October 26, 2013
We went into HRS looking for our third rabbit because we were having trouble bonding our two. Our thought was that if we changed the dynamic, we may have better luck. After only a few minutes, I had my eye on one rabbit in particular "Buzz". I asked to spend time with him and it was love. The next step was to make sure my female rabbits liked him. When we went back with our girls I was very worried that one of the three rabbits would get hurt. The staff reassured us that they could keep it under control and no bunny would be injured. We gave our trust and put all three together for the first time. It went bad within seconds, our two females waned to go at it. Just like they promised, the staff did not allow any fighting. We separated them and regrouped. It was suggested that we might try a fourth rabbit to change the dynamic yet again. I did have my eye on one other boy named Echo. So in went four rabbits into the X-pen. It went better this time, though not perfect. We were advised that it would take more trips and a huge commitment to bond them successfully but with their knowledge and support we were up for it. We carted our girls back for weeks until we were comfortable with the process and felt we could handle it on our own. They have been at their forever home with us for eight months now. They are so happy. Buzz had been found on the streets of SF and was very under weight. Even after being with HRS for two months, he was only four pounds. The other night I was laying on the floor with him and thinking about the journey he went on before HRS blessed us with him. I got weepy thinking about it because he now weighs 10 pounds! Echo was born into a shelter and our HRS took in three of the babies. He was almost a year when we adopted him. We changed Buzz's name to Teddy as it better suits his sweet nature. We love them dearly and would not have been brave enough to take on four rabbits without the help and support of HRS.
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