have two rabbits, Butterscotch and Marshmallow. They're my first rescue
rabbits (they came from the SPCA), and I adore them. Rescue animals can be
a little more work initially, as they're often scared and mistrustful, but
it is more than worth the effort. And bringing out a bunny's trusting,
playful side is fun 'work'! I don't know my little two rabbits' early-life
stories, but I think they must have been kept in a cage when they were
young, because althought they are so eager to play, they don't really know
'how'. So I've had to teach them games. They love digging in a soft
blanket, and they like to hop out onto the balcony when it's sunny out.
They live in an apartment, and their big treat is to play on the bed (not
sure why they like it so much, but they do). They hop up onto it ni the
mornings to nudge me awake.
Butterscotch is sweet and loving and everything you'd expect a rabbit to
be. Marshmallow is more like a dog trapped in a rabbit's body - she even
growls! (I never knew a rabbit could growl). When a guest has been over,
she'll insist on sitting on their spot on the sofa, once they've left
(it's her sofa, you see.) It's important to give your rabbits freedom and
room to play, because you only get to see a rabbit's true personality when
they have space to run around and be themselves.
Butterscotch comes running for hugs when I get home from work. She hops
into the bedroom in the morning to see if I'm awake. She has developed her
own sign language to beg for granola. And she likes to watch Dancing with
the Stars (well, OK, she'll tolerate it). And she is my best friend.