In hiding

Cookie in Hiding

Some days, Cookie really doesn’t want to come out of hiding. I did manage to get her to come out of her little box-house the day I took this picture, but it took a lot of coaxing with banana treats. And this was still the best picture I managed to take.

Not that I can blame her much. Some days, you just have to give in to that urge hole up and stay hidden.



Reluctant bun

Cookie (rabbit)

Cookie makes for a great photo subject.

…when she feels like cooperating, that is. Some days, she really doesn’t want to sit still for a picture. She’d much rather sniff at the lens, or simply run the other way.

I managed to get her to sit still just long enough to snap this photo. I wouldn’t quite call it my favourite picture of her, but I do love that “Why’d you stop petting me?” look on her face.

A Cookie update


It’s been a while since I posted about my rabbit, Cookie. So I thought this week’s photo post was a good opportunity to give you an update.

Not that there’s much of an update to give. Cookie hasn’t changed much since I last posted a photo of her.

Although, she has learned a new trick, of sorts. She’s figured out how to close her pen door from the outside. She just hasn’t quite figured out how to open it up again, which means she can’t get to her food, water, or litter.

She really is too smart for own good sometimes.


Cookie’s perspective


It’s been a while since I’ve posted a picture of Cookie. That’s largely because she’s been a bit camera-shy lately. But it’s also partly because I haven’t spent as much time with my camera as I would have liked.

Anyway, I wanted to share this one with you. It was a quick shot, one that I didn’t expect would work out. But I actually quite like it. It’s a different sort of perspective–one that not a lot of people get to see. It’s a little peek into the viewpoint of my rabbit’s life, and I hope you enjoyed it.

Cookie: Destructive habits

Thanks to training and having her spayed, Cookie is a fairly well-behaved rabbit. She doesn’t do her business outside of her litter box, she knows when it’s time to stay in her pen and when she’s allowed out, and she doesn’t attack without being provoked.

That being said, there are a few destructive habits that I just can’t seem to break her of.¬†Cookie, like most rabbits, quite enjoys chewing and digging.

Now, some of that is under control. She doesn’t chew the furniture (mostly) and she doesn’t chew baseboards. But to be honest, I think that comes more from her distaste for wood than it does any sort of control I may have over her.

To help keep her destructive habits within reason, I buy her things that she’s allowed to chew up or dig in. Like this basket:

Cookie Basket

When I first placed it in her pen, she wouldn’t do more than sniff at it. It took almost a week for her to go inside. But “going inside” usually means sticking her head and front paws in so that she can dig out the bottom. Which is fine–that’s what it’s there for–I just wasn’t expecting her to have most of the bottom gone already. And that’s taking into account the weeks when she was bored with it.

Oddly, though, the things she enjoys chewing on the most are the things that don’t cost me anything. Toilet paper rolls and pieces of cardboard, mostly. The toys I’ve bought often go untouched.

But her absolute favourite thing to chew on her is pen.

Cookie Pen

I’m not quite sure what she’s expecting to accomplish when she does this. She isn’t going to manage to chew herself out–or, in this case, in. I don’t know how well it levels down her teeth, since she puts them around the bars rather than on them. And I can’t imagine that it tastes very good.

But, hey, she’s not hurting herself and she isn’t succeeding in destroying anything. So she can go ahead and chew those bars all she wants.

After all, it’s a lot better than her attempts to dig a burrow in the couch.