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TSS: Meet Violet

Some of you on Twitter may have noticed that I spent yesterday out with my parents picking up my mom’s new baby rabbit and getting her outfitted for her new life at my parents’ house.  I thought that everyone could do with a few adorable bunny pictures, so here’s the new addition to my family, although I won’t be seeing her too often.  Please ignore the fact that I’m not a great photographer and she’s quite an active subject!

In her carrier on the way home, not too pleased with the car:

img_1021And in her temporary home trying desperately to escape:

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Wondering what that big silver thing is:img_1035

Violet is an orange Netherland Dwarf rabbit, the same breed my Chocolate was.  While we were at her breeder’s deciding between her and a baby red rabbit, she was perfectly calm.  Now that we’re home, she’s very active and doesn’t just want to sit on anyone’s lap, she’s ready to explore.  I think she’ll settle down once she is in her permanent home later today and has a chance to exercise and get acquainted with all the funny smells around here.  We have two other rabbits, so I’m sure she’s getting accustomed to their smells too.

Now, since I’m home making sure she doesn’t escape while my parents are off getting more equipment for her, I also have a chance to get some reading done.  Today I’m planning on finishing The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins, a historical novel set in New York City during the Revolutionary War.  I’m really enjoying it so far.  I have a huge stack of ARCs to read soon, but this has been at the top of my list for so long that I had to read it first.

Next I’m planning on reading Serendipity by Louise Shaffer, a book I received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s program, and then The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, the sequel to Garden Spells which I read last August and enjoyed very much.  I also have to start Chivalry by Maurice Keen for my dissertation, but that is definitely less fun.  I’m sure I will not manage to get all that reading done today, especially not after my parents get back, but it’s worth a try and gives me a schedule for the week.

Have a great week everyone!

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