||One year old|
||Houston, Texas, USA|
adopted Topsy from the shelter when she was about eight months old - she
had been left in the parking lot of a Houston restaurant. I had no
intention of adopting another rabbit that day - I already had two. I
had gone to the "adoption Sunday" with a friend who was thinking about
a rabbit. I played with several that day without being tempted, but
one look at Topsy and I fell in love. She's big and gentle and
curious. Her fur is dark at the base and silver gray at the ends so in
the light she looks like she's made of pure silver.
Topsy's a great pal. A very people-oriented rabbit, she's very
familiar with me and takes easily to strangers. She's neat - even my
housekeeper says the other bunnies could learn about housekeeping from her.
She's vigilant - sits at the corner of the kitchen cabinets so she can
watch two doors at the same time. She entertains me with her bunkies
(bunnies jump and turn at the same time). She climbs all over me if I
lay on the floor to watch TV. When she wants attention, she comes up
and nudges my feet - the message is clear: it's time to pet the bunny.
She's not much for little toys, but she has a tunnel (made of a
cardboard form for concrete pillars) behind the couch and she makes
all manner of noise in that tunnel. She expects to be left alone
there - it's her space.