Whoever said, “Shee shee” equals “Pee”?

I’m not sure about you but when i was young, whenever my nanny wanted me to pee, she would make this “sheeee sheeee” sound. Sometimes i wonder if this is a Singaporean thing or a globally recognized sound that “sheee sheee” means to pee.

Now, according to all the baby bunnies nursing websites i’ve been reading, one is supposed to help the baby “eliminate” / “defecate” after meals by using a cotton wool dabbed in warm water to stroke the baby’s tummy & anal area. So like all dutiful bunny sitter, i’ve been trying to help Pinky in her digestion & elimination processes by doing the above. Unlike Fatty who would spray his pee (and i mean like shoot all over my t-shirt kind of spray) all over once i used a warm cotton wool to stroke him, Pinky obviously has a tighter control over her bladder.

So the last time when Pinky drank way way way too much milk from her mommy, i half panicked and decided that i should massage her digestive system till she pees ‘cos she was soooo bloated. I was even desperate enough to try and make the traditional “sheeeee sheeee” sound. My… i “sheeee-ed”, and i massaged, and i stroked, and i patted but Pinky just refused to pee!!

Sigh… that night i was really so worried ‘cos her tummy was so huge from all the milk. Even when she stretched out, i could see her slim shoulder, followed by a HUGE ROUND tummy, then slim hips and a pointy tail. It’s really quite scary.

But that’s not the point. I just wanted to reiterate that i’ve concluded that the sound “sheeee sheeee” helps a kid to pee is but a myth.

Whoever said, “Shee shee” equals “Pee”?

I’m not sure about you but when i was young, whenever my nanny wanted me to pee, she would make this “sheeee sheeee” sound. Sometimes i wonder if this is a Singaporean thing or a globally recognized sound that “sheee sheee” means to pee.

Now, according to all the baby bunnies nursing websites i’ve been reading, one is supposed to help the baby “eliminate” / “defecate” after meals by using a cotton wool dabbed in warm water to stroke the baby’s tummy & anal area. So like all dutiful bunny sitter, i’ve been trying to help Pinky in her digestion & elimination processes by doing the above. Unlike Fatty who would spray his pee (and i mean like shoot all over my t-shirt kind of spray) all over once i used a warm cotton wool to stroke him, Pinky obviously has a tighter control over her bladder.

So the last time when Pinky drank way way way too much milk from her mommy, i half panicked and decided that i should massage her digestive system till she pees ‘cos she was soooo bloated. I was even desperate enough to try and make the traditional “sheeeee sheeee” sound. My… i “sheeee-ed”, and i massaged, and i stroked, and i patted but Pinky just refused to pee!!

Sigh… that night i was really so worried ‘cos her tummy was so huge from all the milk. Even when she stretched out, i could see her slim shoulder, followed by a HUGE ROUND tummy, then slim hips and a pointy tail. It’s really quite scary.

But that’s not the point. I just wanted to reiterate that i’ve concluded that the sound “sheeee sheeee” helps a kid to pee is but a myth.

Pinky learns to drink water


Ever since Pinky opened her eyes i’ve been trying to teach her how to drink water ‘cos she should be able to eat some hay soon and she’ll probably need to drink water ‘cos hay is very dry.

My 1st attempt was teaching Pinky how to drink water was yesterday. I lined a shallow jam jar cover with a little bit of water & showed it to Pinky. Guess i overestimated the normalcy as to which animals take to water ‘cos Pinky breathed in the water instead! Thank God she managed to “blow” (she made this wheezing sound like how humans blow their nose) out the water.

As Pinky was rather awake just now, i thought it was a good opportunity to get her to learn to drink water again. So once again, i filled the jam jar cover with a little pool of water, and brought it in front of Pinky. While trying to set the jar cover on the floor, i accidentally tipped it a little & spilt the water on the floor. Ahh… that proved to work ‘cos Pinky stepped on the water & promptly took a few licks. Voila! I thought i succeeded in introducing Pinky to the all important skill of drinking water. So i placed the balance water in the jar cover in her box.

Unfortunately, while exploring the box, Pinky started sniffing the jar cover…. and ‘cos only the lower half of the jar cover had water in it, Pinky probably wasn’t aware that there was water there. So she was happily sniffing the part w/o water when she suddenly chanced on the water and… uh oh…. she breathed in the water again.

