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Last Post by Mimzy at 8/27/2012 10:15 PM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline Bumble Fly
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8/25/2012 5:44 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Bekka and I am a bunny owner of 2 months. When I bought him the sales lady said that he was an American breed of bunny, and a male rabbit, although his markings look more dutch than anything...  So not sure about the breed or the sex haha! Those don't matter though b/c my little bun is great. He has a wonderful personality and is very outgoing. I was going to name him "Oleander" after a video game in which the character owned rabbits, but it got shortened to Ollie. So now I tell everyone I named him after the skateboard maneuver where you hop in the air.

 

Ollie has saved my life. I really really thought of myself as a cat person, so I wasn't to keen on a bunny at first, but now I know I'm probably going to be a bunny person for life. 

 You see, I've recently moved to Ohio with my husband and my toddler and have been living with my inlaws.... Yeeeyah. I love my inlaws but I don't think it's good to live with them. Anyways, we're basically in a no windowed basement which is maddening and depressing. We only have one car which my hubs takes to work, leaving me stuck in a windowless basement with a toddler. My inlaws are very uptight with the house, which is understanding and I'm fine with that... it's just a lot of pressure.... because one their, my INLAWS and two i've got a toddler.

 

ANYWAYS. Long story short I've been battling my depression for almost a year and a half. Then a couple of months ago my meds quit working. Needless to say I went into a downward spiral. The inlaws don't like cats or dogs or well any pets really.... so I was really down about not being able to have that kind of outlet in my life. I love animals. They're just so rejuvenating. But, factor in a basement with no windows and a toddler and pets are pretty much out. 

 

We were out in a pet store one day and I saw these rabbits... it was like I had an epiphany. Rabbits! Why hadn't I thought of it earlier?! So I finally got up the courage to as my in laws if I could keep one in our section of the house and they said yes! Ollie is so great with my daughter (who is almost two) and he's completely happy with us. He'll be even more happy next month though when we finally get to move into our OWN APARTMENT, and he can be a full fledged HOUSE BUNNY! Yay! 

So that's that. I was dying a slow death with thoughts of suicide and then Ollie binkied into my life and is helping me to beat my depression... and hopefully for good this time.

 

Can't wait to get to know everyone! 

 

Bekka

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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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8/25/2012 5:59 PM
Welcome to BB! You're story is very moving and I can relate to the depression. I got Cinnabun at a very low point in my life and now the knowledge that I have to take care of her makes me take care of myself too. He looks super cute in your avatar, and yes he does look very Dutch. Feel free to post more pics!
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User is Offline bunnyfriend
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8/25/2012 6:21 PM
Welcome to BB! Bunnies can be such good companions when you're going through sad or hard times. My rabbits have helped me through some tough times as as well. Can't wait to see pics of Ollie!
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User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
Scotland
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8/26/2012 12:34 AM
Welcome to BB!! You should post more pics of him !
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User is Offline Bumble Fly
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8/26/2012 6:46 AM
Thank you everyone! I'll get some pics up just as soon as I learn how
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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8/26/2012 6:56 AM
If you click on "reply" at the bottom of the thread (not the "quick reply" box) there is an "attachment" section where you can upload pics!
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User is Offline Bumble Fly
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8/26/2012 7:21 AM

Ta-dah! Here are some images I uploaded... Hope it works

 Reached my hand in my chip bag the other day and got quite the surprise! Going to have to watch Ollie with that!

 

And here's the bigger version of my Avatar.  I love it when he gets all flat and pancakey.


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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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8/26/2012 7:36 AM
He is gorgeous!!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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8/26/2012 12:19 PM
A big BB Welcome to you!!! Ollie is gorgeous!!!!

Bunnies are for sure very uplifting. It's hard to be depressed when you have such a sweet, cute little friend around. When I'm sad my bunnies always cheer me up. I'm the same way, as soon as I got my first bunny, I knew I was going to be a bunny person for life.
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User is Offline Mimzy
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8/27/2012 10:15 PM
Welcome to BB! Ollie is so cute! I think he is a definite dutch rabbit Bunnies sure do brighten your day! It's a lot of fun and really worth all the work you put into them, I think they're truly amazing little creatures. I wasn't supposed to keep my bunny xP She was supposed to get a new home but I couldn't part with that little face of hers hehe.

Glad you found your little Ollie
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