Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Meet the.....bunnies!

Hallo meine Lieben, 

I know, I know. I have not posted in a while but I am trying to keep up with all your blogs and I am hoping to post more regularly soon again. 
Today is a very special occasion: I am linking up with my lovely friend Erin from TexErin-in-Sydneyland! And today's topic is "Meet the canines". I guess now you are thinking that I am cheating and I kind of am...but I am not a dog mommy (yet) but Erin said that bunnies would be okay as well. And since my bunnies are super-awesome I thought you might want to read about them. Make sure to check back next week for "Meet the felines" (and link-up of course!). And of course hop over and say hi to Erin, she loves books and animals and is overall fantastic!





So here we go: my bunny family members Findus and Tiffie. 






One afternoon a friend of mine knocked on my door and when I opened her she was standing there with the tiniest cutest bunny in her hands: it was Tiffie. She rescued him (at that point I thought Tiffie was a girl though) from a really bad situation and knew how much I love animals and that I always talked about adding bunnies again to my family. So there we were, me totally unprepared but absolutely in love with the little creature and her in desperate need for a home for the bunny. So of course Tiffie moved in with me. But bunnies are very social animals and do not like to live alone. They need a bunny companion. I knew the cats wouldn't be enough (although the bunnies love their feline brothers...most of the time). The next day I checked the internet and of course there were homeless bunnies in desperate need for a home. I called the shelter, went there, saw Findus and had to take him home with me because he reminded me of my bunny Knuffi who lived with me when I was a child. 




Shortly after, Tiffie got really sick. He had a really bad infection which he probably got before he moved in with me. Of course this got Findus sick too. They both stopped eating and were in really bad shape. The first vet I talked to in the animal clinic told me that she did not see a chance for them. I requested another vet. Findus and Tiffie are fighters and I believed that they could make it. I had to feed them with a syringe every couple of hours and they had to take lots of medication. We basically lived in the animal clinics because we went there every day. Sometimes twice. The first couple of weeks of their lives were not that great...but as you can see: they made it! And they are happy and healthy bunnies who will celebrate their 6th birthdays next month!



I cannot put into words how much I love these guys and how happy they make me. Even the cats love them a lot. They like to sleep in the bunnies' room (yes, they have their own room, I had my clothes and shoes in there before but of course the bunnies deserved the room) and the bunnies are fine with that...most of the time. Sometimes Tiffie gets annoyed when my cat Tiger sleeps in his spot and then just jumps on his back to make him go away. It always works. 

Findus and Tiffie love to chase each other (and the cats), they love sleeping (especially in their bed (yes, they have a wooden bed with blankets and pillow) and eating (mostly carrots, apples, dried dandelion and other good stuff), they clean each other and hang out in the sunshine. They dislike grooming, driving in the car, going to the vet and when I go on their nerves. 

Those guys make me happy every single day.

Please come back next week to meet the cats. And of course link up with Erin.

Thanks for reading!

37 comments:

  1. Aw, it's so cute that your bunnies and kitties are friends! I always wondered how they would get along.

    At our old house there were wild rabbits that would come through the yard in the mornings, and if Max was outside they would all sit together in the driveway. Not doing anything, just sitting. I think they weren't sure what to make of each other!

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    1. Yeah, I am so glad they are friends. I was a bit worried about that at first but everything turned out great!

      That is so adorable about the wild rabbits at your old house! so cute the cats and the bunnies hung out together. I am sure that was so great to watch!

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    1. They really are so lovely! Thank you!

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  3. Love love love this post! What a fantastic story of little fighters, a will to live, and a bunny mama that was there for them to bring them back to health. Our pets are our babies, and I'm glad I got to meet yours.

    (Also, thanks for the shout out and support!!!)

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    1. you are very welcome! thank you for doing the link-up! it is so much fun! I am so glad you liked my post! The bunnies really had a rough start but I am so happy that they are doing well now! They really are my babies and I just want them to be happy!

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    1. Thank you! They are such sweet bunnies and always make me happy!

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  5. Squeal! Bunnies! So stinking cute! Ok. Now I will go back and read the rest of your post!

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    1. I am so glad you like them! They are really adorable and make me happy every day! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  6. They are seriously very adorable!! I had a dwarf rabbit when I was 6 and I remember him as soft as ever. Would definitely get another down the road.

