Friday, June 06, 2008


These buns were rescued from UVic by my friend Courtnay, who (with her work partner) found them with their dead mother while she was working for the Grounds / Maintenance folks. She brought them to me, and we're taking care of them now. We got them when they were ~7 days old, and we've had them for about 3 weeks. When we got them they didn't have their eyes open, but they do now (rabbits eyes usually open at ~10 days).

They are soooooo cute! We think there are 5 boys and one girl (not sure yet though, they are hard for the vet to sex when they are young).

There are 4 brown ones, a black one with white toes and a gray-and-tan one. They don't have names yet, primarily because we can't tell them apart yet!

They have been eating a formula of 1 part Feline Mammalac (similar to Kitten Milk Replacer/KMR), 1 part water, and 0.5 part heavy (whipping) cream. At first they had to be fed every 3 hours (even at night), but we are now down to about every 6-8 hours. We are starting to introduce solid food, which requires the addition of bacteria (baby buns have sterile stomachs and have no bacteria to aid in the digestion of solid food). Right now they are eating Oxbow Critical Care for Herbivores, which has the necessary bacteria in it to allow them to successfully move to solid food. We still have our fingers crossed, though, because this is a really critical part of their development.

Lulu and Ansie!

Lulu and Ansel are staying with us for a while (Lu is grey and Ansie is black and white). They were abandoned in a Victoria hotel, and so they are with us now! They are very fun, although Lu doesn't like Juju; Ansie is a peach - our saying for him is "He gets up to lie down" - or at least just to change position! He is a really, really nice placid cat.

Here is a picture of them playing with Christophe.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Everyone is growing up

Well, here we are already in march and no new posts... it's got to be about 1 every 5 months! So I guess it's time for another one!

Celeste and Meganne are pretty well full grown and are doing so well - except for when they have to stay home and get bored and get into things and eat things and then get sick, of course. Celeste also in really getting a fear of big dogs, too - it seems like every time we're out on the field some rude mastiff or great Dane chases her or squashes her - there's one that if she sees she will run for the exit and sit just outside waiting for us. This is not great, since she already isn't really very interested in other dogs, other than Meganne, of course. As Ute says, "Who needs other dogs when I've got a seestar?!"

Here is Celestie-kin at Mom's

Meganne is learning to have lots of fun with other dogs, although generally only if they are smaller than her. She has nice time chasing Toby the pomeranian and Sally the pug, too. However, she will NOT reliably chase and retrieve anything... so much for flyball!

Here she is playing with the frisbee, rather than retrieving it!