Looking as cute as ever…

Mommy said to tell you guys that I am still doing awesome. She said something about visiting Dr. Scott at the end of the month, October 28, to remove the pesky bump on my right shoulder. I told her we don’t have to go but she won’t listen. I still catch my squeaky mousy  and roll around with my carrot… Sometimes right on that spot.  No problems!

The procedure was delayed because of a packed surgery schedule for “Saint” Dr. Scott as Mommy calls him.   He says it is like a cyst, only on the surface.   Saint or not, I will make sure that Mommy knows how much I don’t want to go see him, especially in the car on the way there. Once I am there with Dr. Scott, I usually calm down and try to be a good boy for him. But maybe I can convince her not to go… 🤞

In the meantime I’ll just take another nap on Mommy’s side of the bed. I wish she would learn it is really my side of the bed that she can borrow sometimes.


I also heard Mommy was spreading rumors about me in a Onsie after surgery. I will have to see if this is Bunnyman approved! Thank goodness no cone of shame can be used this time. I can assure you, the cone they used after my original surgery was NOT Bunnyman approved!  I hear rumors that if I flop over and act like I am paralyzed when the vet techs put the onsie on me, they may try other options.  I could get some cool bandages like an old fashion war veteran… gauze wrapped around my whole shoulder and body for a few little stitches.   Which one will get me more sympathy and therefore treats and scritches? Things to contemplate in the weeks to come!

I will have Mommy update everyone once I have my surgery.

Head Scritches and Sandpaper kisses.

Rusty the Bunnyman  and his Hoomin scribe Gina

Two years since diagnosis…

Blessed to see this little face… two years since diagnosis and going strong.😻

Around this day two years ago, I noticed Rusty’s back leg was swollen.  A few days later the trips to the doctor began, first thinking that it was an injury, then an infection, and finally after a few weeks determining it was cancer.

( The complete story of our journey, including the photos of Rusty, home improvements for Rusty and more can be found here https://rustythebunnyman.tripawds.com/2017/10/11/a-whole-new-life/.)

Rusty’s 2nd ampuversary  is in September.  He will probably celebrate in a kitty cat onesie.  The lump on his shoulder will be removed around the same time. (Dr. Scott is pretty certain it is a cyst.) It will still be the best 2nd anniversary that we could think of ever celebrating.

We have so much to be thankful for every day:

  • That we saw this soon enough to take care of it
  • Rusty’s Grandma, we were fortunate enough to be able to act on this and give our Bunnyman a chance at a wonderful continued life.
  • Rusty’s Auntie Barb
    • Went to every appointment with us to make sure we were hearing everything that was being said.
    • Helped calm Mommy down when Rusty refused his meds
    • Helped Mommy get him into the carrier after the surgery when she thought she was going to rip open his stitches.
    • Still helps care for him when his hoomins have to go away

We were also blessed to find this site and the people here to help us through every life changing moment.

He has continued to bring us so much joy  and has become an even more loving creature than he was before- allowing belly rubs (by certain people) and lots of head scritches, hanging out with family and friends when they visit, cuddling with his humans every night  and just being a wonderful Lord and Master for us to serve.

Thank you to everyone here for their support of Rusty the Bunnyman and his humble hoomin servants.

Head Scritches and Sand Paper Kisses for all.

Gina, Nick and Rusty our Bunnyman.

611 days cancer free and counting 😊

Hello my fellow Tripawds😺!

How did your day start?  My day started with Mommy and Daddy giving me AWESOME head scritches, belly rubs AND breakfast in bed!  😻

Then Mommy scooped me up and put me in that evil bag!  🙀 As much as I vocalized my objections, Mommy and Daddy brought me to The Doctor .  I tried to tell them I am feeling just fine and they didn’t need to spend the time or money to have someone else say the SAME thing, but NO!  They refused to listen.  😾

So what happened? Dr. Scott said I was a good boy in perfect health. Duh!  Of course I am!  The bump on my shoulder is a cyst. If it gets bigger, Mommy and Daddy will have it removed but nothing is needed yet.  😺

I lost weight! 7% of my body weight gone.  It must be all the mouse patrol and squeaky mouse on a string I work hard capturing every day🏋️‍♀️.

Dr. Scott trimmed my nails so now I have to work on getting them pointy again. 😼

We are back home and I found my sunbeam. I will make my hoomins grovel appropriately for such a traumatic morning.

Head scritches and Sand Paper Kisses,

Rusty the Bunnyman

and his hoomin servants- Gina and Nick

Hoppy Easter

Hi everyone!

Just spending the day chilling on the bed in Mommy’s spot.

Still hopping around and doing well. I am due to see Dr. Scott within the next few weeks. The lump on my shoulder got a little bit bigger and mommy is going to have him take another look at it. It doesn’t bother me though. I still roll around and play with my mouse and my carrot.  Sometimes together!!

I love this time of year. The birds are back and the squirrels come on my deck too. I get to sit in my special chair by the back door and just watch them. I also get to watch them from the window in mommy‘s room.

I still go on mouse patrol every night and protect mommy and daddy from the little buggers. They haven’t dared to come back. They know they can’t get past me and my three paws.

Mommy will  update everybody after my visit with Dr. Scott in a few weeks. I am sure everything will be fine.💕

Extra head scratches and sandpaper kisses for all of my fellow tripawds.

Rusty and his Hoomin Servants

Gina and Nick

Just Cruisin’ By…

Hello my fellow Tripawds!

Just taking a few moments to stop in and say hi, Hoppy New Year!!  We have been really busy here in New Jersey.  Mommy and Daddy got engaged over the Christmas holidays while visiting my Grandma.  Mind you,  they LEFT ME ALL ALONE at home.  Yes, Auntie Barbara came by every day to take care of me, but still… only Mommy can scritch that special place on my head that I can’t reach anymore.  She is trying to train Daddy to do it since she does have to go away on business trips sometimes.  He is okayyyyy but Mommy has those fancy strong nails that she gets every 3 weeks so they feel REALLY good.


So what have I been up too? Still on nightly mouse patrol, not catching anything yet, but I will!  It has been really cold outside so those pesky mice will try to sneak in… I will be ready!  When not on patrol, I love sleeping in Mommy’s spot on the big bed.  She will move over for me.


My latest pastime is taking Daddy’s spot on the couch when he gets up to get something from the kitchen.  Look at my technique.  I lay on his sweatshirt, pillow and remote control all at the same time.  The key is DON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT.  He has tried to talk to me about this but I ignore him.  He will eventually give me treats anyway.




Mommy is the queen of Christmas, putting  trees up in every room.  With 14 trees ranging  from 1 foot to 7 feet, can you believe she managed to keep them out of my reach?!  The nerve!  I keep trying to chew them and can’t reach!  Yes, she still has them up.  Christmas lasts in this house until March usually so I still have time.

In trying to get to the trees, I have been crawling across Mommy or Daddy’s laps.  Sometimes I forget to move off their laps.  It’s not bad!  I never did this before.  Mommy says I am becoming a little cuddle bug.  I don’t know if I like that.  I eat bugs!

It’s been a few months since I saw Dr. Scott.  I will be due for a check up soon in March, Mommy says.

Mommy will check out everyone’s blog and let me know how my Tripawd buddies are doing.


Head Scritches and Sandpaper Kisses,

Rusty the Bunnyman

and his loyal Scribe, Mommy Gina (and Daddy Nick)