Monthly Archives: July 2008

Another milestone

This is the second month in a row that I am able to fill up this blog on a daily basis. Looking back at all the post I cannot help but to realize that many things has happened throughout the past months.

Some are good experiences and some are bad. Some are recursive situations.

I pray that there will be many more good experiences in the next coming month. Just wanted to thank those that enjoy my blog and encouragements showed by many other bloggers and readers. I pray that this blog will continue to bear fruit for the good of our rabbits in general.

May all you have the best bunny experiences ever!

Thank you all for reading and I shall continue writing.

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Day 26: They are alright

Last night Little Bold did not look too good. So I gave her some water and just a little probiotics to help her out.

She was looking all droopy and depressed:

These photos are taken when I came home from work:

Dinner with the family

Diggin’ In Part 1

Diggin’ in Part 2 (Little Bold lying down in front)

Slurp Slurp….

Talking about taking advantage (Can you kits give me a break so that I could enjoy my hay?)

Mummy’s it’s really dark down here!

Guess who’s down under?

Diggin almost IN it…

High level meditation. HummmmMmmmmm…

I am totally IN it!

I guess they are alright for now. Hope they will continue to thrive.

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We got an AWARD!!!

I am so happy to announce that Mrs. Sniffles has given Tru-Luv Rabbitry the BRILLANTE WEBLOG award in lieu with being an official HLRSC member. A great celebration gift indeed!

Thank you so very much for passing on the award to me. I am truly flattered!

And to pass on the tradition, I would love to pass the award to 7 of my favorite rabbit blogs:

1) Wooly World Rabbitry

2) 4 Kings Rabbitry

3) The Nature Trail Rabbitry Blog

4) Three Little Ladies Rabbitry Blog

5) Keep’s Rabbitry Blog

6) My House Rabbit’s Bunny Blog

7) Sunny Brook Rabbitry Blog

Now, all you have got to do is:

1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

May the cyber bunny world expand to every ends of the earth!

Happy Hoppin’s everyone!

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E = Emergency

The kits has since started nibbling on BlueBerry’s food. Since I have removed the nest box, I am using a big crock for the alfafa hay. These rascals will take turns to conquer the entire crock by going into it and munching on the alfafa hay.

I woke up this morning to find Little Bold sitting alone at a corner cleaning his vent area quite excessively. The thought of Enteritis dawned on me immediately amidst of being sleepy still. I checked on her vent area and found that it was a little wet. So I wiped it dry and went to work with a heavy heart. Her fur texture wasn’t showing that she was in top condition. She didn’t look too good.

I was expecting a dead kit when I rush home after work. But to my surprise, she was still pretty active and I hope it was not anything near Enteritis. I hope it was just my paranoia and sleepiness. Or better, I hope she was sleepy and did not look too active to begin with. LOL.

I am still keeping my fingers crossed. This is the exact situation that I dread breeding my rabbits. It is nerve wreaking needing to worry about the kits. That is why I usually keep my fingers crossed all the way till 8 weeks but still, things can go wrong even after 8 weeks.

Just allow me to share the meaning of Enteritis or better known as Weanling Enteritis. It usually happens to kits at 4 weeks or older (especially during the weaning phase). What really happens is that, during the switch between the doe’s milk to solids, an imbalance of the stomach flora happens because the delicate stomach of a kit cannot yet digest the solids fully and thus causes build up of bad bacterias. With too much bad bacterias in the stomach, toxins soon start to increase and if the good bacterias are not able to reverse the situation, the kit will suffer a painful death.

I usually keep a tube of Probiotics like Bene-bac in case I am caught in such a situation. I will need to see how Little Bold progress from here. If she becomes lethargic, I may need to give her a little probiotics to help her out.

On the other hand, I have given Noobie her nest box to practice and she has indeed found a good use for it:

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Officially A HLRSC Member!

I am so happy to announce that Tru-Luv Rabbitry is a proud member of HLRSC (Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club)!

I finally received my membership card and also an Official Guidebook to the HOLLAND LOP breed.

Looking through the handbook is so interesting and at the same time made me felt really ashamed of some kennel club we have here in Malaysia. Although we’re not comparing an apple to an apple, it is very obvious that our animal clubs here are way behind time. Just imagine this is just a Rabbit Specialty club specializing in just one breed – Holland Lop. They can come up with such a great guidebook whereas this kennel club that I mention cannot even come up with a decent guidebook when their club covers all the dog breeds under the Malaysia sun.

But who the hell cares about kennel clubs anyway, I love Holland Lops!

I cannot wait to receive the four issues of Hollander soon!

YeahoooOooooOoooooOoooo….gonna have sleepless nights going through every single page of the guidebook!

Love it! My appreciation goes out to Ms. Pandora Allen the secretary of HLRSC for looking into my application and getting it processed in a breeze. A big thumbs up to all the contributors of articles on the guidebook. Although I have not read it, at first glance the topics covered in the 200 pages are so relevant to the breed!

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Day 23: A bunch of furballs

They are 3 weeks old this weekend and guess what I have to show?

PHOTOS!

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Tails From Meadow Haven: Chapter 3 – House Rules

“Hey lagos, master’s coming with something in his hands”

“This does not sound all that good”

“Wonder what it is that he wants from us this time”

“He is attaching something on the Water Curtain. There are something inscribed on it”

“Can you make anything out of it?”

“There are 5 lines of codes on it”

“What the lines say?”

“It says HOUSE RULES IN MEADOW HAVEN”

“Anything else?”

“Be patient will ya, I am trying to read with these WIDE ANGLE eyes. I am sure you will need sometime too”

“Alright, just take your time then”

“Number 1, NO RAPING”

“Meaning?”

