Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Building a home for Bunny

Our oldest son is a 4-H member, as I mentioned here. This is his 4-H Rabbit Club project.
She is a Californian and is only two months old.
K. built this hutch for her, following a simple plan in his John Deere hobby farm book. K. picked out all the wood at Home Depot and with the help of his younger brother loaded it in our truck. He then built the hutch himself, with only some safety supervision from Mom and Dad with the compound mitre saw. He had trouble with the design of the front door of the sleeping box so for now it is just screwed closed.
K. spends lots of time visiting and caring for his rabbit. He also works with her each day, practising for
4-H judging competitions. 
With all the allergies in our family we have never had house pets. Pets are not my thing, either. I was a bit worried about how this would all work out but I am very proud of how he is handling the responsibility. J., our youngest, and hubby are in love with her too, often visiting her throughout the day.
 

7 comments:

  1. Elizabeth,
    Yeah....for your son. Building that cage and taking care of his rabbit shows a lot of responsibility!!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry to say that my vintage fabric was the only fabric of its kind at the yard sale. I also have to ask you...what part of Ontario do you live in? I grew up in Niagara Falls, NY and I spent my summers as a child at Turkey Point, Ontario on Lake Erie. Turkey Point is not far from Port Dover. I had many happy times there. ~amy

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  2. Pets are great for teaching children about responsibility and compassion and your bunny is certainly too cute! And that hutch is like a 4 star bunny resort...great job! Congrats on being a 4-H leader, you'll do a wonderful job!

    Kat :)

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  3. What a good Mother you are being a 4H leader! I think you will have a fun summer!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  4. Good for your son on building that cage. What a cute rabbit. I guess we are never too old to learn, so now you have the opportunity to learn about animals - from the kids you are leading!

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  5. Elizabeth -

    I am just getting caught up with my blog reading. It's wonderful that you have volunteered as a 4H Leader and that your son is a member! I was in 4H from 9 - 18 and as an adult was a leader. We had horses, seeing eye dogs, rabbits, cooking, sewing, arts and crafts -- you name it we did it -- but most of all it was a learning experience beyond compare and I made friends that lasted to this day. Make sure your son has a chewing block in the cage.
    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  6. hey omg cali is so cute! and i am so noe allergic to her! and i hope by hours of the day you mean middle of the night for b.

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  7. What a cute house. He has such skillful hands. Good work to K!

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