Wednesday, October 07, 2009
We have had a busy week - a 3-day trip to Minneapolis, and a new rabbit! The first thing I must share, of course, is the rabbit. Her name is Bianca, but the boys call her Hunka (as in hunka hunka bunny love). ;)
She is a lovely angora rabbit. The lady who held her for us for the past month so that we could pick her up on the way home from our trip clipped her for us, as when we last saw her she was fully fuzzy. So we came home not only with a sweet bunny, but a nice big bag of fur to spin into angora yarn!
She is sweet and curious, and the boys are thrilled she is here. She lives both in an outdoor hutch and indoor cage...and is getting more used to us, so is almost sitting on laps. The boys have been spending every moment they can near her, getting her used to their voices and keeping her company in her new home.
Our cat seems to think she is pretty interesting too, and gives her nose kisses often. The boys have been reading and learning about rabbits for the past few weeks, and are enthusiastically helping with cleaning, brushing, and feeding.
Now I just need to (significantly) improve my hand spinning skills so that I can make yarn from this delicate fur!