Tuesday 12 August 2008

More pics!

Buster is doing really well!
He now is 13 weeks old!
Still on his bottle of milk, his daily routine, although I'm progressively watering down his bottle as he should have been weaned 7 weeks ago!

Buster eats all sorts of things: oat, muesly, carrot, apple, rice crispies, special Ks, green beans, boiled potatoes, Marietta biscuits :-)
Fresh grass is the most important element in his diet and he's given plenty of it every day, two or three times a day.
Plus of course all treats from the pet shop including cereals sticks, banana or apple bites, dandellion sticks, fruit sticks, hay and so forth!


More pics!

Buster climbs over a Thinkpad bag but he's some difficulties in getting back down!


Zzzz.. asleep on my lap


Buster out for the count in the mornings!


Oh yummy!


Buster wakes up, belly up, on my lap..


..and decides to go back to sleep!


Zzzzz


He's still the cutest animal I've ever seen!

66 comments:

snusnu said...

Those are some amazing supermodel legs! Buster is incredibly lucky to have you. Give him a snorgle for all of us who found you through Cute Overload and wish they could meet him in person!

Lori Waltenbury Photography said...

Oh my gosh!

This story warms my heart!

You guys are incredibly amazing. I bet Buster sure appreciates you both.


www.loriwaltenbury.blogspot.com

Lori Waltenbury Photography said...

and I can't get over his legs! What a powerhouse lol!

Amanda said...

Hello Buster, I just read about you in Cute Overload, you look like such a beautiful and handsome boy who loves to be babied!!! So happy to hear that a wonderful family has taken you in and saved you. Loved all the pix, many wonderful years ahead with lots of carrots and belly naps :)

linzislame said...

aw, i heard about Buster on Cute Overload and read all about him on your blog. what a little lover-bunny! he's just precious. all of the pictures are great... very photogenic little fellow :]

jengilmer said...

Greetings from Texas! I also found out about you from CuteOverload. Bless you both for saving Buster and nurturing him! Y'all are obviously very fine people. I look forward to keeping up with Buster on your blog.

christielicious said...

How is Buster doing? Can you provide an updae?

zhakora said...

Fantastic story -- best of luck to Buster (& his loving family).

cheers.

Shelly Rodriguez said...

I wandered over here via cuteoverload.com... Buster is SO cute! Thank you for taking good care of the little guy, he is so lucky to live with caring people like yourself. :)

bebs*63 said...

buster is one lucky hare! i am sure he knows that.... the scare with the cat must have upset you all, i am so glad he is over it.

Sandra Evertson said...

You are wonderful people for helping that sweet little creature! Aren't you all so lucky to have found each other! Warms the heart!
Sandra Evertson

JulieFernn said...

I'm in love with Buster!! I also read about him in C.O.
His legs are... amazing.
And you, It's good to know there're persons out there, who have huge hearts and take care of unfortunated animals.
Best wishes from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

PJ said...

What a fascinating story and what a sweet boy. You've done a wonderful job with him and I'm sure he'll continue to thrive under your care. The photo of him on top of the bag illustrates his long hare legs and body very well. He is very much like a rabbit and very different. I don't know if they can help you but there is a community of Bunny Bloggers and a good place to start is here:
http://frecklesanddeb.blogspot.com/
Deb has all the different Bun bloggers and bun resources listed. Good luck!

Andrea said...

I saw your history at Cute Overload. It's AMAZING! I think that it's awesome that people like you were the ones that found Buster, and that he found such a great loving family! Again, amazing job :) Give him a hug for me, will ya? Greetings from Rosario, Argentina

Jen said...

I second the "amazing supermodel legs" comment! There are few people around who would put so much effort and love into caring for a blind baby bun. Frith, the rabbit god from Watership Down, is certainly blessing both Buster and his family.

K said...

So adorable!!! Makes me want to run out and get myself a bunny.

Carol said...

Bless your hearts for taking this little bun into your home!

flurrious said...

Buster is a lovely boy. And how lucky he is to have found the two of you.

Cheryl said...

Bless your hearts for taking him in and taking such good care of him!

Gwendolyn said...

He's such a cutey pie!

Linda said...

