Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Opening Day!

When I first moved into my new house last summer I noticed my Mom was always watching something on TV that involved 9 men on a green field using fat sticks to hit a white ball. Mom explained she was watching baseball and that the sticks are called baseball bats. I quickly figured out that Mom is a HUGE fan of the game.

That's why today is a very BIG day. It's opening day for the 2008 baseball season! Can you figure out our favorite team?


Yes, Mom is a Cardinals fan. And in honor of the big day, she let me borrow her hat.

I guess she has been a fan since she was a little girl. She says the goal every year is for the Cardinals to make it to something called the World Series. The Cardinals won the World Series in 2006 and my Mom was at the winning game. That's before I was born. But my former brother, McGwire, was alive then. I guess he was named after home run king Mark McGwire.


Mom says bunny McGwire gave the team lots of luck in 2006. I hope I can give the Cardinals luck this year. I have a real Cardinals baseball jersey (signed by former Cardinal Scott Rolen) above my cage.
Now all I need to do is figure out how to wear this hat!



GO CARDS!!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mom is Going Away for TWO Weeks!

I should have known something was up when I saw Mom taking the colorful boxes she calls suitcases out of storage on Easter. Today she told me she is going away for two whole weeks! As you can see, I am not excited about this news.


This time she is working on a radio program in a place called Brazil. And she is taking my friend Flat Michael with her.

I was really mad when Mom said Flat Michael was going with her. Why can't I go to Brazil? I decided to show my disapproval by trying to dig in my tunnel to Brazil (I gave up after about 5 minutes).

Mom told me that it is very hot in Brazil and there are BIG snakes there that would eat me in one bite! I'm not afraid of snakes. But then Mom told me she has to take a long metal tube with wings like a bird (something she says is an airplane) to get to Brazil. She reminded me that I don't really like riding in the car, so I probably would not like an airplane trip. I hate is when she is right!

I am going to stay here and keep an eye on Dad and the house. Shh...don't tell Mom but sometimes Dad is more fun to play with. He doesn't fuss over me like Mom does.

Since Mom is going away, I probably won't get to update my blog as much as usual (Mom says I need to be "supervised" when I am on the computer). But I am going to be able to see what Mom and my friend Flat Michael are up to by checking Flat Michael's really cool blog: http://www.flatmichael.blogspot.com/

Have a good trip Mom! I'm going to miss you.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What Happened to My House??!!!

Hi everyone. I have had a VERY strange day.


First, my Mom was running late for a meeting so Dad fed me my breakfast this morning. That normally only happens when Mom is out of town for her job. Second, Dad told me that I might hear some strange noises for the next few months. Strange noises? Why?

It didn't take long for me to figure it out. Take a look at how the backyard of my house looks!


That pile of dirt is MUCH taller than all of the snow we had this winter! It is there because Mom and Dad have decided to add a room onto the back of our house.

I was too scared to watch, but Dad tells me a funny looking machine with a big shovel on the front of it dug this big hole. He says some workers are coming soon to pour what he calls a "foundation." Here you can see Dad inspecting the giant hole.


I'm not sure what to expect but Dad did tell me that it might take 4 months to finish the room.



FOUR MONTHS! Man, it is a good thing that my room is downstairs...far away from where the new room is going. I think I am going to need to get some ear plugs! I wonder if they make ear plugs in my size?!


To make matters worse today, Pat came and cleaned up my room. Now I am going to have to mess my room up again. I'd better get started.....

Sunday, March 23, 2008

They Like Me, They Really Like Me!

I am SO excited. I just learned I have earned 200 carrots from my BunSpace friends! How cool is that?

For those of you new to the whole BunSpace thing, members of the site (all bunnies and their human parents) can "give" a carrot to their buddies. I give carrots to my best buddies almost every time I am on BunSpace. This weekend my buddies returned the favor and I have now earned 200 carrots.


I guess that means the folks on BunSpace really like me! Mom says I should quit stealing Sally Field's lines. What is she taking about? And who is Sally Field??

Extra carrots for everyone! Thanks BunSpace friends...you're the greatest!

Happy Bunny Day!

Whew...I've had one BUSY night. As you probably know, today is Easter. Easter means different things to different people, but in my house Easter is all about candy, chocolate, decorated eggs, and rabbits (of course!).

Last week, the most important bunny in the world, the Easter Bunny, asked me to assist him with his Easter duties. I hopped at the chance. Get it...hopped? :) Anyway, I've spent the past several hours hiding colorful plastic eggs full of candy for the kids in my neighborhood.

I would show you an example of my hard work, but then I would have to show you my hiding spots. That wouldn't be any fun, would it? :)

Being the Easter Bunny's helper really wore me out and I was expecting to come home and sleep. But when I got home I found this HUGE basket full of fun things in my room.

Mom told me the Easter Bunny left it as a reward for helping him. Cool!


My Easter basket was full of great things including a "salad bowl", a stuffed carrot, a bear dressed in a bunny suit (very strange) and an entire bag of my favorite berry yogurt drops!

There was also something called a harness in the basket. Mom says if I wear it, I might be able to go outside and play when it gets warm. I'm not so sure I want to wear this harness thing but it isn't warm outside so I don't have to try the harness on right now. All I want to do is inspect my new stuff!

Mom helped me open some of my new toys. I really like the ear on my "bear bunny." (Isn't it funny that the bear wants to be a bunny?!).


