|Flicka on the bookshelf, Bailey encouraging her|
The rest of the early morning is dedicated to foraging - eating hay, scrounging a bowlful of dried herbs or a dried banana slice - and playing - ripping up some magazines, chewing on a hay roll, racing up and down the hallway. I give them fresh handfuls of hay two or three times during the 'morning forage'. Around 10am, Flicka usually disappears to our bedroom for a solitary nap under the bed. Bailey continues to forage a little but mostly lazes around on the sitting room rug, accepting some cuddles and nose rubs.
Around lunchtime, Flicka returns from the bedroom (sometimes Bailey goes to fetch her) and they settle down either in the den or next to the coffee table for their 'proper' sleep. They tuck their paws in and 'loaf', or Flicka may roll on her back, and they sleep deeply for several hours, sometimes twitching and nodding their heads.
At dusk, Flicka wakes up and moves to her preferred position in front of the TV. Bailey soon follows her and they visit the litter trays for a good hay munch, have a long drink from the bowl and generally prepare themselves for the evening. Again, I give them several hay tops up in the early evening. Flicka begins to hassle for their dinner at around 7.30/8pm, following us into the kitchen and honking around our ankles. They get a few leaves of spring greens, cabbage or kale at around 8.30pm followed by another eggcup of dry food at 10.30pm, which is eagerly anticipated. When they're not begging at our feet, they are stretched out on the rug, grooming themselves and each other and snuggling up together.
|The last thing we see every night... Flicka's face!|
In between all this, we sometimes manage to get some work done! So that's a day in our lives and hope you enjoyed my first blog post. Stay tuned for more random ponderings on house rabbits and the fun they bring into our lives.
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