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Last Post by BeccaLovesMichy at 11/20/2012 9:07 AM (132 Replies)
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User is Offline Beka27
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11/13/2012 7:31 AM
Wow. Just... wow. I hope for the bunny's sake that this is a good home.

I don't know if the mom would pass on the HRS site or this site to the new owner. If so, we can delete this thread.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/13/2012 7:52 AM
she would not do anything of the sort. i think she has wiped her hands of all this. it is possible that the new owner might look up bunny care and find this site, but i don't know that it's likely that they would look at the forums or click on this thread for any reason. at this point, i don't know that keeping this "job" would even be worth making sure she never saw this or knew about it. lately i've been working 2-3 days for babysitting, this week only 2... not sure if she's trying to phase me out or something. i'm going to have a to start looking for another job soon anyway. i told the mom about the low cost neuter and that i'd take him if the new home didn't work out (just so they don't decide to dump him or lock him away) and she ignored the text and changed the subject. i even said... if he's not neutered he's going to spray in their home as well and just no response. i wish she could get it through her head that it's not about her, nor is it coming from a place of criticism. most animal rescues do a background check, some even a home inspection before they'll adopt out an animal to a person, and that's because they CARE, because they don't want to just hand over the animals to some nut job whose just going to abuse them or ditch them again. i would only not want to delete the thread because i'm kind of attached to it... and also so I could continue to update the people involved in the future if i even hear anything about him again. i don't even know what to do with the little bag of hay i bought for him... i'm only going to get to see him twice this week, then he's going away. i'm afraid if i leave it at her house for the new people to take, they won't want it or she'll just throw it away, perhaps out of anger that i went against her wishes to starve him... i think she might avoid giving him hay because of the way it smells. i have been desperately trying t ofind him a home all week, calling everywhere, posting on facebook - i'm friends with several rescues and shelters on fb too, and she happens to find someone over the weekend. it just seems weird. that's why i can only imagine that they don't know what they're getting into. i wish there was some way i could get their number and tell them directly that i'd take him back if they end up not wanting him. i just fear this will be the same exact situation repeating itself over and over. ignorant person adopts rabbit, find out what rabbit care really entails, gets rid of him by giving him to another ignorant person...

User is Offline Beka27
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11/13/2012 10:49 AM
I understand your concerns. You've really stepped up and tried your best to provide for this bun with your limited resources. At this point, it's out of your hands. Try to take comfort in knowing that you did what you could. If you ever decide to take on a rabbit of your own, I have no doubt that you'll be an amazing bunny owner.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/13/2012 11:53 AM
Thank you Beka, that is such a sweet thing to say, and you know what? I've been beating myself up a little bit thinking "what was the point of all this?" when i just thought of what the point really was. It was so that I could learn about rabbits and get to know/open my heart to a little rabbit who needed me. And now I think when I am older, graduated, more stable, and have a place of my own, I plan to rescue at least one or two rabbits, in honor of BB, which I never would have thought to do before I met him and grew to love him. So this experience has not gone to waste!

Today BB was acting very different. He showed little interest in running around/binkying/playing, and while he usually would lay next to us or near us on the rug, he just kept running back into his bathroom space in the corner. When I came in with food he was jumping up at me, trying to rip the bag away, and really acting wild. I may have misinterpreted his actions, but I do believe he was lunging at me when I entered his living space. He was even acting nervous when I tried to pet him and kept bucking... it's like he's a different rabbit. I can only guess this is because he is still not neutered, right? He was not acting like this just last week! Which makes me even more concerned about his new owners and how they will handle a growingly aggressive rabbit...

I brought him some Tim hay and he did seem to enjoy eating it, as I expected.

User is Offline Roberta
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11/13/2012 2:50 PM
Hopefully she will tell your sister who is taking them, your sister might even know them and be able to reassure you.
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User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/14/2012 11:58 AM
i don't think my sister would know them, unfortunately. she even admitted that she and the mom are not that close friends - she's very distant i guess. today i said goodbye to BB - he's going to his new place this sunday, and there's no school the rest of the week so i won't see him again. the mom must have thrown away the rabbit packet i made for her kid (angry!) so i ran back to my place to print out another one. i left the bag of hay and the packet in a plastic bag by the door and instructed B to make sure the new folks take it with them when they come to get him. last minute i thought to insert a little message with my number on the very last page (hopefully they'll look at the packet and not just chuck it.) BB is definitely getting more aggressive, I can really see it now. he charged one of B's cats today and actually jumped up at her - it looked like he was attacking her, but she didn't cry out so i don't think he bit her... i hope these folks can handle it. i don't know if there's a neuter window with bunnies where the surgery with cause a cease in this behavior. i was worried if they waited too long to do it, he might keep spraying and being aggressive regardless.

