Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hopping Home From Auction

Last Saturday was an auction unlike any other! As usual, my sister and I waltzed in about 2 hours late because we had no real need for anything, just wanting to see what odds and ends were coming up. I bought a $2 box of old jewellery, my sister snagged a box of old books for $1 and a dandylion weeder. Nothing exciting and absolutely nothing we needed.


About 1 o'clock, amidst some fly fishing gear, they bring out a cage with 2 bunnies in it. Awwww of course we thought they were adorable (yet we wondered when this turned into a livestock auction). But nobody else must have felt the same because there was no bidders! Finally the lot of 2 bunnies, a homemade cage, a pile of food and a bale of hay was down to $5 and still no interest. So my sister, Torri, throws her paddle up!


I looked at her like "what are you doing? Are you really buying these????". Her bid spurred on 1 other for $7.50 and we breathed a little sigh of relief that we would not be held responsible for these things. And when the auctioneer went to $10 there was absolutely no interest.... until just before the gavel fell and my sister threw up her paddle again!


It happened so fast that we kind of felt stunned. Here we came to look for old plates and random odds and ends, and we left with 2 live animals!



The reaction back at home was somewhat mixed until everyone saw Wren play with them.


It was love at first sight for her and she cuddled those little babies all weekend.


And on a side note, we had a small victory at our house over hair clips recently! Wren will not wear one for the life of me but somehow allowed me to put one in for Sunday. She is a girly girl in so many ways (note the painted nails) but refuses to let me do her hair. Hopefully this means she is coming around.


Wren and I share a favorite rabbit, this little brown rex named Buttercup.


While my sister loves the fuzzy little lionhead with his crazy hair.


I haven't been over to check it out, but Torri and Braden built an enclosed bunny hatch and run in their back yard for the summer. It seems that being bunny parents suits them well.

20 comments:

Carli said...

melt my heart! your daughter looks adorable playing with those bunnies... too cute!

Black Zebra said...

aaaawwww. our daughter walked into her bedroom to find something cute and fuzzy sitting on her bed. that was five years ago and she is still the cutest thing.best birthday present we ever got!

Hello My Pretties said...

Yay bunnies!!

I've never heard of a livestock auction for pets/bunnies though :(

So glad your sister bought them!

Jenski said...

We had a bunny and a cat that were great friends! We'd put the bunny on a leash, hook him to the fence, he'd dig a cool (temperature-wise) hole, and they would lay there together.

Wren is adorable in that bunny picture!

Cameron McAllister said...

My sister and I have had bunnies since we were little and it's been one of our fondest memories! I hope Wren enjoys her new friend, buttercup!

Stacey said...

Awwww those bunnies are adorable!!!

xoxo
Stacey

http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

Dharma said...

For this, I love your sister! Mine would have done exactly the same thing - lol

Amanda said...

this is too funny. and cute! the unfortunate part is that Jack is here sitting next to me as i catch up one some blog reading and he not only wants to show Wren his trains and let her play in his room... he too, wants bunnies. now i'm in quite a predicament since i've explained to him why (daddy says) we can't have dogs and his pitiful face hurts my heart. maybe a bunny to ease the disappointment?! eek!

Katie said...

So cute that little wren loved them. Isn't weird how happy it makes parents when we see our babies finding things they love?

Marsha said...

We went to a fall fair two years ago and came home with a baby lop eared bunny. His name is Ben. We had him neutered and he lives in the house. He is out and about all of the time except when we are not at home or at night when we are all in bed. He is litter trained and we bunny proofed our home which wasn't a huge stretch since we baby proofed. The kids love him and so do our two cats. He is not smelly and neither is his pen. I clean it once a week. in my opinion, they are the easiest pet to keep and I have had quite a few. As for a girly girl not wanting her hair done, I have the same thing going on here too. Girly, loves her nails painted but, do not want her hair done. Oh well, we can't have it all :)

Michelle Richardson said...

How would I go about finding auctions in my local area?

Torri said...

You could not have picked a worse picture of me if you tried!! Oh well, at least the cute bunnies will distract from that! LOL

livingwellonthecheap said...

I had a pet bunny named Harold for five years. Rabbits are great pets! They're very cute and playful, especially if they get a little attention each day! I'm so jealous looking at these little cuties!

Southern Shop Girls said...

Oh Wren looks so gentle holding Buttercup! Those maternal instincts begin early, don't they? And the hair clippie is too cute! Have fun girling her up!

Paula

Corinne said...

awwwww too sweet. you sure to find some interesting auctions, Holly!!

Miss Rubio said...

ADORABLE!!! Too cute. Haha I can totally picture you guys at the auction.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Cute bunnies! My son breeds and raises rabbits for 4-H. If you are keeping those rabbits together, you might want to get someone to determine gender or you could have lots more in one month ;)

Heksedamen said...

Awww.. BUNNIES!!! We used to have so many when I grew up. Mum still nurses one old bunny-boy to this day. He seems stubborn to die. He's so old!!! He lives a very happy life along with the ladies in the chickecoop!!!

bagfashionista said...

awwwww....i loved that pic of wren cuddling the bunny!!!

and wait till her hair grows long enough to tie --- isabel has a love affair with purple and the question in the mornings is always "What color hairties do you want?" and it varies between "2 purple" and "1 pink and 1 purple"

Caroline said...

My first pet was a rabbit and my dad suggested the name.....tibbar. it is rabbit spelled backwards and I use it to this day as my sign in name for many accounts.

 
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