June 23rd, 2007
|11:04 pm - Bunnies don't eat meat....right?|
Today I was eating hot-pot in my room (borrowed the pot from a friend) and because my "room's" so small the smell dispersed through the whole place. Angela, my roommate, came over to join me for a bit and she said something that made me have one of those "uhh....." moments. She said with me eating all this meat in the hot-pot my bunny must be very tempted as well, so I should share a piece or two with my bunny.
Now...as far as I can remember, bunnies are herbivores right? So...that means they don't eat meat right? Like...isn't that one of those common knowledge things? And then she asked me if cats eat meat.......I ended up just staring at her for a good 5 minutes before blurting out an intelligent "Huh?????!!!!!!!!!". She wanted me to feed lamb meat to my bunny!! ;_____; My poor baby!! Here's a supplementary photo of my baby;
So cuuuuuuute~ I was looking on the Ottawa Humane Society adoption page today and noticed they had quite a few bunnies up for adoption (along with some awesome doggies, even a dalmation). I was thinking once we move into the new apartment maybe I'll adopt another bunny to keep this one company...then I'll really need to think up a name...can't keep calling both of them 'baby' and 'precious'. But then again if I get a doggie maybe the dog and bunny can keep each other company? Does it work that way?
I was afraid when I bought this bunny that it'd be like all the other pets I've had before him. Back then, I'm sure everyone who's had pets as a kid knows, after the novelty wears off of having bought a pet (usually takes about a week) then the job of taking care of the pet goes to the mom. The feeding, the cleaning, all the work gets dumped on mom while me, I just play with the pet once in awhile, when the mood hits. Back then there was someone to take care of the pet if I grew tired of it, but I was afraid when I bought my bunny this time that there's no one to take care of him even if I did get tired, so the bunny'd end up suffering for it. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be happening this time, maybe it's because there's no mom to dump it on, you know, when necessity forces you you don't have a choice lol. But also since I'm more actively involved with taking care of him I feel more attached to this bunny than my pets before. Now I understand why some people say kids just simply shouldn't have pets. You get them pets thinking it'll help them to care for another animal and learn responsibility, but all the taking care and responsibility stuff ends up on the shoulders of the parents.
These days I spend at least half an hour to an hour everyday just sitting in front of the cage watching him or bringing him out and holding him. The more I watch him the cuter he seems lol. And the first thing I do when I get home from wherever is look in on him to make sure he's got food, water, and fresh veggies, and whenever I go shopping I keep looking at stuff and thinking "oh well this will be cute for my baby to play with" or "he'll really like this thing" XDD I even bought him a little fan to keep him cool on hot days since Ottawa's had a few super-hot days this summer already, and the AC's really noisy plus it uses so much more electricity then a little personal fan, hehe.
The only bad thing right now is that the current apartment I'm living in doesn't allow pets so I can't take him outside for walks. I did so once before and I had to sneak him out in my purse to get past the security downstairs, and he really didn't like being in that purse, so I think I'll just wait for another month and a half until we move into the new apartment where pets are allowed so that it'll be easier to take him outside. Plus over by the new apartment there is a big soccer field and right behind it is the Ottawa River where there's a bike trail I can take him down to take his walks.
Well anyway, one last photo to end the post =^O^=
First of all, your roomie is hilarious. But I'm pretty sure that was unintentional. Bunnies eat veg. ONLY veg.
He is ADORABLE. As far as names go... Rex? (original!).
Hopefully you get the apartment thing sorted so that you and Bunny can have a room!
Yeah I hope so too, he wakes up super-early and starts scratching and digging at the cardboard and I end up getting woken up too...I swear he like, never sleeps or something =_____=
Lol, well my other roomie (Jackie) she's even more original with names. She has these two stuffed animals, one's a shark and one's a sea turtle, so she named them Sharky and Sea Turtle -_____- and when I brought this bunny home she's like "you should name him Bunny!!"
I don't think they do.. bunnies eat vegies.. O.O;
Ohh~~ hotpot :DDDDDDDDD had that for dinner with friends too =D
Isn't hotpot yummy?? Though it's a bit warm these days to be eating it here, thank goodness for the AC in my room.
hehehe yes it is ♥♥
Ohh is it Summer at the moment? For us, it might be good since its winter ^_____^
Yeah it's summer until about August when we get into autumn. Lately the temperatures been going up and down, up and down, sometimes it goes up to 30 degrees celsius, man so hooooooooooooot D=
If you decide to get a dog someday, don't get a Dalmation. They rank pretty low on the scale of dog intelligence, and they're pretty overprotective. They can be extremely anxious if left alone, too. (We had guests at our cottage who brought their Dalmation, and they left it inside while they went out cruising in our boat. The dog whined and paced like mad the whole time, and when they came back, my own dog somehow got between the Dalmation and its owners, and the Dalmation freaked out and started chasing and biting my dog! Needless to say, I haven't been fond of them since...)
Ah I see, yeah I was leaning more in the direction of something with some Retriever blood in him/her. What kind of dog do you own??
Just a note, Golden Retrievers often have health problems later in life. They're great family dogs, though.
I've got a Norwegian Buhund. Extremely cute even as an adult, active, medium-sized, no known hereditary diseases or health problems. Sheds a lot, barks at everything and chases anything that moves, but totally worth it.
Oh the Norwegian Buhunds are so cute!! (Just google!imaged it lol). They look kind of like the Shiba Inus from Japan, but if they're super active and likes to bark it's probably not that great for my situation since I'll be in an apartment with neighbours plus I'll had classes to attend so I can't play with it all day ;___; I've noticed there's a lot of older dogs at the shelter for adoption and from their descriptions of the temperament it seems the older dogs are a little more calm and less active...
|Date:||June 24th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah...bunnies are pure veggies-btw, your's is super cute...I wish I could have one (but now's probably not a great time...). That's great that you spend a lot of time with him/her (you didn't really specify lol)-pets are so underappreciated, so it's really great that you're taking the time to care for it.I'm surprised you have found an apartment that allows pets, every one here in Montreal doesn't allow them.Take care-James
It's pretty rare here too, especially apartments that allow the big pets like dogs and cats, but yeah, I hear my future apartment and another one across the road from it both allow dogs which is cool since I have a friend living in the other apartment so now I can bring my dog over to visit or something.
|Date:||June 26th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)|| |
^____________________^ Isn't he cute? I love my little baby <3<3<3