After picking the kids up again we met up with a couple different people who needed to return rabbits. How strange that I haven't had a rabbit returned in several months, and out of the blue two different families both contact me to return a rabbit - both rabbits are male, born two days apart (unrelated), and both families are moving and can't have their rabbit anymore. Weird right? But alas, two (indoor) rabbits have come home with us today.
Yin has returned. Yin, black brother of our white breeding buck Yang, was born 7/5/18, the day after Independence day. His Mom (Gretchen) and his Dad (Ulysses) were both New Zealand Black / Californian and both were 9 pounds each. He's a sweet bunny, curious about what's going on around him, but he's been a little more shy since we've gotten him home. The kids tried to take him out and he jumped right back into his cage. We petted him in his cage and gave him a sweet pepper; he accepted the pets but ignored the pepper.
Corduroy has returned, now named Peanut. He was born 7/3/18, the day before Independence day, to Kaelyn (9.75 pound Rex cross out of Sushi and Charlotte), and Servine (7.5 pound purebred Rex). Peanut has the rex coat in a castor color. He's unbelievably friendly. This evening while I was cleaning out and preparing a cage for him, #5 had this rabbit in his little blanket fort snuggling with him after carrying him around curled up on his back like a baby giving him kisses. This rabbit didn't even flinch at all the love and attention! I'd keep him if we didn't have his dad (we don't need another Rex buck). When I had to take him and put him away in the cage, #5 started to get upset. "Why can't Corduroy sleep in my room? Why does he have to leave my fort? I was taking such good care of him..." So I brought him down to where the cages were, in the room with our indoor garden, and let him pick out bowls for food and water, and say goodnight to Peanut (he still calls him Corduroy). He's excited now to do the feed and water chores starting tomorrow. He does love this rabbit.
I don't have the cable with me right now to put photos onto the computer, so I'll have to update the available rabbits page tomorrow. They are both available to indoor homes.
In other news, I got glasses. Yup, that visit to the ophthalmologist wasn't for nothing. I will have to get used to glasses. I can say as of the end of today, I'm not a fan. They're uncomfortable on my nose (Asperger's sensitivity issues - nothing wrong with the glasses), and the difference in magnification from looking through the glasses and my peripheral vision around the edges throws me off. Tony (a long-time glasses-wearer) tells me I will get used to it. I sure hope so.
Interesting news today, while in the indoor garden, I noticed a couple of the little pepper plants have the tiniest flower buds on them. Could we grow peppers successfully indoors long before the growing season outside even starts?
Tomorrow we're having dinner at my parents' house. They actually invited Moose to have a playdate with Daisy. Moose is our big Labrador Retriever / Olde English Bulldoggue, and Daisy is their Bloodhound (who is lonely since the passing of my brother's big mutt from cancer a few months ago). They love to play, but sometimes Daisy gets a little aggressive and attacks Moose, and then my parents worry that Moose (being a lot heavier in build) might hurt Daisy. So it's refreshing to actually be invited to bring him along. Daisy must be really lonely. Hopefully they play nice. If not, it's timeout for a couple minutes and then they're best friends again. Moose just needs to understand that it's Daisy's house and in it she is the boss. Or, the dominant female pug lets her think so sometimes anyway.