Fell in love with a French lop ;'(

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Fell in love with a French lop ;'(

Post by Anit » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 03:38:17



Dennis and I went to the agriculture fair the other night.  Our first
stop was the petting pen.  And there he was... the cutest little brown
French lop in the world.  He was crouched next to the water pan with
hordes of goats, sheep, pigs, and geese walking around him.

I petted his head and scritched his nose.  He was used to being
petted, but he was thin.  I soon found out why.  We bought him a
handful of pellets from the machine.  The goats tried to steal the
food from my hand, shoving the little bunny to get him out of their
way.  The bunny was very meek.  Dennis held the goats back so I could
give little guy a couple of handsful of food.  He chomped it like he
was starving.  He bit my hand once, but it was okay.  It didn't hurt.

The guy makes a living by selling pellets for people to give to all
the animals.  I could tell he loved the animals by the way the animals
behaved around people.  I asked him could I buy the little brown guy.
He said he couldn't afford to let him go right now, since he only had
three rabbits and he wanted the children to be able to enjoy the
rabbits.

He was the perfect rabbit for us.  He warmed up to us immediately,
probably because we petted him the way that rabbits like to be petted
and we kept the goats from shoving him away from the food.

I did not feel like that was much of an existence for a rabbit,
particularly such a sweet one-in-a-million bunny.

Tonight is the last night of the fair.  I wonder if he would sell him
to me if I offered enough.  This rabbit would be a perfect friend for
Jessie.  Jessie would groom him until he was nothing but a long-eared
puddle.  He was that sweet.

Anita and Jessie

 
 
 

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Post by mixte » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 03:50:12


ANITA, i would offer him a lot for the rabbit if you're able.  what if you
started at $25 and worked your way up by $5 increments?  i'll say some
prayers that you get your way :)

mickey


Quote:
> Dennis and I went to the agriculture fair the other night.  Our first
> stop was the petting pen.  And there he was... the cutest little brown
> French lop in the world.  He was crouched next to the water pan with
> hordes of goats, sheep, pigs, and geese walking around him.

> I petted his head and scritched his nose.  He was used to being
> petted, but he was thin.  I soon found out why.  We bought him a
> handful of pellets from the machine.  The goats tried to steal the
> food from my hand, shoving the little bunny to get him out of their
> way.  The bunny was very meek.  Dennis held the goats back so I could
> give little guy a couple of handsful of food.  He chomped it like he
> was starving.  He bit my hand once, but it was okay.  It didn't hurt.

> The guy makes a living by selling pellets for people to give to all
> the animals.  I could tell he loved the animals by the way the animals
> behaved around people.  I asked him could I buy the little brown guy.
> He said he couldn't afford to let him go right now, since he only had
> three rabbits and he wanted the children to be able to enjoy the
> rabbits.

> He was the perfect rabbit for us.  He warmed up to us immediately,
> probably because we petted him the way that rabbits like to be petted
> and we kept the goats from shoving him away from the food.

> I did not feel like that was much of an existence for a rabbit,
> particularly such a sweet one-in-a-million bunny.

> Tonight is the last night of the fair.  I wonder if he would sell him
> to me if I offered enough.  This rabbit would be a perfect friend for
> Jessie.  Jessie would groom him until he was nothing but a long-eared
> puddle.  He was that sweet.

> Anita and Jessie

 
 
 

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Post by Steverdd » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 06:15:12


Quote:

>He was used to being
>petted, but he was thin.  I soon found out why.  We bought him a
>handful of pellets from the machine.  The goats tried to steal the
>food from my hand, shoving the little bunny to get him out of their
>way.  The bunny was very meek.  Dennis held the goats back so I could
>give little guy a couple of handsful of food.  He chomped it like he
>was starving.  He bit my hand once, but it was okay.  It didn't hurt.

>The guy makes a living by selling pellets for people to give to all
>the animals.  I could tell he loved the animals by the way the animals
>behaved around people.  I asked him could I buy the little brown guy.
>He said he couldn't afford to let him go right now, since he only had
>three rabbits and he wanted the children to be able to enjoy the
>rabbits.

