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User is Offline mnrabbit
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9/06/2009 12:56 PM

 This is Sassy:

My husband and I found her abandoned in the park a couple of months ago.  We made an honest effort to find her owner, and reported her to the police and the Humane Society.  They said that if no one claimed her after two weeks, she'd legally be ours, but she stole our hearts right away!  

I just happened to have Rabbits for Dummies and The Houserabbit Handbook laying around, so we knew what we were doing right away.  (I had a couple of pet rabbits when I was a kid, but I lived on a farm, and the rabbits were in a shed, not house rabbits.)  We had been talking about getting a rabbit for a while, but Hubby really thought it would be hard on my change-phobic elderly cat, and that it would be best to wait until Kitty is no longer with us.  Hubby jokes that I planted Sassy in the park for us to "find!"

I took her to the vet the day after we found her, just to make sure she was healthy (she is).  Then a week later she started limping, and a lump near her front "shoulder."  It turned out to be a cuterebra (a type of fly egg that probably got into an open wound, the larvae hatch & chew their way out).  So the vet cut it out & put her on antibiotics for a bit.  She was limping only because of the lumpy area by her shoulder.  Her foot was uninjured.  There was only one cuterebra in her, so we didn't have to worry about an infestation.  She got it when she was still "in the wild."  They can be present for a while before hatching or chewing their way out, so that's why the first vet didn't see anything wrong right away -- there was no swelling at that time.  Sassy's doing great now.  She's getting spayed next week.  I'm pretty nervous about that, but I know I have a good rabbit vet, and I'm just a nervous bunny-mom.

We turned our guest room into a bunny room (no more overnight guests, I guess!).  She gets the entire room.  I let her out with me into the (bunny-proofed) living room/kitchen for an hour in the morning, and several hours in the afternoon/early evening, and Hubby usually hangs out with her for an hour before bed.  When we do that we just leave the gate to her room open so she can go back to eat or drink if she wants.  We'd eventually like her to be out with us whenever we're home, but we're still working on cat-bunny relations.  Sassy seems eager to make friends with Kitty, hopping after him, but Kitty was scared (a 12 pound cat scared of a 2 pound bunny!) at first, and now mostly seems annoyed by her.  Kitty hasn't been aggressive yet, but I can tell by his body language that he does not like her following after him, and I worry he'll snap at her & hurt her.  So for now we have to alternate Kitty-time and Bunny-time, except for a few short, closely-supervised visits.  

This picture doesn't show it the best, but I suspect Sassy is at least part dwarf hotot.  She's all white except she has the black "eyeliner," black on her ears, and an "exclamation mark" right on her spine.

This is getting long for an introduction, so I think later I'll make separate posts to get advice regarding the Kitty issue, and to post pictures of our guest room re-model and bunny room set-up.

Sassy is so friendly and usually well-behaved.  I wish she could tell me where she came from, but I'm so glad she's living with us now!


User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/06/2009 2:22 PM
Welcome mnrabbit & Sassy!

She is adorable, and it's great that you rescued her. (When the mommy slave is ready, the bunny will appear.)
Looking forward to hearing more about her.
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User is Offline bunnycutie
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9/06/2009 2:28 PM
welcome to binky bunny! i love sassy! what a darling! its really a great website here... and so nice that you rescued a bunnie! who could dump such a beauitful animal *shakes head* i just don't get it. so many new people are coming to BB lately, its great!

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User is Offline Furface
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9/06/2009 2:51 PM
Hi mnrabbit. Sassy is gorgeous. Welcome to the forum.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/06/2009 3:56 PM
I just happened to have Rabbits for Dummies and The Houserabbit Handbook laying around

Lol. Looks like you were meant to have her. Welcome!
"Sassy" suits her so much, good name for that hotot look. She does look like dwarf hotot. Sassy looks alot like another members(JRBunBun) rabbit Rocky. He's possibly dwarf hotot/english spot mix from memory. Also was found on the street.

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline mrmac
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9/06/2009 4:03 PM
Welcome! Sassy is adorable! Thats awesome that you rescued her! She is lucky to have found you!
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User is Offline BunnyLiz
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9/06/2009 4:34 PM
Welcome to BB! Sassy is really cute!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/07/2009 8:22 AM
Welcome to you and Sassy! I love her, that eyeliner reminds me of ancient Egyptian queens. Gorgeous...
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User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
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9/08/2009 9:38 AM
Ooh congrats on welcoming Sassy into your life... sounds like it was meant to be!

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User is Offline Sage Cat
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9/08/2009 9:55 AM
Oh what a cutie!

I agree with Rabbit Pam: When the mommy slave is ready, the bunny will appear.
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User is Offline Barbie
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9/08/2009 5:23 PM
Ooo she is so pretty! I'm so glad you rescued her!

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User is Offline bunnymum
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9/08/2009 7:35 PM
Aww, Sassy is gorgeous and lucky to have found you! She was in the right place at the right time....or you and your hubby were....lol! Welcome to BB, it's a great place!
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/09/2009 1:40 PM
We just started a new Thread for Welcoming new bunnies and their slaves, so if you don't mind, I am going to move your post there.
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User is Offline bunnytowne
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9/09/2009 2:24 PM

Hi glad you came to join us.   Sassy is adorable.  I love her eyeliner.   Welcome

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9/09/2009 9:31 PM

Welcome!   (This is BinkyBunny in Admin mode)
What a great story. For a stray to find such a wonderful home is very lucky - maybe your husband was right about you planting the bunny. HAHA!
Can't wait to see more photos of her and we'll be looking out for your other post about cat/rabbit relations in another section.

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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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9/10/2009 6:45 AM
Hubby jokes that I planted Sassy in the park for us to "find!"
LOL Sounds like something some of us might do.


AND SWOOON!!! That is exactly the rabbit I fell in love with in a petstore when I was ten! I was not permitted to take her/him home, cried my eyes out and swore I would get bunnies when I was older. I love the coloring-toooo cute!!
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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9/11/2009 6:59 PM
Posted By Kokaneeandkahlua on 09/10/2009 08:45 AM
Hubby jokes that I planted Sassy in the park for us to "find!"
LOL Sounds like something some of us might do.


 

*ponders* hehehe


User is Offline Beka27
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9/13/2009 6:28 AM
Welcome! She's so cute, she looks like a little stuffed toy! I'm glad you were able to get her into the vet and get that fly thing taken care of!
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User is Offline mnrabbit
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9/19/2009 4:47 AM

 Thanks everyone!

Here is a picture that shows her exclamation mark:

 


User is Offline Lara
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9/20/2009 11:42 AM
Too cute!! She's not just a bunny... she's a BUNNY!

User is Offline Sarita
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9/20/2009 11:47 AM
She's just too cute! I'm glad you are the ones that rescued her.


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