A Bunny Came to Visit

So…

a bunny came to stay with us for several weeks!

Yep, I know that sounds a bit odd with two cats in the house but he came for an extended stay nonetheless!

Why you might ask?

Turns out that my daughter & her family had to be away from home for several weeks & no one wanted to leave this guy in a kennel all by himself for so long so….

he came to stay with his grandma!

All in all its worked out quite well. It was a little rough at the start as we both had to figure each other out. (Full disclosure- he bit me twice). But he’s still just a baby (less than 7 months old) and was nervous being away from home for the first time with two hungry “mini-lions” sitting outside his door, right?

We’ve settled into a good routine now and we’re becoming fast friends especially since I figured out that the way to his heart is definitely thru his stomach! His favorite thing to eat is fresh greens (plain please, no dressing), in particular PARSLEY! He’ll do just about anything for it! 🙂

Truth be told, I did introduce the cats to Rex the bunny in a manner of speaking that is…. I carried each one into to the room separately and let them visit with the bunny in his enclosure.

Keeping in mind that neither of them has ever been this close to any other animal in their entire lives, their reaction was fairly predictable.

They freaked out!

The cats that is!!! They bristled and bolted for the door with their tails puffed up like a bottle brush! The result? No more meowing or scratching at the door. Now they are indifferent to our guest! 🙂 What about the bunny you might ask? He hardly noticed them!

Overall, the bunny’s been a pretty good houseguest. He’s enjoyed playing in this tunnel which the cats “graciously” loaned to him for his visit. So much so, that I got him one of his very own to take home as a parting gift or a souvenir of his visit.

He’s quiet and undemanding and doesn’t seem to mind if his dinner menu remains the same every meal, every day!

And over the course of his stay he has shown a definite interest in learning about the bag pattern business.

His preference however leans toward inspecting (and tasting) the raw fabric itself rather than the finished bags. He does seem to favor the shiny, dangly zipper pulls above all else! 🙂

So in closing, it’s been a positive experience (except maybe for the cats). Once we figured each other out (he and I that is) and established a few mutual boundaries we learned to enjoy each other’s company, because let’s face it, staying at grandma’s house is a LOT different (and quieter) than what he’s used to at his house with all the action that two school kids who play with him provide all thru the day!

To be honest he’s more labor intensive than the two cats are by a long shot, but I know that the sun rises and sets around this bunny according to my granddaughter so if ever I’m asked to bunny-sit for him again, my answer will always be… a definitive YES!

My grandkids have laughingly told their friends that Rex is at “Bunny Camp” and maybe there’s some truth to that. I have taken a few liberties and spoiled him a bit, but that’s my perogative as the grandma, right? Either way, it’s been a positive experience for us both and the only ones who might be glad to see him go are the cats! 🙂

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

Are there any other “bunny-lovers” out there? And has anybody else agreed to “babysit” for an unconventional pet in their home? If so, do let us know the details in the comments section below! 🙂

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10 Comments

  1. Beth on July 7, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I looked after our daughter’s family’s bunnies, bearded dragon, and dogs while they were gone one time. Her chickens live at our house (outside in their own coop, of course) and I take care of them since chickens are not allowed in town. Your grand-bunny is simply gorgeous!

    • Kat on July 7, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      WOW! That’s a lot of “baby”-sitting! and thank you. I think he’s beautiful too!
      🙂

  2. Ardis on July 8, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Awe, your GrandBunny is VERY cute! I’m sure he got lots of attention. I too, have grandbunnies and have had them for extended sleepovers. My granddaughter dresses up her bunnies. I had to giggle one day when Hunny Bun was wearing tutu!

    • Kat on July 8, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Thats hysterical. I wonder if I have that to look forward to! 🙂

  3. fiona canavan on July 30, 2021 at 12:59 am

    that is a gorgeous bunbun! our state (in Australia) doesn’t allow rabbits to be kept, and after being waitstaff to several lagomorph overlords for a number of years, I really miss having buns! What breed is he? (his fur looks like a Rex, but he looks quite large for a Rex) please give him a tiny piece of banana from this bun-deprived hooman.

    • Kat on July 30, 2021 at 5:42 am

      Good eye! He IS a Rex bunny and my granddaughter ADORES him! And actually, the breeder told my daughter that he was the RUNT of the litter! We too were surprised at how large he is but he IS fun! 🙂

  4. Chris on July 30, 2021 at 3:02 am

    We had a couple of bunnies in our early twenties. They were named Fonson and Johnson. They were allowed supervised access to the house at times because they were litter box trained. They are quite easy to litter box train. We didn’t have cats but did have two dogs. Everybody got along. They were fun pets.

    • Kat on July 30, 2021 at 5:44 am

      If he were mine, I definitely would have tried introducing them under controlled circumstances of course, but since he isnt I sure didnt want to take any chances on it. The cats DID seem totally inhibited about him. That surprised me. 😀

  5. Judy on August 1, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    I, too, have Grand bunnies and have taken care of them on lots of occasions. They are fun pets and certainly know when Granny is taking care of them because they get extra treats! It is amazing how different each one is. They each have their own preferences in food, treats and toys.

    • Kat on August 1, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      I truly was surprised at how much I enjoyed having him…. once we figured each other out that is! 😀

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