Lucy Goosey: A True Rescue Story

I lasted posted about how we came to adopt Crispin.  Today, I’m going to share where Lucy came from.

 

After our failed attempts to bond Nibbles and Junie, Nibbles had been a lone bachelor while Junie and Crispin were the newly happy couple next door.  I felt bad for Nibs–maybe he just wanted a different bunny friend.  We had only ever tried bonding him with Junie, so maybe he needed another chance.  I managed to convince Matt to let me take Nibbles to an adoption event hosted by Friends of Rabbits.  I was nervous that he would just nip at other bunnies, but to my delight he was generally pretty nice with the lovely bunny ladies he was put with!  After several different bunnies were tried out, a large brown bun was plopped down next to him.  They sniffed each other, licked each other, and snuggled up for a nap.

 

The little brown bunny didn’t even have a name.  She had been rescued from a Maryland shelter just days before she was to be put down.  She was so calm and sweet, I knew she’d be coming home with us sooner or later.  Here’s Nibs and his new friend:

Nibs and Lucy

I told the adoption organizers that I wasn’t quite ready to leave Nibbles that day for bonding–kinda needed to check with the hubby first to make sure he was really okay with a fourth bunny.  I mentioned our other two bunnies and how I wish they could all be bonded.  The magic bunny whisperer said she was confident she could bond all four of them, despite any previous issues.  I was excited with this news, and I knew Matt would be, too, so I arranged to bring all the bunnies up to her house the next weekend so she could bond them all.

Two weeks later…

I was driving back to Maryland to pick up my newly bonded quartet!  We had redone their home and cleaned up everything so it would be fresh.  I was so excited to have them back after such a long time away!  I was especially excited to get to know this new brown bunny we’d adopted.  Here they are home and together like a family:

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Our sweet new girl.  She was very reserved and shy at first, but soon came out of her shell.

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Snuggle buns.

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We’re terrible at deciding on names…but we finally settled on Lucy.

IMG_4387All four.  All happy.

I can’t imagine who would have wanted to let this sweetheart go.  She was kind of clumsy and klutzy when we got her.  Her balance wasn’t that good.  It makes me think she was probably kept in a cage and never got out to run around.  She was found running around in a parking lot.  It was estimated by the rescuers that she was probably 2-3 years old when we adopted her.  I’m guessing the shelter was going to euthanize her because she was older, bigger, and not the “cute” fluffy bunny most people are looking to take in.  Their loss is our gain, though 🙂  She’s definitely the sweetest tempered of all our bunnies and she’s never bitten or nipped at me.  We love her and love that she completed our bunny family!

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