We did it! We adopted Baby Bear into the family. Sadly I haven't seen my cat since the day before yesterday, which honestly worries me. Especially since I heard a "commotion" outside last night. One I would rather not think about because it involved a distressed cat. Obviously I haven't said anything to my kids, or even my husband. Although I have to admit, I doubt he'd be overly concerned. I love animals, Aaron likes them but tolerates them mostly for me.
Anyway, last night was Baby Bear's first night in his new home. Our golden retriever, Roland, was more than happy to welcome a new face in the house. Actually, he just enjoys welcoming anything that comes within 8' of him. Honestly, he's just loves love. So here's the low down of the first night.
I coaxed Baby Bear out of his carrier with some greens and he seemed vey "chill" about the whole thing. Not what I imagined since you can actually scare a rabbit so bad it dies, but I thought a good start. Here's a picture of him actually stretched out in his crate with his feet way out behind him. Rabbits need a lot of room so we have a very large dog crate for him to hop around in.
After the kids went to bed I put a blanket on the floor for him and let him out to adventure around. Roland was so interested in him and he wanted nothing to do with Roland at all! it was actually pretty pathetic. Baby Bear would hop over, sniff around Roland then flip around with his back to him and peek at him over one shoulder. Almost like a dare.
We bonded for a bit on the couch where I petted him and he returned my pets with kisses then he hopped down and sat next to Roland on the blanket (pictured above). I continued watching TV, then I heard a "FLUMP!". OMGoodness! The dog just pawed at the rabbit, I thought. But no, I looked down and Baby Bear had done what's called a bunny flop. This is the ultimate show of relaxation on a bunnies part. The bunny actually flops over and kicks their feet out to the side. That was pretty awesome.
All in all, a good first night I think.
You know the saying, the grass is always greener on the other side? This is my attempt to find greener grass right where I am in my life.
BTW - I'm the one on the right, just in case you didn't already know that.