we could have taken him home.

I also liked these mop-like little lionheads (at right). They were definitely enjoying laying together in their hay litterbox.

Unfortunately, it was raining, so we didn't bring Max down. We were going to keep him on a leash or in a cage on the ground, but I know he wouldn't have liked getting wet. He'll have to make his debut next year.

It was our first year without either Zelda or Moby, as they both passed away last fall / winter. I still miss them a lot, especially my Zelda girl. But it is kind of interesting to think back to two years ago, when we attended the picnic and Zelda met a Flemish giant - Max's breed - whose head & ears were as long as her whole body. It is weird to think that we don't have her anymore, but we do have a Flemish.

At any rate, it was the first year we've had not-so-great weather, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Maybe Max will be a little calmer by next year, too, and he won't be afraid of the other bunnies like he is the squirrels who visit our porch.


Unspun said...

The photo of the lion-head shocked me. I wondered how you managed to bun-nap my Kokomo. IDENTICAL... frighteningly so.

* Valerie * said...

Yeah, when we see other sandy-colored male Flemish giants, they look just like Max, too. Weird!