Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.

“This is Maxx from Adams Morgan. He used all his nobility skills for this photo.”

“This is Walter, formerly of Capitol Hill, napping on the bathroom floor. He loves kale, carrots, and chewing walls.”

“This is Maury … we’re in that debatable area between Columbia Heights and Petworth.”

16 Comment

  • Walter! You are cutest bunny I’ve ever seen.

  • The expressions on all three are just fantastic – thank you.

    I did have to look two or three times to figure out what Walter is…cat, cat, no cat, rabbit.

  • How are rabbits as indoor pets? I see a lot of them at the DCSPCA…. I bet they shed a lot. Are they easy to litter train? Bite much? Do tell, I wanna know : )

    • I used to have a bunny that looked just like Walter. They are a good option for people allergic to cats or dogs. They are very easy to litter train (mine trained herself) and should be free to roam around either a large room or the entire house (they really should NOT be caged). You should get them neutered or spayed. They do shed about twice a year and when they do, we’re talking tufts of hair at a time. My cat and bunny were BFFs, they played together constantly. The downside of owning a rabbit is the chewing. They will chew, chew, chew on woodwork, chair legs, through dry wall, electric cords. Some people are able to train their bunnies not to do that by spraying pepper oil on everything but my bunny was a massive chewer, even when provided with twigs from outside.

      • MsNesbitt

        RE: allergies — this is definitely true, but keep in mind also that rabbits must have constant access to hay. So for people with hay-related allergies, this might not be the best pet for you.

      • I second all of this. I had three bunnies throughout the years. They all litter-box trained themselves. We called them free-range. They liked to sleep under the couch.

  • Walter is soooooooo cute. Is he litter trained or does he leave pellets everywhere?

  • I miss you wascally Walter! Move back!

  • MsNesbitt

    Yay, thanks for posting my pic of Walter, PoP!

    For those with questions, rabbits are great house pets as long as you take the time to rabbit-proof the house. They are easy to litterbox train, but have an insatiable urge to chew. And they’ll chew everything. Purses, walls, wires, etc. You have to really, really rabbit proof. But they’re wonderful, loving, social pets. Walter sheds a lot, all year long, but some rabbits only go through a shedding phase twice a year. If anyone has questions about adopting a rabbit, I’m happy to answer them by email if PoP can put us in touch!

    • Are rabbits like rats – A rats teeth never stop growing, so the constant chewing is a way to keep their teeth short.

      • Yes, their teeth work the same way. There is an option of trimming the teeth, but when I had rabbits I was too freaked out by the idea to entertain it. I just kept lots of flavored wood sticks around the house, and they stuck to those for the most part. They were great pets! One of mine even walked on a leash.

        • Thanks! Good to know. My brother had a pet rat… the chewing drove him crazy.

          Now I want a bunny… but my dog would not be pleased.

    • I sent in a picture of my bunny, too! hopefully PoP will post him. and yes, bunnies are wonderful pets. extremely social and sweet – maybe a little obnoxious when he’s begging for food – but the chewing is CRAZY. headphone cords and laptop cords = yum.

  • slickhop

    That’s my Maury! Thanks PoP!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Maury is so cute with his little toy.

    Maxx is very handsome.

    Walter looks like a toy bunny I used to have.

  • Maxx is a good lookin pup.

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