Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Buns in the Sun

We had a fine day yesterday and all the bunnies got to go outside for a while. Now it's been raining since last night and will probably continue for several more hours today. Rain, cold temperatures, and possible snow is forecast for the next couple of days, so it's a good thing they got some time outside in the sun.

The buns certainly enjoy the old Cottontail Cottage. Between the cats clawing on it and the buns chewing on it, it has seen better days, although it still has some good ones left. It was a gift from a friend and I really need to let her know that it was money well spent.

Mopsy enjoys time in the cottage while Gabby preens and tries out a ballet pose

Gabby gets her time in the cottage. They aren't very good about sharing. That pale blob at the very front of the entrance is a wad of bunfur from a disagreement over who got the ground floor.

Matilda being a shy girl after some fur pulling by one of the other two during one of the battles for the ground floor

Mopsy has reclaimed her spot

This time of year, we have considerable molting going on while they get their winter coats. Matilda's gray points change with the seasons.

Matilda showing off her new white earrings and nose spot for the winter fashion season

Not sure what Mopsy's trying to accomplish with her fashion statement. Maybe she's going for a sort of Bohemian look this winter. I see lots of bunny combing in my future.

Gabby wouldn't be still long enough for any fashion shots, but back up in the top photo she's showing off her white leggings in her ballet pose. She also looks as though she could use a shave--her molt is beginning around her face, making her look like Miss Chubby Cheeks.

I was up early feeding and watering everybun. It is cool, dark, and rainy. A nap is in order. All of us here at the Huntsville Bunstead hope all of you have a great day.

Coming soon: another alien seed pod update. Stay tuned.

(This was my second attempt at posting from my iPhone. It's a learning experience. At least my photos aren't posting sideways. I found the space to add labels, but haven't figured out how to control photo placement or how to add text after uploading photos, so I have to do a final edit with the computer. I guess I'll eventually get it.)


  1. so lovely that the buns got their time outside! Matilda's markings are lovely, specially those earrings!

  2. OOOOOoooooh!! they're all so CUTE!! at least they got to go outside and hop around a little in the grass...

    ((SNOW? where in alabama are you? a couple of years ago when we took one of our Aug vacations (camping), we decided to go to alabama!! we usually go up to GA or NC. we LOVED 'bama!! we went up near birmingham...SLOSS furnaces!!!!!...Oak Mountain park...i think that was the name...and worked our way back down. it had snowed a little that year and it seemed that it was unusual. so you must be farther north??!!)

  3. woops! i woke up in the middle of the night last night...and said to myself...'did i really SAY that? snow in august in alabama??!! yes, i did!' well....i got our trips confused!! haha!! what else is new! the trip where we encountered snow...was a december road trip up into north GA & NC. our aug trip to alabama was...of course...NO snow! we went to the highest point though, in AL...a park...chewacla or something like that...but even though it was the highest elevation...still no august! haha. i was a little confused yesterday!

  4. Great pictures ~ sweet bunnies ~ and a fun playhouse to boot!

  5. Wonderful bunny pictures. It's so cool how their markings change from season to season.

  6. The "cottage" for the buns is a accurate naming for their condo. They all look happy.

    I will be awaiting further news on the alien pod. It is huge!

  7. Ohhh this looks like so much fun! I love Matilda's earrings!!! So cool how those cali buns change color :)