A Cookie update

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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.

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Cookie’s perspective

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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:

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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.

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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.

Cookie – March edition

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So, yes, I’ve decided to take Leandra‘s suggestion about a monthly Cookie feature. And, as you can probably tell, this is the first installment.

Although I hadn’t intended for it, there ended up being a common element in these pictures of Cookie: her left eye.

To be honest, I’m not really surprised that I managed that. You see, Cookie has two different coloured eyes. The right one is brown with a short bit of blue along the bottom. The left is the bright blue you can see in the pictures, with a bit of brown running across the top.

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Bunny’s bok choy

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Every night, I give my rabbit a bowl of veggies. It tends to be mostly lettuce, with a smaller portion of another leafy vegetable and a little bit of an herb. For the past week or two, that second leafy vegetable has been bok choy.

Bok choy is similar to other leafy vegetables in that if you leave the bottom in an inch of water, eventually it will start to grow back. It gets these adorable little leaves in the centre, and they slowly grow up and out. Eventually the top of the bok choy turns into a spiral of leaves, which is what you see above.

This is one of those rare photos where, in my post-processing, I actually reduced the vibrancy of the colours. I found the original green of the image just too dark, yet somehow bright. I took down the vibrancy and ended up with a set of slightly faded green leaves.

I love that the faded colour lets the veins in the leaves stand out. It adds an extra bit of dimension that just wasn’t quite there when I left the vibrancy alone.

But, I’m curious. What do you think? Does the faded colour work, or would you have preferred a more vibrant green?