Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bunny Casa


Available: Open floor plan, studio with loft. View. Room for basement. High ceilings. Garden. Charming. Mindful landlord. Reasonable rates.


Occupied!

Sanka moved right in, after I upgraded one of the garden beds into a luxury studio with loft. She is a happy bunny tenant.


The original chicken coop, that I made from our old Ikea picnic table, was not being used since the chicks have joined the other chicas in the shark cage. So, I set it on top of one of the four by four raised veggie beds... the fit is not exact, but boards are nicely and securely making shade and acting as a covering for the gaps. Now Sanka has a soft and earthy place where she can dig her caves and tunnels. She can jump and frolic. She has patches to nap in the sun, and shady shelters, too. I wonder if she'll make it up to her loft, where she can catch a fresh breeze and have a look around. With the taller ceilings I can easily access her dish, stroke her ears, and pull up a chair to sit beside her and enjoy her activities.


She. is. so. happy!

William and I watched her do those funny bunny leaps, the ones that look like pure exuberance and bliss. Then she began her tunneling, and exploring. She makes marvelous tunnels, and Hobbit holes. We realize my arrangement is decidedly cattywampus, but as a prototype it is both effective and inspiring.


And when a bunny looks this cozy and content, you know you are doing something right.

10 comments:

  1. Oh happy bunny. I am amazed by bunny tunnels.

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  2. that thing is so darn cute! it has never occurred to me that a home bunny would need room to tunnel....but of course! you are a stunning bunny owner!

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  3. Sweet little bunny, so cozy and happy in her sweet little home. Love this!

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  4. Our bunnies always live in cages off of the ground. I can't wait until spring when we redo the cages so they have room to tunnel and have access to fresh grass. Didn't think about it but before but moving them between raised beds would fertilize and break up the soil. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  5. Function over form. PS - When we get chickens, I want to name one of them Sharkbait (like from Finding Nemo, but inspired by your shark tank name for the chicken coop.) Love it.

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  6. Well done! Looks like success on your upgraded bunny casa.

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  7. Now that's what creativity can getcha! Sounds like a brilliant opportunity seized.

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  8. Years ago my friend gave me her caged rabbit, and I promptly turned him out onto my enclosed patio. He spent every day scampering up and down the dirt hills, finding fresh fruit I had tucked here and there, and then he and my cat took turns chasing each other. He was so happy. His former cage was turned on its side and became a place to nap on grass cuttings. Thank you for bringing back happy memories of my Pooky.

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  9. Oh that rabbit looks so cute napping. I love my rabbit. She's indoors only. I have 2 terriers that alternately want to get her or are scared by her thumping. She loves it outdoors, I wish I had a fun place to let her safely play outside. We have lots of hawks around, and when we've been outside playing together they will come sit in the trees. NOT COOL HAWKS. There are plenty of wild things to eat a couple of blocks away.

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  10. I am thinking our Hazel bunny is jealous of the dirt access. Lucky Sanka bunny! Looks good!

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