Greetings from Montreal Canada. This is just what the world needs every now and then, a heartwarming story such as yours. It's nice to know there are still wonderfully kind people who are willing and able to help out a helpless little guy like this. You are heroes. Good work ! I love your bunny !

Rachel said...

just found this blog (appeared on cuteoverload). Lovely, sad...

Anyway, you have a wrong word in your blurb at the top of the page: I somehow doubt you meant he was emancipated when you found him. More likely he was emaciated? :-)

RabbitMatch.org said...

Thanks so much for blogging your experience with Buster. What a bunny! ahem, hare. It's a great story.

PS I have a Buster of my own at home and he's a disabled little guy too. Love 'em.

Glad he found you.

carrie said...

Buster is SO cute!

shutterbug74 said...

Buster is absolutely adorable. I applaud you for taking him in!

morjana said...

Greetings from California!

How marvelous that you and your family adopted Buster. How kind. What a handsome hare he is too! And he certainly looks like a good lap-bunny!

LOL! That's what I refer our cat Tiki as...my lap-bunny. As soon as I sit down, Tiki is in my lap.

Tiki is a rescued feral cat. One of the sweetest, nicest cats we've ever had. She doesn't like to be picked up, and will only sit with you if she decides to sit with you. But she loves to play.

Thank you for sharing your story and the photos.

Best wishes to you and your family.

thecostofliving said...

Another Cute Overload follower here...Buster is just adorable!

Ana said...

This is an adorable and lovely story, and it's so great to read about people being so kind! Thank you for sharing this!

Liz said...

Like most of the commentors, I found your story on Cute Overload. What a wonderful and amazing story. I look forward to reading more about Buster. He is adorable!

DogMom said...

Hello from Texas! I got here from Cuteoverload. Buster is absolutely precious. What a lucky little hare he is. Snuggles and treats from a big fan!

Mandy said...

Reading about Buster makes me miss my bun. He was an albino Norwegian giant. He suffered a concussion once, but his was not from poor eyesight, but rather over excitement. He was "hippity hopping" around the house at high speeds and crashed into some furniture. What a fright!

Amazing story about Buster and I wish for you many happy times together. My Karat was a spoiled house rabbit, completely cageless. His favorite treat was bok choy. He ate it like it was going out of style!

hockeyheretic35 said...

Aww, Buster is just gorgeous and looks quite pampered and happy with you. :-)

Turi McKinley said...

Wonderful blog! Like the Coyote blog - a great rescue and growth story.

quioui said...

Hello from Philadelphia-
Buster is so very cute! And you are so so wonderful for taking him in and caring for him!

Dr. Fear said...

I am completely in love with Buster and I admire you both enormously. Please enable a Paypal account so I (we) can contribute to Buster's upkeep.

Lars
New York, NY

eye4style said...

Buster is too cute for words. Please keep us updated!

Cicero said...

Such a wonderful story! I'll be checking in now that I've found your blog.

w said...

Brentwood, Tennessee USA

We love Buster here in the South.

bucky said...

Buster rules! and so do you!!

TheBunny said...

Oh good grief my heart is completely gone to him! Beautiful boy! I've been told rabbits can be litter box trained. I knew a girl who had a pet rabbit and he made these adorable kissy noises when he wanted your attention.

curator said...

This is such a wonderful story - and those photos! Oh my heart! May Buster grow big and strong and have a long happy life with you. Warmest wishes from Curator and The Pet Museum

bunnirabbit said...

This is a great story!

Something will need to talk over with your vet very soon: neutering Buster. Most hand-raised wild animals will be gentle angles - until the hormones kick in. Many a caretaker has watched in horror as their baby squirrel, etc turned into a viscous hellbeast overnight! You can't release him, so if you want him to stay your baby forever you'll need to take the steps to medically ensure it.

Andi said...

Isn't he just such a sweetie! You guys are so great for taking in the little blind baby!

Ippo456 said...

Aaww it's real nice of you to take him in.
People tend to ignore wild animals who have been injured.
There's a wild rabbit who happily lives in my apartment complex, until his leg was badly injured (probably by the mower).
It was on a Friday afternoon.
No rescue wanted to take him in, reason being that he's wild.
So, sadly he had to be put to sleep.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Adorable! I can't believe he grew from a tiny little puff of fluff to that long-legged creature in such a short time!

