Sunday, October 18, 2009

Twinkle Toes Tilly and an Award

Look what I got! My dear friend Mary Wadsworth from Blooming Ideas gave me this award! Mary is a very talented artist that makes the most whimsical and happy art. Every year I purchase a new ornament for my bunny tree. This year I just had to have Twinkle Toes Tilly from Mary! Isn't she fabulous!
Hop over and visit with Mary. She also has new creations in "The Land of Glee." I could live in the land of glee! Thanks so much Mary!
Ok, now I'm suppose to say 7 things about me. already know a lot about me. How about 7 things about bunnies instead??
Even though Razzy is considered a "mini lop" he is anything but mini. You should never ever pick a rabbit up by it's ears or by the back of the neck! Ouch! Always support their butt. They are fragile creatures and if held wrong, you could snap their back if they get to wiggling to hard to get away.
Bunnies are very clean animals. They groom themselves and each other all the time just like cats. However, bunnies cannot cough up a hairball or puke. Therefore, Timothy hay is very important to their digestive system. Razzy and Sugar get a lot of fresh hay daily. They also get a piece of Papaya at night. Something in the papaya helps the hair pass through their system.
Bunnies are prey animals and therefore feel comforted if they can hide in something. A cardboard box works great and they can chew it up and redecorate it as they see fit.
Like me, bunnies are vegetarians. They need fresh greens and herbs in their diet every day. Razzy and Sugar like green leaf lettuce, parsley, cilantro, kale, and dandelion greens. They get a sliver of carrot each day too as a treat. They only get a small amount of pellets as to many pellets as well as to much fruit can make them fat. Like people, bunnies can have a sweet tooth and will eat to many sweets if you let them.
Bunnies can use a litter box and it's very easy to train them. In fact, they practically train themselves. I use Carefresh litter (a recycled, biodegradable paper) in the bottom of the box. Then we put Timothy Hay on top. Bunnies like to eat and poop a the same time. I layer new hay on top in the morning and at night. I change the litter box every other day. Just dump it and rinse with vinegar and water. One nice thing about bunnies is they don't have stinky litter. Bunnyville pretty much smells like hay.
Well there are more or less 7 things. Now I would like to share this award with my following friends in blog land.
I enjoy visiting with each and every one of these friends. Hop over and visit with them!
bunny hugs,


Mary Wadsworth said...

Hi Shell, what a cute photo of you and Razzy! Thanks for showing Tilly and for the blog link-love:)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Thanks for sharing the information about the bunnies. And now I know you're a vegetarian, too! (Won't be making any major faux pas like inviting you over for steak on the grill!) These are all things I didn't know about you and the bunnies, so I'll be able to go to bed tonight knowing I've learned something new!

As always, the photos are precious. I love the one of you with Razzy!

Have a great week!

gail said...

Hi Shell,,, Ya got yourself two adorable kids there! :) LOL I love visinting your blog and finding whats new in Bunnyville.
Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my give away! Good Luck :)
Happy creating, I cant wait to see what you are working on.
Oh,,, I love your new ornament. That is so precious and I am on my way to visit Mary now. Thanks, Gail

Marie said...

HI Michelle,
I enjoyed learning about bunnies. Your pictures are great, and they are so adorable.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Thank you for sharing your award with us! We are quite honored.
Freckles and Deb

Carolee Crafts said...

Congratulations on your award and for the 7 things about your beautiful friends.

lisa said...

Shell ~

Congratulations on your award! Rebecca and I loved the 7 things you wrote about. I always share your blog posts with her, she loves the bunnies and wished she lived closer.


Shell said...

Thank you, Shell for this sweet award. You are too kind. I learned a lot about bunnies..i didn't know they have a sweet tooth like us.

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Shell,
I love your new bunny ornament! I really enjoy reading about your bunnies and seeing their sweet pictures.

Have a nice week!

Tedi said...

Shell, Thanks for the 411 on bunnies. It is always so great to visit Bunnyville! Can't help but put a smile on your face. Hugs, Tedi

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell
Thanks for the lesson on Bunnies. I didn't know you weren't suppose to pick them up by the scruff of the neck but then I don't have bunnies. Cute pictures!
They are the cutest...

Patricia said...

Shell, great blog! Everytime I visit I am tempted to get some bunnies, yours are so darn cute. Someday I will write about our 4H Bunny project run amok and you will understand my hesitation.
Good luck at the show, the display looks like it is shaping up beautifully.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings