One with bunnies.

Last night, Buffy was having trouble sleeping so I told her this story. I thought you might like it too.

There once was a girl who lived in a big city. She desperately wanted a kitten or a puppy to love and take care of but she didn’t feel right keeping them inside her small apartment and leaving them home all alone during the day. Plus, she got terrible allergies from cats and thought dog poop was pretty gross.

One day, the opportunity arose for the girl to adopt a little brown bunny and after doing her research she decided it was a great idea. Bunnies, unlike dogs and cats are perfectly happy to sleep all day because their peak times are dawn and dusk, exactly the times that the girl was home! Bunnies are also vegetarians which suited the girl very much.

From the second the girl met the brown bunny she was in love. He was so soft and gentle, and a little bit of a scaredy-bunny at times. She and the brown bunny lived together for 12 months and both were very happy.

However, the girl started to notice that the brown bunny seemed a little bit lonely. He was grooming the girl far more than usual and spent his free time staring at her from afar. The girl realised he needed a bunny friend. Bunnies form life long bonds and once they fall in love they are often inseparable moving forward.

Soon after came another bunny, a little white furred, red-eyed girl to form a life long bond with the sweet brown bunny. The two bunnies were forever in love and grateful that the girl was able to bring them together in a safe home, free from danger and the elements.

The bunnies and the girl lived happily ever after.

– Obi

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Everything’s coming up Obi.

It has been an interesting week…

When I last posted, I was in a bad place. I was feeling hurt and unloved. I kept a diary over the past week so you could see how I have suffered.

Monday

She kept coming close to me all night so I would chase her around the pen until she hid in the small red crate. I think they put that crate there so she could hide from me if she annoyed me too much. I made sure they knew I was unhappy by shaking the pen every now and then as well as making a thudding noise with my back feet. When the room got brighter they gave me my greens and I had to share them. She didnt each much of them though because she knew they were mine. They did not give me one single pat. No head rubs, no nothing. They were completely ignoring me.

They left the burrow and didn’t come back for a long time. In that time I stayed in my corner and she stayed in hers. We had an agreement.

Tuesday

A repeat of Monday, nothing good happened today. I got tired of chasing her though and so when she came close to me I would just look the other way. I don’t understand what I did to be put in this situation and am not impressed.

Wednesday

I gave in. I groomed her head. Just a little. She kept putting her head under my chin. She smelled nice. She really is quite a pretty girl. They made a funny noise when they saw and so I stopped. Now I only do it when they are not looking.

Thursday

We sleep next to each other now. I lay in my side of the pen and she comes over and lays next to me. Maybe she is cold. They also made the pen bigger today, what a relief! Still no head pats though.

Friday

PATS! This morning when they woke up they fed us and then gave us both pets at the same time! It was amazing… I didn’t even mind sharing my human. I don’t mind the new rabbit, she is pretty nice to me and she gives me kisses. I kiss her back. Its pretty good.

Saturday

They let us out of the pen! I showed her around the pad and we took turns marking our territory with our scent glands. I didn’t really mind her marking my things because she is now my girlfriend and you should always share with your girlfriend.

They only let us out for a small time but it made me feel like things weren’t going to be so bad after all. Things were turning out pretty good.

Sunday

The pen is gone, and I am able to relax wherever I like. We snuggle together every now and then but mostly we just stay within eyes view of each other and play together in the cardboard castle. Everything’s coming up Obi.

– Obi

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Get me out of here

The morning started off as per usual. I made noise to bring the human downstairs and down she came. I accepted my greens and retreated to my loungeroom hiding spot. I was hiding because I knew something was up… the humans had been talking about me all week and yesterday a whole bunch of things appeared in the house.

A few hours later they put the harness on me. The harness is never a good sign. In retrospect I should have bolted right there and then. The harness always mean they are taking me outside. I hate it outside.

To make things worse, they then put me in the loud moving box, I have told you about it before. Going in the moving box always means something bad is going to happen.

After what seemed like an eternity they took me into a place I had never been. There were loud dogs barking at me and I was absolutely terrified. They offered me treats, but I wasn’t giving in that easy… I was cranky.

She tried to encourage me out of my box, but I wouldn’t come to her, so she pulled me out by grabbing my front legs and my bottom. Although I don’t like my bottom being touched it makes me feel much safer when they pick me up by supporting me there. After a quick cuddle she put me in a big pen with a crate in it. You won’t guess what they did next!

They put another bunny in the pen with me! I was furious! How dare they do that to me. I tried to ignore her but my mind started going crazy. I wanted to mount the white bunny. She needed to know who was boss.

Now, I am a gentlebun… so I won’t go into the details but what I will say is that for a very long time they stood and watched whilst we took turns showing each other who was the boss rabbit.

After a while I got sick of all the drama. I hopped into the milk crate and periodically thumped my back feet to show everyone I was unimpressed. The white bunny just wouldn’t stop harassing me! She was licking me and kept putting her head under my chest so that I would lick her. Fat chance! Or so I thought.

After a while I gave in and gave her two tiny licks on the ear. That was all she was going to get from me. Hopefully soon it would all be over.

Finally, after a very long time they grabbed me out of the pen. They put me back in the box and so I knew we were leaving that place at last. Then they put her in there with me! I was so confused. And so was she. Neither of us were expecting that to happen.

After a long journey home they put the white rabbit in a pen which they assembled the night before. I guess they decided she couldn’t be trusted… not like me… I go where ever I please.

Thats when the worst part happened. They put me in the pen too. And now they are completely ignoring me whilst i’m STUCK in here with this stranger! They havent given me any strawberries ALL DAY. I don’t like this situation. However, she is very pretty.

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