Sunday, August 23, 2009

Meet Wally

My roommate and I got a bunny. Yep, a bunny.

Don't worry, it wasn't really an impulse decision or anything. My friend, the one who made me the edible Winnie cupcakes for my birthday, had a rabbit named Coconut (or Cocobutt, as she affectionally calls him) that she just didn't have the time to take care of.

My friend is a 3rd year vet student who was somewhat forced to take in Coconut from her mother's friend who has brain cancer..,and you just can't say no to that kind of situation! Unfortunately, she also has a fennec fox and other animals in the house--the bunny wasn't getting enough "out-of-cage" time and such, but she didn't want to put him on Craigslist or give him to just anyone. That's where I come in. I (and my roommate) had been wanting a second animal for a while (not necessarily a dog, but just a second animal). Ferrets were out of the question because they're too much work, like young puppies that never grow up. A rabbit seemed pretty ideal. And there you have it- the timing and situation was perfect.

She dropped him off today. He got to explore his new surroundings and seems to like it. I named him Wally after the robot Wall-E in the movie. He's a very sweet little rabbit, a good "first time" bunny. He's calm, has no issues using the litter box, and is good with being handled and having his nails clipped. He is about 3 years old and most likely a cross-breed.

I have to admit, I was really wary of how Winnie would be around him. She has a very high prey drive and she has tried to chase after wild rabbits before. To my pleasant surprise, Winnie was great around Wally! Just a couple sniffs and following around, and that was that. Wally's not fazed at all by Winnie either. I think they'll be just fine!


Winnie is staring at the romaine lettuce, not Wally. She has taken a liking to them...

The best part is that Wally came with literally everything- his cage, food, litter, treats, toys, I mean everything. He is quite a spoiled little rabbit, minus the attention that he wasn't getting enough of!

Winnie stole some lettuce from Wally. This is her "nom" face, haha.


a corgi said...

Wally is cute! I'm glad Winnie and Wally seem like they are getting along! too cute watching Winnie with the lettuce; Koda kind of spits out most veggies, LOL

I think Wally will make a nice addition to your family!


Kelly said...

How fun! I used to have a bunny, but he was an outdoor rabbit, so no litterbox or blankies or anything cute like that.. my dad built him a miniature version of our house that was insulated in the winter! It was fun, but about a week after we brought him home I found out I was allergic to bunnies, so I could never really play with him too much, it was sad. He lived to be 10 though and was a fun pet. Good luck with Wally! :) (I'd be afraid how Gibson would react around a pet bunny too! I'm glad Winnie did so well!)

P.S. I am totally jealous of the friend that has a fennec fox! That was always my dream pet growing up! :)

Angela said...

Wally sure is a cute bunny! My daughter wants to get a bunny but I won't do it. I don't think my corgi and my other dog would be friends with a bunny if you know what I mean! They were chasing Peter Rabbit out of our garden just the other day.


Miss Muddy Paws said...

Wally is adorable! I want a bunny, but I don't think my Golden Retriever Milly would like a bunny... she'd probably chase it around and then lick it (what she does with cats).

Aj said...

Aww! Good to hear that Winnie and Wally are getting along nicely. LoL at Winnie's nom face!

JulieandCaleb said...

Awww! Now I want a bunny! I haven't had a bunny in years! Caleb's good about leaving the cat alone...but I think my roommate would leave if I brought home another animal. Hahaha.