||Four years old|
||Phenix City, Alabama, USA|
King is our rabbit, he is almost four years old now. We think he
is a satin, but as he is a rescue, do not know for sure. Theodore Is a
sweet guy. We found him in a pet store that took in older bunnies to
rehome them. We think he was about one at the time. A bunny at the store had
beaten him up and we wanted an adult. He came home that day. He walked
like a bunny who had been in a small cage all the time and was unable to
move much. He would not let us touch him and was very scared of us. If we
twitched while near him, he would spray us. We had him neutered and spent
time just being near him. Eventually he warmed up to us and started liking
us. That was in 2005.
In July of 2007 he became very ill. He had head tilt and ear infection and
he could not be left alone. He would move his head the wrong way and lose
all equilibrium and start rolling around. After five weeks of
24-hour-a-day supervision and medicine three times a day, he finally
became better. He still has a bit of a tilt which he uses to his
advantage. When he wants something the tilt gets more pronounced.
Something amazing happened while he was sick. He changed. He had liked us
but he was still reserved. It's like he thought he would not make it and
decided he wanted to live. Now he loves us there is no doubt, and he loves
life. He is into everything and just seems full of joy. He is a wonder to
us and every day of having him is a gift.
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