BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > THE LOUNGE > Yet Another 'Just Saying Hi'
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User is Offline wender_elf
Gillett, Texas, USA
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12/28/2006 1:05 PM

Howdy, folks!  i'm wendy, and these are my two bunnies:

CrashSlashFlash, a wild cottontail i hand raised from the time he was about 3 days old ~ this is him in a rare moment of stillness, deigning to accept a kiss from me

and Retread, who was a Christmas present

We're pleased to meet y'all!

Godspeed to all of y'all out there on the highways and byways!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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12/30/2006 11:30 PM

WELCOME WENDER_ELF!!!!  Sorry it has taken me so long to welcome you  It's crazy week here on the board.   Your bunnies are so cute!!  Lots of love!  So adorable!

Tell us the story of the little cottontail. And have you noticed any differences between your domestic?


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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1/01/2007 7:32 PM
what cute lil bunnies! :-) welcome!!
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline wender_elf
Gillett, Texas, USA
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1/05/2007 5:41 AM
Ah, the story of CrashSlashFlash, the rabbit formerly known as Baby Bunny Boy... (i've posted this info on another forum, and in a blog, but i would love to see it all in one place, so please bear with me.)

Very First Online Posting:
11~1~2006
Holy Mackerel! While slogging through a major storage facility overhaul (a bunch of the stuff we own is currently stored in a school bus), i looked up to see my folks Heinz 57 / Retriever / Hound dog with something moving in her mouth. (This is the same dog that chases down the cats, grabs them by the scruff of their necks and wags them around the yard. The smallest and the most timid cats have drawn the line at being beeotch-drug around, and it's nothing to be out working in the yard, see the cat run past with the dog hot on it's heels, then, in a minute or two, see the REVERSE ~ the dog hauling heinie with the cat in hot pursuit!) Anyway, back to the story of the moment ~ So, i'm looking at the dog, and her mouth, thinking "What in the world? Is it a mouse? Naw, too big. A teenaged squirrel? Naw, no tail." The whatever-it-is squirms, and i rush out of the bus to find a teeny, tiny baby rabbit in Taffy's mouth, not a HAIR of the little darling out of place!

TO BE CONTINUED... WITH PICTURES!!!
Godspeed to all of y'all out there on the highways and byways!

User is Offline wender_elf
Gillett, Texas, USA
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1/05/2007 5:45 AM
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11~4~2006

Well as promised here is one of the many pictures we have of the newest addition to the family. I'm sure there will be more!

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3300/1311/320/IMG_0980.jpg
Godspeed to all of y'all out there on the highways and byways!

User is Offline wender_elf
Gillett, Texas, USA
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1/05/2007 5:49 AM
Also on 11~4~2006
(BTW, the pics were from earlier days ~ i didn't want to get too excited about the little guy ~ all the stuff i found online gave an EXTREMELY poor prognosis for his survival in captivity...)

The Baby Rabbit opened it's eyes!!!

Amazing! Went to bed last night, the baby rabbit's eyes were sort of glued shut; got up this morning and it can see us!!! And it still likes us!!! lol

So, if a baby rabbit opens it's eyes at approximately 10 days, and we've had it for 7 days, it was only 3 days old when Taffy found it's nest. It's really too bad we couldn't just put it back in the nest, but we know that the dogs had found that one, and the cats wouldn't be far behind, so we had to actually rescue the baby rabbit.

i keep calling it "The Baby," but it's becoming rather obvious that we need a name for it, since it does seem to respond to us talking to it. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Oh! And we think it's a boy because it's privates all seemed to be on the outside of the baby rabbit's body.

i've been to several sites, looking for a formula that we could feed a baby rabbit, and i've got to give my 76-year-old Mom credit for knowing exactly what to use: Pet milk with a drop of Karo syrup in it. Since i had nothing else, that's what we fed it, at first. Then, because of what i'd read, we got some of the Cat Milk Replacement stuff, but that sort of gave him the runs. So, back to the tried and true formula.

His ears are starting to stand up and he's looking more like a rabbit and less like a rat by the hour, it seems! lol

Stay tuned for more baby rabbit pictures and postings in this continuing saga.
Godspeed to all of y'all out there on the highways and byways!

User is Offline wender_elf
Gillett, Texas, USA
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1/05/2007 5:54 AM
Okay, okay, i'm a dumb~#xx. i just noticed that y'all offer an area to create a blog, so i'm off to blogger~land!
Godspeed to all of y'all out there on the highways and byways!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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1/07/2007 6:29 PM

No worries!    We'll think of it as a promo for your blogs!

It's amazing that this little guy has lived.  Another good resource or  good place to call for information is your local humane society. I know many of them take in orphaned wild rabbits, care for them, and then release them back into the wild.   Or you can go to rabbit.org and type in orphaned rabbit, or wild rabbit.  I know they have information on this as well.

Keep us updated!


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