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Live Easter Bunnies

April 12th 2009 4:01 pm
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As most of my friends know I have two real live bunny sisters. Arleenton and Grayson are their names and they have a real nice area outside that is fenced off with their bunny hutch, plants and just space to hop around in. When it's not too hot, momma will let them into the main yard so they can hop around and eat whatever they want to eat from our garden.

Today is Easter and some families have gotten little baby bunnies as presents for the children to enjoy. Let me tell you about bunnies. Depending on where you live, rabbits are considered to be "exotic" animals and taking them to the vet can get very expensive. That cute little bunny that you now have, will grow up and become mature rabbit within 4 months and when that happens, they can turn from a sweet loving bunny to a mean, nasty and biting rabbit overnight. This stage occurs when the rabbit hormones kick in and little Fluffy wants to go play with the opposite sex. If there is no bunny close by, little Fluffy will try to mate with the cat, dog or even a stuffed animal. You can avoid this stage by having the bunny sterilized but as mentioned above it can be very expensive. Where we live the cost of doing this is 500 dollars per rabbit. The increased cost is because not all vets will take on a rabbit as a client and rabbits need special medications and handling.

Rabbits are also destructive animals and if you choose to keep little Fluffy in the house, be prepared for the smell as their urine stinks. Additionally, some like to dig so expect holes to be dug in your carpets, wired to be chewed on, and one of my all time favorites is eating the door frames.

There are also health issues: Some rabbits have a problem with their teeth not growing correctly. Arleenton is one of these and she has to go to the rabbit vet several times during the year to have her front teeth clipped down and filed - the last visit was well over 200 dollars.

Rabbits are also sensitive to heat so their home has to be out of direct sun. In addition, there are certain diseases that are very fatal to rabbits.

Yes, baby bunnies are really cute, but not all rabbits like to be held, petted or handled. One never knows what you are getting. That cute little 2 pound bunny that was sold to you as a "mini" might actually be a giant who will grow up to be well over 20 pounds.

If you decide that the kids are not taking care of little Fluffy as you expected and you just don't have the time for another pet, please do not release the rabbit in the country or in a empty field as these pet rabbits do not have the skills to take care of themselves, it would be more humane to find them another home or to take them to the animal control group.

With the proper care, rabbits can live long and happy lives. They can be trained to use the potty box just like cats. If you are lucky to get a really sociable rabbit, it will sit with you and watch TV or play fetch. As with any pet, the success of the pet in the home has to do with the time and attention you are will to give the pet.

I love my bunnie sisters!

Coco Rose

 

Happy Easter to all

April 10th 2009 9:26 pm
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I have to admit, we are out of zealies, so those of you who did not get a pretty little bunny from us this Easter, please do not think it is because you are less liked than others because that just isn't the case. We can no longer afford to buy extra zealies throughout the year, so once the zealies we do have are given away, such as right now, then we just have to make do without any.

That being said, we want to wish each and everyone of you a very happy Easter. Who knows, Dogster might be planning another contest and we can reap a bunch of zealies again - LOL.

Marilynn, Coco Rose, Puff, Simba, Bay-Ling and the bunnie sisters too.

 

My brothers

April 4th 2009 7:35 am
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Today I'm going to talk about Simba Blue and Puff. I learned real fast when I was a small puppy not to get too close to Simba's front paws because he will strike out with his claws if he feels like it. Now don't get me wrong, I love Simba but he is the Alpha male in this family. Sometimes Simba likes to lie in the hallway just so I can’t get through. He does this to mess with me and when I get my courage up, and run by him, he moves his paws just to scare me more. Other times, Simba will jump up on the daybed and lie next to me and take a nap. He’s really a nice brother although the neighborhood cats don’t like him because Simba wants to go outside and beat them up, you should see and hear him when one of them walk by the windows - BOL.

Puff on the other hand is a real good target for me to boss around. He has to do what I want him to do because I am the princess. He sometimes tries to resist, but I always get my way with him. Last night I was laying on the daybed having my tummy rubbed by momma and Puff tried to make momma pet him instead. In his clumsyness, he jumped on my tummy. Well I don't have to tell you that I did not like that at all and I jumped up, got right in his face and proceeded to tell him off. I told him off really good then I went back to momma and continued to have my tummy rubbed and Puff just stood there like a little ole lost dog that he can sometimes be .

