Today is Barney Bunny's fourth birthday (which, translated to human years, puts him in his late 20s).
I went out first thing, as I do every morning, to feed him, but today he also got a birthday card (with a picture of him and Alice on, just to confuse him), the first of a selection of nut bars (which he loves, so I'll ration these out to avoid him ballooning up like The Blob) and a new tunnel (see bottom picture).
Especially as it gets warmer, Barney likes to lie in his tunnel and watch the world go by. The tunnels are also edible, so he usually makes short work of them.
As he's gotten older, Barney has certainly chilled. He's still not a big fan of human beings, although he does seem to get on with Alice (in moderation). She can be a bit exuberant for him at times, but mostly he has the benefit of a wire mesh between him and her, when she gets a bit Tigger-like and jumps - over-enthusiastically - at his hutch.
|The new tunnel - a place to rest and a place to dine...|