Both yesterday and today, Little Jup looked glum. He had a squashy kind of look on his face and he wasn't reacting to our 'treat calls' as excited as usual. Jippie did eat and poop normally, but living with him for almost three years, us hoomins knew there was definitely something wrong.
Our guess for the reason: he lost his precious cardboard box.
The box was often used as a table; we place some vegetables on the top and Jippie would stand on his hind legs to get it. It was used as a hiding place for both treats and sometimes, Jippie himself.
Jippie checking things out from high above
Jippie standing on top of the box.
However, we discarded the box last Saturday because Juppie-wup produced a large pool of urine which ... flowed on and wetted the box.
Well, Jippie must have disapproved of our act. If Jippie was a human, he would probably be sighing and shaking his head, frustrated over the treasured item now lost.
Currently, we aren't able to find a suitable box anywhere in the house. Therefore, we did the only thing we were able to do:
We gave the box back to Jippie.
The box wasn't exactly thrown away, we just flattened it out and placed it with several other to-be-recycled items. :)
After he had a treat (a small piece of apple), he sniffed his box thoroughly, and - finally satisfied that everything was in its proper place - he flopped and groomed himself contentedly, with a 'ahhh...' comfortable kind of expression.
Silly bunny. :P ... Anyhow, never again us hoomins would be throwing a box before a replacement was available.