Getting Cookie to eat more hay

My rabbit, Cookie, hiding under the bench in my entryway

Cookie hasn’t been entirely happy with me lately. Did you know that a rabbit’s diet is supposed to be made up mostly of hay? She and I both do, but she doesn’t like the fact. She prefers eating her pellets and greens. And her treats, of course.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve slowly gotten into the bad habit of letting her have more pellets, which means she eats less of the hay I put out for her. Sometime in the past couple of months, I noticed she was eating very little hay at all. That’s one of those “very bad things” for rabbits: from what I understand, the pellets don’t grind down their teeth as well, aren’t as good for their digestive systems, and are inferior in several other ways. Something had to be done.

So I cut back her pellets. At first, all this accomplished was a lot of lunging and grunting anytime I went near her food bowl; she wanted more pellets. She’s getting better now, though. Cookie’s eating more hay again, to the point where I finally need to refill her hay baskets each day again.

Despite her protests, my little rabbit is eating more of what she should be. That’s really all I can ask for.

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Staying organized with: Mini goals

Welcome to the third, and final, installment of my Staying Organized series. I’ve already told you about how I use an online calendar and my bullet journal in my organizational routine, but there’s one more element I want to tell you about: my use of mini goals.

This post is shorter than the others, but I’m hoping it’ll be just as useful, especially since mini goals are one of my favourite elements of my little organizational routine. So, let’s get started.

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New Year 2018

It’s officially 2018! Which feels a bit odd, to be honest. Last year passed in a bit of a blur, for a lot of different reasons: it was busy, it was emotional, and it was filled with opportunities and challenges.

This year is likely to be the same, with a couple of it’s own unique situations thrown in. For example, did you know I turn thirty this year? That’s already bringing some interesting emotions into play.

Anyway, the first day of the year seems like a good chance to combine my annual and monthly updates. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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Staying organized with: A bullet journal

Bullet Journal Key

Welcome to the second installment in my mini-series of posts on staying organized! Last month, I talked about how an online calendar helps me figure out everything from my monthly blog schedule to my daily schedule. Today, I want to tell you about the second step in my organizational process: my bullet journal.

The concept of a bullet journal isn’t exactly new; they’ve been featured on blogs quite a bit over the last couple of years. But, for those who aren’t familiar, here’s my quick overview: A bullet journal is a cross between a planner, goal tracker, habit tracker, general journal, and whatever else you want yours to be. You could, for example, track your budget, plan your days, keep a record of project progress, track which books you’ve read… anything you can think of, really. You start with a blank book and customize it in whatever way fits you best.

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