Welcome to the Family

Yes, you guessed it.  We have, not one, but two new additions to our family.  Over the weekend, my dear husband and my daughter went to the Humane Society and adopted two bunnies!!  I know, I know what you are thinking.  How could we get another bunny, much less two bunnies, after the horrible incident with the bobcat?  Believe me, I thought we were taking a break from bunnies.  However, my husband is such a pushover.  I told him to only get one, but these bunnies are brothers.  They were found hopping around together somewhere in Escondido, California.  Here they are in their new home-the hutch in the garage.

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We learned our lesson.  Because we live close to an easement where wild animals (coyotes, bobcats, etc.) roam freely, we have to keep our bunnies indoors.  The garage is enclosed and hopefully will keep the wild animals out.

The bunnies have names.  Since they are both males, my daughter has decided to name them Chip and Dale.  A homage to Disney since my daughter loves everything Disney.  I voted for Mike and Ike, but no one in my family liked those names.  I don’t know which one is which.  In the photo, they both look like they have black fur.  However, at closer range, one of them is more of a dark brown.  They are both very cute and seem to be more social than our previous bunnies.  My youngest daughter and her friend were playing with them this afternoon, and the bunnies didn’t seem to be frightened by them.  Chip and Dale were hopping all around the girls and over them, too.  According to the people at the Humane Society, they are about 10 months old.  I don’t know how much bigger they will get.  Now that I have seen and interacted with them, I have to admit they are really fun.  I hope these bunnies stay with us longer than Mickey and Belle.  I guess the important thing is to love and appreciate them while we can.  The best thing is they are bringing lots of joy to our family.  That is the reason why I welcome them happily into our family.

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Chip

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Dale