Monday, 10 July 2017

Bunecdote # 8 - Bunny Burrito

Bunny Burrito (n.): a towel/blanket wrap with a rabbit head sticking out at one end. Used to prevent escape while Bad Stuff is happening.

Bad Stuff (n.): nail clipping, medicine, force feeding, ear drops, and anything else bunny might disapprove of.

Saturday, 8th July 2017, 9 pm: 

Lola's right ear perks up, set on receive. She can't tell for certain, but she gets the distinct feeling, that Slave #1, who likes to think of herself as Bunny Mum, is up to something. Some whispered words she can't make out, and Slave #2, Bun Dad, starts singing the words Bunny Burrito to the melody of La Cucaracha. Clearly it can mean no good.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 9 am: 

The Glare hides under the coffee table. Slave #1 is humming that song again and casting looks in her direction. Something is definitely up.

Gizmo cowers down beside her. His overly fluffy back end was being inspected far too closely and only a growl stopped those pesky hands from plucking excess tufts from his bottom. He did a perfectly good job grooming himself, thank you very much.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 11 am: 

Slave #1 is at her desk and only a nip to the ankle can get her attention and provide desired cuddles. Good staff is so hard to find. Gizmo snoozes with his head on the slave's foot, while the queen of the household loaves on the window sill. This is the life.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12 pm: 

Time to retire for the day. A quick snack and then it's off to bed.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:01 pm: 

Slave #2 is singing, while slave #1 is rustling with treats and a blanket. Lola watches with interest, but when slave #2 approaches she knows its time to hide. In the litter box. No one can reach her there.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:02 pm: 

Lola peers over the edge of the litter box as said box slowly shifts towards the front door of her run. She has a vague memory of the same thing happening two Sundays ago, but her curiosity bids her stay, even as Gizmo dashes into the top house and hides under the cloak of darkness.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:03 pm: 

Somehow Lola ends up in Slave #2's arms. How did that happen and how can she make it stop?

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:03:21 pm: 

Ah, the softness of a blanket under her feet and the knowledgeable hands of Slave #1 caressing her nose. But what's this? The blanket! It's attacking, coming at her first from one side, then from the other. Lola digs her heels in and grabs the first offending corner, intent on nibbling it to oblivion.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:03:42 pm: 

Slave #2 put his hands on her shoulders, while Slave #1 releases her ears from the blanket's deathly trap. Slave #1 is talking softly while stopping any retreat with her body. Lola knows escape is futile, but she is going to make the slaves pay for this. Already a dark plan forms in her mind and as she chews it over, the corner of the blanket, too, gets chewed to smithereens. Slave #1 holds up first one ear, then the other and Lola feels a drop of cold in each. She flinches, but Slave #1 is already there to massage the base of her ears. Lola settles down. This part she does not mind so much, but she'll be damned if she tells them.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:05 pm: 

The blanket falls away and Lola scrambles to get back to the floor, grudgingly taking the peace offering from Slave #1. As treats go, it's not bad, but the indignity she suffered is worth ten times that. She glares at her slaves, shaking excesses liquid off her ears and using her toes to dig out the most persistent drops. She is going to destroy them and everything they love.

The "I will destroy everything you love"- stink face. Or... how to swallow a basketball and still look good.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 12:20 pm: 

Lola snuggles down next to Gizmo. "It will be fine," he assures her as he cleans her ears and Lola believes him. She is prepared now. Next time, she will be ready. She was going to hide. In the litter box. They are never going to expect that.

Bunny Burrito: the early days. Or... when I was actually sick and sat still like a good floof.

Note from Slave #1: Lola has a very narrow ear canal and being a lop and, therefore, already prone to ear infections, regular administration of ear drops helps soften any wax and keeps her ears clean.

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