We have been very busy getting the house put back together after a round of colds this week. I have a feeling today's snow would have been the highlight of the day if there weren't so many sneezy, wheezy kids in the house.
Our weekend started out on a very happy note. We went to visit our friends at Hook's to pick up our new little doe. She was named Mango on the trip home and< I must say, it suits her perfectly. Unexpected, sweet, with just enough tang to keep things interesting. Yep, that's our little Mango! Pictures of our newest little bun are on the Hot Cross Does page.
It is the plan that Mango is the last "outside" bunny we will purchase for quite some time. We hope to focus on developing our own well-known, well-respected lines in the future. That may be a lofty goal, but we think it will be attainable.
Plum Bun's litter have been busily working on their hopping skills today. They pile up in the corner of their cage and start hopping like little ping pong balls. I can almost hear them chanting...Huddle...now hop!...Huddle...now hop!
I think Cookie's babies are much mellower...or is it more mellow? They are content to snuggle together and nap most of the day away. Their favorite activity is trying to sneak snacks from their mama while she is otherwise occupied.
I ordered some new toys for the bunnies today, including some logic puzzles designed to alleviate boredom in rabbits. Who knew such a thing existed? I sense a photo opportunity coming on.
Well, we got some new pictures of the kits taken and posted. I think I might need to advertise for a Bunny Wrangler! The babies were anything but cooperative, but I think we still managed to get a few cute pictures. Check them out on Hot Cross Kits page!
Today's plan, aside from normal cleaning, playtime, and cuddling all of the bunnies, includes attempting to get some updated photos of Plum Bun's babies. I am trying to figure out some safe way of marking them so I can tell which one is which. They have very different personalities, even at this early stage of development. They are out of the nest box and wandering around, trying to sneak snacks from their mama. We have a fun list of names ready and waiting for them, but we need to be able to distinguish one from another. Any good ideas? I would normally mark the ears with a marker, but black ears make that a bit difficult. :)
Amy is the Big Bunny at the Hot Cross Buns Holland Lop Rabbitry. She manages the furry bunnies as well as her own brood of five kits, with the help of her incredibly patient husband of nineteen years. Hot Cross Hoppenings will be a journal of our adventures in Holland Lop life.