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/15/2012 7:38 AM
I can't get over what a heart breaking situation this whole thing has been, especially for you and BB. Thanks from us all for helping the bun in every way you possibly could though.
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User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/18/2012 10:40 AM
thank you, tan, that is so sweet of you to say. my sister just gave me more info that the person taking BB is someone who breeds and sells rabbits... i'm not sure if i should be relieved (that they probably maybe know how to care for rabbits?) or horrified because he isn't going to a home after all, and i have no idea what this person's intentions are for him. is she/he going to breed BB? is it like a puppymill situation? i assume he's going to be outside anyway, if they have that many, and they are probably going to either breed him or sell him or both... i guess i can only assume this is bad news, since it's probably a backyard breeder. ugh. this just keeps getting more and more disturbing. i feel like kind of a chump for putting together my little bag of hay and an information packet...

i'm sorry, i know it says we are not supposed to talk about breeding rabbits, trust me, i'm not happy to, it's just the reality of the situation... does that hold true for what i said in this post? feel free to delete it if it's not ok...

User is Offline Beka27
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11/18/2012 11:47 AM
Breeding is a fact of life, no pun intended. It does sound like he may be used as a breeding rabbit, or if not, sold to someone who wants a rabbit. I hope he ends up in a home eventually. What you've said here isn't against the rules. The rule is for members who are seeking advice on breeding or talking about intentionally breeding rabbits, whether on purpose or through negligence.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Hazel
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11/19/2012 11:54 AM
Does your sister know who they are, or could she find out? Maybe you could go and get him?
"You ain't buna fide!"

User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/19/2012 1:14 PM
she doesn't know. i asked the little girl and she couldn't even tell me where they're located. i'm sensing a growing aggression, (not just in BB) in the mom, and i doubt she'd be willing to tell me anything. i say this in particular because i left a container with a teensy bit of hay in it in the bathroom and it was gone when i arrived today (BB is going away Wednesday now instead) and also my bag of hay was still by the door but... SHE THREW AWAY THE BUNNY INFO PACKET. that reeeeeeeeally made me angry, since i ran back to my apartment JUST to print out a new one after finding out the original i made for her kid was also gone. it's not like printer ink is expensive or anything (sarcasm,) i may have liked that back if she was just going to throw it away. maybe she did it because she knew he was going to someone who already owns rabbits, therefore thought it was silyl to give to them, but i strongly suspect she did as some weird show of control/passive aggressiveness towards me which is really weird. what does she care if it's not even her rabbit anymore? at this point i just have to let myself assume the best, that these people (even if the idea and irony of a neglected/unwanted bunny being surrendered to another breeder to possibly be used to make MORE rabbits is sickening...) know what they're doing and will take good care of him. i have to believe that because otherwise i'm going to go insane. my sister might find out (if the mom even knows herself where he's going) but i'm sure the mom would know it was really me asking and she might be withholding or just freak out. i really feel she's a loose canon right now - i think she's just insane with stress. she probably conveniently forgets the fact that she got the rabbit in the first place. it's always got to be someone else's fault, right? i tried looking up breeders in my area, but there are a surprisingly large amount of them, and i have no clue which one it might be, if they're even registered.

User is Offline Beka27
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11/20/2012 8:10 AM
I will say, some breeders are conscientious of who they breed. They would not breed a rabbit of unknown lineage. There are also breeders who "rescue", as oxy-moronic as it sounds. These people take in rabbits and sell them for a few bucks to people looking for a pet who do not care about having a pure-bred rabbit. This is a possibility. Again, I hope wherever he ends up, he is well-cared for.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline BeccaLovesMichy
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11/20/2012 9:07 AM
yeah, that makes sense. i guess i was just fearing the worst that it was going to be like a puppymill, but not necessarily. if they're willing to make a trip to the mom's house to get him, perhaps it's a sign they care? when i brought up the possibility of him being used for breeding, the little girl seemed put off and confused like "no, they probably just really like rabbits and want to keep him to take care of him." who knows, but i appreciate your well wishes for him, and i am strongly hoping the same. BB is definitely not up to the breed (i THINK he's supposed to be a mini lop?) standard, i can tell from his ears, so hopefully you are right and they just want to rescue him. i sense that the mom and kid don't know these people very well, it's a very loose connection, so it doesn't seem likely they'd JUST be doing or mostly be doing it as a big favor to them.
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