“Phiit! Phiit!” Pinkly blew out the water again. Aiyoh. Poor baby. She got tired after the whole water parade thing and settled down to sleep real quickly. I hope she didn’t breathe in too much water. I’m going to let her take a break b4 resuming her water training again tomorrow.

Sigh… and u thought drinking water would come naturally…

A Visibly Happier New Year!

Pinky took her 1st peek at the world just now. Just in time to welcome the (Chinese) new year!

After feeding, i was patting her tummy as usual to aid digestion & the passing of shit & pee when i saw that her left eye was open the tiniest bit! After playing on the floor (just running about) for a while, her right eye opened a slit too.

The little bunny has been sleeping most of the night after that. Guess it must be tiring to open one’s eyes huh? I played a short while with her after my dinner. Heh… she still likes to sleep on my palm. Sigh… wonder if she’ll still stick to me as much after she grows older… I wanted to take some photos of her but i’m afraid the flash will be too blinding so i guess no photos for Pinky for a little while. 🙂

Pinky is also learning to be more independent now. Heh. This morning, she crawled under a standing Horlicks (who was trying to lick her) and managed to find a nipple to drink breakfast from. All by herself… haha. That made my job a lot easier… i just had to support her (her back was lying on my palm) and she was navigating between Horlicks’ nipples. Hehe.

Dinner was pretty much the same except i’m not sure how much milk Pinky managed to drink ‘cos her fur has grown a lot thicker so it’s quite difficult to tell if her tummy grew in size from milk intake or not. Anyhow, i’m very happy that Pinky opened her eyes today. Love u Pinky!!

Before & After

Pinky scared me just now. She drank so much milk that i could see her stomach balloon up as she drank! I tried to pry her away from Horlicks but she simply wouldn’t let go of the nipple! Finally, when she stopped drinking, she was sooooooooo super bloated!

I spent like 40mins using a cotton wool + hot water to stroke her tummy area to aid digestion. This process is supposed to help her poop / pee but she didn’t! Made me so worried that she’ll die of overeating (it happens to baby bunnies… something abt their intestines not functioning properly). She was so bloated that she could barely lick her own chest!!

Anyway, Pinky pooped small bits of crap the past 2 hrs so i think she should be ok. Here’s some photos of how bloated she was!

Overfed bunny… 🙁

“Ooh… i’m too full, too full!”

My name is Pinky. Watch me sleep!

I’m so tired now. Checked on Pinky at 6:48am this morning and that little bunny crawled between the layers of the t-shirt. Gave me a shock ‘cos i was afraid she would suffocate. I quickly took the bunny out… she was warm but sleeping well. After patting her to sleep on top of the t-shirt, i decided to place a hankerchief over her so she could use that as a security blanket. Maybe if Pinky turns out to be a “he”, i should name it Linus! (like the Linus in Snoppy).

Anyway, after feeding her this morning, i did a short photoshoot of Pinky. Plus a video. But i can’t load the video here so u’ll just have to make do with photos. Heh.

Tired after drinking mommy’s milk. Getting ready for bed.

Easing into bed…

Curled up bunny style!


Pinky likes to sleep on my palm too! I love the shot on the left. It was totally candid. Pinky just happened to stretch out when the camera snapped! 🙂

Airbus

Just saw from Airbus’ MSN nick that his dad has passed on. I suspect it was rather sudden ‘cos i don’t remember him mentioning any health problems his dad had to me before. I know Airbus must be feeling terrible now ‘cos he’s an only child and now that his dad has passed on, his mom would be all alone in M’sia. Guess he must also feel sad that his dad would not get to see the bungalow that he bought for them. I wanted to find out more but given how our last conversation ended, i was afraid that he might think i was patronizing him. So i said, “hey, just saw your nick about your dad… my condolences”. His reply was, “thx”.

Short, concise, maybe a little too sterile. I wanted to say more but i didn’t want to make things any worse than they already are. The last time i blogged about Airbus in “Shortcoming”, i was really mad & insulted, totally indignant about his opinion about me. But at the end of the day, i still regard him as a friend.

I don’t know how to comfort Airbus. Maybe that’s why God created prayer.