“I think he meant to tell us that we should not be rapping, you know like those people that goes YO YO, UHUH UHUH and YEAH YEAH?”

“I guess master hates RAP music but that cannot be, I always hear him putting on some beaty music with all these people mumbling real quickly as if they are trying to catch a train”

“Were they able to catch one?”

“I really do not know, they sounded as if they are angry or something”

“Probably not then”

“What else is written, Skor?”

“Number 2, No Spraying”

“Number 3, Pee At One Spot Only”

“I have nothing to worry about that, I always do it at this corner”

“Yeah right…and it spill all over me down here”

“Oh my, I am sorry for that. Well, I still love this spot. It is my favourite spot because I get all the nice view while easing myself”

“Do warn me before you send the Golden Showers down alright?”

“I will”

“But I have got problem controlling my bladder & bowel mummy”

“I know that Holly Hope dear, kits are not meant to control their bladder and bowel so young. You take your time alright. Keep on trying there”

“Number 4, Do Not Waste Cecals”

“Now, that’s a hard one. I get so grossed out shoving those soft smelly you know what into my mouth and sometimes I just cannot take it anymore. How are we gonna possibly do that?”

“Number 5, Love Your Kits”

“Is he mad or something? How can we possibly love our kits when we are meant to have tons of them? The best we could do is care for them to a certain point of time and we should be saying good bye. If we do not do that, it will disrupt the Circle Of Lives. Definitely no attachments for me!”

“Me too! Do not expect me to sit here all day without having some fun with the handsome one next door (literally)! I am all for the LUV! And, when I get so frustrated not having a buck, I will start biting and going mad. ArgghHhhh talking about a buck, I really need one now!”

“Calm down now everyone. I couldn’t be bothered with these if I were you. Come on, they are not around most of the time to know what we are up. Just some crappy rules to follow. Try asking him to be us for once”

“Here they go again. Out the door as usual”

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Tails From Meadow Haven: Chapter 2.5

“Mummy! Mummy! Look what I have got”

“I can’t see you my dear. I can hear you from here though”

“Mummy, can you just look over there, I can see you through this piece of upright water (humans call it glass panel)”

“Oh! Is that you? You have grown so much. And what have you got there in your mouth?”

“Master gave this to me yesterday. They are my chewing toys. I could still smell myself on them but this time, I just can’t find the rope”

“Alright Alright, you go play with your toys then. Mummy has got lots to do”

“LOTS to do? Are you sure Noob? All I know is that we just sit and lie down here all day. I’ll call that doing nothing if I were you!”

“Oh darn, you don’t have to tell it out loud, I am just bored of her telling me about small kit toys. I have got one here which is blocking my way. What are they for, these colorful blocks (mind you, rabbits may be color blind)?”

“Holly Hope just said it, they are chewing blocks!”

“Sigh”

“What’s the sigh for Latara?”

“Told ya we’re heading for doom. I just felt that this is NOT us! We aren’t meant to be here!”

“There she goes again…”

“Really there is a greater place out there. I am not sure about you guys but I have got this innate feeling that we are not meant to be here. We are meant to be….to be….Fhhhh…..Fhrrr……Frrrrr……Free! Yeah, that’s the word!”

“What does free means?”

“It means we have bigger space to run and to meet others when we need to”

“How can you prove the existence of FREE?”

“You see, I was out with master the other day and they had this huge piece of light. I saw this lion and his friends, if I remember correctly, one of them was a giraffe. They made a pact to get out of this small place that they were confined in. They ended up in this place called MegaGasCar”

“Bah! Mega Gas what?”

“MegaaaAaa GasssSss CarrrRRRr!”

“You mean that thing that gives a loud fart!? And with some dark evaporating cottons trailing it?”

“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

“Mummy I want to go Mega Gassy Car!! Sounds fun!”

“Hey Skor, master’s back do your thing!”

“HUSH!”

STOMP STOMP STOMP

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Holly Hope: Up Close & Personal

Holly Hope is 3 months and 1 week old today. She allows me to pick her up and enjoys her freedom in the living room. I love to see her dashing around the living room and the camera just cannot capture what my eyes perceive. But anyhow here are some candid shots I took of her.

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Tails From Meadow Haven: Chapter 2

“Psst, what can you see from where you are?”

“Nothing. I just heard the usual noise. It sounds like as if someone’s gnawing a tree buck underground (The sound of a key in a keyhole). Just a little milder version”

“Oh no, here comes the dark floaties. The humans are always behind those dark floaties. One, Two, Three, see I told ya”

“That is master’s wife holding that baby again. I wonder why they bring her in and out every single day. Can’t they just stay put here”

“I prefer them not being around. It makes me feel so nervous”

“Mummy, their kit loves me. It pats me and hugs me whenever master let me out”

“You sure it was not the other way around?”

“ShhHhhhh….quiet!”

“Here he comes! Here he comes!”

“Stay still BlueBerry!”

“Here comes those tentacles!”

“No sudden movements BlueBerry!”

“I am gonna strike those tentacles if they come any closer. They are kidnaping one of my babies!”

“Oh dear…”

“They are back again and my baby is safe”

“You are over reacting. He is just checking out the kits”

“Alright now, he’s gone”

~~ After 10 Bunny Hours (10 minutes in human understanding) ~~

“You guys smell that?”

“Yeah, sweet aroma of fresh vegetables”

“Take a guess what’s for dinner”

“Celery!”

“Bok Choy!”

“Carrots!”

“And here he comes again”

“WHAT!? Not those darn pellets again. My throat is so sore eating those darn hard pieces of crap. My jaws are tired from chewing!”

“There goes your hallucination of having a Vege Feast!”

“I just have to stick with these Western Timothy Hay then”

~ To be continue (master needs to get back to work) ~

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