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August 29

Baxter was a Bad Bunny

When my sassy, girl-bun Baxter wants attention she’ll intentionally start chomping on something.  This causes me to chase her, and then she looks so darn cute that I end up petting her.  Sometimes I wonder who’s in charge…

It’s a vicious cycle, and she’s actually been quite good for a while that I didn’t even think about the pattern that I happened to leave on the floor the other day.

My sad Renfrew pattern has been eaten.

I’m not sure if Baxter was eating my pattern because she wanted attention or because she thought it tasted good (and was fun to play in).  Either way I’m going to have to do some repair work if I want to make the Renfrew in the near future.

Oh Baxter…. But how can I be mad at this sweet, fuzzy face?!

And because I couldn’t select which picture I liked best… here’s two more shots of Ms. Baxter.

And one more…

I love how her cheeks look like she’s been eating mud.  Believe it or not, she was completely white when I first got her.  She’s developed lots of coloring in the past 7 years that I’ve had her.

One of these days I’ll video her running down the hall.  It’s literally the best thing ever!  Her ears flop all around as she’s hopping, it’s so cute.

Oh… I’m sorry I forgot I was mad at my bad bunny for eating my pattern.  heh  “Bad Baxter… bad.”  ” Oh you want your ears scritched…. okay.”

  1. Donna / Aug 29 2012

    She is adorable!

  2. Sew Little Time / Aug 29 2012

    so cute! at least she ate the middle of the pieces and none of the crucial markings. so perhaps you could still use it?

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Yeah, I think I can still work around the holes. Just will take some tracing paper and patience.

  3. Lauren / Aug 29 2012

    BUNNY!!! She’s such a cutie, I love when you post pictures of her :) I wish I had a bunny but I know my evil cat would eat her in one gulp lol

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      You’d be surprised… some bunnies can hold their own. (Search for Interspecies snorgling on cuteoverload.com)

  4. Emma / Aug 29 2012

    She’s adorable!

    She sounds more like a dog than a rabbit. At least from my limited experience. :) When my dog wants attention, he brings us dirty laundry.

    My rabbit (German Lop) on the other hand didn’t want attention, he merely tolerated it, unless we were about town and something scared him. But that wasn’t very often. I once did a school project (!) where I pretended to be a weird foreign new age cultist worshipping the Germanic/Slavic moon rabbit, and I carried him (the current incarnation!) around a large city in my arms, talking to hundreds of people, and he didn’t care.

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      How funny!

      My bunnies are kinda like dogs and kinda like cats… truly they have personalities and behaviors all their own (like you’d expect from a different species).

      Baxter sometimes follows me around the apartment, hopping after me. But most times one of the buns will follow the other in a bun-parade. It’s really cute. :)

  5. Rachel / Aug 29 2012

    Bunnies are really cute :) Our outdoor bunny tolerates all kinds of treatment by the kids- but she is just so sweet :)

  6. Qui Pardue / Aug 29 2012

    oh precious bunny face!! awww, I’m always taken in by how cute and fuzzy my kitty is… there’s just something about all that soft fur. Baxter looks to have the same thing going on :)

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Oh yes! Baxter’s fur is really really soft, much softer than any cats I’ve pet.

      Quincy on the other hand has very dense fur that is similar to a cat (I guess). Whatever rare German breed he is (can’t remember the exact name) were used for making coats out of. So he has a great temprement and a thick dense coat (but not as soft as the Baxter).

  7. Elizabeth / Aug 29 2012

    SUCH a cutie pie. It really is impossible to stay mad at rabbits. And I can’t believe you’ve had her for 7 years, that’s wonderful!

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Thanks Elizabeth. I just did the math and I think she’s actually closer to 8 years. I’ve had her since she was a weee little bun.

  8. Amanda / Aug 29 2012

    I love that one of your tags for this post is “sad pattern” haha! Hopefully there won’t be too many more of those for you to tag!

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Heh I’m glad someone caught that. :) I hope not either, but it’s so fitting for you know…. those sad patterns.

  9. Rachel / Aug 29 2012

    So cute! I can see how you can’t stay mad for long! At least the pattern looks easily fixable.

  10. Couturette / Aug 30 2012

    The first shot is the best! You can almost hear her saying “Who, me?”. She’s really cute and at least she hasn’t chomped off vital parts of the pattern.

    My cat is “catching” my fabric. She’s clawing it out of the lower shelfs and distributing it evenly around the house. It makes me mad, but then again it’s really cute to whatch her struggle with 3 meters of Jersey. It looks like a cheetah dragging his prey up a tree ;-)

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Oh dear… your poor fabric. But that does sound like it’s really funny to watch. :)

      Whenever I have fabric lying around Baxter has to hop on top and either sit on it, dig in it, or eat it.

  11. Jo / Aug 30 2012

    Cuuute! I love bunnies!

  12. Shari / Aug 30 2012

    Thanks so much for the armscye fitting advice yesterday! I’ll put it into practice on the shirt I’m working on. Baxter is very cute, despite his taste for pattern tissue ;) I had a lop ear as a kid, but he never ran! I know what you mean having a such cute pet. I have a hard time being upset at my Maltese dog when he empties the bathroom wastebasket cause he’s so darn cute.

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Yay! I came across this threads article which may help you with your armscye fitting.
      Have you also seen the new website called Dog shaming? It’s really, really funny!

  13. Deb Kookakii / Aug 31 2012

    Awww… I love your dear little Baxter. My dear little Milo (who is called a Harlequin) has an ongoing male dominance battle with my husband and almost severed the top of his forefinger recently, bad mini lop. We now have a much better understanding of the posessiveness issues, but his favourite meal is still my drafting butchers paper !!

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      Oh dear! I have to ask, is your Milo neutered? Baxter (who’s a female) had some dominance issues with my husband also. She liked to try and dig on his shoes and slippers when he was wearing them. Luckily she never did so on bare feet. But she was much!!! better after we got her spayed.

  14. Shari / Aug 31 2012

    Thanks for the Threads article link. I think I just need to be more patient and detail oriented-making sure it’s right ( or mostly right) before I go to the next sewing steps. The dog shaming link is hilarious. Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Heather from Canada / Aug 31 2012

    Aaaah, I feel your pain! My Siberian Husky, who is obsessed with paper of all types, recently shredded an entire OOP Vogue dress pattern which I had cut (and get this) put into a canvas bag. Somehow she pulled the pattern pieces out and shredded the entire thing all over the living room. In the 8 minutes she was unsupervised. Replacing the pattern plus the original cost has now put that summer dress pattern at about $40. Ouch. And of course she’s so cute you can’t stay mad for long…

  16. Meg / Sep 4 2012

    Baxter is ADORABLE! If you need to borrow my pieces, let me know and I can lend them to you for tracing :)

  17. Liz / Sep 5 2012

    She is adorable!! I am so jealous, having a rabbit is illegal where I live. Something to do with them escaping and breeding all over the countryside. I would love to have a rabbit, I shall have to live vicariously through you!

  18. Janice / Sep 6 2012

    Awwwwww! My cat Bean loves to eat pattern paper too. One Xmas he started chewing on some wrapped presents by the windowsill.

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