Thursday, July 22, 2010

Foo' wabbit goes exploring

I'm at the computer this past Tuesday night when I hear this *Crash!* sound coming from the kitchen. It sounded like something hitting Mickey's cage. Being that the wascally wabbit was out and about, I figured I'd better investigate. Imagine my surprise when I found this:

First reaction: How the heck did he get up there?
Second reaction: Oy, better get him down before he hurts himself.
Third reaction: Oh, wait, get the camera first...

Yeah, that's how good a bunny-mom I am--take a few pictures, then rescue. In the meantime, Mickey is just wandering around the top of the cage, looking slightly confused. The cage roof is sagging a bit from the 6 1/2 pounds of added weight, and I'm thinking I'd better take care of things before somebunny actually does get hurt.

Well, gee--I'm pretty high up, aren't I?

I put the camera down and tried to lift him up off the cage roof and slide him out from under the table without catching his toes in the mesh. It's a tight fit under there, so it was going to be difficult. I almost had him out, but then Mickey decided he wasn't going to have anything to do with that. He wriggled himself out of my grasp and landed back on the roof, scooted himself to the right-hand side of the cage, hopped down onto the storage box there (which is probably how he got up on the roof in the first place), then hopped down onto the floor and scampered away. I chased after him and picked him up for a quick inspection to make sure there weren't any broken toenails (or toes, for that matter). He was fine, just mildly annoyed at the interruption of his fun-and-games.

I have no idea what brought on that little incident. He used to hop up on the roof of his cage back when we first got him, but that was a couple of years, a couple of cages and a couple of bunny-pounds ago. The only thing I can figure is that he saw the lid of the storage box, hopped up on that, then decided to explore from there. The lid of the box has now been covered with assorted items to discourage further roof exploration.

Feh, always spoiling my fun, I say...

9 comments:

Hef's Mom said...

Hef would jump up on his old cage when the door was closed and my 2 year old nephew would want to play with him, but Mickey's cage is open so I guess he is just explorer bun.

Clovie Boy said...

I was sitting in Clovis' pen one night talking on the phone when he jumped up on his cage. I know he did it just to get my attention because it wasn't on him...

Jade said...

Oh, I know Mickey wasn't looking for attention for once. When he wants that, he just comes over and nose-bonks or paws at my leg (or tugs on my pants leg in cooler weather when I'm wearing slacks). This was him taking advantage of the fact that I wasn't paying attention to see what he could get into, and the electric cords that sit behind his cage where he can see them but not reach them are all kinds of tempting. :)

The Bunns said...

CHEW . THE . ASSORTED . ITEMS

Laura said...

hahahaha!!!!!! this made me laugh!!!

Lisa said...

Awww an exploring bun is a happy and confident bun!!

I just finally watched the video of Mickey playing with his cage door, so funny! I recently got Biff & Sogna the same plastic toy with the bell in it, and Sogna is obsessed! Easily her favorite toy!

Jade said...

Lisa: Mickey has two of those, a red and a blue, and they are probably his favorites next to the slinky. It's got to be all the noise he can make with them, the louder the better. :)

Michelle May said...

He just got a "wild hare." hee,hee,hee.
Too funny!

The human said...

Naughty Mickey... you keep exploring and enjoying yourself! <3