It's been a while since I've been on here, folks.
When you last heard from me, I had Pepper the BunnyBitch aka PlagueBunny - a bossy lop girl with chronic pasteurella.
After several years of treatment, she finally crossed the Bridge last August from a heart attack and GI stasis plus other complications resulting from an antibiotic-resistant inner-ear abcess. Necropsy showed that she had a whole slew of other chronic and underlying issues, so really it was only a matter of time and anything resembling a health crisis would have finished her off. She got excellent care, and I know that there was nothing more that anyone could have done for her.
I took some time off, and then began to take in fosters for my local shelter (Red Door). Because of my experience with Pepper, they sent me bossy girlbuns who needed some peace and quiet plus an experienced hand to help them settle down. After having a different bun every 5-6 weeks or so, I finally fell in love with one of them.
Winslet, aka "Her Grace, Duchess Winslet vonThumpington" is a black Satin of between 2-3 years of age. She certainly has a mind of her own, but is also sweet-natured and affectionate. She was originally dumped in a residential neighborhood in Chicago, and became so popular with the neighbors that when the rescue team came they actually called the police! "Some people are here and they are STEALING OUR RABBIT!!!" She went through several fosters, and I got her when she was returned from an adoption for "aggression". I suspect that in this case "aggression" meant "she won't put up with being carried around like a rag doll" or something like that. In this photo she is a bit dubious about the flashy thing I am pointing at her, but once she determined that it was unlikely to pet her or produce treats she promptly ignored it and went back to stretching out in the hallway like a furry little speed bump.
She is pretty much free-range in my condo, just as Pepper was, with the exception of the office (full of wires) and the bedroom - she is still a bit nibbly around pillows and cushions, and I'd rather my feather bed stay intact for now. She is a fearless climber, and has repeatedly summitted Mount Radiator (by way of the Back Of The Couch route). She's not fond of being handled for grooming, etc, but while she will struggle to get free she has never bitten me. She likes to hop up on the couch and be petted, and will race down the hallway (often colliding with my legs) when it's pellet time. Her favorite toy ever is an acrylic Christmas ornament that she found behind the couch - it's shiny and round so it's great for rolling but it also has a handy stem for throwing or removing from corners.
So, I'm back, and life (with bunnies) goes on. I'm hoping to visit more regularly from now on.