Thursday, September 09, 2010

second coat....done! OK, almost done.



it's so hard to know where to start! for me, once i get out of the blogging loop it's even more difficult to jump back in. it's like i need to wait until i have the most perfect bunny photo ever in the history of the world or i don't deserve to be allowed to come back without some sort of dire consequences...oh, it's not that big of a deal? ok!

well then, here we are with a mediocre bunny photo!

a few years ago i would have never thought i'd be so crippled by bunny photos, the pressure i put on myself is perhaps a wee bit more than you might imagine. then let's toss a little cross country bunny relocating project on top of it! that's enough to shut me right down.

oh, you don't care...right! back to bunnies....

first and foremost, we have not left yet. we are leaving for sure before oct. 1. that's when my cabin will be taken over by it's new occupant. however we may be leaving sooner....i've been instructed to tell everyone who asks that i'm leaving in two weeks. just so that everything isn't left until the last minute. there has been a long list of things to take care of and things unexpected and things that have a propensity to create some stress and things that aren't as stressful as you'd maybe think but i'd prefer to just skip all of that and get right to the good stuff.

our first camper trailer fell through at the last minute, so we had to scramble to find another one. we did! it's the one here in this photo. a 1968 shasta!!! i'm in the process of getting it gussied up for the ride and all the upcoming documentation!

i've been taking the boys out for little practice rides in the car...it's going pretty well. bells will be the trickiest, but we'll be packing cisapride, my oral syringe collection and anything else i can think of to jump start a bunny. oh yes, and most importantly, ALL their Xpens so that they get tons of exercise along the way. we're planning on staying at state parks and bunny friendly campsites. mr. perfect, (let's just call him that from now on) has purchased an enormous heavy duty waterproof tent so that even if it's raining i can run them around inside the tent to keep them active and hopefully happy!

nuage had a bot fly incident recently too which was nothing serious, but still very scary! neither one of them has been let outside since, or not much, unless i can run around beside his wound with a fly swatter. but he's finally looking all healed up from his lancing and will be perhaps let out tomorrow when he might be having a very special visitor....lisee is driving up here at some point to meet them before we leave and we couldn't be more excited!!! we're thinking she may be coming tomorrow!

i know there's tons of other stuff to tell you but i also know all you really care about is more photos, so let me get this camper painted and cushions refabric'ed and finish up the rest of the maintenance checking and propane tank filling and water holding thingy cleaning then packed and then mail all my stuff out west and sell what i can and then give the rest to sal's army and then i'll be up and at 'em once again with my camera i promise!!!!! and now that the pressure is off since i'm going to settle into mediocre bunny photos i may even post a little more often.


thank so much for checking with us and for asking how we're doing....it means a lot!!!!!

18 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

yowza, I need to re-read this again, there's a lot in here.

tfangel said...

Botfly! Scary! I worry about that, but my bunns still don't like going outside, side effect of previous owners just letting them go. :(
Sounds like you have a lot to keep yourself busy, and it seems to be going well, so thats good. :)

bunnygirl said...

Thanks for the update. I thought you'd already left, hence the lack of posts.

Maegen said...

It sounds like you are busy! Thanks for updating us though, we appreciate the fabulous picture and on how you are all doing. I hope the trip goes smoothly!

Lisa said...

Noooooo alice we care about all of the updates, not just bunny pics! Good luck getting everything done and squared away so you have peace of mind on your journey. Hope you and Mr. Perfect and Bells and Nuage have a GREAT Trip!

And tell Nuage to hurry up and get better, would you?

Crafty Green Poet said...

You sound very busy, hope you all have a good trip!

Elizabeth said...

I fear botflies soooooo much :( I'm glad he's ok though. I love the updates and the pictures! Have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

My house smells like hay. I can hear the munching in the dark.

haasli said...

Bunny photos are NEVER mediocre, even the mediocre ones... happy travels!

Violet Lilac M. said...

That's not a mediocre bunny photo! In my opinion, it's a very nice one. :)

~Shannon

Jade said...

NOT a mediocre bunny photo at all--I would swear Nuage is channeling dear Fats in that pic. Just beautiful.

So glad to see an update, wish I had time to come and visit before you leave, but my September is absolutely booked solid. I will be thinking many positive thoughts for continued recovery for Nuage, and a successful and safe cross-country move for you all.

Many, many hugs,
Jade and Mickey

Malcolm Russell said...

A little pressure is good, but don't cripple yourself trying to produce brilliant pictures and witticisms every time - we love to hear from you no matter what.

furrybutts said...

Have a good trip! Nothing with a bunny in it could ever be less than spectacular ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG are you fishing for compliments, Miss Alice? OK,I'll bite. Even the photos that aren't up to your exacting standards can bring great joy to the rest of us. They are lovely. It's always a treat to see the boys and follow your adventures with them. Don't let the perfect be "the enemy of the good." Lisee

Spinning in Air said...

Alice - we care about you and realize that you are (obvy) crazy busy right now.

and we care about Nuage and Bells so much that it doesn't matter if the pics are - so to speak - not quite up to your "perfect bunny photo" standards.

We love you all and just want to hear from you, OK?

Re. the bot fly thing, that's *very* scary! I would be keeping them inside.

And hey, a Shasta trailer sounds cool.

nosebumps from Her N-ness, all the best from me!

Anonymous said...

Strange but true-- It was a week ago that I had my visit with our Alice and the boys. What are they really like you may wonder? How do they handle their fame and adoring fans? Hmmmm. With equanimity I would have to say. Haughty...yes. Patient with fawning fawners, warm and generous. They even let me pick them up and bear them like precious cargo to their cheerfully appointed camper/road palace. They are just like their blog selves. I was surprised that Bells could pack so much attitude into such a tiny body. I was surprised by how light Nuage was and that that his I’ve-had-just-about-enough-of-you nudge was just like my Chillah’s. Am so looking forward to seeing updates from the roadtrip. Miss you guys already.

gaiachick said...

I just discovered your blog: LOVE IT!!!!! Don't ever stop! Rabbit people are insane (I have 4)

bunnythreads said...

OMG! Your bunnies are so adorable!
I love that they are such `pal's'.
I have a mini rex, yours looks like a velveteen too? they are beautiful? best of luck on your journey. I traveled 3000 miles with 6 bunnies & 3 small dogs, had to take a ferry across Lake Michigan & another ferry across Long Island sound,I had a great truck-super cab with custom camper top bunnies each had their own cage & comfortable,toys,timothy, we had blankets & shelves made with foam sized to fit so the dogs had a shelf to sit on & look right at us (windows into the truck) & out the side special curtians made to block light & sound~bungies to stabliaze movement special quilted moving blankets to help sound & temp. If I had to I could get thru the window thru the truck to the back with out, while we were driving to check on them.
ford ranger you can do this