Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Latest Addition



Assalammualaikum semua, terimakasih kerana sudi menjengah ke blog yang tak sepertinya ni... (fulamak, merendah diri la pulak aku ni!!!) hehehe....!!

Betul la, memang lama sangat tak update blog ni, diam tak diam dah lebih sebulan. Buat masa ni tengah bertapa sekejap sebab terlalu sibuk dengan perkara2 yang entah hapa-hapa entah..!!! Aku pun tak tau apa yang aku buat... hua hua hua!!!  Tapi apa yang pasti Led Zepp masih lagi meneruskan kerja-kerja penternakan ini. Setiap pagi sememangnya sudah menjadi routine harian untuk berada di rabbitry.

Tapi jangan risau, Led Zepp akan kembali beraksi dengan posting-posting yang baru. Semoga semuanya berjalan seperti apa yg diharapkan.
InsyaAllah kalau ade rezeki (mudah-mudahan), beberapa ekor rock n' roll bunnies akan melahirkan 'kits' yang comel-comel. Diharapkan rakan-rakan dapat mendoakan......

~ Amin ~

Monday, October 12, 2009

2 Death In One Day

Today Oct. 12th (9.30am), one of Lola's kits..the dark gray one, (havent got a chance to named it yet) was found lying helpless on the floor of its cage. It just barely breathing and the lower part of the body was wet. There was nothing much I can do to save it. My assumption was that maybe while drinking from the bowl, he got suffocated in some way. So sad.... wish I was there to save it. It will be 1 month old in two days which is Oct. 14th. 

One of Lola's

The other was one of Lily's, the smallest & skinniest of the litter due to lack of milk from the mummy. I came home at 4.45pm and already planned to milk it manually later in the day actually but unfortunately I was too late. Anyway, I just have to accept the fact that they're both gone for good. All I have to do now is to take good care of the other 5 in the bunch so that they'll grow up healthy.

One of Lily's.

Please Ya Allah, let the rest survive & grow up healthy.

~ Amin ~

Friday, October 9, 2009

Our Family Are Expending - 6 More RnRB Originals And Another 3 New Addition

In The Name Of ALLAH, The Most High The Supreme

Yesterday morning, arrived home at around 6.55am after sending my wife to work & daughter to school, before entering the house... I went to the rabbit shack just to check on Lily wondering if there is any changes on her behaviour. She was suppose to kindled on the Oct. 2nd actually, unfortunately she never did.... But to my surprise what I found out she was in the middle of giving birth! I was really surprised because I've forgotten to put back the nest box (after cleaning). Yikes!!! I can see two or three kits lying around on the wire mesh floor of the cage... without further delay, I straight away rushed to get the nest box that was intended for her. With my bare hand, I picked up two of the kits and placed them in the box. It was a new experience for me to have done that... It was wet and sticky but I dont mind. My intention was for that the babies to be safely put in a proper place. After doing so, I rubbed my fingers on Lily's nose (as what was adviced by the experts) so that she will not ignore the two that I've touched with my bare hand.

At the time, I noticed that Lily was giving birth to the rest of her litter, there were blood and also pieces of flesh from the kindling process. I grabbed myself a cotton glove so that I'm able to put the rest inside the box. So I started to pick one by one. Phew...luckily everything turned out ok, hope that Lily will not neglect the newly born due to my own carelessness. Mother and litter seems to be healthy and that is a good sign.

Now, Lily and Leo are proud parents of 6 newly born and their colours seems to be a mixture of black & white. Guess what? There are 2 kits which really caught my eye, its like this 2 are wearing "WOLVERINE's" (of Ex-MEN) mask. HAHAHAHA!!

I've taken some shots after the kindling process was satisfactoryly done by Lily for your viewing "pleasure". HEHE...!

Ah tired. Taking a nap after coming out of mummy's womb. Now can you guys spot  "Wolverine"?

This was a second birth here at RnRB and  I feel so delighted and relieved for being able to assist Lily to gather up the litter. As for Lola's kits, they are growing and developing well.  Here are current photos of Lola's kits.

Another good thing was that we've have also added 3 more new family members, yes.. They are Double Mane Lion Heads. The LH was given to us by a really wonderful  friend (En. Rahim). He was kind enough to surrender them as he is planning to focus on breeding Fuzzy Lops.

