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archi's antics

the silliness of a little brown and white dutch "special needs" rabbit! and her doggies and rabbit sibs too...

Updated: 2015-10-09T07:39:42.904-07:00


saying goodbye


before you flame me for trying to get a bunny and a dog to live together in harmony... remember that i did it just fine for many years...but today that ended...i awoke to find that Archi had died, at the "paw" of O'Reilly. He just isn't wired like Lakota is and Oliver was, to cohabitate with other critters. He had been doing fine for a month or so, but part of that was due to the fact that he had an injury keeping him from feeling great.made me miss Oliver again today... and i'm REALLY missing Archi. This is hard.this site will remain up as it is, a tribute to my best bun, Archi Ann, unique in all the world. she was soooo cool, all attitude and character.i will continue any animal and personal postings at my blog, Archi's Mum (please update your bookmarks).Ollie and Archi Ann (Lakota too but not in the pic) having popcorn together on "Movie Night"i used to call this the "Family Pic" they really did all get along so wellArchi chillin' with AlexLakota wasn't quite sure when Archi first moved in... but they became buds..."Move it Lakota, I want to sit under the cool air too!""Thanks for being my friend guys, I'll miss you all."see you in heavenguardian - swing, swang, swungit's hard to say goodbye my friend but this waiting can't last foreversooner or later the sun must set ending this time togetheri wish that i had one more chance to spend another day with youand even though i know i can't i'll see you in heaven...still i wish that i had one more chance to say i love you one more timeand even though i know i can't i'll say it in heavenTo Jo and Captain Rupert - Thank you for the beautiful painting that includes Archi, with perfect front legs, playing "Kiss Chase" with the squirrels... it's like a picture of her in heaven and will now be for me, a lasting treasure of memory...Thank you ALL for your friendship over the blogs for so long. It's a fun thing and I have appreciated you all in so many ways. Thanks for the prayers, "purrayers," nose bumps, etc... this is REALLY HARD for me ... archi was a great friend.i don't have a decision on my other two buns, chances are I will make the outdoor enclosure bulletproof and let them stay there. i'm torn but i still think they will have a better life here, semi enclosed, then they would some places. but my hopes for having a house rabbit again have vanished because O'Reilly has crossed the line.[...]

munday bunday


bunny doppelganger
look out world, there's TWO of me!!

(image) muwahahaha

wednesday's word


... MANIA ...
as in the Ramones

That's the horrible noise Mum was playing when she worked on the rabbit garden Sunday. I guess when she ditches church to work on the yard she starts listening to weird music!

I guess none of my bunny and kitty and doggie friends have Mums that torture them with 70s punk music when they're working around the yard. You're so lucky... and what's worse... she has MORE of it, not just that one album! that one is just her favorite!

munday bunday


Mum didn't get an "easy like Sunday morning..."Instead she worked hard on the bun enclosure for Zinger and Riena! Yippee!It turns out Big Dumb Puppy is actually good for somethingDIGGING!Lakota also helped... she supervised! Good girl!BDP thinks the digging is hard work!But when he sees new dirt he wants to dig more...... until he finally admits he's just dog tired!Mum bought great plants - rosemary, cilantro, mint, and yes, Fiona, BASIL!She also put more grass down.She told me even though I'm not going to live out thereshe will make sure I get lots of the plants.After she puts a fence up she's going to line the outside of the enclosurewith tomato plants for shade.While mum was working hard I was inside being tortured by this stuff she was playing.She called it music.I didn't get it at all... then I heard words saying, Mama's Boy! and I thought maybe it was a song about O'Reilly. But I gotta tell you I totally related more to this one song where I kept hearing the guy say, "My brain is hanging upside down" because that's totally how I felt hearing it! And all I could think after that was, "Mister programmer, I've got my hammer, gonna smash my smash my radio." Oh wait, I think I heard that coming from the music too.Weird stuff!Anyone know what band and album it is?... there might be a cool prize in it for you...(no googling ... ;-p)[...]

easy like Sunday morning...


(image) or is it really just...
BORED BEYOND BELIEF... the beginning of what causes the bun harassment!

(image) "Sigh... Mum when are you gonna be done with work so we can go walk and to dog park?!"

Avoiding Big Dumb Puppy 101


STEP 1: Get MUM to make some cool tunnels out of her product boxes from her store. We can hide in the tunnels:(image) STEP 2: Peek out the holes to see if that dumb puppy is gone:

(image) STEP 3: SLOWLY creep out once you know the dumb puppy is not around anymore:

pellet refill please...


