||Seven and a half years old|
||Opal Mini Rex|
is possibly the kissiest bunny in the universe and will spend
hours giving you little licks as long as you keep rubbing her head and
face. She is, of course, litter trained, knows her name and comes when
we call (when she feels like it). Her favorite toy is the large mirror
we have in our hallway. She thinks another rabbit who looks just like
she does lives there. She visits it often. I know. She can be
confusing. Newton, despite being insanely cranky (especially if you
happen to be in the way of her preferred route through any room in the
house -- expect a nip to correct you) is the kissiest bunny in the
world. Her face gives her the cranky look, but just watch her get
mushy when you start to rub her head. She'll overcome her cranky
nature and the kisses will begin. Newton, like most bunnies, doesn't
like change. She hates to travel, probably due to a failed bonding
attempt with another bunny -- but most likely due to the fact that
whenever she gets in the car, she's on her way to the vet. We've
counteracted this by renaming our vet the "bunny spa". So when we go
on vacation, Newton gets checked into the bunny spa for a week's
relaxation. Last time she was there, she got a pedicure (her nails
trimmed). Newton knows exactly when 7:30 pm is. Each night, she jumps
onto the couch and up to the top of her cage, waiting for her treat.
Since she's got a super-sensitive stomach, all she gets to eat is hay
and pellets, therefore her treat is more pellets. Luckily, she loves
them and is highly indignant when we don't provide them on schedule.
She will look at the pellet jar and then at us until we get the hint.
Mostly, she's our little delicate 3.5 pound flower with a mind of her
own. And we love her.
The first is her baby picture, taken at about three months. The second is
Newton in her infamous meat loaf pose. She's really not that fat.
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