Saturday, May 9, 2009

8 days old.

It's been a hectic 8 days let me tell you! Between the wheel coming off of the Jeep (while in process of getting Fireman home), repairing the Transfer case from the Jeep hitting coming down and cracking it upon the rotor's impact from the tire being thrown about 250-300 yards away, Meeting with the school and a rush to the hospital I have been checking on the babies. Here are some of the latest shots taken today at 8 days old. Their eyes should open on Monday, at 10 days old.

This first photo shows three of them sleeping. This is usually how you see all of them bundled up in their nest made out of straw and fur that was pulled from their mother.

In this photo you can see how they all like to be together. If you get one away from the others they will go searching for one of the siblings to cuddle with. You also can see the various colors in the litter.

Just another shot as a couple extend their heads up to try to find it's spot among it's siblings

We love having babies here at the house.. they are sooo much fun. The fun with get better when they have their eyes opened and start eating pellets with mom.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's been an exciting few days

The excitement has been fabulous around here. Bunnies were born! One of our rabbits, a broken otter (an otter is usually solid black with brown/white belly, brown tufts at the top of the head and around the ears and brown around the nose, black eyes, a broken is two colors and white/brown belly and little brown around the top of ears and nose - at least this is how I have learned this to be)to be exact, had 7 kits (name for a baby bunny). They actually look wild the day of birth. They are usually hairless but their bodies kind of give away what colors they will be. Today is day three of their lives and they are well fed and starting to get hair. Their eyes will not open until around day 10. It is amazing how their little bodies transform and how they start beginning to look like bunnies. We bred two does around the same time so that the kids will be able to show Jr.s at the fair for 4H this year.

We took the kits out to the adviser's house so that the whole family could find out what kinds and colors we may have. We were too excited to wait and actally find out as they grow. Yea, I am very impatient, and I wanted to see what colors there was involved. I went out to make sure the kids fed and watered them and to make sure the bunnies were okay, and it seemed like one was actually like a lilac or a blue color. Well, after the adviser saw them, we definitely have blue, maybe a broken sable and possibly a broken black and what looks like could be a broken blue otter or broken blue and the possibilities of a solid blue. We are very excited!!!!

Now I will be more curious as to the definitions of all of the different colors and the things that the advisor stated, so I will have to start checking more out on the web. I'll be excited to see if they are show quality also, and we just may have more Jr's going to fair than what we thought!

The most important thing right now is that these babies are a sign to me- a sign that things begin anew every single day. A sign that life is ever replenishing themselves, bringing joy and happiness to those who look for the joy and happiness within things. Sometimes we need to see the flower growing in between the sidewalk, the cry of a newborn, and yes, watching the fur grow on the bodies of bunnies awaiting the opening of their eyes. This waiting and daily checking shows how things change quicker and how things in life need to be cherished in the light of the day, and not lived through and ignored.