Last Wednesday, I shared about how Nibbles came to be a part of our family. Today, I want to share how we got Junie!
After two months of learning about rabbits and bonding with Nibbles, I thought, “This little bunny needs a bunny friend.” I had read how most bunnies like having a companion, since they live in groups in the wild. After another ruthless campaign to convince Matt that this was indeed a good idea, we went to look at bunnies near Richmond, Virginia. There’s a beautiful property on the outskirts of town called Eden Farms. It’s set back in the woods where a dear family cares for many rabbits. Dutch, Netherland Dwarfs, Holland Lops, Lionheads, and several other small rabbit varieties.
We drove down on New Year’s Eve 2011 to find a friend for our Nibbles. We held several bunnies, but one dark chocolate brown girl with bug-eyes seemed like the perfect one. She was so tiny she fit into my two hands. We were told she was 7 weeks old exactly and that she had been weened and was ready to go. Unlike Nibbles who was terrified of everything, this sweet girl stretched out in the carrier on the way home and seemed very content. When we got home and got her into her new cage, I took some pictures:
Peeking out to say ‘hello!’
View from above.
She was so friendly! By the second day at home, she was jumping into our laps to take naps:
She’s too busy nowadays to take naps on our laps (sad face) and she doesn’t hold still very long to get pets. But she does love running around and playing with you! She has so much energy and is quite the mischief maker! She and Nibbles eventually got to be buddies, but that’s a story for another time. Next week, you’ll get to know Crispin’s story!