Friday, April 30, 2010

Bye baby bunting... Wait! Oh no!

Have you read the lyrics to that lullaby?!? We at Chez Mango are appalled...

Baby bunnies are what it's all about, lately. Morning, noon, and night, it's time to feed the bunnies...Two of them are doing extremely well, two are doing okay, one is doing almost okay, and one isn't doing as well as we'd like. (In any group, there's a scrawny little runt, it seems. Why is that the one we always cheer for?)
As you can see in the photo, they're starting to get a little... um... well, grungy. If there was a Mama Rabbit, she'd be licking them clean. Unfortunately for them, they have a Mama Human who isn't going there. I don't care how cute they are, I'm not going to lick them...
We've been giving them a quick wipe-down with a damp washcloth, and buffing them gently dry, trying not to chill them.
They're still a little ooky.
Between spilled formula (they're messy eaters) and perfectly normal bodily functions, they're going through my kitchen towel collection rather quickly. (After this is all over, I am totally buying new kitchen towels...)
Sometime in the coming week, their eyes will open. Maybe they won't be so messy when they can see what they're doing...

8 comments:

Cookie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

kmkat said...

What Cookie said. Awwww...

Erika said...

I don't know about baby bunnies, but baby (people) wipes work a treat for cleaning "grunge" off little baby puppies.

And that lullaby is horrible! Plus, who goes HUNTING to get a lamb skin?!

Laurie said...

Ha. Dream on. But it is worth it. So so cute.

Diane said...

I see bunny ears and toes!

Dorothy said...

I guess it's human nature to root for the underdog, or under bunny in this case! You certainly have your work cut out for you.

Bullwinkle said...

Awwwwww (and ewwwwww!)

So when have you had time to knit? Or seam anything?

lily boot said...

oh my goodness! These little bunnykins are so amazing! I really couldn't see what they were when I first looked at the photo! Oh they are so dear - I can't wait to show Abby in the morning. How sad that their mama was killed - I agree with your non-rant about dogs not on leashes - bah! I hope they continue to thrive - and brownie points to you for your patience and care! :-)