Thursday, August 02, 2007

8/2/07 Mid-week bunny fix

Peeper has a new playmate! Not really, but they seem to share a mutual interest in tormenting one another. For the first day or so, little Luka approached Peeper's cage in the spare bedroom on tippy-toes, scared of the strange creature inside. That changed pretty quickly to a play-bow and little yaps from Luka. Peeper comes right up to the bars of her cage to meet him nose to snout and sometimes boxes him if he yaps at her.

It will be years before Luka meets any of the bunnies any closer than this, but I hope with enough positive reinforcement of any gentle behavior on his part that he will come to ignore the bunnies the way that Buddy did.

14 comments:

bunnygirl said...

I hope they come to be friends some day!

burning silo said...

I've just been catching up reading your most recent posts. So sorry to read about Buddy passing away, Laura. I know how much he meant to both you and your husband. Luka looks like a beautiful puppy. It seems like such a right decision to welcome him into your lives at this time. I'm sure he'll soon learn to be careful and gentle with the bunnies. It always seems so much easier to introduce young dogs to small animals such as rabbits or cats, and have them grow up knowing them as their friends.

Jean said...

I can just hear the little "baby" yaps - sweet.

Susan Gets Native said...

I love puppy barks...with that little black-spaghetti-tail flailing.

Dave said...

I can smell the puppy breath on the monitor.

Laurie said...

I love puppies and yours is beautiful. May you have many years together.

z-silverlight said...

That is good she wasn't scared. Maybe eventually they can be playmates and friends.

Jayne said...

So cute Laura! Glad they are becoming acquainted.

rcwbiologist said...

Boy does this post remind me of when my wife and I had 4 buns at one time and none of them got along.

LauraO said...

I'm sure Luka will learn to be nice to the bunnies, since he's starting so young. They'll probably thump him soundly if he doesn't anyway.

KGMom said...

This photo is too cute--nose to snout!
I like Luka's glowing green collar--it fairly jumps out at you, looking all electric.
Of course he will grow up gentle--that's how he is being treated.

Mary said...

And it will happen! You know the perfect way to help their friendship along. Your heart is so soft.

Lynne said...

I'll bet they grow to be great friends! Peeper will teach Luka to be nice.

Floridacracker said...

Laura,
I am catching up after some travel and I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of Buddy's passing. It was a tough read for a fellow dog lover and I know you miss him deeply.
It's tough, ... so tough.

Luka promises many new memories and much joy. My Dad once said to me, after a new puppy arrived to replace a beloved dog who had passed, "The king is dead, long live the king."

All hail prince Luka!

He's beautiful by the way.