Am I Mad To Get A House Rabbit?

July 29, 2011

In the past few weeks I’ve been thinking hard about whether or not to get a pet. I was originally thinking that I’d buy a pet dog – I’ve always wanted a dog and they seem to be the best companions – but the amount of work needed put me off. In the end I’ve decided to get a house rabbit.

Yes, it’s possible to train a rabbit to live in the house, and apparently it’s not that difficult. I’ve even read that it’s easier to house train a rabbit than it is to house train a cat!

There are a few obvious problems with a house rabbit that almost put me off though. Firstly, how can I stop it from chewing the cables and killing itself? The short answer is that you can’t stop it chewing, so you need to protect all the cables. I’m going to try and arrange all the cables so they are out of reach, but the ones that are I’ll need to cover with some protective material so they are safe for the rabbit to chew.

You still need to get rabbit hutches for indoor rabbits though, as they need to have areas of the house they can go in when they want some alone time. Apparently you can get a relatively small rabbit hutch, as all they will be using it for is sleeping and as a litter tray. When you first get the rabbit it needs to be put in the rabbit cage for a while so that it knows that is where it has to go.

Another problem I’m slightly worried about is accidentally treading on the rabbit! I’ve seen a few people with the same concern, but we all seem to be underestimating the size that most rabbits grow to. Unless you choose a dwarf rabbit they can be the same size as some small dogs, so this isn’t really something to worry about.

I’ll keep you updated as to what happens next!

P.S. Here’s a great video about house trained rabbits….

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My “Best” Running Shoes

January 23, 2011

If you’ve done any running then you’ll know how important running shoes are – so it’s really essential that you find a good pair. A lot of runners seem to think that there is a best pair of running shoes and no other is as good. This is a stupid attitude in my opinion – every runner is going to have his or her own little quirks, and the only important thing is finding a pair of running shoes that deals with this and complements your style. Remember, attractiveness always comes second when it comes to running shoes!

At the moment I’m using the Asics Gel Strike 2 – mainly because I go through a lot of pairs and it’s relatively cheap. I wouldn’t say these are the best running shoes for me, but they definitely do the job and are fine for short to medium road running. If I was going to start doing races again (which I will) then I’ll switch to something more expensive but with greater protection and cushining, such as the Kayano series.

The easiest way to get a good pair of shoes is to visit a running shop. If you’re lazy, then you could always just find your best running shoes by visiting Brute shoes – they have a good selection of reviews there.

So, what are your best running shoes? Do you think that running shoes are understood well enough in the jogging community? You can probably tell by the tone of this post that I think most runners have a long way to go when it comes to deciding on a good pair of shoes, but that’s something I’ll leave for another post. After all, it’s the New Year and I don’t want to appear grumpy to my readers!

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To iPad Or To Avoid iPad?

October 26, 2010

That is the question! (sorry) I still don’t know whether to get one or not. As a gadget lover I feel I should – it’s the kind of thing people will talk about in the future – but I’ve definitely missed the boat on getting “new” technology onw, so I may as well wait for the next version.

On ther other hand, do I really need an Ipad at all? THe obvious answer is that I don’t – they are over priced, and everything I can do on them I can do on the laptop. Except, of course, access the app store, which is getting better and better each day.

So, I’ll need to take a bit more time to think about it. The iPad is an attractive gadget, there’s not doubt about that, but whether or not it’s worth the money is very much opento debate from my point of view.

Do any of you have an iPad? Do you think it’s worth the money? I appreciate it’s difficult to say you wasted money, but honest opinions would be good please.

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Why I Love Running

I promised you some posts about my new hobby – running – so here’s the first. I’ve often wondered what the attraction of jogging is while I’m driving in my warm, comfrotable car, but I can say with experience that once you’re bitten by the bug it’s very difficult to stop. I started running a few months ago, and the steady profress that I’m making is a real motivation booster. Here’s some of the reasons why I love running.

  1. There’s nothing more relaxing (in a strange way) than putting on some good music and going on a jog. It takes your mind off everything else, and makes it a lot easier to relax when you get home. One thing I’ve learnt is that going for a jog seems to actually wake me up rather than make me tired, so don’t think that just because you’re tired that you can’t go on a run.
  2. It’s great for keeping fit. Yes, I know it’s not the best type of sport for keeping the joints young and supple, but it gives you a good workout.
  3. You can go running straight from your home. I know it’s lazy, but there’s been countless times where I SHOULD of gone to the gum, but the thought of driving there puts me off. You don’t need anything to go running, apart from a good pair of running shoes of course.
  4. You can be competitive or take it slow. Most people only run against themselves, so it can be as competitive as you want. Don’t over push yourself though, otherwise you might get an injury which can be frustrating (had a few of those already).

So do we have any other running fans hear? Hope so! Do you like to run on roads or trails? Do you do races? Let me know in the comments form.

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This Blog’s Direction

Some of my regular readers might find it a bit strange that I’ve started a new blog, and I can understand why! I thought I should put your mind at rest by making a post about what I’m planning for this blog in the future. Hopefully you’ll be as excited about it as I am! Here are a few things you’ll see on this blog in the near future:

  1. Technology Articles. this will probably come as no surprise – most of you know that I love technology, whether it’s computers, phones or other gadgets. Whenever I get a new piece of technology I’ll post a review of it here, and I’ll also post updates about technology’s current state when I think I have something interesting to say!
  2. Running. My new hobby is running, so I’ll be making some posts about that too. In fact, I’ve recently bought a new pair of high quality shoes to protect my weak knees, so I’ll probably post a review of them.
  3. Rants. You know me, I love to get things off my chest sometimes! If I have something to say then I’ll use this blog to say it, and it would be great to hear whether you agree with me or not.

Those are the main topics I’ll be covering on this blog, but I’m sure there will be the odd unrelated post just to keep things interesting! If you have a suggestion for what I should post on this blog then please let me know, it would be interesting to find out what my readers think of the new blog, design etc.

Anyway, better get back to work now, the boss will be htere soon! Talk to you all later.

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