Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sibling Rivalry...

We have a growing rivalry in our house...

Not the kids, no they are OK unless they are playing Wii Tennis or something...

It is Custard the dog and the rabbits.

It started as Custard being a bit jealous of the attention that the rabbits were getting (not that he is really lacking attention) - they get fed about 5 times a day, their run gets cleaned 3-4 times a day (these rabbits could poo for England), and when someone is in their run HE isn't allowed in. He stands by the gate making stupid little noises. When we feed the rabbits Custard wants some too - you should see him trying to eat prickly dandelion leaves!

Do the rabbits care?

Of course not! They look at him through the wire, twitching their noses, not even bothering to thump their feet!

But this morning things took a hilarious turn.

Mrs RC was giving the rabbits some fresh carrots. Custard wanted one, so she gave it to him. He was all proud at first, strutting around with it in his mouth, wagging his tail furiously.

Then he must have got a taste of it. Not so sure now.

He dropped it.

Bubbles, our male rabbit, saw and tried to get to it, but the wire stopped him.

Seeing the threat, Custard picked up the carrot again.

And dropped it again.

This time the carrot rolled, and went under the gate into the rabbit run.

Bubbles was on it in a flash, but stopped when he realised it was covered in dog drool.

So what did he do?

He turned around and peed and pooped on it!

We couldn't believe it! We never knew that rabbits did things like that!

I suspect that Custard will be looking for a way of getting his own back now...

A great start to the day - which is bright and sunny. Today is going to be a good one.

Hope you have a great day!

10 comments:

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

.... the rabbit really did that? That is one diabolical bunny.

If he cannot have it, no bunny can :)

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - He really did that - he is your kind of rabbit!

TechnoBabe said...

That is so funny, they have human traits!

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - they do! A while back I was amazed that a university had done research to find out if dogs experienced emotions like happiness, sadness, jealousy, etc. Duh...

agg79 said...

Never trust them rabbits.

That's no ordinary rabbit. That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!

Of course, I'm sure Custard is scheming ways to get even...

Teresa said...

Oh I loved this!! Hilarious!! I KNOW dogs have emotions...for sure!! I think Lexi is an Eeor or however you spell it. I seriously think she has doggie depression...probably from being outside for 6 years and seemingly neglected.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - Too right! But he doesn't bit heads off...

Teresa - Poor Lexi - "Nobody knows, nobody cares..." I am sure she is enjoying life now, though, she has probably worked out that looking sad gets you cuddles and treats!

Shrinky said...

Custard is no match for Bubbles, lock up your dog, she has him in her sights now (cue spooky music), I'll bet she's tunneling through her run as I type!

Rock Chef said...

Shrinky - I suspect that you are right - apart from the digging - unless Bubbles can dig through concrete...

terri said...

That is crazy, but I totally believe it. Animals are much smarter than we give them credit for. But we insist on treating them like adorable little morons.