Cute and so adorable....aren't they? Since all are does, now I've to find atleast a buck for all 3 of them. Anyone got any pedigree Doule Mane buck ready to be mate???
Syukur ke hadrat Allah Subhanahuwa Taala, dengan limpah kurniaNYA yang Maha Pemurah....
~ AMIN ~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kelahiran Pertama - Rock n Roll Bunnies Originals


Last night while attending to the bunnies.... doing a bit of cleaning and feeding, Lola which due date will be on September 22nd, suddenly started to pulls out her furs. She was pulling from her right and from her left. I've been observing her for quite awhile already and decided to put in the nest box complete with newspaper shreads and some dried grass just as a precaution. Better safe than sorry..............hahaha!!

Lola then started to re-arranged her nest by sorting out the newpaper shreads and dried grass. Soon after that, she's out and again pulling off her furs from all around her, as far as her mouth were able to reach. A minute later, she'll be back in the nest box...... Its been going on like that for about 5 minutes but suddenly at around 11pm while she was back in the box, it took her a longer time to be in there. Instantly, I started to get curious & suspicious.... It could be that she's going to give birth. So I sneaked to her slowly & quietly.."tip toeing", YES....... I was right!!! Lola just gave birth to 2 litters..woohoo!! Syukur Alhamdulillah........

She had given birth a week earlier than her expecting date. Its ok as long as the litters are healthy. But one thing that interest me was that Gothic (Lola's mate) seems to know that he's going to be a daddy....Yes, its true. The reason was that when Lola was in the box to deliver her litter, Gothic was stomping his hind legs for a few times....weird aint it? Itulah salah satu tanda kebesaran Allah!!!

Semalam merupakan malam yang bersejarah buat kami di RnRB. Sesuatu keajaiban & tanda kebesaran Allah telah berlaku di sini. Dan Led harap lebih banyak lagi akan dapat dihasilkan di rabbitry kami. Ini merupakan satu permulaan yang baik yang dapat membantu kami di RnRB dan memberikan kami satu motivasi untuk lebih giat menjalankan usaha penternakan arnab di daerah Johor Bahru. Harap-harap litters yang baru lahir ni dapat membesar dengan baik. Kami di RnRB amat menghargai sokongan keluarga, rakan-rakan dan tidak ketinggalan juga rakan-rakan penternak seluruh Malaysia. Trimakasih.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sepetang Bersama Newhillz


Hari ni dalam perjalanan balik dari KL dengan Din (Che Dak Farmhouse) atas urusan penghantaran kuih-kuih raye untuk pelanggan-pelanggan dia kat sane, kami telah berkesempatan untuk singgah bertemu dengan Newhillz di kebunnya. Masa tu Newhillz sedang sibuk dengan kerja-kerja di kebun (harap-harap tak mengganggu la...hehehe!). Banyak betul tempahan yang Newhillz terima dari penternak lembu & kambing untuk benih Napier, "syabas bro!".
Tujuan pergi kesana tu pasal nak dapatkan sedikit bekalan benih-benih rumput Napier India yang beliau telah "postkan" ke dalam blog beliau. Untuk Bro Newhillz, terimakasih daun keladi kami ucapkan atas kesudian menerima kunjungan kami petang tadi. Banyak dapat kami pelajari dari beliau dan rakannya.
So, inilah dia foto-foto yang sempat dirakamkan buat kenangan sewaktu
*Bro Din bersama Newhillz (bertopi), tersenyum tp dlm hati kehausan tu, panas!!
 hahahaha! Led Zepp "behind the scene je.....!"
* Inilah dia Napier India di tempat Newhillz
*Newhillz sedang membungkus benih-benih Napier sambil memberi sedikit infomasi
**To Newhillz, All The Best with what ever you are venturing into. Ilmu yang anda berikan amat dihargai.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Finally A Time to Update

Hi again, Phew...! Finally I got time to update this so called blog of mine. A lot been happening for the last couple of weeks. The good & the bad...

Before I go on, I would like to wish you all... my friends & relatives "Salam Ramadhan Al-Mubarak" hope its not too late.

Anyway, like I said, a lot been happening. As you all know, I was hoping that Ariel would give birth on 30th August 2009 which is yesterday....unfortunately I was wrong. I was hoping too much even I sensed that its not gonna happen. Actually, what happened was Ariel had a miscarrieged on August 16th. A litter was born dead. Its already developing itself. I can see all the limbs, the four legs, the nose, tail.... All this happened due to Ariel's diarrhea problem. Yes, she had diarrhea about a week after her pregnancy. Took her to the Vet for treatment. Given her medication for diarrhea everyday. Then, the miscarrieged. Soon after that, she had become so skinny and don't seem to be eating well..... She had depression and still the diarrhea. Had to give her some vitamins to help her coupe with the problem. I was really worried for her well-being. She needed more attention than the others. Then about 4 days later, the diarrhea & the depression is cured. I can start to smile again. I felt so relief and it was a good feeling too. I'm really glad that she's O.K. now and managed to regain her weight. Since she's not going to give birth now, I guess the best thing to do is to let her rest for 2 weeks and will start to breed her again. Hope everything will go well the next time. By the way, I sold of Dolly & 2 of her litters back to the previous owner. According to them, they just want her back coz' of sentimental reasons.... So reluctantly, I had to return them back.

