||Asya (Ar Shui Kwong)
||Five years, nine months old|
||French Lop Rabbit|
||Shatin, Hong Kong, China|
got Asya when I was in first grade (year 2001), and she has been with
us for five years. When I was in second grade, I often bring her down to
the park where we would let her run around on the grass. Sometimes,
there would be another rabbit there and they would play together. Now,
we don't bring her out anymore, but if it is sunny outside, we do let
her out in her run and let her play around on the balcony, which she enjoys.
Asya loves attention and she will crouch down if you try to touch her.
You can pet her for as long as you want and she would stay there quietly
and let you pet. She also enjoys people massaging her head and back, and
then she would sort of smile at you as if to say "thanks!".
Asya is also interesting in some ways. Sometimes after she drinks water,
she will sneeze and look very cute. When you feed her favorite snack
(bean stick for rabbits) to her, she will stand up on her hind legs
with her paws on the bars of her cage and her nose poking out. After she
finishes it, she will lick her lips.
Asya is a very large rabbit, and since she is a lop, she looks a lot
like a dog I'm told. Lots of people that live in our building see us
bringing her to the park and ask if she is a dog. Asya also knows how to
follow directions. One of her earliest ones is "Go back in." We taught
her that because when she was little, she always want to run out from
her cage when we try to feed her. Then we pretend to close the door and
say "Go back in Asya, Go back in" and she listens to us and obediently
goes back into her cage.
Asya, unlike a lot of rabbits, is not scared of water. One time, my
mother was wet-bathing her, and she didn't even wriggle around like our
guinea pigs do! So this is what a special rabbit she is, she is also my
present for being top of the class in first grade. So I hope
you enjoyed getting to know Asya, the "Top Rabbit of All."