“Did I say you could stop?”
Ethel will not take “direct” head rubs from a human, so when Bunya settles in for a massage, she puts her head as close to his as she can and allows herself to join in… while she closes her eyes and pretends that it is Bunya grooming her.
(Note massage indent on Bunya’s head.)
You remember the holiday message right?
Don’t drink and drive.
Don’t text and drive.
Don’t drink and text.
When boating, wear a big orange life vest (you humans look so funny in those).
Play with your bunnies and give them lots of treats!
|Be grateful to be in the land of the free and the home of the buns.
Well, here’s another one: Bunnies don’t like fireworks.
It stresses them just like other sudden and/or loud noises.
If your bunny’s neighborhood is firecracker noisy, keep the buns cool and quiet.
Close the windows and doors. Close the blinds to avoid flashing lights.
Play music – peaceful, easy listening (not loud). Think elevator music.
(No hair bands or hare bands. Stay away from 1812 Overture.)
Your TV service might even have a suitable channel in its lineup – you just never tune to those channels.
If you do not already have boxes for them to play on and in, get some plain cardboard boxes (not slick or a lot of ink/color, no staples, labels or tape); cut at least two openings in each box big enough for your bunny to get in and out. They can hide in them, to further mute the noise and feel a little safer.
An air filter in their room may provide a white noise to help muffle the fireworks’ sounds.
Keep them company and reassure them that everything’s okay. Pet them if they are the petting kind of bunnies. Have a couple of healthy treats handy (Bunya told me to say that).
Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July holiday!
Here’s another great article about Pet and Fireworks.
Previously saw these bunnies celebrating on the GHRS Facebook page and their humans from Langhorne, PA graciously sent their too cute pictures for the RR Fourth of July …
|Chloe & Casper,
Rabbit Ramblings’ 4th of July bunnies!
<< Insert “SQUEEE” here >>
(Chloe looks like a living Rorschach test)
|And Daffney is preparing for the sunshine and cookout
(or maybe the fireworks … be a dear and fetch her ear plugs, please).
P.S. Daffney, a lionhead, was adopted from the Bucks County SPCA.
Four lucky bunnies (two bonded couples) live together with well-trained human servants who have been adopting rabbits for over 20 years — way to go!
Wisely, all bunnies are “math-impaired“ (they can’t multiply).