Long time, no type! It’s been such a busy/crazy/awesome/productive/emotional 6 months or so….but I wouldn’t trade any of it! Lots to catch up on here, but I wanted to start off with one of the best things to happen this past year….a new member of the family!
Timmy, or Timmy Buns, came into our home as a foster. I am friends with the awesome president of the Luv-n-Bunns rescue, and I saw a picture of his fuzzy face on her site. I instantly knew I had to help him, especially after she told me his story. This sweet little guy was dumped outside to fend for himself. Animal control picked him up, along with a couple of other bunnies, but after a certain amount of time, they are put on the kill list. Timmy was on that list when Lizzy went and scooped him up! She was looking for foster families over the holiday season, and I volunteered….how could I say no to this face?
Timmy came to stay with us on December 1st, 2013. He had his own pen in the kitchen, and he and Patches got to have short meetings together. For those that don’t know, you can’t just throw two bunnies together and hope for the best….bunnies can actually be very aggressive and territorial, and can even fight to the point of seriously hurting each other. Luckily, Patches and Timmy got along really well and even started to bond.
When we got an email from Lizzy on New Year’s Eve asking about our intentions with Mr. Timmy Buns, we knew that we had to make him an official part of the family – we adopted him! He and Patches began living together and having the run of the house….and we started calling them Trouble and Baby Trouble! I swear, Patches is the ring leader and Timmy is her look out!
About two months ago, Timmy suffered a broken leg. He is fine – he barely realizes that anything is wrong with him! He still runs, jumps, and binkies with the best of them (if you don’t know what a bunny binky is, please Google it….you won’t regret it).
I am SO GLAD that we decided to adopt Timmy. Not only are we able to give him the best life possible after the rough start that he had, but we were also able to give Miss Patches a little brother to run and play with. Having the two of them taking over the house brings nothing but happiness and laughter to anyone that witnesses their shenanigans! Even after being left on his own, Timmy loves affection and melts into a puddle of bun as soon as you start to rub his little head. Such a mush!
If you are planning to add a furry member to your family, please adopt…don’t shop. There are so many loving animals in rescues and shelters that have been abandoned or mistreated. By shopping at a pet store, you are making room for another animal from a breeder. Not to say that all breeders are bad, but many keep their animals in deplorable conditions. With so many animals crowding shelters and rescues, continuous breeding just adds to the overpopulation problem.
Please enjoy some of my favorite Timmy Buns pictures below!