Monday, May 5, 2008

Bunday Munday- Maxie

(Ok, please leave my space now)
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This is Max. Sullen, quirky, shy Max. As a wee'un, he used to be Adventure Bun (got into everything, always first to check out the scene), but at the ripe old age of nearly 2, he's cynical and wary. Maxie is one of those buns that always assumes the worst.

Several months after we brought Max and his sister Cecilia home, we briefly fostered a third rabbit named Deacon. Deacon was 9 solid pounds of Flemish Giant rabbit flesh. Max, just over 1 pound, wanted to make certain that Deacon would not steal his sister/ girlfriend, so the intrepid little bun apparently scaled the big bun's exercize enclosure and lept on him. On a Sunday night. With the nearest 24-hour vet that treats rabbits 40 miles away. Deacon would obviously have none of it. In the fight, Max dislocated a toe. He also needed sutures and a few X-rays. Deacon was fine. It was a long night, especially for Max. I still carry guilt over the whole event. Deacon had been in our house for a week, tucked inside his cage and enclosure; there had been no bun-on-bun incidents. Maxie and Cecilia were curious but not freaked out. I think I was in the bathroom when the whole mess went down. So it goes.

Deacon went back to the shelter the next day. Lesson learned: We're a two-bun household. Maxie has never been quite the same since. He's happiest when his sister is licking his ears. He turns the occasional, incredibly fabulous binky. Bits of apple and carrot really make his day. But a ray of sunshine he ain't.

7 comments:

L.Bo Marie said...

hhahahaaa... yeah, some buns.....

mmmm, too bad though, nothing like squishing pounds of flemish flesh in a big ol'embrace.

ilex said...

Oh, Miss L. Bo- I know, I adore the Flemish buns- those big ears are so nomm-able. My next buns will definately be Flemish. Or a couple of gorgeous Rexes. Though I do have special place in my heart for Himalayans. Crap. So many buns, so little time.

As long as they are not dwarf varieties-- poop's too small...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ho Ho ... so many bunns - almost NO time!

That is a dark and serious bunny .. tough little monkey.

heather t said...

What's the life expectancy for a bunbun? Is Maxie a grumpy old bun-man or just grumpy?

Remember in Calvin & Hobbes that Susie Derkins had a little stuffed rabbit named Mr. Bun? No? Just me? He was cute tho.

Wouldn't those be cute names for a pair of buns - Mr. Bun & Susie Derkins.

DK & The Fluffies said...

It's always those with serious bunitude we love the most! Hoppy Monday Bunday!

ilex said...

Heather T, buns live about 10 years- I'm nearly 40, so maybe I can have 4 more pairs of housebuns-- though if the Rabbit Saint is any indicator, I could, in theory, have HUNDREDS of buns before I die...

Now my next buns will certainly be named Mr. Bun and Suzie Derkins. How fabu is that? Tres fabu.

The Barber Bunch said...

Max is so cute!!

BTW.....I am heading to Detroit today for a Tigers Game!!