In the last few weeks I have been editing my documentary every day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and it was a welcome break from staring at the screen to play with my bunnies Silver and Brownie for a few minutes every so often. I noticed that Brownie’s belly was bulging and she started ripping out her fur and gathering hay to build a padded nest. I had a feeling that she was pregnant but the Vet told me that he can’t feel any baby bunnies and she was too young anyway, so she diagnosed a “fake pregnancy”. But she and Silver had had a lot of sex before he got neutered – so there was a possibility.
Last Sunday she did not want to leave the hutch to roam around my lounge as usual and when I checked her half an hour later she was licking her newborn baby bunnies dry. They are tiny, helpless creatures – naked and still blind when they were born. They curled up under the fluffy fur nest to sleep and grow and Brownie bounced up and down the sofa as is nothing had happened. So I now have four bunnies – two munchkins and two mini-munchkins. They are one week old now and have already got tiny teeth, claws and a sleek fur coat. I have been in too much awe with those little lives to drag them out of the nest in order to take pictures but once they are out and about in a week or so, I will be spending a lot of time watching them and taking pictures. I never thought that it would have such an impact on my life to get bunnies for my birthday six months ago but it has made me calmer and happier to have those curious, cute and intelligent creatures around.
So it is with mixed feelings that I set off on holiday to Greece for a week tomorrow. The bunnies are in safe hands with my neighbour but I will miss a whole week of growth and development of the babies. However it’s been almost 2 years since I last had a holiday and I need to recharge as when I come back I have many exciting projects lined up.
I will tell you all about it, when I get back hopefully all glowing next week.
I hope the sun will shine on you too. Enjoy.