Amanda said...

Another "Cute Overload" fan here, Buster has gained world wide fame overnight!!! Bless you for taking him in when so many would have left him where he was, your tale (excuse the pun) warms my heart!!

zikikki said...

I'm another linked here from cuteoverload. I'm always a sucker for a bunny story (got one myself :D ). I wanted to give you an interesting Irish Hare story. http://www.medirabbit.com/Books/hare_about
_house.PDF I don't think the book is in print anymore, but if you have 30 min or so it's worth a look.

Tanya said...

I wandered over from CuteOverload. I can't get over how quickly Buster's grown. I love the way he'll sleep on his back with you. Such trust!! You've such a big heart to take him in!

Collectincat said...

I'm another guest hopping over from C.O. and I can only add to the applause for your actions. Wonderful job done for a blind creature who would certainly not have made it without your generous time and energy to make his world beautiful.
And his love and trust are his gift to you.

kirsten said...

Hi from Toronto, Canada. Another cuteoverload.com follower.....Buster is wonderful, it is so fortunate that you found each other!! Please post another update when you can.

nancy said...

Go, Buster, go!

And, seriously, please look into what's an appropriate diet for him. Sounds like he's getting far too much grain, fruit, and other treats. A good high-fiber chow (NOT what's formulated for lactating does or rabbits raised for meat), abundant grass hay (like timothy) and plenty of water is usually best, with only very occasional bits of treat. He'll be healthier and will be with you longer if he eats right!

Thanks for your delightful blog!

nancy said...

Go, Buster, go!

And, seriously, please look into what's an appropriate diet for him. Sounds like he's getting far too much grain, fruit, and other treats. A good high-fiber chow (NOT what's formulated for lactating does or rabbits raised for meat), abundant grass hay (like timothy) and plenty of water is usually best, with only very occasional bits of treat. He'll be healthier and will be with you longer if he eats right!

Thanks for your delightful blog!

Sarah said...

I love stories like this. You are WONDERFUL for taking such good care of him. Set up a PayPal link so we can help buy him food!

CatherineTheBlack said...

Greetings from Massachusetts!
Thank goodness for Cute Overload. It is the highlight of my days and weeks.
Give Buster an ear nibble for me!
Have you seen this blog?
http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/
VIVA LA CUTE!

Diana said...

Laptime naptime, I love it! What a lucky leveret!

emochka said...

Buster-

I invite you to visit other pets and the fabulous people who care for them at: http://www.pethealthfocus.com.
You can share your rescue and health care stories, as well as your many cute photos...

eikoleigh said...

Saw you on CuteOverload....

Amazing - that's awesome that you guys took him in.

Kudos!

Janeekins said...

Can I suggest that you visit the Hare Preservation Trust website at www.hare-preservation-trust.co.uk where you will find helpful information and support. I'm the editor of their quarterly newsletter and would love to include a little piece on Buster. Please use the 'contact' button on the website to indicate if you are happy about this and I will contact you direct.

mum of critters said...

that is one blessed and loved Hare! will you keep him for his life since he cannot be reintroduced into the wild? oh how lucky you are to get this experience!

Jeannie said...

Thank you so much for sharing Buster's story! The pictures are precious. :-)

vordai said...

Those pics of Buster sleeping with his belly up - I don't think I've ever seen anything cuter!

An amazing story you have there, Buster really is a lucky little hare :) This went to my bookmarks, I'm definitely coming back to check for updates! And pictures of course too ;)

Thank you so much!

mugino said...

Buster is hands down the cutest bun I have EVER seen. It's love at first sight for me. You guys are wonderful people for giving him such a happy home. Keep posting those adorable pics!

Sheila said...

Really enjoyed reading about Buster, Ileana. He is getting to be a big boy now.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Lauren said...

What an adorable bunn!

LEfting said...

My daughter emailed me Buster's link today and it made my day! From the West Coast of Canada, Buster we send our best wishes for a long and healthy life. You're a lucky hare!

Lån Penge said...

Still can't believe how many comments Buster has received in the last few days!Your comments are all wonderful,.