July 2018 : 2 tiny rabbits
In july 2018, my next door neighbours asked me to keep their two tiny rabbits.
Thomas and Marie-Odile were going on holiday with their kids, hiking, and could not take their furry pets with them.
I was not familiar at all with this kind of pets, and wondered how our border collie and our cat would react : would they chase them ?I did not want to take any risk.
Rasta & Rockette were brother and sister . The two have been brought to our house in a very small hutch. I could not stand the idea they would stay 3 weeks in such a small space where they could hardly move !
I decided to build a kind of big cage, fenced all around, in order to let them free on the lawn a few hours during the day. They were put back to their hutch only at night.
I was reading all day next to them : my own cat and dog were kept inside but 6 cats lived around. I wanted the rabbits kept safe and sound.
Rasta's teeth never stop growing and need to be often cut !! Marie-Odile became very skilled since 2018, now she does the job herself.
Rockette was a lovely one, she loved to be cuddled. My dog was very curious when in the evening I put them back to their night shelter.I felt obliged to keep him at some distance.
Sometimes, I let them inside our home at night, in the guest room. They seemed quite surprised...