Sunday afternoons are just meant for nap time, especially when you live with two lazy sleepy Newfies. Newfies are not the most high energy dogs on the planet. They tend to move at a slightly slower speed.
Diana’s pillow reads “Whatever you are, be a good one.” She takes this to heart. She wants to be the best napper she possibly can. She likes a pillow to lay her head on, and preferably someone to rub her paws as she falls asleep. She’s a bit of a princess sometimes.
If Diana is the princess, Daisy truly is the Nap Queen.
For Daisy, nap time is sacred and she has been known to get a little grumbly with anyone who interrupts her afternoon nap. She’s not really mad at you, but she would like you to go away and come back later.
Daisy prefers cozy places to sleep. She wouldn’t say no to being tucked in with a bit of blanket. Daisy likes to hide herself away under the table or under the piano, anywhere she can get a bit of privacy.
These days, peace and quiet can be hard to find!
Some days, Daisy and Diana sleep best when they are wrapped up in a puppy pile.
Ms Betty Bunny joined our little Furry Menagerie last week. She has settled in nicely, making friends with all our Furry Beasties, tall and small.
Ms Betty is a curious bunny. She is constantly exploring the condo area she shares with Mr. Snowy. We’ve been adding various boxes and tunnels for the bunnies to hop over and through. Ms Betty seems pleased with the variety. Mr. Snowy is not so sure about the changes.
Mr. Snowy does seem to approve of his new roommate. They are often found snuggling or sharing a treat.
Mr. Snowy has always been a bit of a slob with his personal hygiene. Too many bachelor days perhaps? Since Ms Betty officially moved in, he has been seen washing his face several times a day. It seems she is a good influence on him.
Ms Betty is roughly three times Mr Snowy’s size. Some expressed concern that Mr Snowy might resent her size, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He would prefer that she stop hopping directly over him though as it makes him a little nervous.
Diana and Ms Betty are often found having a bit of a visit through the fence that separates the bunny condo from the rest of the house. They have exchanged many sniffs and Diana frequently licks Ms Betty. Diana is fascinated by the bunnies and is often found lying outside their condo watching them play.
Daisy admires Ms Betty’s lovely coat, so black and shiny. Daisy thinks Ms Betty is beautiful. Ms Betty seems drawn to Daisy too. Looking forward to more bunny adventures.
The Furry Beasties weigh in at approximately 225 pounds or 102 kilograms combined. Currently, they are conveniently located between the area where I am prepping dinner and the area where I am cooking dinner. It is possible to pass between them. Barely. Coincidence?
Listen, don’t be fooled by this innocent face.
It may be Diana’s idea. She is the mischievous one and clearly, she does not trust herself to look me in the eye.
Still, if Diana were to casually stretch out her paw, and I were to trip over that outstretched paw? There would be two Furry Beasties partaking in the feast. Sunday roast for Furry Beasties and cereal for the Non-Furries in the family.
Mr. Snowy is a lovely Furry Beastie. He enjoys fresh herbs and cuddles. He tolerates kisses from Daisy and Diana. Occasionally Diana sneezes on him. Mr. Snowy makes it clear that sort of behavior is unacceptable. He is pearl colored and as soft and furry as a small rabbit can be. He revels in his unusual airplane ears. Some may think they are undesirable, neither upright nor completely floppy, but he thinks they add a certain distinction to his appearance.
He is an accomplished decorator. When his living quarters are cleaned, he spends much of the next day moving items about while grunting in exasperation. Mr. Snowy thinks we should just leave well enough alone and leave the cleaning to him.
Mr. Snowy is a small rabbit with a big personality. The dogs are approximately 25 times his size, but he stares them down when they lick his ears through the fence as if daring them to do it again. A kiss on the nose, however, seems quite acceptable.
Currently, Mr. Snowy is a solitary rabbit. Some think that perhaps he needs a Furry Beastie his own size to live with. When asked if he would like a roommate, Mr. Snowy snorts his disapproval. Possibly he thinks another bunny would only mess up his carefully curated quarters.