Thursday, October 14, 2010

About Rex Rabbits

So what am I? I am a Rex Rabbit. My color is "Castor". Castor is kind of like blue/gray underneath and brown on top. This pic is not me, but a great pic of what my color looks like from top to skin.

Rex rabbits originated in France in 1919. We are known for our super soft, plush coats. Have you heard of the "Velveteen Rabbit" story by Beatrix Potter? One of our nicknames is the "Original Velveteen Rabbit" for good reason! When visitors come to our house, one of the their favorite things to do is come see me and pet my soft coat. I'm usually tolerant of this because I love attention.

Rexes are one of the most popular breeds of rabbit. We're fairly hardy with few health issues. We're mostly laid back with great temperaments.


Let me answer some recent questions :)

- The child is my mom's human son. He's almost 18 months old and constantly annoys me wants to play with me. He comes to my doorway and screams "COCOA!" "Co-Coa!" I typically turn my back and wait for him to leave. Dad was supposed to get a baby gate to put in my doorway, but they are looking for the hardware for the one they have.

- Yes, it IS my own room. Sort of. It's also mom's office and tuck-stuff-into-space.

- The lettuce sprouts aren't doing so well. Don't know why. Mom has had lights on them, not watered them much, etc. I wonder if the seeds are old. Oh well, store-bought lettuce is better than none!

- You never know how dogs will react around rabbits. My dog (a great, big Rottweiler) doesn't come anywhere near me after I growled at and charged her a few times. From the safety of my pen of course. She won't tolerate cats, but leaves me alone.

Friday, October 1, 2010


My mom gives me lovely greens every day.

Quite tasty! Yum...

Ok, you can leave now... *thump*

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I'm saving the world!

Or at least doing my part :) My mom decided that my "waste" would be well suited for composting. So she convinced dad to put together a make-shift compost bin using some old wire fencing and rebar. She's already added the old tomato plant that was done for the season, the dirt from it's pot, chocolate mint branches (yum!!!), red bell pepper, eggshells and topped it with the litter from my box.

I don't know what she's going to do with the compost when it's done, but I heard something about spreading it on the horse pasture. Yes, mom has two horses too :) I'm hoping, hoping, hopping to hope that she convinces dad to build some raised garden beds this year and grows some lettuce for me and carrots for the horses. I think we deserve it! Don't you?