Ahh yes..! A good thing happened at the same time while I was attending to Ariel illness. I went to Simpang Renggam with my friend Rahim, (who is also into bunnies) to meet up with another breeder friend there. Brother Din of Che Dak Farmhouse was kind enough to show us around his rabbitry. He had some nice bunnies collection, that I must say. Actually, the reason we went there was for me to get myself a new buck for my rabbitry & at the same time for "silatturrahim" as well. there's no harm in making friends. What I found out is that Din was a friendly approachable good guy and does not a stingy kind. Wish him all the best and I hope that we can be good friends. I managed to get a seven (7) months old "Cross English Spot" buck for my collection. It was a healthy buck inspite of the "kurap" problem... But the problem had been treated by Din. So after I brought the buck home, I named it "Gothic" due to the black eye-liner around his eyes (part of a criteria in English Spot). A few days later, which was on Aug 23rd, I mated Gothic to Lola. Will be expecting on Hari Raya....!! hahaha!! This will be Lola's first babies... Can't wait till it happens.
* Gothic trying to 'seduce' Lola...hehehe!

And you know what guys....? Me and Rahim, we went back to Che Dak Farmhouse on the August 29th. This time, I'm brought home a seven (7) months old also "Cross English Spot" doe with 2, a month old litters. The litters was a result of a Cross English Spot and a Cross Lion Head. My kids loves the litters very much and so does my wife, Sofie. The litters have got very soft fur, one of them have both criteria like the parents... black ears & black eye-liner (like the mother) and long hair around the cheek & forehead (like the father), while the other have got a very nice hair around the cheek & forehead too, it has grey & white furs.
*The two babies

I think thats about it for now, its kinda late already. So I should be getting some sleep now since it s gonna be busy days again now that the school are openning after a week of school holidays.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

No New Posting Yet...

I've been quite busy lately. For the time being, there's not much to share with you all. At present, still doing the usual the cages, feeding & caring for the bunnies. I'm trying to workout on something relating to my rabbitry project. Unfortunately, still having some difficulties a long the way... here & there. Hopefully Ariel will be able to brighten up our lives again, if she gives birth to some litters by end of this month. Will she gives birth on 31st August 2009 Merdeka Day? I guess that we will just have to wait and see then.
Honestly...right now, I need all the luck in the world......
Ya Allah, The Most Forgiving & The Most Merciful, I beg of YOU, please help me with this test that has been bestowed upon me. For I shall be so very greatfull of THEE, Ya Allah.

~ Amin ~

Friday, August 7, 2009

Snowy Is On The Moon Now

It is a sad day today... a very sad day.

In the morning while I was about to do the routine chores attending to the bunnies.... I found out that Snowy was lying quietly. As I picked him up, I noticed that he had lost some weight overnight and became skinny! Snowy was chubbiest of the three sibblings. That's weird. The worst thing was that his two hind legs have somehow become useless and he's unable to stand properly in the normal rabbit's way. I was really shocked. As for the other two litters, they are doing O.K.

Straight away I asked my daughter Fika to help me with cleaning the cages, feeding the others and also in collecting the manure as fast as we could. I told Fika to get shower quickly as I wanted her to accompany me to the Vet.

We drove to the the Vet as soon as possible but the traffic was like S**T! I can sense something bad is going to happen... Finally, when we got to the Vet, Snowy was pronounced dead. It was a tragic day for us.

When we reached home, me & Fika went straight to the rabbitry to check on the other two litters, luckily there's nothing wrong with them. Suddenly while inspecting the litters, Fika burst into tears..... She told me that when looking at the other two, reminded her of Snowy. Thats the reason why she cried. Fika had become fond of Snowy since he came into our lives. I was also touched by her love for Snowy. As for me personally, I'm really sadden by the incident. I really do felt the lost of Snowy like losing another family member.

Tonite, I'm gonna gather my kids to take a few minutes to gaze at the moon in memory of Snowy..... Innalillah..

May You Rest In Peace Snowy, We all loves You.

I dedicate this song "Stairways To Heaven" to our dearest Snowy.

