It is never easy looking for the perfect home for TLR babies let alone say goodbye to them. I find myself engaging in a lot of conversations with their new owners to basically distract myself from missing having the kits around. At the end of the day when I write a post of a successful “rehoming”, I would like to write with great joy and hope. I do find something to hold on to as a sense of security that my little kit will do well. In some cases, I hold on to the image of a particular expression on the new owner’s face.
It was pretty dark when I pull up in front of Betty’s new owners’ house. I was greeted by Mr. P who has been inquiring for a TLR rabbit for quite sometime. Mr. P shares his interest in rabbits with his daughter. It is always nice to have one of the adults in the family having interest in pets. Mr. P and his daughter reminded me very much of how I used to be when I was so much younger. Anything that can be made a pet will always capture my attention. I really have both my parents to thank for nurturing my interest in keeping animals as pets.
Mr. P showed me his humble setup which was partly DIY project. Overall it was pretty clean and I did advice on the cage flooring. I shared with him some tips on how to help make life in the cage a little more comfortable. To a certain extend, everyone deserves the chance to start somewhere and I believe that with a little more research and reading up, Mr. P and his daughter would do really well with the rabbits.
The expression that I took home today was when I took Betty out of the carrier and the expression on his daughter’s face was priceless.
At least I made someone happy today. I hope Betty would be a great pet for the family.
Goodbye little Betty!
With Easter just less than 2 weeks away, I am thinking about the many rabbits that will be made pets. Some will have an everlasting home while many more will suffer abandonment if not death. This is the issue that many ethical breeders are thinking about. Some may even refuse to sell rabbits during this period of time. The cause of this is definitely consumerism and how marketing has turned tradition into a multimillion dollar business. The story is always the same, starting off with ignorant parents getting a little innocent pet for their children that soon loses interest in their new found pet.
We all know that rabbit is just a symbol of fertility and is always used to signify life due to its prolific breeding nature. Rabbits are also used to denote the dawn of the Spring season where they can be found in abundance hopping around in the meadows.
I can’t say the same for us living here in Malaysia. Though we have flowers blooming all year round, I don’t consider that we’re having Spring all year round because of how warm the temperature is. Though we do not share the physical Spring with our friends in countries with 4 seasons, we do share a common celebration in Easter.
Nonetheless, Spring & Easter is a season to celebrate the abundance of LIFE.
Someone's up to no good!
Betty the Easter bunny
Betty the cutie
Flower girl's bunny basket?
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I have a feeling that most people are already bored with photos of my rabbits posing in certain poses repeated over and over again. I do not have any better photos to share because Holland Lops are basically what we call an upright breed. The Holland Lops generally do not crouch like the other breeds do.
Little has been written about the 2 girls in the litter. Tru-Luv Wilma is definitely the dark horse of the litter. She was the smallest to begin with and I thought she’s a runt. But her growth rate is surprising me. Tru-Luv Betty on the other hand was the doe I had my eyes on but as of late, she’s falling behind Wilma.
Either way, both of them have really nice thick front legs.
These 4 need a lot more time to grow but they are already very different at 8 weeks. First time I see certain traits that I have not seen before thus far with rabbits this age.
Tru-Luv Wilma's front
Tru-Luv Wilma's side
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Since using the funkadelic and retro background, I have been thinking of colors. I decided to give the kits their names and was looking for a TV program that has 4 characters in which 2 are boys and 2 are girls. I finally settle for…