(image) It's Tuesday morning... mum filled my pellets Saturday night and i'm just now needing more... MUM!!! Of course, she has filled them up again and gave me fresh, hay free water... and wishes she had gotten video of me grunting and charging at her while she did it.
(image) Have a chillaxin' day ... it's sposed to be cooler today, only into the 80s - was 100 yesterday!

munday bunday


The pellet comparison...

These pictures were taken 24 hours AFTER the previous post...

Riena and Zinger have a new scoop of pellets. And they're already digging in.(image)
Where as here is Archi Ann with the same scoop from last night. She's nibbled a bit but man, as you can see, it's just too hot to care! And besides, she's been munching on the nice timothy and orchard grasses.

easy like Sunday morning...


Actually it's still Saturday night and it's HOT here... hopefully it will be cooler tomorrow

Friday was the BESTEST Day EVER...


cuz Mum got the dogs outta the house - it was JUST ME!!! (and riena and zinger... whatever)

Apparently Mum took the dogs, especially BDP, to the BEACH!!!

She put pics up at her blog cuz I told her NOWAY to posting here!

Mum's Blog

what is she doing?!!!


Mum is doing this crazy thing - pushing this big machine around and making tons of noise. For a while she locked us in the bathroom. Then she clipped our nails before she let us out!!! Our house was all nice and clean when she was done, but it was just weird to watch her. It's like nothing we've ever seen before.

not so easy like sunday morning...


should i venture out?... mum does seem to have BDP paying attention to her, but i don't know... it's safe back here in my hunker down space, but i want to see the rest of the house like i used to

chillin' with a good book ...


(image) Our new friend Tiger Lily tagged us for the book meme.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to Tiger Lily once you have posted it.

Well Archi Ann wanted to do The Little Prince because she really wants me to reread it. She thinks i spend way too much time on "Matters of Consequence" and not enough time enjoying life! Unfortunately it only has 92 pages. So we thought, lets use page 23 but page 23 has a picture of the baobabs on it!

So I took over the blog and am doing a book I am reading called God is the Gospel by John Piper.

We have, not just will have, eternal life.
This is real and precious and permanent.
"I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." (John 10:28)

Archi, meanwhile, is hunkered down in her house protecting her bed from Big Dumb Puppy. He has taken to sticking his head in her house to steal her bed and play with it. I guess if it's stuffed, he thinks it's his toy!

(image) "You touch-a my bed, i bite-a your face"

Archi wants to tag -

Jan's Funny Farm
Lola the Lovely Lop
Katie and Puddy
and our newest friends Sasha and Max

UPDATE - Our pals at House of Rabbits is going to give it a try so check out their site for their book choice too!!!

This is really a fun meme!

easy like Sunday



Christmas in April!!!


(image) Well hello all. I wanted to share with you a great treat Mum just received today from our friends Joanna and Captain Rupert.

If you have not visited her shop to spoil yourself and others with the wonderful art and cards then you are missing out on a delightful experience! If you are like us and like to have lots of creative little notecards and things on hand for friends you cannot find a better place to get them. Visit Joanna's shop -- Higglety Pigglety!! Make an order! You'll be glad you did!

We got some of the little notecards in the fun boxes, the Tea Party card and of course a pack of the amazing Midsummer's Eve party with Captain Rupert post cards. The painting is exquisite and the cards are amazing. (Click the pic for larger view!)

As for me, I've been out a bit more, found a nice spot to hunker down between the couch and Mum's table.

It's a good spot! Big Dumb Puppy even has his moments when he is calm and I can be out. I guess he's growing up.



I ran around the house last night when everyone was sleeping!!! it was soooo much fun! sorry i don't have a picture but i woke mum up and she didn't wanna get outta bed and take pics!

it was lots of fun - ran back and forth from the bedroom to the living room, ran under the bed, bugged zinger and riena and big dumb puppy didn't bother me. hound dogs are pretty lazy when they wanna sleep!

squeeee - it was fun!

UPDATE Friday Morning: - Hey Guys - my Mum's friends have a blog - they're Great Danes, really cool doggies - Max and Sasha. Check out their new blog!

Wednesday's Word


(image) Chillaxin'

Learned it from Fi and Lando! This is how I chillax!