Arnab di Bulan (Diadaptasikan dari cerita2 tauladan China Kuno)

Pernah tak anda merenung ke langit dan melihat bulan yang mengambang penuh? Kalau pernah, bayangan apa yang dapat dilihat di permukaan bulan? Kalau belum lagi...bila tiba malam, pergilah perhatikan.....
Sementara tu, ceritanya macam ni.......
"Al-kisah tersebutlah kisah..." "Tayib....!"
"Sang Kancil pergi mengadap Sultan Firaun..." "Tayib....!"
"Eh..! Firaun mana pakai Sultan........"
Hehehehe..... sorry sorry!! Gurau jap.... Bukan apa, rasa macam terpaksa lepaskan jugak...
Okay la.... Seriously, this is how the story goes...
Pada satu ketika di zaman dahulu kala, di dalam sebuah hutan, ada terdapat tiga ekor haiwan yang berkawan baik walaupun tiga sahabat ini dari jenis haiwan yang berbeza. Tiga sahabat baik ini ialah seekor kera, seekor musang dan seekor arnab. Kemana-mana mereka akan selalu bersama.... bermain bersama, cari makan bersama berehat bersama. Tengoklah haiwan yang dari spesis berbeza pun boleh baik. Inikan kita manusia.
Sambung dengan cerita tadi..... Apa yang berlaku seterusnya ialah, rupa-rupanya tanpa disedari.... Tindak-tanduk tiga sahabat ini telah menjadi perhatian seorang Dewa Kayangan. Dewa Kayangan tersebut begitu asyik mengikuti pergaulan dan persahabatan si Kera, si Musang dan juga si Arnab tadi. Hinggakan pada satu hari timbul di dalam fikirannya untuk menguji ketiga-tiga haiwan itu untuk mngetahui yang mana satu di antara tiga sahabat itu mempunyai hati yang paling suci dan bersih dalam bersahabat.
Dewa kayangan itu pun telah turun ke bumi (ke hutan di mana adanya ketiga-tiga sahabat itu)dan menyamarkan diri sebagai seorang musafir miskin yang sangat daif dan dalam kebuluran. 'Musafir' itu telah bertemu dengan ketiga-tiga sahabat itu dan memohon pertolongan dari mereka untuk mencarikannya makanan atas alasan yang dia telah tidak dapat makan selama beberapa hari. Ketiga sahabat baik itu telah berbincang dan akhirnya bersetuju untuk mencarikan makanan buat si 'Musafir' tadi.
Maka si Kera, si Musang dan si Arnab bergegaslah berlari kemana-mana untuk mendapatkan makanan bagi 'Musafir' itu. Setelah beberapa ketika, si Musang telah kembali dan membawakan beberapa biji telur ayam yang telah "diambilnya" dari kampung yang berdekatan. Di dalam hati 'Musafir' itu terasa amat gembira dengan usaha si Musang. Tidak lama selepas itu, pulanglah si Kera dengan beberapa biji buah-buahan hutan yang telah dipetiknya untuk santapan 'Musafir' itu. Sekali lagi di dalam hatinya tersirat perasaan gembira dan bangga di atas rancangannya itu.
Walaupun begitu, si Kera dan si Musang masih ternanti-nanti kepulangan sahabat mereka si Arnab. Hari semakin gelap tapi si Arnab tidak pulang-pulang. Rupa-rupanya si Arnab menghadapi kesukaran untuk mendapatkan makanan bagi 'Musafir' itu walaupun dia telah mencuba sedaya upaya mencari makanan. Si Arnab dalam keadaan yang amat sedih terpaksa juga pulang. Setibanya Arnab ketempat itu, dia telah ditegur oleh kawan-kawannya....; "Arnab, kenapa engkau lambat sampai dan mana makanan untuk manusia ini?" tanya si Musang. Arnab dengan nada suara yang sedih telah menjawab; "Puas aku cari makanan sehingga aku sendiri kelaparan dan kepenatan....". Arnab pun terus menoleh kearah 'Musafir' dan berkata; "Begini sajalah, aku telah sedaya upaya untuk mendapatkan engkau makanan, tapi tidak berhasil dan aku merasa amat kesal dengan apa yang telah terjadi. Oleh yang demikian, sekiranya engkau masih juga lapar.... aku dengan rela hati mengorbankan diri ku untuk menjadi santapan mu wahai musafir. Engkau makanlah aku supaya engkau dapat hidup dan meneruskan perjalanan mu."
Mendengarkan penjelasan dari arnab yang penuh penyesalan dan ikhlas itu, 'musafir' terus bangun dan mendedahkan dirinya yang sebenar. Ketiga-tiga sahabat itu terkejut kerana mereka mengenali siapa yang berdiri dihadapan mereka itu. Dewa Kayangan itu pun berkata; "Aku tahu kamu kenal kepada ku dan aku merasa kagum dengan kerajinan dan semangat kamu untuk menolong orang yang dalam kesusahan. Kamu semua memang baik." Dalam masa yang sama arnab semakin sedih setelah mengetahui bahawa orang yang sepatutnya mereka tolong bukanlah manusia biasa tetapi Dewa Kayangan.
Dewa itu telah memandang ke arah arnab dan berkata lagi....; "Wahai arnab, kawan-kawan mu telah berjaya membawakan makanan untuk ku, tapi engkau telah memberikan aku sesuatu yang lebih berharga dari itu semua dan aku amat berbangga dengan engkau kerana mempunyai hati yang suci sehingga sanggup mengorbankan dirimu demi orang lain." Dewa Kayangan itu tersenyum melihat arnab dan berkata lagi; "Wahai arnab, janganlah engkau memberi terlalu banyak sehingga boleh membahayakan diri mu." Dewa Kayangan pun menoleh ke arah si Kera dan si Musang tadi dan berkata; "Terimakasih kerana menjadi haiwan dan kawan yang baik, sekarang aku amat bimbang akan keselamatan kawan mu si arnab. Maka dengan itu aku akan membawa arnab untuk tinggal bersamaku di bulan. Dan jika kamu berdua rindukan arnab..kamu pandanglah ke arah bulan mengambang dan kamu akan dapat melihatnya."
Selepas saja Dewa Kayangan itu berkata demikian, dengan serta merta Dewa itu hilang dari pandangan dan membawa arnab bersama-samanya............... Itulah kesahnya!
Jadi jangan lupa melihat bulan...!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Attempt To Compost