    Lovely meeting you! xo

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    1. Thank you, they really are so sweet! Your rabbit sounds adorable! What was his name? I love living with bunnies, they always cheer me up!

      Thank you so much for stopping by! <3 So sweet!

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  7. My husband and I are actually planning on buying bunnies this spring! We're in the process of fixing up the hutches right now. (They're actually hutches my dad built when I was a kid for my very first pet bunny!) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. My husband and I are actually planning on buying bunnies this spring! We're in the process of fixing up the hutches right now. (They're actually hutches my dad built when I was a kid for my very first pet bunny!) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. You should totally add bunnies to your household! Bunnies are fantastic companions! They also mean a lot of work and care! There are lots of bunnies in shelters waiting for a new home! That's great you already have hutches that your dad built!

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  9. Bunnies are so cute! Love their coloring! ONe of my friends growing up had bunnies.

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    1. Bunnies are very very cute. I love to have them as my furry family members. That's lovely your friend lived with bunnies too. They really are special animals!

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  10. What a touching story! I know we always say that we're very lucky to have our pets, but they're lucky to have you too. And they're obviously adorable! I read your about page and laughed at "I'm vegan and I get enough protein." lol I went vegetarian over four years ago and I'm not quite vegan yet, but very close and the protein thing comes up all the damn time!

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    1. Thank you, Brooke! I think I am really really lucky to have my bunnies and cats and because they make me happy I want to make them happy as well. Which is why I would do pretty much anything for them. :) They had a rough start so they deserve happiness. That is so cool you went vegetarian and are now close to being vegan! Yay! and you are so right, I don't know why meateaters worry so much about our protein intake. It's ridiculous. I don't even know how often i heard that question. I can only laugh about it. :)

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  11. I like that you gave them their own room and beds, it must be fun to be your pet. they're so darn cute!

    hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Aww, you are so sweet, Lissa! I really hope they enjoy being with me. :) I am trying to do my best. They are so adorable!
      Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

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  12. Oh, adorable. Sadly, I kill plans so I would never take the next step and get a pet.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com


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    1. Trust me, plants never survive in my house either. :) Except maybe some succulents which you cannot kill.

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  13. They are so adorable! Good for you for trusting your gut and knowing they could survive if you took good enough care of them! Those are two lucky bunnies getting to live in such a nice place! :) We've never had bunnies, but I wouldn't be opposed to getting one as a pet when we're more settled down. I don't feel right having a pet right now because we're gone so much. I'd feel terrible leaving him/her behind every time we travel!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I was so mad at that stupid vet and I am so happy we proved her wrong. I am trying to make their lives as happy and healthy as possible. They make me happy! You should totally consider having bunnies living with you. They are really great companions. Of course a lot of work as well. And you are right, I would feel terrible to leave them alone all the time as well!

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  14. Oh my goodness how adorable! I love bunnies, they always bring a smile to your face. It's so funny how they interact with your cats and have their own "spots" just like my dog and cat do. Sometime you forget how much personality pets can have!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so glad you like the bunnies. They always bring a smile to my face as well. It really is funny to watch them interact with the cats. They surely think that they are the bosses, definitely not the cats. :) They have some huge personalities! :)

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  15. I love that you did a "Meet the bunnies"!! And good for you for fighting so hard for your babies! They are definitely happy and healthy and thriving because of you! I love their colors!

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    1. Hehe, well I haven't been able to add a dog to my family yet so I thought I could share my bunnies. Thank you so much for your sweet words, that's really nice of you. I am so glad they are happy and healthy!

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  16. Wow, they are the cutest! i would love to have one of those.. or two or three :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Bunnies are such great companions. A lot of work but they make you so happy! :)

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  17. Aww they're adorable and such fighters too!

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    1. They really are! <3 I am so glad they are happy and healthy!

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  18. I absolutely love catching up with your blog and no worries about not posting in awhile, sometimes, we all need a break from blogging and have time for ourselves and of course, cute babies! I’m so happy that your bunnies and kitties are friends and thank you for sharing your stories with all of us, Katrin! Thank you Katrin for bringing them in your life and healing them and making them happy, you are a sweetheart and you bring a smile on everyone’s faces! x

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    1. Sometimes I just don't find the time to post...or I do not feel like I have any good ideas what to write about. I need to do some changes on my blog. Aww, Rika, you are so sweet. I cannot even tell you what your words mean to me! <3 Thank you so much!

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