Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Power Of The Blog-Block Gods!

Yesterday I was reading a funny post on Happy Meals and Happy Hour--a bird flew into Happy Hour Sue's office and she thanked the "blog-block gods" for her good fortune. I've been feeling sort of bloguninspired lately and I commented to her (something like) "Please ask the blog-block gods to send me a bird (or really any wild animal will do) because I got nothin'."

Ask and ye shall receive:

This is my new baby bunny friend. Her name is Bunny Dumpling.

When I was picking up the kids at school today there was chaos out in front as a bunch of kids were chasing and taunting this poor baby. It almost got hit by a car--twice--and a kid was about to pour water over it when I scooped her up.

I have "nursed" a few baby bunnies in my time--most of them rescued out of the mouths of my dogs--and I've become something of a pro at it! I decided that it made more sense to rescue the bunny than leave it to the whims of the children and cars. I still have my supply of kitten formula and tiny bottles but I was out of acidophilus powder which you need to add to the formula to help with their digestion.

I went to two pets stores--neither of which had acidophilus--and I ended up at a GNC store which had a good supply. I'm pretty sure I may have been the only customer in the store all day, as the GNC guy would not stop talking. I did have an interesting conversation with him about "ear candling" and an experiment where you light a rag on fire inside a jar and place a hard-boiled egg in the jar opening. Apparently the heat will cause a vacuum and suck the egg in. The same principle holds to ear candling. Maybe I'll do this experiment with the kids and blog about it? (The jar not the candling--or maybe I should do the candling too?) Maybe a video?

Anyway, back to Bunny Dumpling....
Oh, she's cute!! I fed her with the bottle tonight and she didn't eat a lot--but she did take some. I will try again in the morning. I usually keep my bunnies until they are eating solid food regularly, then release them.

So if that blank computer screen has you blue--get down on your knees and pray to the blog-block gods. Maybe you'll get a chipmunk? Or a squirrel? Or at least a weird conversation with a guy about ear candling!

All hail the blog-block gods!!!!
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23 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

Adorable...and shame on those children! I hope all goes well..he/she looks very healthy! I am so glad you were there to rescue it...it would have been awful otherwise!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Oh, he/she is so cute. And I can't help but wonder why that kid was about to pour water on it?! What have the parents taught that crazy child?
I'm so glad you're taking care of Bunny Dumpling!

Z's Mom said...

Bunny Dumpling is too cute! I'm so thankful you rescued him and that he's in your care now. Hope he thrives!!! Good luck!!!

CaraBee said...

Bunny Dumpling, too cute! I can't believe the kids were tormenting it, how sad. So good of you to rescue it!

Kori said...

Oh she's precious.

Heather said...

So cute!! Praise be to the blog gods!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

He is the sweetest little thing! Kids can be so mean to animals. My kids love animals and hate to see anyone mistreat them. Thank you for getting him and taking care of him!

Angie said...

How cute! Ear candling does work just becareful with long hair, lol. Good luck with Bunny Dumpling!

Lori said...

AWWWW! Bunny Dumpling's almost as cute as Pickle. And that's saying something!

Insane Mama said...

So cute...You and the bunny. I did ear candling once, kinda weird. Are you keeping him / her or letting it go?

Kori said...

What a sweet little dumpling! My nine year old has a bunny as a pet, and we ALL love it-but she isn't as sweet as your little guy. I won't be praying for a wild animal though, thanks-we have plenty!

justjuli said...

I don't think I'll be praying for any wild animals. I have enough coworkers to fit that genre.
:)

But I could use some blog-block help!

What a cute little bunny - I'm so glad you stepped in to rescue it!

Aubrey said...

I asked and received a nice pile of runny dog poo. Don't think that would make as cute of a post. Ya think?? LOL

noble pig said...

You are hilarious and such a mother hen. I bet if you found some abandoned eggs you would sit on them to hatch. This is why you have five children, you are sweet to the core.

Jennifer said...

Hi Everybody! So far, so good w/ the bunny--she "nursed" very well today!

Mariah--Yes, I'll let her go when she's old enough.

Aubrey--Sometimes dog diarrhea makes for the funniest of posts! The blog gods may have answered your call!

Jennifer said...

Cathy--I actually did try to hatch some eggs once *blushing*. But the "bird police" made me turn them in. I'll leave that for another blog!!

forgetfulone said...

I just read on another blog a post that said, "I got nothin'!" But you got something! good post.

Elfie33 said...

She is just too cute. I don't need to wish for any more wild animals at my house tho. We get an assortment already. We have a possum that has taken up residence under our deck. She had babies..because when I went outside the other night I happened to stumble upon them. Do you know they hiss like a cat...there were baby possums everywhere..LOL

leezee52 said...

Wow...how cute!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting me on my special day…I could hardly sleep last night I was so excited!

Lee :)

Miss Blondie said...

oh so cute! I need the blog-block gods to send me something inspiring too!

amelia bedelia said...

(Im talking in a very high pitched voice) SOOO CUTE!

Shannon said...

Oh, no, no, no... no praying to the blog-block-gods for me! I have enough wildlife in my house without actually adding nature to the mix! HA!

Bunny Dumpling is cute though! I would rather have her than a bird in my house!

Kelly said...

How cute is Bunny Dumpling?! Cute name too!