September 30, 2008

Peaches!

We have a new family member. Peaches is a dwarf rabbit, only 2.9 pounds fully grown (compare her to the top of the Diet Coke can I set next to the cage for scale). Apparently someone put Peaches out on a major highway, and she was living in the culvert in the median. A nice couple spotted her and watched her for several weeks, stopping to feed her every day (my heroes; they're not even "rabbit people"). Then they set out a Havahart trap and captured her. They took her home and found her to be funny and affectionate, but they couldn't keep her because they have a very large dog who seemed to feel that Peaches was a little gift they'd brought him, and Peaches was terribly afraid of him. The mom works with one of my friends who knows about our buns, so she got us together and Peaches rode home with me on the commuter bus tonight.

She's settling in, so more pictures this weekend. She's as cute as can be, and very friendly and curious.

19 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oh, my! Peaches is adorable. I'd so love to have a bunny but they make me sniffly and all itchy-eyed...big meanies.

Welcome, Peaches to a great new home!

Kristen said...

She's beautiful! (How could anyone leave a little pet rabbit out on a highway? That kind of stuff makes me crazy! )

Peaches is very lucky to have a nice new home. =)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh she is precious! I just love her. Kiss that widdle bunny head for me.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

What a cutie! And what a lucky little bun, living in a culvert and all and then getting rescued. What do PInk and Elvis think? Nose rubs to all.

The Scarlett house said...

She is as cute as can be. I love her color. She is one lucky bunny to have a new home with you. My sons had bunnies 25 yrs ago. They named them Fluffy and Superman.

Courtney said...

that is IT! I am overtaken by your bun cuteness.

how did you get started with house buns? is it easy to housetrain them?

Vonna said...

How very sweet she is :o)

Jennifer said...

Like Kristen, it makes me nuts that people just abandon their pets like that. Most shelters are "no questions asked" - the least they could do with an unwanted pet is to take it to a shelter where they won't be left to fend for themselves!

Peaches is lucky to have been rescued!

bunnygirl said...

What a cutie! And sweet-natured after all that, too! She's one lucky bun to have ended up with you. I can't wait to see more pics and I wish I could give her a great big kiss!

Welcome, Peaches!

Annemarie said...

Awwww, what a peach! Poor thing though, to be left on a highway somewhere. And how wonderful that there were people who took such great care of her before you came along!

divakitty said...

Oh what a sweet little cutie! She's so tiny!

Jan said...

Oh she's just so boo! How could someone do that!? I'm very happy for her and you.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Peaches is so cute! What a great addition to your family...and how wonderful you took her in.

Rachel said...

What a perfect name for this sweet bunny! Thx for the extra pictures. She looks precious.

Barbara said...

How on earth could anyone put a bunny out like that????

She's so lovely. What a beautiful addition to your family! :D

Margie said...

lukcy Peaches!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Welcome to Peaches. She is so pretty. I know you'll take care of her, and she'll adore you! What a precious little girl Bunny!
Hugs,
Deb

Friend of the Animals said...

Both of you are SO lucky to have eachother!

She is just adorable and her name is perfect!

Congrats on a new love.

Michelle said...

What a cutie! So glad she was rescued!