So, I was getting the assorted fuzzbutts ready for the evening, and it kinda hit me. Cinder the Rabbit is a pretty sturdy guy.
What? I hear you asking. Why don't you ever make any sense?
I can answer the first, but the second part's still up in the air.
What I mean is that Cinder the Rabbit's room is 1) not enclosed and 2) is right next to the Triad's room, which - as you know - is not fully enclosed, either. So, he's subject to all the smells and sounds that they make. And I've known this, really, but sometimes it gets me, especially since I had just gotten done making The Triad's dinner (chicken thighs and gizzards/hearts), and turned around to make his (lettuce, spinach and carrots) - after, you know, proper sanitation, I'm not that idiotic, thank you very much *g*. It was weird, is all.
Also, it reminded me of Poppy - my own rabbit who died about 4 years ago. I got her when an absolutely tiny little thing, and she actually didn't know a lot of normal 'rabbit' behaviors (thumping, eating cecotropes, etc). But one day she was free roaming during dinner, and she kept jumping in my lap, and sniffing my hamburger. So I finally lowered it out of curiosity and let her investigate it. Did you know what she did? SHE ATE THE MEAT. ATE IT. AND THEN TRIED TO GET SECONDS.
I was horrified and wouldn't let her. But I would occasionally catch her eating dog food.
Okay, and well this isn't really about ferrets - except, hey, all of them are prone to wanting to eat veggies and fruits if I don't stop them. Yeah, I don't even know - but it's what came to mind (and it's possibly due to the fact that I lost her right before Thanksgiving, so this month's always bittersweet, now). Plus, I've gotta get new pictures, because Sian and Yogi blew their coats overnight and gained, like, a gazillion pounds simultaneously. YAY WINTER! Pixie is slower, and she's mainly just lost a lot of her guard hairs so that she's white down her back, with a thick black stripe down the middle. Like a skunk in reverse!