Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bunny Sunday

The weather is beautiful this morning -- very fall like.  The bunnies were happy to get outside to spend time in their outdoor casa.  The casa is connected to the garden, so we let them out to run around a bit before herding them into the casa.
There were lots of binkies going on (for those of you who don't know what a binky is - it is the ultimate expression of bunny joy.  They take off running and then jump into the air, kick their legs out and sometimes even flip their bodies around mid air.  It's quite the sight to see!)  I tried to catch a mid-air binky, but wasn't quick enough.

This is Diggy, pre-binky:

And little Turbo doing a drive-by on Sandie:
Ginger striking a pose:
OK guys, into the casa you go...

They'll get to hang outside for a few hours this morning.  Even though the casa is nicely shaded, it's still getting pretty warm here in AZ, so I'll bring them back inside in a little while.  I've had people comment to me before that "wild bunnies stay outside in the heat, why not these bunnies?"  1) these bunnies are not wild and 2) wild bunnies burrow into the ground to stay cool.  Domestic bunnies should never be left out in the heat! 
OK, that's my bunny public service announcement for the day.  Have a great Bunny Sunday everyone!

16 comments:

Clovie Boy said...

I'll bet it's fun watching 5 joyous bunnies binking around...

Annette F Tait said...

lovely to see! especially the pre binky shot - I can just see it happening!
and you are so right about wild rabbits, in their cool earth burrows away from the midday heat, completely different from house rabbits.

loved your chicken post below!

Judy said...

Thanks for defining what "binky" was...I had no idea!

Christina said...

Good PSA Bridget and your bunnies are looking well.

SharonP said...

Oh, I hope you can capture a binky on video sometime soon...I want to see those joyous bunny acrobatics!

Natascha said...

Thanks for mentioning about the heat...I've been saying that too. In summer here in MI, even with central air on 70, my big guy will plaster himself up against his fan. He loves his fan. Also while wild buns stay in their burrow all day and come out at night when it's cooler!

Sydney_bitless said...

Aww so cute. So my grandfather used to tell me rabbits danced under the full moon. My mother and I laughed and thought it was one of his funny Australia stories until one day we looked out to see 6 rabbits sitting in a circle. One by one they would take turns jumping strait up in the air as far as they could, landing right on the same spot; just like my grandfather said. What is this they are doing?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, they all look so happy!

Rural Rambler said...

Fun Bunny Sunday pictures Bridget! I been doing a few binkies myself over the beautiful brisk fall days we been having!

The Japanese Redneck said...

They are lucky bunnies to have such a luving mom!

Luv seeing their pictures.

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit, looks like the bunnies are having fun, they are so cute! Yes, we ride about every weekend like that, looks like you took a good one too in the post below. Have a good week :D

Lisa said...

Thanks for posting this, it really kind of brightened up my day! Can I move to the casa? It's freezing in NY even inside my apartment!

The Fab Furs said...

And a happy hopping day was had by all! Now my buns want an outdoor casa, too!!

Crystal said...

awww they are soo cute and looks like lots of fun playing outside in the garden! I've heard bunnies have no way to cool them down, is it true?

Cheyenne said...

HILARIOUS! I love the binkies business going on...I've never heard of that before!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh geez I know, I actually get pretty upset seeing any domestic bunny left outside, people think the pens are 'nice and safe' etc but I've rescued poor buns from farms where they are left outside for the mosquitoes to eat, the foxes to terrorize, etc...keep your bunnies inside people, plain and simple!.....I LOVE seeing yours running around...it does my heart good, thanks so much for sharing these shots and for loving bunnies so so well:D