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August 12, 2005

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Oliver, the Pet of the Day
Name: Oliver
Age: Nine months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Lionhead Rabbit
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
   This is my adorable bun Oliver who came to live with me six months ago. He is a house bunny who has the run of the house the majority of the day. He has to go in his bed at night otherwise he will run up and down mine! I had never experienced rabbit ownership until Oliver came along and an experience it has been! He has no time for cuddles or being held... he is on his own agenda! He loves his kitty brothers (Homer and Marlow) and they begrudgingly accept him. Although it usually results in a "soft" swat, he tries to lie down close to his brothers. Despite being neutered, he continues to run in circles around them in an attempt to entice a chase!

    He has been a challenge in many ways, from litter box training to wire chewing to picking at anything he can get his teeth into! However, he is such a joy to watch when he bings and he loves to be "turbo" bunny and race around the house. How could you ever stay upset with such an adorable little guy?! He is also improving with age! The weather has finally been nice enough to take him in the back garden on his leash and he is beginning to like the outings! Oliver loves food and begs more than any dog I've ever seen! He has "nanna" time in the morning when we share a banana and he readily goes in his house at night when he hears the sound of the lettuce bag and vegetables being chopped! I love my Oliver because he has such personality plus and he helps me remember that it's the simple things, such as watching/playing with him, that bring joy to our lives!

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