Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy *yawn* Birthday

Sunday was Mickey's 3rd birthday.


As you can see, it was a low-key celebration.


He was gracious enough to let my husband have the spotlight during the day for Father's Day, as long as he got all the attention in the evening. Festivities included: cage cleaning, butt bath, hours of snuggling and a romp in the dining room/exercise yard.


Well, maybe "romp" is a bit strong of a word. "Loaf" is more like it.


Seriously, he's a lazy bun most of the time, but he was especially loungey that night. Maybe all the snuggling tired him out.
The boy and I tried to coax him out of his hidey-hole after a while, but he just went and found himself another one.


Finally, we figured it out; he was sulking because he hadn't gotten his birthday present yet. So we gave it to him: his very own indoor clover patch.




He was a little hesitant at first when he saw it...

"This is organically-grown, right? I can't be upsetting my tummy with any of that common stuff."

...but finally, he took a sniff...


...and then a nibble...



...and then plunged headlong in and stuffed himself silly.



He was too excited about the clover to pay attention when I told him about his other gift: a new and larger cage, which has been ordered and will be here soon. While his current cage is still large enough for him to stretch out in, a little more room would be better for him, so I measured the available space and got the biggest cage I could get to fill that spot. I just hope the darn thing's as "easy to assemble" as they say it is.

I was planning to tell Mickey's story here in honor of his birthday, but that will have to wait for later in the week.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Mickey! That clover looks super yummy.

Clovie Boy said...

Where on earth did you get all that clover?

Jade said...

Grew it--got a plastic tray, white clover seeds and potting soil from my local nursery. That's about a teaspoon's worth of seeds, took a few weeks to grow. I keep it outside until I need to bring it in for Mickey. Because the tray has no holes in the bottom (so it doesn't leak when it's in the house), I just have to make sure I tip out any excess water when it rains a lot.

Ellen Brynn Eder said...

Hoppy 3rd Mickey!

Hef's Mom said...

Hoppy 3rd Mickey! That clover looks great! A very clever gift idea!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Perfect birthday Mickster!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't show bunnies clover tray.

The Bunns said...

We saw it - slacker.

Michelle May said...

Happiest of birthdays you sweet boy! Jade that clover patch is amazing! I even wanted to eat it!

Jade said...

Mickey says thanks to all for the birthday wishes. The clover patch has been mauled beyond recognition over the past few days, so I may have to take out what's there and seed it fresh soon. I have an entire bag of clover seeds, and it doesn't take much for a patch like that.