||Six years old|
||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
name comes from the Italian word "Baci" which means Kisses. He
loves to give kisses, all the time. I fell in love with him the minute I
laid eyes on him. He was dumped in a golf course in the Summer of 2006,
when he was a year old and was rescued by Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue.
The heat was terrible the day he was in the golf course, so his fur was
red and burned from the Phoenix sun. He was so thin that his head looked
twice as big as his body.
When we adopted him, he became a wonderful family member. He is just a
bundle of joy, a fun-loving Rabbit. He is the most determined bunny I have
ever seen. He fears nothing, not other bunnies, dogs, nor cats. We love
his spirit and his love of life. I always knew that there was something
different about him. I have had a lot of bunnies, but he just seemed...
different. My parents said that the first time I saw him, my eyes
sparkled. I hesitated a bit when it was time to adopt him. My friend told
me that if I did not take him, someone else would. In reality, there was
nobody else there, but for some reason I couldn't stand the thought of him
being away from me. I went straight to the Rabbit Rescue barn and picked
him up and brought him home immediately. I knew he was mine and I was his.
On the way home, Bochie was so excited that he didn't want to stay in his
carriage. He sat on my lap during the ride home. It's a wonderful memory
of the day I first got him, that wonderful day back in Fall, 2006.
Sometimes, Bochie can be quite the escape artist. We have a fence up in
the living room, making up his pen to play in while no one is home. He
loves playing with it, but we ended up having to remake it because he kept
getting out once he figured out how. Bochie got impatient, remember I said
he was determined? So, he started chewing part of the gate. We thought it
would take a long time for him to be able to get through it, so we left it
for the time being. But boy, he proved us wrong! In only about two weeks,
he had made a hole big enough to squeeze through. Amazing he is...
Bochie lost his eye in the Summer of 2008 because of a scratched cornea.
He had to have his eye removed and for the first few weeks he was in pain.
He was such a trooper though, within a few weeks he recovered nicely. Now
he still has one eye, but it doesn't bother him anymore. The first few
weeks he had to adjust, he hit the wall or misjudged a step from time to
time. Now he has adjusted to it well, and can jump on the bed with ease,
what a bunny! I think that having one eye just adds to his unique charm.
We also let him outside sometimes, when it's not too hot. He likes to
investigate new surroundings. It is also a good exercise for him, since he
can run in more open areas. It's been about five years and I just love this
boy, more than ever!
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