I’ve spoken on my blog about my dog, Nounous, but not about my dwarf bunny, Thumper. We bought Thumper for my daughter, and she took him to Binghamton University, where he lived in her dorm suite. Since he made no noise, no one knew he was there except for my daughter’s roommates and friends.

Thumper has a feisty personality. I remember him launching off the wall in the college dorm to return to his crate. In the beginning, he was skittish and would hide under furniture.

In the picture above, he looks enormous, but it’s only the camera’s angle. He’s a small bunny with a huge personality.

Once my daughter moved into an apartment in Manhattan, she didn’t have room for a bunny. Even though I was allergic to him, Thumper became mine. Achoo!

My daughter moved out, and the first day I was alone with Thumper, he plopped onto his side. I ran to his cage, fearing he was dead. I called his name, but he didn’t answer. So, I opened the cage, poked him with my finger, and he jumped upright. That was how I learned bunnies fall over when they go to sleep.

This peaceful-looking bunny is no pushover, even though he falls over. He’s always hated Nounous; I believe he’s jealous the dog gets to hang out and sleep on the bed while he is stuck in a cage. He’d roam free if he didn’t chew wires and everything in the house. One day, Ashley put Thumper on the bed with Nounous and me. All was quiet until Thumper jumped and latched onto Nounous’ ear with his teeth. We had to pry him off the poor doggy. Nounous whimpered but didn’t fight back. Since then, Nounous has been afraid of Thumper, even though he visits the bunny when he’s in his cage.

Nounous was such a good puppy and still is.

13 thoughts on “#RRBC 30-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY 19

  1. maurabeth2014 January 21, 2023 / 1:34 pm

    Susanne, Thumper is adorable! I didn’t know bunnies would bite another animal like that. They always look so sweet and peaceful. Poor Nounous! Maybe Thumper looked at him as a threat. We have the cutest little rabbits in our yard in the Spring and Summer, but now I’ll be careful when letting Ziggy out if they are around!

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    • Susanne Leist January 21, 2023 / 6:19 pm

      I believe Thumper was prompted by jealousy. Otherwise, he’s peaceful and doesn’t bite.


  2. Wanda Fischer January 20, 2023 / 10:53 pm

    Susanne–We have a bunny that looks like Thumper and lives under our hedge. He torments our dachshund. I leave vegetable scraps out for him (or maybe it’s her?) under the hedge. This bunny then leaves my plants alone in the spring. I think NousNous and our dachshund would be friends!

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    • Susanne Leist January 21, 2023 / 6:21 pm

      I love dachshunds. Only recently, I learned that some have spots and are furry.


  3. Patty Perrin January 20, 2023 / 9:36 pm

    What a pair of cuties! The adorable bunny with a mean bite, and Nounous with his soulful eyes and sweet face. Brave little Nounous. Add chewing on ears to the list for the bunny to avoid.


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    • Susanne Leist January 21, 2023 / 6:22 pm

      Thumper’s teeth are sharp like needles. Nounous screeched and looked at me for help with those soulful eyes.

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    • Susanne Leist January 21, 2023 / 6:25 pm

      Online I’ve seen videos of dogs and rabbits playing together. But Nounous doesn’t care for other animals; he’s a people dog. At parks, dogs used to run after him, but he wasn’t interested.

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      • Dan Antion January 21, 2023 / 7:18 pm

        Haha – We have a two or three in our yard, under my workshop and under our porch. I’ll stick with them.


  4. Carolyn Page January 20, 2023 / 3:59 pm

    Two cuties here, Susanne. What a grand little guy is Nounous. Such a beautiful story!

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