Meet Zeus and Ananke

The bunnies are here! My mom and two of her crafting buddies went with me to Acker’s Acres to pick them up after we finished the Spring into Summer quilt shop hop today. They are such a hoot to hang out with.

Zeus and Ananke arrive

They are a little freaked out, I’m not going to lie, but the Rabbitat is sturdy, the cages are level and secured. Hopefully we can keep them cool enough in this heatwave.

Zeus May 2013

This is Zeus. He’s about four months old, and his first real wool is ready to be harvested, so that will be a fun project to attempt this weekend.

Ananke - May 2013

And this is Ananke. An internet huzzah to whoever figures out why I decided to name her that first. She’s just eight weeks old, quite snuggly, and less stressed than Zeus, possibly in part because her coat isn’t yet as thick as his.

Looking forward to the Fiber Fest tomorrow. Anyone else going to the Ravelry meetup tomorrow? I’ll be there with my dragon, for whom I swear there is a pattern coming as soon as we get the photo shoot done.

7 Replies to “Meet Zeus and Ananke”

  1. Cute! I look forward to seeing how fur harvesting goes. 🙂 looks like a pretty good habitat… Is the wire not uncomfortable under their feet? I know nothing about bunnies, just curious. Pretty cool, Mel!

    1. I did a lot of research on what rabbits should stand on, and the consensus among the pros is that they’re fine on wire, especially angoras, since they have thick fur pads on their feet. They might be better for their health overall because the common alternative, wood, gets soaked with urine and introduces respiratory problems. But it’s new to me, so I’ll adjust as I learn. 🙂

      1. Auntie Theresa is the expert on bunnies. She has had them for pets for years. She still has two who around 8 or 9 years old. They love bananas.

  2. “In Greek mythology, Ananke, also spelled Anangke, Anance, or Anagke (Ancient Greek: Ἀνάγκη, from the common noun ἀνάγκη, “force, constraint, necessity”), was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle.”

    Therefore, you named this rabbit Ananke because you showed force in going after your dream, constraint in only buying two rabbits, but having rabbits at all was a necessity and your destiny/fate. The spindle bit is just obvious.

    1. 🙂 Right character, interesting interpretation, but not quite the full story. You have to look at stories of Ananke circa Virgil to get the twist that made me giggle with delight.

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