Oh, I forgot, I have a little secret, Puff is going to be sleeping in the crate again. He is currently sleeping with momma but she does not like him in bed with her because he hogs up the bed. When momma went to Pet Smart last week she found a crate warming pad for dogs and she got it so that Puff can stay nice and toasty at night in his own little crate. No more sleeping with momma starting tonight. He is going to bark his silly little head off.

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

 

Locked in the truck

March 30th 2009 7:24 pm
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As most of you know, my daddy works from the house. He asked Puff and I if we wanted to go Bye-Bye today. Of course I went running to the front door ready to go someplace with daddy. Puff followed and daddy took us out to the truck and put us on the seat. He got into the truck and off we went but soon daddy turned the truck around and pulled back into the driveway. He had forgotten his wallet and went back inside the house to get it. When he got back to the truck, the engine was running and Puff and I were still inside, along with his truck key. It's a good thing for him that the air conditioner was running because it took AAA over thirty minutes to get to our house and pop the lock. We didn't get to go Bye-Bye afterwards. Don't think I want to go Bye-Bye with daddy anymore.

Hugs and Kisses

Coco Rose

 

Floods

March 28th 2009 12:22 pm
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Baron, we have been watching the news and the flood waters in North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota are receding - Yippee!!! We were worried about you and your family. You will continue to be in our thoughts along with everyone else affected by the floods.

Coco Rose, Puff and family

 

It's not fair

March 22nd 2009 9:28 pm
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Puff got to stay home with momma and daddy and I got shipped off to the groomers. I got a bath and my hair clipped. When I got home, I could smell the ham on his breath. It's jsut not fair.

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

 

Happy Birthday to me!

March 20th 2009 8:53 pm
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Today is my birthday - I'm three years old. Momma bought a big bag of lamb fillets for me yesterday. The bag is so big that I'm going to share them with my brother Puff.

Speaking of Puff, he has been out of his silly ole diapers for over one month and everything is going well. Daddy has not had to shampoo the carpet in over two weeks because Puff has finally stopped doing his business in the house. That has made the humans happy and has taken some of the stress off of Puff. Puff still is not allowed to roam the house at will because the humans don’t quite trust him yet, so if they can’t watch him, both of us are put in the sewing room with the baby gate across the opening. I like being in the sewing room because I nap on the daybed.

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

 

Sad fact

March 15th 2009 7:43 am
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This morning in our local news paper was an article regarding the workload of one of the Animal Control departments. When I live there are two animal Control departments. One is in charge of Murietta, Temecula and Lake Elsinore. The one that the paper pertained to was the Riverside County Shelter and it is in charge of Winchester (where I live), Riverside county and all the way to the Arizonia boarder.

Last year, this shelter euthanized 26,641 dogs and cats. They picked up 1,444 animals. It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to figure out that apparently they are putting to death more turned in dogs and cats than picked up dogs - how sad.

Crying tears,

Coco Rose

 

Friends

March 14th 2009 7:46 pm
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I feel very blessed to have made friends with a lot of the fellow Dogster pack. It is through these friendships that I have been able to complain about my brothers Puff and Simba Blue, notice I never complain about Bay-Ling because she is perfect just like me - BOL.

Anyways, even though I do not check in on Dogster daily, although daddy seems to think I do, I love having my human keep me updated on what each of my pup pals are doing.

Just wanted to take a moment to say I love you all and thank you for being my friends.

Hugs and Kisses,

Coco Rose

 

How dare he?

March 13th 2009 8:24 pm
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My brother Puff has been in our family a little over three months now. In all that time, he has usually respected my claims on the cookies I get. He did not like pig ears or the Nyla bones. I don't know where I went wrong at but I'm very sad right now because Puff is chomping away on MY pig ear. I'm trying to be good about it and I'm laying on the daybed giving him dirty looks but he continues to chomp away on MY pig ear. Momma felt sorry for me so she got me a new pig ear, but it's not the same. Why did he decide to take MY pig ear? He didn't even ask me if I was done with it, he just took it and is enjoying it so much that I'm certain there will be nothing left of it when he is done. I tried to pretend that I was really liking the new pig ear, and was hoping he would drop MY pig ear and come over and take the new one, but it didn't work. I'm going to have to have a word or two with Puff later.

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

 
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