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Daily Drama 20


My Saturday volunteer, Kim, started with a fun job: filling this new guinea pig toy with grass.

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Give me that!

It is suspended over their cage from a bird feeder hanger that clamps to the table.

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It is a very popular toy!

That took about two minutes and then I hauled her out to the rabbit pen. Wiley Wabbit is STILL sneezing, over a month after the vet checked his lungs. I decided it was time to clean the pen and throw away that old dusty rug.

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Bonnie Bunny (black) and Wiley Wabbit (gray) and the dusty rug.

We hauled everything out and Kim swept out the hay and dust bunnies.

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Kim and one of the piles of hay she swept out.

For obvious reasons, Dobby was fenced off of the deck. The rabbits were able to come and go, and they high-tailed it for the garden.

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“But I want to help!”

The rabbit pen was full of dusty things. Some favorite older boxes had to be thrown out and were replaced with nearly identical boxes, un-chewed and un-dusty.

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It’s a big pen with a lot of stuff.

We threw out a couple Giant House Spiders, too.  He’s about 1-1/2″ across, wish I had put a penny down for scale.

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Bigass Spider

Dobby really wanted to help. Help, in this case, means “mess around with the rabbit stuff.” He’s not allowed in their cage anymore. He used to fit, but he’s so darned big, now. And his feet aren’t always clean. And he . . . I’ll just stop here, okay?

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Not for Dobby!

It’s a pretty big pen for two bunnies. They get “garden time” every afternoon, when the ducks and Guard Geese are out.


Kim swept and then vacuumed.

Not yet, Dobby!

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Waiting patiently

I even took down the curtains and washed them.


Curtains in the rabbit cage is part of what makes this Farm Funny.

Then I moved all the food and boxes back in, and hung the clean curtains back up.

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The door on the right makes a nifty tunnel, helps shade in summer, and blocks the winter weather, too.

I haven’t hear Wiley Wabbit sneezing since. He’s been here seven years since he was picked up downtown- an urban feral rabbit. He’s very friendly, so no doubt an escaped pet. He had been visiting homes in the neighborhood for several months but no one claimed him.

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Wiley loves his litter box.

In other news, the Great Blue Heron is back. Dobby’s swimming pool is deep enough to keep the fish safe. The smart ones that remember to dive, that is.


Don’t eat my goldfish!

One more wild visitor: the mole! He pushed up a crazy tunnel in the grass. I’d love to see him in action!

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He failed the sobriety test.

Daily Drama 14

Daily Drama 14

Madonna would like to announce that she laid an egg today. I took a video, but it was too annoying to post.

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Bwack ack ack ack ack, burrrack ack ack ack ack! (and repeat)

Dobby has had a new visitor to the back yard, but he is very shy.

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Dobby oversees the molehill construction.

The squirrels are nuts these days. Can you see all three? I have five resident squirrels, but it is hard to catch all five in one photo. Rusty’s babies aren’t out yet. Except the one that fell out and we put back in, that is.

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Peanut Hunters

Pepper the red-eared slider, a non-native pond turtle, came to us from the Seattle Animal Shelter. I’m still trying to get some history on him, but he had his vet checkup on their nickel. That’s a nice adoption gift.

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Pepper weighs a bit over 2 pounds!

To check for pneumonia, Pepper got to go swimming in nice warm water. He loved it.

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Pepper checks out Dr. Vincenzi.

Pepper doesn’t look like he’s been outside much, and he’s fearless. He loves people! Seriously, he checked everyone out.

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Pepper likes everyone.

You can put your finger right up to his face and he doesn’t hide! Doesn’t bite, either! So he has probably spent time around nice people that he trusts. He’s in good condition now, but has had a tough time in his past. His carapace is very rough and flaky.

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He’s checking YOU out, now!

In other news, Spike would like you to see how he helps out on cage cleaning night! You might recognize that spot as Dobby’s daytime hang-out by the heat vent. Gee, why is cage cleaning done after Dobby’s bedtime?

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No, YOU are upside down! I am right side up!