Monday, 13 March 2017

PETS | The Bunnies Are Back!

CUTE: My bunnies chilling in our new home.
I have been so quiet on this blog over the last year  - 18 months and so much has happened that I don't even know where to begin really. I guess I will pick on really significant parts to do separate blog updates on but in a nutshell, we moved from our rented home in Essex into our first self owned home in Norfolk and in between those two homes, we lived with my mum for nine months because we bought a new build and had to wait for it to be bought (and save money!).

Anywhooo, I will talk about our big move in another post although it isn't the most amazing of stories but I can show you my favourite bits of our lovely home (which is exciting FYI).

The biggest thing with all this moving is our house rabbits. If you have followed me on social media or read my blogs for a while you will know we have two house buns called Bentley and Peaches. Well, they have been quite quiet on social media in recent months and that is because part of the agreement of staying at my mums was the bunnies had to live outside. I wasn't ever going to re-home them so that was the happy medium. I bought them a nice big hutch with a huge run underneath and that is where they lived for nine months. Then, in September last year we up sticks and moved again (driving nervous bunnies from Essex to Norfolk wasn't my favourite thing to do!) and because we had a new build with new carpets and optional extras we had paid out for we thought it best to keep them in their hutch outside.

The only problem was we hadn't opted to have out garden turfed. We want it done properly and set out how we plan so it is currently a garden of mud and when you move in Autumn and then Winter follows, you tend to have a lot of shitty weather. Our back garden has looked like a festival field ever since we moved in. To go and feed the bunnies I have had to wear wellies and I hated feeling as though I never saw them. I would literally go out to feed them and that was it. Because the garden is currently unusable I couldn't ever let them out to run around and it made me miserable.

So, they are back indoors! Where they belong!

With me.

While I was very nervous about it because, overall even though they are good bunnies, they are still animals and still chew things they shouldn't do, I just couldn't stand the idea of them being outside anymore. What was the point of having pets if I wasn't enjoying them? Once the garden is straight (which is our plan for the summer) they will be able to go outside once again (but still live indoors) and enjoy being in the fresh air however until then it is a mud heap out there so it's a no go (for any of us).

Anyway, they are back indoors. They have been good so far too and kind of slipped back into indoor habits really easily which is great despite a year living outside in a hutch. Now they are settled and have their bearings they are well behaved. We know they will chew and are willing to accept that and replace things if and when it happens. Important things such as wires are properly protected and things like curtains and side tables were bought cheap so worst case scenario; if they get damaged and can't be fixed they are easily replaceable and we aren't too precious.

We have yet to build them a permanent home but have plans for something under the stairs. Right now they have a little home in the living room until that's sorted. I love having their company again, I have really missed them. I know they don't make noises but they really are lovely animals and are loyal, friendly and lovable. They seem really happy to be indoors again too and have been binky-ing everywhere (bunny owners will know what that means)

Welcome home bunnies. x

NIGHT NIGHT: Savannah gave Peaches her blankey
while she slept. 




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