||Seventeen, Fifteen months old|
||Lionhead Rabbit mix|
everybody, may I present you my two little rabbits called Caesar and
Cleopatra? In reality, they belong to my mother and me. Cleopatra is the
grey one and a female. She's about fifteen months. The black one's name is
Caesar. He's about seventeen months and a male. Why do they have such names
you ask? My mother and I thought about the names of famous lovers and so
that's how their names were given.
We bought the rabbits last year in March, as Easter-bunnies. They live in a
big hutch. It's like a real house, with two floors. The hutch is about 1.8
meters long and about 1 meter high. They've also a big outdoor cage, where
they can run, jump, play or dig. It in there is a basket, a nylon-tunnel
and some toys.
Caesar is very anxious, reserved and timid. He's also the calmer one.
Cleopatra is very fast, high spirited and a little bit aggressive. If she's
angry, she grumbles very loudly. I didn't know that rabbits could "speak"
Last summer there was a big surprise. After coming home from a weekend-trip
I looked into the cage of the pets, and what did I see? There were four baby
rabbits, naked, blind and without any coat. They looked more like little
dogs than like rabbits. What an excitement! In the following days I spent
most of the time to watch the babies. They were incredibly cute. After four
weeks they also ran into the cage and had a lot of fun among themselves.
They were always hungry, so I was busy to bring them their food. When they
were seven weeks, we looked for friendly and nice people and gave the
babies away. That was a very sad moment, but we knew it was the right thing to do.
A few weeks later, my mother brought Caesar to the doctor. "It was only a
little cut", she said later, "but we don't need anymore babies. Don't
worry, Caesar is still fine", she said. And that was the truth!
I think Caesar and Cleopatra don't remember the babies or miss them, they
are still happy and always hungry. They are so sweet, aren't they? I love
them a lot.
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