I went out to put away Pepper (our bunny). I had seperated him from his other friend earlier that morning because Black as Night (our other bunny) was acting crazy and growling and pulling the hair out of Pepper's back. It was already dark outside so when I reached in to pop Pepper back I noticed Black as Night curled up in her litter box. Hmmm...strange. I put pepper down and went to get a flashlight. Even as I was searching for a working flashlight (why do we have like 5 that are all out of batteries?) I knew what I would find.
Turned it on.
Lots of babies.
I ran around in circles, a few cuss words came out, and then I took some cleansing breaths and called my friend Shannon. Right! Shannon to the rescue! She's been witness to many bunny births.
Shannon was not answering her phone.
Well, I thought...just do what you would want if you were having babies. I sent Papa off to research on the amazing interent. I brought mama bunny in very carefully with the box where she had created her nest and set up a pen for her. We have bamboo floors that she skids on, so we put down towels everywhere. We layed out lots of fresh greens, hay and water. I even gave her one of her favorites; carrots from my garden. I figured she deserved a treat after birthing 8 babies! Actually, I'm not quite sure how many there are, I haven't inspected yet. We kept the lights dimmed and gave her space. Papa had gotten the girls up (what?!?!why?!?!) so they sat quietly and had some tea, admiring *life* at it's best.
Now before you get mad and ask why we were so
I promise to share ridiculously cute baby bunny pictures soon. Please leave a comment if you're interested in adopting one of these critters. I promise they'll be hand raised and lovable!!