Friday, August 14, 2009
  i'm gonna cry
those rabbits that were so cute and getting along? not anymore.

the lady said it's rare for them to fight after they've accepted one another, yet sunday evening they started fighting, were fine all night, then at like 5 started in again. i put them in their pen thinking it would calm them down, but instead they started to REALLY fight. they've been separated but in the same room ever since.

at some point, i think the girl broke her toe - it's sticking out in a way it never was before. and she has a puncture wound i discovered yesterday. i'm glad i found it since it already closed today; we just had time to clean it out really good once before it started to heal.

the girl is instigating things, chasing thumper, pulling his fur out.. i can't blame him for fighting back. tonight i sat w/ them for a while. thumper was licking her face. good sign, i thought, but soon after, they started fighting again. i was watching them like a hawk so was able to separate it right away, but.. yeah, the rescue lady's suggestion that i bring rootbeer back when she's healed is seeming to be the way i have to go. i feel awful and was hoping they'd calm down so she could stay, but it's not happening.

so this weekend i will bring her back to the rescue. awful, because she is sweet and cute and i like her, and she's all curious and it's nice to watch her hop around the house, exploring. but i can't have two bunnies that try to kill each other any time they're around.

i can try with one more female bunny she has... and she's getting another next week.. or i could see if he gets along well with one of the males she has.

anyway, this sucks. i want them to get along more than anything, but it's just not happening. the worst is i think thumper really likes her.. hence all the licking. i hope he's not heartbroken all over again when i take her back.

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

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