>He was the perfect rabbit for us.  He warmed up to us immediately,
>probably because we petted him the way that rabbits like to be petted
>and we kept the goats from shoving him away from the food.

>I did not feel like that was much of an existence for a rabbit,
>particularly such a sweet one-in-a-million bunny.

>Tonight is the last night of the fair.  I wonder if he would sell him
>to me if I offered enough.

Try explaining why he is under weight to the owner and demonstrate why, If you
buy the bunny then he will be replaced by another, the owner needs educating
and to act on the education.

I hate this sort of situation as its "pet shop syndrome", if the world was full
of bunny knowledgable caring bunny rescuers then pet shops would be getting top
dolar for bunnys by keeping them "in less than ideal conditions" :(

As he makes a living from selling pellets then I have a suggestion that could
be put to him ~ Work with local rabbit rescues, have them provide the bunnys in
a seperate pen and split the bunny pellet proffit with them, that way both
partys benifit from both the money and the publicity possible.

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

Is there another word for synonym?

 
 
 

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Post by Judy and Precio » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 07:45:40


Aww Anita, Good luck. I hope that guy gives in.
Judy and Precious (my little bunny boy)
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Post by Karin, Daffy and Eri » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 07:34:54


Oh, do go back and beg and plead and offer vast amounts of money! I know how
much you want a friend for Jessie - and this little boy does sound special.
He must be, if he's made you forget your predilection for all things REW!
Also, I'm kind of partial to lops...

Also agree with Steverddrf, though - it would be a good idea to explain to
the owner why his rabbit is so skinny. If he won't let you have him, at
least you'll know he won't go hungry in the future.

--
Karin, Daffy and Eric

 
 
 

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Post by scGra » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 09:50:07


I agree Anita ... Do whatever you can to get that precious "One in a Million"
bunny ... It's not everyday that you find the "Perfect" one for you. (and for
Jessie) All Paws and fingers are crossed here. You NEED that Bunny and He NEEDS
you. Tell the guy that he can buy 2 more bunnies.
We'll be waiting for good news tomorrow :-)

--
  {)(}
 (*.*)       Dori  ...
{"}{"}        BB and Cissy

email me = dorineu at writeme dot com
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Dennis and I went to the agriculture fair the other night.  Our first
stop was the petting pen.  And there he was... the cutest little brown
French lop in the world.  He was crouched next to the water pan with
hordes of goats, sheep, pigs, and geese walking around him.

I petted his head and scritched his nose.  He was used to being
petted, but he was thin.  I soon found out why.  We bought him a
handful of pellets from the machine.  The goats tried to steal the
food from my hand, shoving the little bunny to get him out of their
way.  The bunny was very meek.  Dennis held the goats back so I could
give little guy a couple of handsful of food.  He chomped it like he
was starving.  He bit my hand once, but it was okay.  It didn't hurt.

The guy makes a living by selling pellets for people to give to all
the animals.  I could tell he loved the animals by the way the animals
behaved around people.  I asked him could I buy the little brown guy.
He said he couldn't afford to let him go right now, since he only had
three rabbits and he wanted the children to be able to enjoy the
rabbits.

He was the perfect rabbit for us.  He warmed up to us immediately,
probably because we petted him the way that rabbits like to be petted
and we kept the goats from shoving him away from the food.

I did not feel like that was much of an existence for a rabbit,
particularly such a sweet one-in-a-million bunny.

Tonight is the last night of the fair.  I wonder if he would sell him
to me if I offered enough.  This rabbit would be a perfect friend for
Jessie.  Jessie would groom him until he was nothing but a long-eared
puddle.  He was that sweet.

Anita and Jessie

 
 
 

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Post by Roni » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 22:23:49


Quote:
>Tell the guy that he can buy 2 more bunnies.

After educating himself he should ADOPT bunnies.

