Monday, October 09, 2006

Meet Brutus!

Well, Taos Wool Festival was wonderful. We had a great time all around. The festival itself was awesome, the drive there and back was beautiful. The best part? Our first fiber animal. Brutus!



An angora rabbit! He's a German/Giant cross, and a lovely black and silvery blue color. Both Nate and I had rabbits growing up, so adding a rabbit to the household was an easy descision for us. And, a fiber bunny!



As you can see, he's used to being in your lap (the grooming angora rabbits need, necessitates this). He needs to be plucked (have his fiber harvested...this process doesn't hurt the rabbits, as the old wool to be plucked is dead). The long fluffy gray fur will be plucked out, leaving his new coat to come in beneath it.

I have pics of the festival, of the fiber I came home with, and I need to get some better ones of the bunny too....all to come this week!

The festival was great. Truly more fibery goodness than I've ever beheld in one place!

16 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! That's one big bunny! He's so cute though!

 
At 8:55 AM, Anonymous the kitchener bitch said...

He is unbelievably adorable. Is he bigger than your cats? Clyde must be terrified of him!

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

He's adorable!

(Baby cashmere goats! You need some!)

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger peri said...

Ahhh a post full of yummy bunny goodness - he looks a sweetie and great yarn to boot!

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger bradyphrenia said...

aww so cute! congrats on your family addition.

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous zib said...

BUNNYBUNNYBUNNY!!!


*squee*

just adorable!

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger stringthing said...

aww, i want one now!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

What's the difference between plucking and brushing? Or is plucking just a fancy way of brushing when it comes to sweet little big eared furballs like that?

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Batty said...

Fuzzy, cute bunny. I don't care if he gives wool. I'd just pet and cuddle him all day long.

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

What a cute bunny. (Next stop, a couple of angora goats ;0 )

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I want to cuddle with him. He's SO cute!!

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Ceallach said...

Et tu, Brutus?

and what else came home with Sarah?

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger spinndiva said...

wohoooooooooo!!!! love the rabbit!

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

AAWWWW. He makes me want to baby talk. Cutie-wootie widdle wabbit.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger merlinthecat said...

so cute

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger MBT said...

Gorgeous bun! Cameron was clipped shortly before we got him so I am waiting a bit to pluck him so there is more to pluck!

 

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