||Twelve weeks old|
||Dwarf mix rabbit|
||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
is our recently adopted, twelve-week-old dwarf mix rabbit. One day, my
father-in-law saw a small rabbit in our front yard outside of Knoxville,
TN. Upon further inspection, the rabbit actually came up to him and let
him pet it. Because I was out of town and my husband was working, neither
of us saw the rabbit or were able to take it inside. The next day, before
my husband went to work, the rabbit was gone. We thought that the rabbit
had likely been caught by one of the neighborhood cats. However, the
following day was a breakthrough. My husband, upon arriving home from
work, saw the little rabbit again. Picture this: a 6'5", largely built
grown man on his hands and knees, cooing at a little rabbit in the front
yard of a busy neighborhood. That was my husband, trying his best to get
the little rabbit to come to him and come inside. The rabbit had no
problem with him, allowing him to pet and eventually pick it up. It was
love at first sight. When I arrived home from my trip, there was my
husband, spoiling the most adorable rabbit you've ever seen. Not only was
she extremely friendly, but she immediately became part of the family.
After a vet checkup, some medication for fleas, and good quality hay,
Allegra the rabbit is doing well. She is very smart and is quickly picking
up on litterbox training. In addition, she has begun to learn how to go
for walks on her harness. Outdoor time in her playpen is her favorite time
of the day. When we wake up, Allegra is at the front of her cage begging
for attention. She is also fond of playing with her toy carrot and empty
food bowls. She does what many call the "dead bunny flop," where she
displays that she is extremely relaxed and comfortable and just flops over
on her side and sleeps. In addition, she loves our friendly guinea pigs.
Allegra has touched our hearts, and we are so extremely lucky that we were
able to save her life and take her in when no one else wanted her.
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