Barney was scheduled to go to his new home Tomorrow (Sunday). I got a call from the potential owner telling me that I can deliver him anytime today. So off I went searching for this place that I wasn’t too familiar with.
I won’t mention names and will not go into details but upon reaching my destination after a little near death experience (I missed a junction and had to reverse against traffic), I met this nice man who showed me his rabbits. He has previously inquired about my Holland Lops for a few times but somehow it didn’t work out. Well, it didn’t work out this time either. I wasn’t too comfortable letting Barney go because of how “immaculately” clean the living condition is at Tru-Luv Rabbitry. I really think I am a cleanliness freak right now. I really don’t know how others judge cleanliness but I think I might be the one overdoing it. I felt bad rejecting this guy and not passing Barney to him. I don’t blame him for it but on the other hand, I was very disappointed with the “breeder” that sold him the rabbits for not showing him the right way of keeping otherwise beautiful rabbits. I gave a few pointers and urged the owner to improve the living conditions of the rabbits and I am glad he took my advice and is now in the midst of improving. I would like to continue guiding him through and hope this blog post do not deter him or make him hate me. I really hope to see 2 happier rabbits. I did walk out from that place with Barney but I am not walking out on that guy in terms of guidance. I am glad he has text me letting me know he has taken his rabbits for grooming and a little medical check up.
On my way back home, I can’t take my mind off the experience. It really did hit hard and I cannot stop wondering what more I can do to get knowledge across. Or is it because I have too much expectations and tend to put my expectations upon others? Whatever it is, I need to exercise my own discretionary powers for the best of my rabbits.
Anyhow, I tried distracting my mind and one person’s name came up right away. I now think that it is all fated and was meant to be. I got hold of her number and turned out she was still interested in Barney. We initially arranged for a meet up on Sunday but somehow the plans kept on changing.
A car with a family pulled up the house a little before 9pm and out came a wonderful family of 6. We spent sometime chatting nothing but bunnies. I even forgotten to offer them a drink (I am a very bad host today). Barney was getting very comfortable on mommy’s lap. After a long chat, I reconfirm if they like Barney and mommy said, “YES!”. It was a perfect fit. This wonderful family really made my day today. It was such a worthwhile wait and one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It really makes my cause all worth it and I am really please to know that TRUE LOVE does exist.
I get to visit Barney sometimes too! And the best part is, he will be kept indoors and that is something that I am very proud of. All Tru-Luv Hollands are house rabbits!
This is by far the hardest post for me to write but the most fulfilling and written on a very happy note! The reason being, it has been a day filled with mixed feelings but in the end it was a very HAPPY BEGINNING.
I believe this story will put all the Nay Sayers to shame. “Tim have no respect for rabbit lovers”, “Tim neuters his rabbits as a business strategy for repeat sales”, “Tim is arrogant” and comments like that are vanishing fast and for good!
I am extremely happy not because I get to proof a point but I am truly happy for Barney. That is utmost important. And for the record, I love and respect my rabbits. In that, I have not only respect but MAD RESPECT for people who love them too!
Barney, it has been a very joyful 4 months having you. I am happy that you will bring a lot of joy to your new family. Love you loads! We will see you soon…