Sunday, June 19, 2011


I once posted about never having seen Clovis asleep.  I wanted to see how he sleeps. I learned from one of my visitors that bunnies often sleep with their eyes open. 

Not long ago my husband caught him in act. He whispered to me to come and look.  I grabbed my camera and tiptoed down the hall as quietly as I could, holding my breath, because we never seem to be able to sneak up on Clovis; he always perks up when we approach. But this time he didn't move a muscle.

He was so out of it my first reaction was to make sure he was breathing, that he hadn't crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

No, thankfully, just fast asleep.


Jade said...

Yep, comfy and cozy and out like a light. :)

Mickey's eyes roll back in such an odd way when he sleeps that it really looks like he's dead--and sometimes he doesn't wake right up when we come into the room. I have learned to check for breathing before freaking out.

bunnits said...

I love catching them asleep. Sometimes it can be unnerving. I've often thought Matilda has crossed the Bridge, but she's just napping.

SixBunnies said...

I feel horrible when I do freak out and go wake up a sleeping bunny! :)

My Cooper can't hear very well and he's one of those that sleeps all relaxed like he just passed out and fell over, ears all going whatever directions and feet out, head back ... I have to look very closely for breathing. His wife, Ding, is aware the minute I walk in the room. She hops up and jumps all over Cooper... he just sleeps right though it. I have to go over and speak pretty loudly to let him know I'm there. I don't like to startle him, but I can't help it.

I still think Clovis is one of the most beautiful, perfect rabbits ever. He's just gorgeous!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the bunny info. I had no idea they slept like that. His sweet photos always put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Sweet sleepy bunny! Amazing how they can sleep with their eyes open.
xx, shell

RG said...

Yup - the old "Dead Bunny" scare trick! Never get used to it!

Lisa said...

Such a sweet boy. That is one flopped out passed out bun and it just lights me up to see a sleeping bun :)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Sleeping bunnies are just so darn cute. We do a lot of that around here --- "Quick, come look!" and half the time we miss the moment. So fleeting and sweet. A little treasure that sometimes we don't get to share!
Happy 4th to you and Clovie.