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The Run’s Back!

After almost a month without the run, it is finally back in business. I was having problem with rabbits digging up newspaper that I line underneath the wood shaving beddings. I finally stop procrastinating and bought a piece of huge wire mesh to line the bottom of the play pen so that they will not be able to dig the newspaper up.

Wonder how long the cleanliness will last...

Also, glad to announce that baby Knee-Yo has its eyes opened today. Thanks to the tip given by a dear friend, I gathered my little family around to welcome this little kit into this world when I gave it a help opening its eyes. It is good to help at day 11 if they are still closed to avoid blindness. As I split the eyes open, we whispered “Welcome to the world little one”. Thanks Colleen for this wonderful “tradition” that I will sure to practice for the rest of my rabbit raising days.

Can you see my little bunny teeth?

Another thing that I noticed is how unavoidable it is not to have black colored Hollands in my herd. Honestly, I do not really fancy black Hollands all that much because it is so difficult to capture photos of them. Unfortunately, black is one of the most dominant color if you go through color genetics.

Then again, who cares about color when type is all we need? I hope Knee-Yo will turn out well.

As you can see, it is very difficult to capture photos of a black rabbit

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A Future Without Love?

First of all, please note that this blog post is not an intention to diss anyone especially the Asthmatics. I really do wish that there is no such thing as Asthma in this world and this post will tell you why. Before I forget in the midst of my ramblings, I just wanted to highlight that a friend of mine needs help in getting 7 rabbits adopted in Penang. Please feel free to get more information over at her blog http://thefluffies.wordpress.com.  It must be a very tough decision for Nico and I hope good people will come forward to help provide these beautiful bunnies a good home.

I had a good chat with my GP this morning regarding the condition called Asthma. Prior to this, I understand that most Asthma attacks are forms of allergy reaction. In order to get allergy reactions, one must be exposed to the allergens, that are agents that causes allergies. The Dr. told me that there is a book containing a list of allergens and it is approximately 400 pages thick. But the top 3 allergens that atopic individuals are reactive to are:

1) Dustmites

2) Dust

3) Fur

So what do you do halfway having a pet at home and found out that you are allergic to it? The Dr. instructs to get rid of the pet. In my heart I cried, “Holy CRAP! HELL NoooOOOOOOooooOOoooo!”. That is not the worst part of it. The worst part of it is that, Asthma is a highly hereditary condition. If one of the spouses has got this condition, 100% their children will inherit it. DOUBLE LOAD OF CRAP! Do we cull humans for Asthma? You wish!

So far, I am glad that I am 100% allergy to Dust & Guinea Pigs. And I hope that I do not develop allergy to Rabbits. For now, what I needed to do is that, I need to consume a tablet of antihistamine and cover my nose/mouth with damp cloth whenever I need to expose myself to dust. That is why you will always catch me looking like a terrorist while cleaning my house.

Now, coming back to the title of this post and the sad fact that Asthma is 100% hereditary, it breaks my heart to also know that more and more children are born inheriting this condition from their parents and the percentage/statistics are staggering and unbelievable. It really saddens me to know that a great number of children will never have pets in their entire life. The irony is that, everything around us could be an allergen and every person may have different reactions to certain allergen.

Studies are being done right now in such a way that high dosages of allergens are introduced to atopic individuals in hope that their bodies would build natural antibodies against them but sadly, these studies has proven futile. There is no strong evidences that the condition is reversible. In this world that has already lost all LOVE, I do not think it is fair that our future generations will never ever have the chance to keep little critters in their lives.

So off I went home to clean up that little bunny run that has been filled with wood shavings. While cleaning, I realize how I can’t live without these little critters and I hope all of us will be able to enjoy what we truly love in life.

I wish all of you well and hope that your allergies are not pet related.

Here are some photos taken of the clean bunny run (sorry for the quality, I can’t find my camera!).

Thunder & Carmel with lots of toys!

Thunder & Carmel with lots of toys!

Eagle's eye view

Eagle's eye view

Thunder's fur is growing back slowly. Eventhough bald, he is still very thick!

Thunder's fur is growing back slowly. Eventhough bald, he is still very thick!