Its 8.45am Tuesday, just came back from sending Ira to kindergarten. As usual, have to do some cleaning on the bunny cages, clearing up & collecting the manure, feeding the bunnies too. All this has become routine for me & Fiqa now. Its already been a week since we started the chores. Fiqa still learning on how to take care of our new family members.

As for today I've got other plans beside doing the usual thing. Its time to try something new, making Bunny Compost. After browsing thru the internet on how to produce or manufacture compost from rabbits manure, I finally gonna give it a go! I already made the compost bin yesterday from an unused about 2 feet high container (with lid of course), but the lid is kinda spoiled need to do some repairing. Anyway, drilled some holes at the bottom of the bucket and also some on the lower side of it. Not forgetting the lid too. I also made a small door on the lower side of the bin for easy collection.

I started of with some newspaper shread for the base of the compost then for the 2nd layer, I filled about a quarter of the bin with partly damp soil. Now for the 3rd layer, here comes the main ingredient...the bunny manure. I dont even know how much rabbit's poo I added. On top of it some green wet grass, about a plastic bag full...followed by a few handfull of dried & leaves dried grass. Finally the wet grass again and a bit more of soil to top it all. Sprinkled some water to make the ingredients damp like a sponge. Its done. To cover it all... I used a plastic, tightened it & tie it up with wire. Punched a few holes for the aeration. This is just temporary till I fixed the lid of the bin. The extra space is for me to add in more poo or other things.

Am I doing it right guys? So now, in a week time I'll have to open it up and mixed all the ingredients & also turn the bin upside down for better blending. Hope it works! Wish me luck guys.........!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Getting To Know Them

