Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This Is The LAST One (I don't promise)

Never let it be said that I don't listen to my readers. Some of you suggested I get a huge, giant bunny, and I listened and obeyed. (i.e. it's YOUR fault)

Meet Hagrid, the Flemish Giant! He's not quite a year old, so he will get bigger. (Yay!)

He was discounted because of the floppy ear. See, we're such nice people, getting a defective rabbit and loving him despite his flaws. Actually I probably would've paid extra for that, because floppy ear = AWESOME.

The breeder assures me that Flemish Giants are not big diggers like the smaller bunny breeds and that this bunny will NOT be burrowing under our house to remove our insulation and spread it all over the yard. Marshall is a little nervous. He thinks bigger paws = bigger holes.

Anyway, we picked him up on Sunday. Here he is with our outside kitty. They match! I think it's fate.


Look! Our kitty loves him already! Say it with me... Ahhhhhh



Hard to tell from the pictures, but he's actually bigger than our kitty. And our kitty is very large for a cat. Maybe this will help put it in perspective.

This is Hagrid next to Edward Cullen...


He even lets our kitty smell his butt, which I'm sure means they're going to be great friends!


Now this particular bunny will run up to you for you to pet and scratch him. This morning when he saw Haven at the back french doors, he ran across the backyard and right up to the french door so he could get some love. I think I'm already in love!

So what about Emmett? (the kitty Marshall agreed to get on the condition that he becomes an outside only kitty so he can be friends with our outside kitty)

Well, turns out even though Emmett is only half Abyssinian, he definitely inherited the Aby genes. I have him in the guest bathroom that is separated from the laundry room by a door. The other inside kitties are all put away to sleep in the laundry room at night. After two days here, he found a way to open the door between his room and the laundry room, introducing himself to the other cats a little earlier than I had planned. Thankfully there was no cat fights and they all seem to be getting along fairly well. I did walk into the bathroom once to see him flushing the toilet. Now if I can just get him to use it first.

But as far as adjusting... I'd say he's still a total basket case. A nervous wreck. He starts shaking at the mere mention of putting him outside.

(yeah Marshall's not buying that story either) I'm still working on him. After all, our outside kitty has a big giant bunny friend now. He doesn't need another friend. Because if outside kitty starts hanging out too much with Emmett, big giant bunny might become jealous. And something tells me you don't want to upset a big giant bunny.

22 comments:

  1. goodness. he could easily eat little Edward.

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  2. Aww, he really is amazingly cute. And now I have another reason to hide your blog from my daughter. But give him a scratch behind the ears for me. ;)

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  3. That is one big bunny! I didn't know you could keep bunnies in your yard like you do? They don't get out???? I would love to have a bunny but I would be afraid of my dogs eating it!

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  4. Oh my, I was a little worried about this whole giant bunny thing, but look how cute it is. LOVE his name!!!

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  5. I love him! He's perfect. Adorable. Cute, cute Hagrid. :)

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  6. ummm... floppy ear=fabulous! That's all.

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  7. I would have named him Hagrid too.

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  8. Oh I so badly want an oversized bunny. He is SO cute! I would pay more for a floppy eared one. I love your menagerie.

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  9. Oh I would love one, but I'm sure my little doggie wouldn't tolerate a minute of it.

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  10. OMG! Adorable. I love his floppy ear and I too would have paid extra for it. I'm drooling with jealousy.

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  11. I love him! I need to start looking for breeders near us because I told my hubby we were getting a Flemish Giant and he seemed all for it. I would gladly take one with a floppy ear:)

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  12. Awesome, bunny! Just in time for spring. So fun!! ~Heather

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  13. I Heart That Big Ass Bunny! So cute! The Floppy ear! The Kitty Cudle! Cuuuuute!!

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  14. He is absolutely adorable, but I don't think his name fits. He's much too cute!!!

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  15. You named him Hagrid-- you are so stinking cool.

    Sorry Emmett's not adjusting well. What you absolutely needed to add to your mix was a neurotic kitty :-)

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  16. That photo of the kitty rubbing on the bunny made actually say "awhhh" out loud... so sweet! Can we come and meet him someday??

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  17. You are such a crack up. Love the giant bunny. :)
    Katy

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  18. Great bunny! Nice that he coordinate with the cat. :D

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  19. The pictures of the Hagrid and outside kitty are too cute! If you figure out how to get your kitty to use the toilet, can you let me know?

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  20. Oh I am SUCH an enabler. Sorry, Marshall. Love the new bunny :)

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  21. "He even lets our kitty smell his butt, which I'm sure means they're going to be great friends!"

    Wow...that's quite the sign of friendship.

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  22. how do your kitties not eat the bunnies. i realize the bunny is bigger than the kitty.. but my cat used to bring home dead bunnies all the time.. sad!

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