Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Meet P

 So in the rush of the month of October, I forgot that we have added a new member to our household.  Meet P:


P is a 2 year old lop.  She is unusual in that she is deaf (a great liability if you are a rabbit).  Fortunately, we keep her safe and indoors so a lack of hearing is not a problem.



I am working to pair her with Joy.  Pairing a rabbit is not as easy as one might think; rabbits have personalities and are territorial.  It has been slow going but we are doing a little better every day.

 She is, of course, of great interest to her brother A.


We are glad she is here - although I have been strictly lectured that with Poppy the Dog, A the Cat, M and P the Guinea Pigs, and now I-Bun, Joy and P, we may be reaching carrying capacity.  I maybe believe it (almost).


8 comments:

  1. You have a new bunny! I love that.

    As far as critter capacity goes, you can look forward to expanding that when you at last make the move to Old Home. :)

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    1. Leigh - Yes, that thought has already entered my mind.

      But maybe not indoor pets. I may be sent outside as well if I try to get away with someone else...

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  2. 1000 thumbs up TB! Good work! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    You need back yard chickens now. I have powerful friends down at the hatchery… would you like me to make a call…? 😊

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    1. Glen, I would love chickens. Sadly, my HOA is somewhat picky about such things. But someday.

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  3. Kinda like eating potato chips? We pretty much stick with dogs around here. It's amazing how many get abandoned in rural areas. At our peak, there were ten (7 outside, 3 inside). Now we're down to six. (only one inside)

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    1. Kelly, it is exactly like eating potato chips.

      I read somewhere (not sure where) that rabbits are the third most abandoned pets after dogs and cats (or cats and dogs, depending on your ranking). People get them because they are cute and cuddly looking. They certain are cute, and can be cuddly, but just as often are not "cuddly" the way a child or person might like it. And, they have to be confined at some level (given a chance a rabbit will chew everything). And so they get given away or (worse) abandoned as they are "wild animals". To be clear, domestic rabbits are not really equipped to make a long go of it in the wild and most will die.

      At any time at the rabbit shelter I volunteer at, we easily have 100 + rabbits in need of homes.

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  4. "At your carrying capacity."
    No more vehicle space for the drive to The Ranch then...
    Can't wait to see what you add after you get there.

    You all be safe and God bless, TB.

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    1. Linda, I cannot fathom moving everyone at the moment. What a chaotic adventure that will be.

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