Some buns just love to play dress up. (And many more will tolerate it for the appropriate amount of lavished love and little yummies, I'm sure.)
Jennifer C. is our winner this month for sending us some adorable photos of Turnip and Salem in the fall harvest season spirit, along with a hilarious photo shoot of Turnip competing with the models on magazine covers, and coming out on top! HILARIOUS.
Thanks to all who shared their Bunnies on Their Backs this month. The "Bunny Trance" is a controversial issue -- it pays to know a little about it AND know your own bun's reaction. Trancing a bun plays on a natural instinct of prey animals to "play dead" if turned on their back in an attempt to be of less interest to a predator. Scary stuff, huh? But buns in our homes luckily don't have to worry about those things, but their brains may not know it. Some people warn against doing it, for it may stress the bun. I have found that buns who were introduced to the cradling hold, or being placed on their back at a young age are used to this and will find it relaxing (or at least tolerate it), while those that were never well socialized with this hold will indeed "trance" is such a way that you can tell they are not relaxed at all, but rather tense and anxious, ready to break out of the position in a jiffy... and will sometimes even thump at you after being placed back down afterwards.
So judge by their reaction, it's easy to tell... is your bun's body loose and limp as you do this, or are they tense and trembling? Use your own judgment. I've had rabbits that were so okay with this position that it was the perfect method for trimming toenails. Dinkum used to just go limp like a rag, but was a little lap lounger anyway and would sit in your lap and end up on his back by just squirming around.
And here's some seasonal fun from other Petwerks friends, too!