Happy Easter Everyone!


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Surprise Visitors!

Hi everyone. I've had an extra exciting couple of days. My Grandma and Grandpa McHugh came to my house to see me (and my parents too).

I love my Grandparents. I even sat still long enough for Grandma to pet me.


Grandpa gave me lots of head rubs, but I didn't want to sit still for him. Instead, I ran around my room and showed off my best acrobatic skills.

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for coming to see me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Check Out My New and Improved Crib

Greetings and welcome to my crib! Here you can see my newest addition, a shelf.

Mom and Dad installed my shelf this weekend. I even got to help (OK...I didn't really help, but I did eat the hay that had fallen behind my cage while Dad was working). Mom thought I might like a shelf since I love to jump on top of my cage.


I am sure I will try to jump on top of my cage again, but the shelf is pretty cool. It gives me another place to play when Mom and Dad are at work. And if I rearrange my stuff on the "main floor" I can almost reach my hay. How cool is that?

My updated crib isn't as cool (or as big) as some of the places my friends on BunSpace have, but I think it is the best home a bunny could have. Now if you will excuse me, I need to get back to my new and improved crib.

Bye for now!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi there. My Mom tells me that today is something called St. Patrick's Day. She says it is an important holiday to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland. I have NO idea what that means...but I think that means he was really important.

Anyway, Mom says people celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, holding parades, lots of signs and posters with green shamrock leaves and a funny little person she calls a leprechaun. Mom is part Irish, so this is an extra special day for her.

I was worried that she was going to make me wear another stupid hat until she told me people sometimes eat and drink things that are colored green. Well I LOVE to eat things that are green. Mom must have known how I would react because as soon as she was done telling me all about St. Patrick's Day she gave me a bunch of cilantro to eat.

I've never met St. Patrick but we can celebrate him every single day if it means I get cilantro!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Horray for Dad!

Hi everyone. Dad came home from work with some wonderful news this week. I'm not really sure what the news means but he told me it meant I would have an endless supply of carrots and yogurt drops! Awesome!

I could tell Dad was really excited so I showed him some of my usual affection. This time Mom caught it on her camera.

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Yay Dad!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Love My Mom SO Much....

...that sometimes I can't stop licking her! Here's a little movie of me in action tonight.

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Am I fast or what? :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What Happened to My Mess??!

Nearly every week since I moved into my new home, a nice woman named Pat comes to my house for a few hours. She always comes when my Mom and Dad are at work and sometimes she even gives me treats (approved, of course, by Mom).

Pat has funny toys. One makes a really loud noise...so loud that I have to plug my ears. Another uses water on the tile outside of my cage. Mom calls the toys a "vacuum cleaner" and a "mop." She says they are used to clean the floors. Mom says it is Pat's job to help clean the house.

BUT WHAT IF I DON'T WANT MY SPACE CLEANED?!!! Doesn't Mom realize it takes me at least a FULL HOUR to throw hay all over the place and chew enough cardboard from my boxes to cover the floor? It takes Pat less than 5-minutes to clean it all up! Just look at how my room looked when Mom got home today.

Can you see my problem? My tube and boxes are standing up! And...she even cleaned up every piece of hay on the floor!

UGH! Now I am going to have to start all over. First, I need to get my box back in the spot I like. Hmm...wonder if I can push it over?

Darn...that didn't work. Maybe if I run REALLY fast by it, the box will fall down.

That didn't work either! Mom must have seen my distress because she helped put my stuff back into place.

THANKS MOM!

I need to go now. I have more work to do to get my space back to "normal." I know Pat is going to come back but I can have fun until she does!

Bye for now!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

BunSpace Fanatic

I am SO excited about BunSpace that I could spend all of my spare (hint...non-playing time) on the computer. It's a good thing Mom lets me use her laptop whenever I want.


I love BunSpace because I get to meet bunnies from all over the world. This weekend alone I've met bunnies from Malta, New Zealand, and Spain...plus dozens more here in the US. How cool is that? I enjoy looking at their photos and I'm picking up tips on how to spruce up my "room."

I even get to show off my photos and my friends get to comment on them! Here are some new ones Mom took of me today for my BunSpace friends.





Best of all, I can share my blog with my BunSpace buddies and people are actually commenting on it.

I can't wait to get back online....gotta go!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Famous From Houston to Des Moines

Hi everyone!

I hope all is well with you. I am doing well (and staying out of trouble!).

My Mom loves me SO much that she shares photos of me with anyone and everyone. I guess lots of people think I'm pretty darn handsome. Tonight the staff at the Houston Chronicle, a big newspaper in Texas, selected my photo for their pet photo page.

And if you look really closely in the lower right hand corner of this next photo, you will see I even made the home page of the Houston Chronicle's Web site for a brief time.




And the folks at the Des Moines Register here in Iowa must like me too!

And here I am on the front page of the Des Moines Register Web site.

How cool is that?!

Being famous is pretty cool, but getting to spend time hanging around with my Mom and Dad is the best! Here I am goofing around with Dad.


And here I am trying to show Mom how much I do not like having my fur brushed!

Have a good weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I'm Now on BunSpace

Check it out...there is an entire MySpace community just for rabbits! It is called BunSpace.

Mom let me join last night. :)


You can see my profile at:http://www.bunspace.com/view_bunny?bunid=2347

Stop by and visit me sometime!