Monday, July 28, 2008

Flynn's New Bed.

I got a new bed!, originally uploaded by jess sully.

We are currently in the process of both preparing for my dad's wedding and packing the house (we're moving the DAY AFTER they return from their honeymoon!). During all the hoopla, we discovered this old baby playmat tucked away into the game closet. My dad was going to throw it away, but I decided that it would make a perfect out-of-cage bed for Flynn.
We decided to move Flynn's cage today. It was up on a table in the kitchen; now it is on the floor in the living room so he can come and go as he pleases. And come and go he did! He returned to his cage only to use the litterbox, otherwise, he loved his free time. He had another successful day today out of the cage- not a single accident!
However, before I left for work, when I locked his cage door, he seemed quite distraught. He kept throwing himself at the door with THE most pathetic look on his little red face.

Bo, Timothy's hamster, seemed to like the bed too.

... Almost as much as he liked one of the toys Flynn left lying around.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Settling right in...

Flynn has only been here five days, but he's settled right in. He hasn't peed outside of his litterbox since we got him the new, larger one (except for marking the couch once... I don't know why, but it's the only thing he ever wants to mark), and he's pooping about 85% of the time in there, too. I've seen him flop over a dozen times, no matter how close we are to him, and he actively asks for and happily returns pets- by grooming my fingers (licking/nibbling).

First out of cage flop!, originally uploaded by jess sully.
Here's Flynn's first out of cage flop. He was nudging me, so I started petting him, and the moment I did... he flopped right over and melted into the couch. It was the cutest thing ever, I almost died from shock (didn't really expect him to be this comfortable yet) and cuteness.

As a reward for using his litterbox so well, we decided to let him run around the living room. Well, I took over 100 photos but he was too busy running and binkying to let me get any good shots. They were all terrible- this is one of the best ones I managed to get.
A close up of his pretty face. I love his beautiful red eyelashes.
All tuckered out.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A true irish bun

A true irish bun, originally uploaded by jess sully.

Flynn looking quite irish sniffing at some clover. This picture was taken in the shade without a flash, to show his true color. His color really seems to vary a lot in pictures, depending on the flash and lighting.
This is another one taken yesterday- I don't get to see him today because I have to work all night.
Flynn is staying at a close (and responsible) friend's house for the time being, because there is a lot going on at my house with my parents wedding, packing, and the move to our new house.
It also doesn't help that my soon-to-be stepmother is convinced that she'll be allergic to him, since she's allergic to almost ANYTHING furry and cute.
I was a little nervous that I would be allergic to him, actually, because I'm severely allergic to cats (even though I love them so!). However, I have yet to experience any symptoms whatsoever, even when I get my nose and face really close to his fur.
I am, however, allergic to timothy hay- so I have to be careful to wash my hands thoroughly after handling it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thanks, Mom.

Thanks, Mom., originally uploaded by jess sully.

Flynn would like to report that he really, really likes this new litterbox.
Here he is munching away on some hay.
I'm proud to report that there are much less little yellow spots in his tray, for he is actually USING his litterbox, it seems.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Great Outdoors.

A few new things happened to Flynn today.
1) He got a new litterbox
2) He experienced the great outdoors for the first time
3) He felt comfortable enough to sleep with both ears relaxed and down, even with us sitting and playing cards only a foot or two away from his cage.

Flynn really seems to like the new litterbox, hopefully he will actually pee in it! (He had been peeing right NEXT to his old one.)

Looking a little apprehensive in his carrier, not knowing what was to come.

Striking a pose in the lush grass- this was after he was exhausted from running around and meeting new people all morning.

My boy sure has a pretty face!

My snuggly baby.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Flynn's First Day Home

As soon as we put him in his cage, he went right to work exploring every single square inch of the cage- he tasted and bopped every toy in there, too. He really wasn't as nervous as I thought he'd be- he ate right away, hopped around like crazy, and even settled down in his bed for some sleep.
I can't wait until he dead bunny flops- then I'll know he's REALLY comfortable and happy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Introducing, Flynn Timothy.

Little Flynnie, originally uploaded by jess sully.

There were lots of different bunnies to choose from at Two Rivers Rabbitry- she brought out a lot of different babies and juniors and let us see, touch, and interact with each one. Although some of the harlequins and tri's that she had were tempting, I decided to stick with what I originally wanted- a red.
She brought out his brother first, who was cute, but in an awkward sort of way- his ears were much too big for his head! Then, she brought out the runt, who was much smaller and "prettier" than many of the others we'd looked at. He stayed perfectly posed for five minutes on the table, and when I picked him up, he snuggled into my neck and licked my chin. That's how I knew he was the one.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One Week to Go.

Only one week until little Flynn comes home :)
Timothy (his godfather) and I are going to make a day trip out of it and drive to pick him up next Monday, the 21st.
I can't wait to see him.
I wonder how small he'll be?
One more week.
7 daysssss.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Flynn it is!

I've finally decided, and my little bunny's name is going to be... FLYNN!
Flynn is an irish name meaning "red haired son". 
In Gaelic, it translates into "red-headed".
Sounds perfect to me <3

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Bunny Cage

New Bunny CageView From the DoorType: BASS cage
Size: 30"x 30"
It's just a regular commercial cage with a slide out tray. We modified it a little, by using C-Rings on the bottom, Kwik-Klips on the sides so that it can easily collapse for transport, and we reattached the door so it would swing out instead of in. [Whoever thought of that anyway?]
I think it will work quite nicely... the only problem is that the floor sags a little so the tray is noisy and hard to slide out, but that will be fixed soon.
As you can see, he already has a comfy bed, prince dish, and lots of toys awaiting him...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One decision down, one to go.

Well, the Jenni (the breeder) emailed me back today, and I reserved a little red buck. 
Other colors were also available, but it seemed only natural for me to get a redheaded bunny, since I am so obsessed with that haircolor, and am in fact a redhead myself.

Breed: mini rex
Color: red
DOB: June 1st, 2008
Planned Gotcha-Day: July 21, 2008

Actually, two boy siblings are available. According to Jenni, the one I reserved is a LOT smaller, in fact she thinks he'll top out at only 3 lbs, whereas his brother will probably weigh over 4. Hopefully he's healthy and fine, just small. 
I seem to have a soft spot for runts... after all, my tabby cat Trey was also the runt.

I can't wait until he gets here!

Now, I just need to decide on a name
I have narrowed down the list considerably to only FOUR:
1. Ruari- red king (Irish)
2. Flynn- red haired son (Celtic/Irish)
3. Aidyn- little fire (Celtic/Gaelic)
4. Rowyn- little red one (Gaelic/Irish)

It is important to me that his name is 
a) irish 
b) pertaining to his lovely color