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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, April 30, 2010

Battle of wills.

This is not a gardening post, but rather a critter post. Some of you may remember, the story about the baby rabbit which we found injured last August. This little bundle of fur is now full grown and has become 'Miss Personality Plus'

After she was well again we did not think she would survive in the great outdoors, so she became our house bunny. She very quickly became litter trained, much to our delight, then she decided, no, I am going to sleep in the litter box, so we gave her another box she could use for her business. Nope, she was going to sleep in this one as well. For her hard rabbit munchies, we gave her the small dish you see lower center. All was well with that idea, until Bun decided to use it as a toilet. OK so she is a smart rabbit, it is just fine that she will use the dish and make it easy for us to empty it every day, we will provide another dish for her munchies.

Who me, I would never do that!!!

All went well with Bun ( she is a big girl now and Bun Bun is a kids name) using the round dish as a toilet up until about a week ago. Are you getting the picture? I thought so, She decided in her, ummm! wisdom, to pick up the dish in her teeth, (gotta see it to believe it) and pull it away from the corner it sat in, and do her business in the corner.
Mr C and I are now in a "battle of wills' with her. We clean up the corner then place the potty dish back there, and as soon as we turn our backs, Bun pulls it away and does her business,
Who do you think is going to win this battle? (laughing)


MISTAYA said...

What a very clever little rabbit! I do think she's got your number though. Good luck with the potty training! Gail

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hey, she wants what she wants.LOL! Good luck Jennifer. ;-)

Darla said...

Bun is going to win unless you adhere the bowl some how, lol.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I remember when you found her. We got a rabbit not that long ago and I was surprised to see just how much personality he has. He tips over his oats bowl when it's empty as if he's trying to show us he needs more.
I guess she's trying to keep you on your toes :)

Annie's Granny said...

Rabbits will always use a corner for a litter area. We keep our rabbit from pooping in his dishes by securing his feeding dishes at the center of one side of his cage. He sleeps in his pooper box, too. Actually, he poops everywhere now, as he's a very elderbun and has become messy in his bathroom habits. He no longer gets to run free in the house, but has to be caged at all times.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

My money is on Bun :P Clearly she knows just how she likes things to be ordered and arranged. Too cute.

Catherine said...

What a cute bunny ~ and such a funny story! So glad I happened upon your blog today!

Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Glad to get an update on your Bunny-Bun...and that she's doing so well. I remember when you posted about her. You were trying to keep rabbits and other critters OUT of your veggie garden but then got all wrapped up in her. She will most likely win the battle;-)

Balisha said...

Our rabbit used to do much the same thing. They seem to have minds of their own.