Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Little Baby in the House

I've had baby on the brain for a while. I think its just what 30 something mom's think about after their 30th birthday for the 7th time. I think it highly unlikely that another bundle of joy will join our family given my medical history. And, I am very pleased with the two wonderful kiddos that God has given us. They bring us exactly what their names mean: strength and joy!  With these two around, 2 part-time jobs, and every free time on the joy killer (treadmill) and a home to tend to, who has time for another baby? We do! A bunny baby that is.

After nearly 6 months of intense research and worries (bad memories from having to put my dearest Bella to sleep), hands on tests (had to make sure no one was allergic) and using the kids as ambassadors for a shared cause (they made little bunny rabbit pictures and placed them everywhere dad could find), we went for it!

We originally wanted to adopt but were weary when the rabbits we saw all indicated that the adoptive home had to be an experienced rabbit home. This is our first rabbit and hopefully we will be able to adopt one in the future. So, we bought our little bundle of rabbitness from a local pet store. We originally saw her about a month before but she was extremely skittish and not socialized. Most rabbits were sold but she was still left behind. We did our research on her breed and found that she was perfect for us. She is an American Chocolate Polish, three months old and bred specifically for size so that she won't weigh more than 3.8lbs. She has been with us for 5 days, is being litter trained and is no longer as skittish when we go into her play pen with her. I can't tell you how cute it is to see my family surround her with love.  We let her play around the house supervised and she is doing very well at potty training. We want her to be a house rabbit so we hope that she gets the litter box training down well.

Now to try and squeeze some crochet time into all of this. There are some bunny rabbit patterns and ripple blanket that need attention.
Hope things by you all are hopping nicely!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to meet your sweet Buttercup!! I am so happy that you guys have a sweet and cuddly pet that nobody is allergic to! Let me know if she fills your baby cravings...we may have to get a bunny too ;)


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