Yes I'm in a cage but I rather like it here. There's no door on it so I could come out but Big Dumb Puppy is out there so I'd rather be in here! Mum has decided I'm going to be an indoor bun forever and she's going to put Riena and Zinger in the outdoor enclosure. I'm rather happy about that. I guess Zinger has a bad tendency to piddle on the carpet so Mum wants them out! I'd rather be indoors chillaxin' around the house. BDP is settling down but not enough yet.

better than a monday bunday...


Hey Gang! Sorry I missed my Monday Bunday post. But we have good news!

Mum found a home for Abbey. A nice couple who have a girl dog that wants a playmate! There was a little growling at first but Roxie likes Abbey. In fact Abbey got a little frightened by some dogs next door to them and walked away when they were barking. They said Roxie ran over to her and "brought" her back! She's been there since Saturday afternoon.

We are still open to take her back if it doesn't work out but it sounds like it's going to!

Binkies for Abbey and her new Mum and Dad and new best forever friend Roxie!

Here's a picture from Abbey swimming last week when Mum, Abbey, O'Reilly and Lakota went on a walk!


in defense of the bath...


Ok I know, I'm just horrible, bathing a bun and all! Archi's front arms don't work so good and she was quite dirty! But she definitely does not approve!

Here's my defense. Everything in her enclosure died, except the dirt! So now I'm tearing it up and going to replant. I need to plant plenty of Basil, Cilantro and all kinds of other yummy stuff, plus grass to relax on! Unfortunately for her it'll probably take about a month. I'll add more dirt and plant this weekend but i want the plants to take solid root and get big before I move her back in.

(image) Here is O'Reilly helping clean up some of the bunny poo - he's so helpful!

And I think what I'm going to have to do here is cut the front off the hutch. She took to doing all her potty stuff in the front portion on the dirt and I couldn't get in there and clean it out. The hutch was hooked to the fencing keeping me from pulling it up to clean it out. I was quite concerned but have not wanted to bring her back inside with the pup. If I had it my way she'd live in the house. Today I opened her cage door so she could hop out but O'Reilly just won't leave her alone. Sigh...(image)
and archi approves of the redo'ing her enclosure part of this message, not the bath part or the part about this probably taking a month allowing time for the plants to take solid root.

Don't EVEN Start with Me...


(image) Fiona, I know I'm not a Meezer Bun like you but could you do a rule about no water torture for buns, or as Mum calls it, a bath.

First she takes me out of my home, then bathes me, then clips my nails, then puts me in the cage for the night.

Now she says it's cuz she's gonna clean out and plant my place with new BASIL and MINT and all kinds of nice grass, but sheesh. She said I'd like the dirt washed off, but I liked the dirt!

munday bunday


here we have riena and zinger enjoying a nice chillaxin' monday...

until a vishus bear looking creature came and startled them outta their cuddle time


easy like Easter sunday...


Happy Easter to y'all and to my believing friends ... He is RISEN INDEED! Mum has kept a close eye on all us buns this week to make sure we don't go mugging little kids for their Easter baskets like Giacomo did...

Mum hasn't let me blog for a while and I've missed reading everyone's posts. I'll get back to that today. She has been hogging the computer doing work and taxes and everytime i'd bug her to move over she'd mumble something about being "busy with matters of consequence." me thinks she needs to reread The Little Prince

Anyway, the OTHER thing mum did was went and took in another barker that needs a home. this one wandered into her friend's yard one sunday several weeks ago. her friend looked for her family but they think she was actually abandoned in the neighborhood. no one recognized her. so after no one claimed her mums friend was going to keep her but she doesn't get along with female dogs very well so she and Jazz, mum's friend's dog, don't get along.

so now she's here till mum can find her a good home. her friend named her Abbey. she is a good pup, and appears to have had a very abusive past from her reactions. so we are happy to have her and help her.

but it's been crazy around here too because of it. mum took the dogs to the wash to play in the water yesterday and Abbey seemed to panic and ran back to the car like she didn't want to be left. mum has to keep her and lakota pretty separated so they don't growl at each other and fight. we hope to find a good home for her soon. she is a very good dog.


Sam has a Sister!!!


Hey guys! Remember Sam, O'Reilly's brother that Mum fostered? Well he's been doing great and just got a NEW SISTER!!! They rescued her from a really bad situation! Poor Sam was on the euth list at the pound and then this dog had a rough life so they saved two lives! Pretty cool!

Sam's link is on my warren list but here it is so you can go RIGHT NOW!

Sam and Foxy's Home

Thursday Thirteen


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