Hmm...its been two days since my last posting. Anything new? Well, I think there is.... A sad thing happened the other day. One of Dolly's litter died, it was the weakest one.... it was so weak & very skinny. Tried to get the litter to milk on Dolly's but it seems like the will is gone. My kids were sad when they heard about the news. As for me, it was a lost, the litter died in my hand while I was holding it. Tragic. Wish that it could've lived a little bit longer though. Anyway, life has to gone on. I've to take good care of the others, they are my precious.
Today, I found out something new about my little precious. Its their personal characters.... Lets take Ariel, what I've noticed about her today is that...well, u can say that she's kinda "manja". Yes, wanna know why? Its because whenever I'm not around, she will eat & finish her food. But when it is refill or added, she doesnt seems to bother. Take the vegetables or the hay... She would prefer to be hand fed rather than doing it on her own. When I leave her for awhile she will continue eating for just a short while then she'll be relaxing waiting for me to come back & feed her. huhu...!! She is one spoiled bunny that's looking for attention.
As for Dolly, being a mummy is making her a bit tired I guess but she eats well. That's a good thing so that she will recover her energy fast enough. The three litters have been given names, the plump active one is called Snowy due to the all white fur (actually all of 'em have all white furs) then there is Winky, due to the fact that the right eye seems to opens a bit smaller than the left. Its like the baby bunny is winking at you...cute!. The third one is called Pochi, named after a character of a baby dragon in one of Japanese Anime series...(but I cant recall the name of the series). The name was given by someone that is very dear to me. By the way, the smallest litter in the bunch (belongs to Ariel, its the only 1 she has after the rest died or being eaten by scavenging cats at the previous owner's house) is also been given a name. The name is Tiny, reason being it is the tiniest one in the house.
Who's next? Ah yes...Lola the 2 months old doe. She's very active & always looks cute with her pretty eye lashes, The name Lola suits her well. Always eager to explore & discover. Each time I approaches her, she'll be ready to greet me...such a sweet girl she is. Likes to run around in her small cell.... Its seems like I've to get their playground ready soon. So they'll be free to run around, jump & roam (or do whatever they wish) in the playground.
Last but not least..LEO the dominant male in the bunch. He's nice, like to be stroked and padded. Leo is my favourite since I dont have a son. He can also be 'a pain in the butt' too sometimes...when he's showing off his temper I think. I caught him flipping the pellet tray a few times....and all the pellets were scattered. You better watch out Leo!
Ah...another thing, I mated Ariel & Leo. I know..... I suppose to do it on Saturday but as the saying goes..."God works in mysterious ways" Maybe there's a good in that...I hope. The 1st attempt was in the morning at around 10.30 am & the 2nd attempt was at 5pm after I came home from work. Hope everything goes well. Started counting the days to due date. Will check on her progress from time to time. All I need to do now is provide her with good nutricious food espcially hay.
My next plan now is to get me or make myself a compost bin so that I'll be able to manufacture quality Rabbit Compost.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our 1st Batch of Rock & Roll Bunnies

Lets talk about the bunnies today. Asyik cerita pasal progres pun bosan jugakkan. Ada rasa kecewa dengan bengang jugak ni, sebab hari ni xde benda yang dibuat. Walhal jaring BRC 2"x 2" pagi2 lagi dah dibeli.

Hari ni Isnin 27hb, permulaan minggu yang baru. Bangun macam biasa la...nak hantar Mrs pergi kerja pukul 6.30 pagi konon. Tapi sayang seribu kali sayang.... :-( kereta pulak tak bley start. Puas aku pulas 'starter'. Sah! bateri kong ni......padahal malam sebelumnya baru keluar balik rumah pukul 10 malam. Nasib baik jugak tak kena malam tadi, Kalau x haru-biru kepala hotak aku ni!! So terpaksalah wife aku pergi kerja naik cab.

Lebihkurang pukul 8.30 pagi, call kawan aku Ain, supervisor kat woksyop kereta yang dekat dengan rumah. Aku mintak dia hantar foreman kat rumah aku & suruh bawak bateri sekali. Mamat tu sampai rumah dekat pukul 9pg. Perrgghh! koyak aku pagi ni...RM140 terbang macam tu je. Nak buat macam mane? Memang dah tiba masa hayatnya. Dah o.k. je kereta tu, aku pun terus bersiap untuk keluar nak pergi cari barang la, apalagi....! Semangat nak siapkan shack aku tu.

Jaring BRC 2"x 2" dah ade, aku terus call si Anik kalau dia boleh datang habiskan kerja yang tinggal sikit je tu. Nak pacak tiang untuk frame pintu. So aku pun bolehla habiskan pasang plastic netting hitam dengan jaring dawai yang baru beli tadi. Tapi Anik macam ade kerja lain la plak... x bleh confirm dtg rumah ari ni.

Sampai je rumah, aku panggil anak aku Fina (ponteng skola ari ni sbb kreta rosak..hehe!) Aku nak ajak dia pergi amik bunnies lagi... dekat je, masih dalam kawasan kejiranan aku, Rumah Haji Musa (Pengerusi Surau). Si Ira pulak dah bangun (pun sama ponteng). Ira pun nak ikut jugak... Bawa je la!