Carmel with boxes & hay

Carmel with boxes & hay

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Let’s Go Crazy!

90 liters of Chipsi Pine Shavings! That’s the amount of wood shavings I needed to fill the bunny run and here’s the outcome:

I am recovering but I pray for Master's sanity!

I am recovering but I pray for Master's sanity!

We've got hay in here too!!!

We've got hay in here too!!!

They call this bunny heaven?

They call this bunny heaven?

I really wonder what’s the definition of crazy…LOL!

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Tim “The Rabbit & Tool Man” Taylor stikes again!

Rabbits in TLR are let loose on rotation for their daily runs. As of late, I have been really lazy to clean up after every run. Sometimes they tend to be a little cheeky and leave a lot of pee and poop for me to clean up. I finally stopped procrastinating and went ahead with what I love to do over the weekend – Rabbit DIY. This time I built an indoor Rabbit Run – limited apartment space. It is good to have a run so that I do not need to worry too much about pee and poop. Also, I do not need to worry about having my electrical cords chewed by these rascals.

I must mention that this design is inspired by Alicia of Pet Epicure and all those NIC panel peeps! Thank you!

Ingredients for a perfect rabbit run:

1) 3 big chloroplast board

2) 1 roll of cloth tape

3) 1 tube of clear sealant

4) Lotsa cable tie

5) Binding rings (I think so)

Step 1:

Lay all Chloroplast board side by side, tape them together, turn them around and apply sealant at joins.

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Taping the bottom

Taping the bottom

Step 2:

Fold up the sides

Folding the sides

Folding the sides

Step 3:

Secure with cable ties (the tool man’s favorite!)

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Step 4:

Apply sealant where pee matters! Wait out to dry!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Step 5:

Place the big a** pan where you want the run to be.

That's a major pan with an attitude!

That's a major pan with an attitude!

Step 6:

Put in the puppy play pen.

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

I am quite eager to take a photo with a bunny in it but I just have to wait out for the sealant to dry.

Step 7:

Secure sides with binding rings.

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Just admit it, that has got to be one of the best DIY in a rabbit owner’s history right!? Please drop a comment to appreciate and don’t be shy to copy this – it’s dedicated to all the copy cats in the world (LOL!)!

There you have it, another great DIY project from TLR! Have a nice weekend and stop protesting!

P/S: Please pray for Truffles. He’s going for his castration tomorrow. New owners are awaiting for his safe return home next week! All bunnies paws together now!

Rabbits in TLR are let loose on rotation for their daily runs. As of late, I have been really lazy to clean up after every run. Sometimes they tend to be a little cheeky and leave a lot of pee and poop for me to clean up. I finally stopped procrastinating and went ahead with what I love to do over the weekend – Rabbit DIY. This time I built an indoor Rabbit Run – limited apartment space. It is good to have a run so that I do not need to worry too much about pee and poop. Also, I do not need to worry about having my electrical cords chewed by these rascals.

I must mention that this design is inspired by Alicia of Pet Epicure and all those NIC panel peeps! Thank you!

Ingredients for a perfect rabbit run:

1) 3 big chloroplast board

2) 1 roll of cloth tape

3) 1 tube of clear sealant

4) Lotsa cable tie

5) Binding rings (I think so)

Step 1:

Lay all Chloroplast board side by side, tape them together, turn them around and apply sealant at joins.

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Taping the bottom

Taping the bottom

Step 2:

Fold up the sides

Folding the sides

Folding the sides

Step 3:

Secure with cable ties (the tool man’s favorite!)

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Step 4:

Apply sealant where pee matters! Wait out to dry!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Step 5:

Place the big a** pan where you want the run to be.

That's a major pan with an attitude!

That's a major pan with an attitude!

Step 6:Put in the puppy play pen.

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

I am quite eager to take a photo with a bunny in it but I just have to wait out for the sealant to dry.
Step 7:

Secure sides with binding rings.

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Just admit it, that has got to be one of the best DIY in a rabbit owner’s history right!? Please drop a comment to appreciate and don’t be shy to copy this – it’s dedicated to all the copy cats in the world (LOL!)!
There you have it, another great DIY project from TLR! Have a nice weekend and stop protesting!

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