Wednesday, February 29, 2012

versatile blogger

I've apparently been awarded this Versatile Blogger award.  Inky the Hamster gave it to me.  See this post about that.  I should mention that she has the cutest hamster interactive thing on her blog.  it's just too fun to play with...just ask a giggling six year old boy.  :)

I'm apparently supposed to do all this different stuff when I get the award

So, here are the rules that go along with this award...
  •  In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  •  In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  •  In the same post, include this set of rules.
  •  Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
But I'm not going to.  I am NOT being a spoilsport...but it's just that I don't read that many animal blogs.  I really don't.   I'm not really into posting random stuff about myself as well.. then I have to think up random stuff about myself. :)   And quite frankly, as much as I appreciate getting this award, right now I"m just too tired...just too exhausted and just saying to myself...I don't wanna... it just seems like too much work right now.

Sorry!   Just being honest here...

Perhaps tomorrow I'll be thinking differently...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

just chatter

So today one was looking at all the babies born recently and noted that one of minx's kits is small and not doing as well as the rest.   My normal policy to let nature take it's course, or at the most to foster a kit over.

Now i already fostered one of her kits to another doe to give the small one a better chance but it just wasn't grabbing hard onto that chance (probably because it's a fair bit smaller than it's litter mates).  

So I already know that Rosa doesn't take to being held for a kit to nurse, and Minx is a very independent doe.  Good with people, skittish with other rabbits.. so I looked at Sera and said will you do?   And you know what?   SHE WAS GREAT!   This doe that I'm not particularly fond of, allowed me to flip her over, and let one wee kit nurse.   She was so content just hanging out on her back letting the kit do it's thing.    She got a good backrub for that (followed by a nice scoop of grain).   Well done girlie and one wee kit has a full belly of milk.   I may need to do this again tomorrow..but hoping that I won't have to.  Kits are amazing in their abilities to rebound after getting a good bellyful of milk.

Monday I sent the two odd ball ones from Shar's litter off to the rabbit rescue.   She has a home for the one already and the other I just didn't want to grow out.  Small little bunny that just didn't "do" and had a lovely calm temperament so would be good for a pet home.

Oh.. and a bunny that I sold to a lady who comes here for breeding once in a while came over today.  She'll stay for a couple days.  I'll see if I can get her bred.   At this point she's being uncooperative but we'll see how she goes....her owners plan to get her neutered after this set of kits.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Minx kindles - Feb 16, 2012

seven kits, a good mix in colours.  two are small.

 Aero Bar is Dad
Minx is Mom

Minx will be for sale once she has weaned her litter.

Sera kindles - Feb 25, 2012

seven kits.  I expect them all to be tort of some sort.

This is Sera

This is Bandit