Lepas bincang sikit, Haji Musa 'offer' aku seekor doe sekali dengan 4 ekor anak2 yang baru berumor nak masuk 3 minggu dengan harga yang amat berpatutan. Doe ni bulunye putih penuh, lebat dan panjang sedikit dari yang biasa. Saiz pun macam lebih besar sikit. Tapi Pak Haji tu pun tak tahu breed apa. Sesape yang tahu, tlg bg jawapan...... (Ni kire mcm test korang punyer expertise la...hahaha!) Anak2 aku bagi name die "Dolly", tengok pic kat bawah ni :-

Lepas tu, ade satu lagi.... Doe yang warna hitam ngan sekor anak yang blum celik mata. Tu pun die nak jual gak, aku pun amik je la..... Amik je?! hehehe! bayar gak tu.... Tapi si Itam ni mcm x tau jage anak la, terpakse aku buat manual feeding. Yang itam ni "Ariel" namenyer...

1st pair yang aku bawak balik pada hari Sabtu, dah mula rasa selesa di rumah baru. Yang betina umur 2 bln stngah, Fina bagi nama, "Lola". Sempena nama Lola Bunny (dalam animated movie "Space Jam"). Comel gak si Lola ni....walaupun local breed.

Skrg, tiba masenye aku kenalkan dengan 'Main Buck' aku, "LEO". Nama ni anak sulung aku yang bagi. Aku pun rasa sesuai ngan nama tu, Leo bermaksud Lion (Singa). Singa tu kan raja rimba... So, LEO will be the King of my rabbitry. Si Leo ni aku tengok aktif semacam, kekadang tu ade tunjuk "angin" dia jugak.... Tu tak kisah la.... He's the King!

Now I present to you all..... King Leo the 1st! Tot toTot......!! (bunyi trumpet tu!)

Untuk percubaan pertama, aku akan kawenkan Leo dgn Ariel. Maybe this coming Saturday. So lets hope for the best!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Work In Progress - Day 8 (Completed Shack)

Yeah...!! Its Sunday, just a few more addtional accessories for the shack. Gonna install the black plastic net as the wall of the shack and also the 2"x 2" (4 feet high) galvanised wire mesh which will act as an additional protection against any unwelcomed "guests"..... Works started at around 10.30am with help from the kids.....Fiqa, Fina & Ira (as for Ira, well ntah ape yg die bley tlg pun aku x tau...hehehe!) Atleast she can helps to keep LEO & LOLA company. Yes, Leo & Lola our 1st pair of "rock & roll bunnies". I brought them home yesterday. I'll tell more about them later...

I've managed to finish the job at about 6pm, but unfortunately I'm not able to complete it today due to some certain matters (hope Anik can help get it done tomorrow). Just a few more feet to put up the plastic netting and the wire mesh. Last but not least...the enterance 'gate'. When the so called gate is installed......The shack will be completely done!

The shack with plastic netting...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Work In Progress - Day 7

I woke up at 6.30am today, send the mrs to home and then woke up 2 of my daughters Fiqa & Fina. They promised me lastnite that they're going to help me to do some chores today.

We started by cleaning up an unused water tank (as a storage for the rabbit feed or pellet). While the kids are doing the cleaning, I took the time to make 12 pcs of plywood plank to be install inside the cells for the bunnies to lay their fragile body. At about 9am, me & Fina went to the shop where I previously purchased the roof to inform them about the problem at hand & to exchange them according to specification. I've mentioned about the problem with the roofing in my previous post yesterday. At the same time, I ordered a sack of cement & a yard of grinded sands to hold & keep the pillars in place.

Now come to the exciting part, which is to pick up our very 1st pair of rock & roll bunnies from an individual pet lover. I've already made an arrangement with the owner a few weeks earlier that I'm interested to buy a pair from her. Its was a Domestic Short Hair (DSH) a.k.a local breed rabbits.
Called her up earlier this morning that I'm coming over today to pick them up.We arrived at her place at around 9.45am, and guess what? I was caught by surprise.... The promised doe had given birth to 8 litters about a week earlier!!! Damn! I should've pick 'em up a lot sooner..... Unfortunately now, the doe is not for sale. So the only thing to do is to get a different one, for that I've chosen a 2 months old doe & a 4 months old buck as our new family members.

We were back at home by 10.45am, just in time to wait for the goods to arrive. The supplier promised that they'll send over the materials by 11am like what I requested and they lorry driver did arrive around that time. I called up Anik (the friend I hired to build the shack for me), to let him know that he and his "crew" will be able to continue with the construction of the said shack.

Now back to the unfinished chores. Wait a second...! did I mentioned that me & Fina were welcomed home by Fiqa & Ira ( my 5 yrs old daughter)?, they were waiting for us anxiously to get their hands on the bunnies. What a joy to have seen them smile excitedly when they first lay their eyes on the bunnies. Ira was so excited that she starts to get hyper....LOL!

