Many of you have asked what Sugie thinks of Harrington. Well, to be honest, at first she didn't like him much. She batted at him and bit at him through the playpen. She stomped her foot and had a little hissy fit. Basically, she was trying to tell him that Bunnyville was her space and she was the boss and like her Mama, she is particular about the decorating. You know women can be protective and picky about their houses!
After talking to my friend, Paula, at Cape Fear House Rabbit Society, I decided to give it a full three weeks with him in the playpen and her getting use to him being in her space. That turned out to be a very good idea. This past Sunday was their first "official date" in our bathroom (aka neutral territory). Sugie "presented" to Harrington, which means lowered her head to the floor for grooming. In bunny language, this means I'm the boss. Harrington totally ignored her as he was much more interested in all the nooks and cranny's of the bathroom. Upon Sugie's third presentation and Harrington's third dismisal of her, she got totally ticked off, had a mad look on her face, lifted her tail and pee'd on the floor! She never does that, so I knew she was really mad! Of course as I tried to clean it up, Harrington (Mr. Mischief) came over to investigate, sniffed the area, tried to eat the paper towel, looked at me and said, "oh boy mama, she's really mad! It was quite hilarious! I told him he better get his buns over there and give her kisses.
David and I then put them in the carrier (aka, the to go box) and took them on the death ride in the car. Bunnies get so scared that they will huddle together for protection. When we got back, I left them in the to go box and vacuumed up Bunnyville around them. Again, they hate the vacuum and huddled together. Then, the door was opened, they were free and they ran around merrily on the new carpet runners. Harrington was one happy bunny! At one point I couldn't find him. He had hopped up on my sewing chair under the table! Man can he jump high. Note to self, make sure chair is pushed in or he'll be on the table!
"Don't worry Harrington, mama can't get past the 'cute factor'. All you have to do is look cute and do cute things and then you can lounge around and do nothing."
xx, shell, sugie and harrington