Rabbit Hopping School

Pinky’s been doing ok so far. She’s (disclaimer: u can’t really tell the gender of a rabbit till they’re closer to 6 months old) grown quite a bit of fur so she’s not really pink anymore. She’s white with lots of brown/darkbrown spots. Her spots are at almost the same places a Horlicks… hehe… talk about bunny genes…

Anyway, Pinky’s really getting into the rabbit hop recently. As of yesterday, she was still very unstable when she stood up ‘cos her legs are too weak to support her body. So everytime she got up on all fours, she would wobble wobble and then fall down. Sometimes she can take like 3 steps before she falls down, does a roll in the box, and stands up again. Hehe, everytime i see her fall all over the box, i get very worried that she’ll sprain her back or something, so sometimes, i use my fingers to support her sides… and she uses them like crutches to move about…. and that was the start of my Hopping School syllabus.

Today, we practised hopping again. Wow, the improvement is fantastic. Pinky doesn’t really need my fingers as crutches anymore. When i put her on the bed, she’ll scramble like 5 steps, then hop forward once, followed by more scrambling. Only when she falls down and has difficult getting up, then i’ll give her some assistance. Heh. I’m going to take a video of her scrambling / hopping when she wakes up later. She’s sleeping off her dinner now.


Pinky turned 9-days old tonight. She should be opening her eyes either tomorrow or the day after. After that, she’ll be able to take some solid food (mainly hay) + Horlicks’ milk. This is another danger period ‘cos if her stomach doesn’t take to the food, it may cause intestinal problems, enteritis, etc.

Anyway, i need to go mug a little about what happens from the 10th day onwards. Hope to be able to take many many photos of Pinky for many many days to come. 🙂

Loanrabbit behaviour

Pinky is starting to get used to sleeping by herself (i’m assuming it’s a “she” ‘cos the fur coat looks like Horlicks’). She still tries to look for Fatty 1st…. and will crawl very unstably all over the box for at least 15min before she tires herself out and settles down to sleep. My dad just called back from Germany to ask what happened to Fatty… he suggested it could be some sort of milk regurgitation from the stomach that caused the choke? I think that’s unlikely ‘cos i hadn’t started feeding yet. Sigh… poor Fatty… he really looked a lot like the daddy.

Now… about the topic i was going to share. My female rabbits, i.e. Horlicks & Peanut have been exhibiting “loanrabbit” (think loanshark) behaviour. It’s strange but Horlicks refuses to allow any other rabbits into the backyard. It’s probably some instinct thing so whenever i let Horlicks out to roam, i need to lock Peanut back into her cage. Even then, in a show of defiance, Horlicks would sometimes go in front of Peanut’s cage, attempt to scratch Peanut through the grills, and then pee in front of the cage. Just like your HDB loanshark… pouring smelly stuff in front of their debtor’s home.

Anyway, i decided to be fairer to Peanut ‘cos we’ve been neglecting her a bit since Horlicks gave birth and i let her run around the backyard for a couple of hours just now. Wow…. talk about revenge… when i went downstairs to lock Peanut back in the cage, i saw this pool of pee outside Horlicks cage. No wonder Horlicks was hopping mad inside her cage. Sigh… anyway, it’s going to be like that till i get the boys sterilized.

Instead of sterilizing Coffee on 1 Feb, i’m going to send Muah Chee in instead… ‘cos MC is really in heat so i think we better settle him first.

If u’re reading this and u’re a rabbit lover too, please pray for the bunnies ya? That MC’s sterilization operation will go well and that he’ll recover w/o any complications (eh, the poor rabbit has to be put under GA ok!) Then there’s Coffee… smallest bunny in the household… please pray that no one will bully him.

Please also pray for peace between the 2 fine ladies, Horlicks & Peanut. My mom and i are a little concerned now that Peanut may be pregnant again (after locking her up with MC for 2 nites… before we found out MC is male…) ‘cos Peanut has started her digging habit again….

And most importantly, please pray for little bunny Pinky…. only survivor among Horlicks’ 3 babies. She’s getting less pink now as more white fur grows. We all appreciate your prayers.

Oh did i mention before that sometimes to coax Horlicks into staying in a lying down position so i can feed the babies, i would sing to her? So far her favourite song seems to be “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. Maybe ‘cos her babies were born at night too…