Ronie CAHT, Billie, Poofdarina, Rufus, Ling and Milton
http://community.webshots.com/user/roniebunny
http://hometown.aol.com/roniebunny/home.html

 
 
 

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Post by Anit » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 00:11:17


I'm afraid that the answer was no.  The man said the fair had another stop
and he needed the bunny for the kids.  He is a nice person and I believe he
cares about his animals in his own way.  But I worry about little brown
***.  Kids chase him and goats shove him.  It is not the life he deserves,
being the special bunny that he is.

Being the special bunny probably worked against him.  The man knew he had
the temperament needed for a petting pen.

Anita and Jessie

 
 
 

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Post by Ange » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 00:42:38


Quote:
>After educating himself he should ADOPT bunnies.

Sounds like a good idea, but find me a rescue that will adopt to a home like
this...I sure wouldn't!

That's the biggest problem with adopting, not everyone is going to qualify for
a rescue rabbit. Many of those who don't will simply go elsewhere to get the
rabbit they want. Half the people I turn away are people who want them for all
the wrong reasons. I turn them down because I can tell that they will change
their minds in a few months and want the rabbit gone. I try to explain why a
rabbit isn't right for them, but some simply don't listen or care. They see
rabbits as a disposable item, like a kleenex..meant to be used then tossed when
no longer needed.

Angela (Aol.com doesn't hop!)

www.rabbitadoption.org Rabbits & small animals for adoption--worldwide links,
including vet referrals & other rescues, care tips, mail order products, etc.

 
 
 

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Post by Steverdd » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 06:42:49


Quote:

>>Tell the guy that he can buy 2 more bunnies.

>After educating himself he should ADOPT bunnies.

Since the showman makes a living from selling the pellets to be fed to the
animals then it would make sound economic sense for him to work with rescues
and shelters of all descriptions, he need non actualy need own and therfore
have to pay to feed the animals between shows.
Local goat resues would provide goats, etc, if you wanted to buy one of the
animals then you would have to go to the aplicable rescue / shelter.

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

Is there another word for synonym?

 
 
 

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Post by Roni » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 07:51:09


Quote:
>Sounds like a good idea, but find me a rescue that will adopt to a home like
>this...I sure wouldn't!

I wouldn't either - but SPCA's would - saw it happen yesterday :(

Ronie CAHT, Billie, Poofdarina, Rufus, Ling and Milton
http://community.webshots.com/user/roniebunny
http://hometown.aol.com/roniebunny/home.html

 
 
 

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Post by Marth » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 17:39:38


Hi Anita and Jessie,

I have been following your posts about this adorable French Lop bunny (I
wish they would let you adopt him!) and you said something that made one of
my famous "dumb questions" pop into my head. :-)

Quote:
> He was the perfect rabbit for us.  He warmed up to us immediately,
> probably because we petted him the way that rabbits like to be petted
> and we kept the goats from shoving him away from the food.

What exactly is the way that rabbits like to be petted most? Being a
relatively new bunny mom I'm now wondering if I've been doing it wrong! ;-)
Any information on creating more bunny bliss will be immediately put into
practice by Aimee's slave. <g>

Take care,
Martha

 
 
 

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Post by Anit » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:39:51


Bunnies like for the area between their eyes and around their ears to be
stroked.  The little brown bunny couldn't get enough.  He pointed his nose
up, pleading for some more grooming.  I guess head strokes feel like
grooming to them.

Jessie likes for Dennis to stroke her whole head with his hands.  My hands
are too small, but his are just the right size.

Jessie also likes neck and shoulder massages.  I don't know if all rabbits
like them, though.

Anita and Jessie


...> What exactly is the way that rabbits like to be petted most? ...

 
 
 

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Post by CJune19 » Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:37:04


Quote:
>Bunnies like for the area between their eyes and around their ears to be
>stroked
>stroked
>Jessie also likes neck and shoulder massages.  I don't know if all rabbits
>like them, though.

Anita, this is true in the case of my bridge bunny, and Claire. She enjoys
those areas being stroked as well as her cheeks. She totally melts into the
floor. When I stop, it takes her a few seconds to realize that I have stopped
the petting, and then she looks indignant, and I get a foot flick. If they
tolerate stroking, please encourage it a 100%. A happy relaxed bun is the most
enjoyable sight to behold. Carla and Claire.