Saturday, January 1, 2011

Where to start

A few nights ago hubby and I went to take care of the Houseful buns. I'm driving up the hill and just before their driveway: "oh shit". Hubby: "what". Me: "cows!". 3 cows on the road, blocking the driveway. Obviously escaped from farm nearby. I slowly moved my car toward the house and they eventually took off. Good thing, I wouldn't have gotten out of the car if they stuck around. I always tell RG and BL I would be happy to trade my rotten neighbors for their stinky (cow) neighbors...

That night we took care of Houseful's 9 rabbits and our 13 rabbits. Took about 2 hours.
Yes, we now have 13. Despite the fact that I said we are full. When I got the call from the Humane Society asking if I would pick up a momma bun and 4 babies, of course I said yes. Geez. These poor rabbits were all crammed in a very small cage. The owner got the momma, Ruby, 2 months ago, not knowing that Ruby was pregnant! Babies were born a month ago. All are not healthy. Momma has not been fed properly, so her milk hasn't been the best for the babies. When I got them one baby had a huge amount of poop stuck to it's underside. I don't think it was able to pee or poop. Got that all cleaned up and baby is fine now. Another baby has another problem with that area down there. I thought it was getting better, but it's not. He/she will go to the vet Monday. Hopefully the Humane Society will pay for it...geez.

Today we took a trip to Value Village. Got lots of new towels for the buns and I found a great rug for Meadow. Meadow has successfully destroyed her nice sheets. I have even put large bricks in the corners; she can move the bricks. She is a destructive one, just like her son, JT.

8 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Ruby is a beauty, CaliBun I see. Thanks for taking her and babies in. OXOXOXO

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ravishing Ruby!

Uh yeh .. sorry. I guess BL forgot to mention the cows. Did you milk them and put them back in the barn and clean the stalls?

Just kidding - I saw the tracks and the "cow pies" on the lane too. They must have escaped the big pasture way back behind somewhere. Wonder what happened to them?

bunnits said...

Ruby and babies are beautiful. Thankfully, they have come to a good place.

Ha ha. the cow story reminds me of one Sunday afternoon at the archaeological museum, part of which had outdoor exhibits housed in replicas of prehistoric Native American dwellings with roofs thatched with Johnson grass, when a neighboring farmer's cows escaped the farm and came to visit and eat part of the museum

The Fab Furs said...

Now you have a Baker's Dozen of buns! The Humane Society knows an extraordinary bun caregiver when it sees one! I met a cow in the road when I was out for a walk in Texas and I went elsewhere to avoid it--later I was told, if it bothers you, just give it a punch between the eyes. Yeah, right.

B L said...

The only thing better than a great bunny/cat sitter (and cow handler, when necessary) is when bunny sitter's husband delivers fabulous cookies to the clients.

Clients would be RG and BL. Delicious!

Lisa said...

WOW. 13? That certainly is a house full. What a lovely new foster family you took in, though.

Karma will get you back for all of the amazing work you've done.

Paula said...

So many bunners, so much love. You're a lucky bun mum, Laura.

Christina said...

Such sweet babies!