However, there are still things need to be done.... the washed unused water tank is now dry but need some repairs. There are three holes on it, one is on the floor and 2 on the side of the tank. What I need to do is to cover up the holes so that nothing will be able to sneak in especially the mice and rats...... I've used 8 pieces of vinyl material, 3 to cover for the inside, and from the outside of the tank. I got the job done & shifted it to the back of the house as a storage compartment for the pellets.

I'm sure that you guys are bored with the details.... hahahaha! What do I care?! Okay la...just kidding around. So underneath as usual are the photos I've taken today. Alhamdulillah it is now bulit.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Work In Progress - Day 6 (The Shack)

The first part of the rabbitry project is completed which is making the rabbit hutch. I do find the cages to be quite nice actually. Now come the second part which is to build the shack. For this part, I've engaged a carpenter to finish the job. The carpenter I hired is Anik, who is also a friend.

Anik came by at around 9.30am today due to the rain. Yeah, the rain almost down my spirit a bit because I'm afraid that Anik wont be able to start today. Fortunately, it stopped at about 9 am, thank You Allah... When Anik came, I thought he'll be alone but he came with two other guys.
After making a few measurement here and there, they start to dig some holes for the pillars, cutting the woods, hammering...etc, etc.. The best part to see them at work is that they were laughing & joking around with one another. That's O.K with me, as long as they're doing their job right. One by one pillars for the shack were positioned to its place. Since today is a Friday, they took a break at around 12noon to clean up & get ready for Friday prayer and definitely for lunch. Work will resume after prayers at around 2.30pm. Same goes with me, I too have to go for Friday prayer right after I send my daughter Fiqa to school.

I got home from the mosque at about 10 minutes before 2pm, had my lunch and have a rest. Approximately at 2.30pm the crew came to continue with what was left earlier. Works was going smoothly and I really thought that they might be able to finish it today. Cool...!

Suddenly, while I was on the phone with a friend, I was called by Anik. So I went to see him, to see what its all about. Anik told me that there's a problem with the roof. They noticed that the roof of different lenght (7 feet & 8 feet) wont be able to be joint nicely due to alignment on are not of the same size. Honestly, I was a bit frustrated with that. The only thing to do is to call up the supplier and get them to changed the roof with the same kind. And so I did.... However the supplier can only deliver them tomorrow since its already quite late (nearly 5pm). Just what I dont need...a setback! As for Anik & friends, they only able to continue with what ever can be done at the time. By 6pm, they stopped and went home.

Here are the photos of what they managed to do today..................

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Work In Progress - Day 5 (The cage is done)

Hey hey..!! its day 5, which means today is the day that the cage will be done & ready for it's "tenants". But like I said, will only bring in the bunnies (rock & roll bunnies, that is!) once the shack that covers the cages are completed. So the bunnies will have better & proper protection from the rain & ofcourse the scorching heat from the sun.

Btw, for those whose been visiting this blog (blog yg x sepertinyer ni.. hehe!), such as : deHan2, Artnab, Ery Clunx, LebaiCute & others.... thanks a lot for your comments guys!! Assalammualaikum & Salam perkenalan dari orang Johor.
So back to where we were....lets see the finished product, 12 units, 2 storey bunny condo called "Villa Rock Pellets" (bole ke name tu?! huahuahua!!).
Condo konon..! klu apartment ok la kot.... (size per cell is only 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5)

The work on the shack will start tomorrow Friday July 24th..... Updates coming up!! Wait for it.

Work In Progress - Day 4

July 22nd 2009 - It was raining (drizzling, i mean) since around 8.00am and I thought that my friend Wak Dar will not be coming over to continue with building the hutch. Guess what? I was wrong....he showed up at the door about 8.45am. We chattered for awhile on what to do. Well basicly, just to continue with what was the last thing that was done the day before.
First is to fix the wire partition for the cells on the upper level, then to make the doors & put them on the cells. Hope we'll managed to finish all the doors today.

Even though it was raining, we kept on with our plan to finish the job. At around 10am the rain stopped and what a relief for us. Finishing up with the partition like what was planned.
Making the doors was quite a bit fussy in order for the doors to fix properly onto the frames... measurements needs to be done on each cell. Noon time, stopped for a break....lunch & solat.
At the end of the day, only 8 doors were able to be attached, while 4 had to be done tomorrow. I'm so excited coz tomorrow the cage will be ready for its tennants once the poo slide are attached. (Take a look at the photos, cool huh?!)
But not so soon, because the works to builds the shack to shades the cages will only starts on Friday.