Her name is Felicity. She was sold as, and for a short time, I thought she was a purebred Netherland dwarf.
She started out as my heart's desire, and ended up being much more. Sometimes rabbits give certain humans something they just can't get from other people or even other pets.
Felicity Being held the day after she arrived here
As time wore on, and her coat grew in more, it became apparent that Felicity was a lionhead.
Eating, a week after her arrival
Eat Much? Two weeks after arrival - close up
Chomping on hay cube
Her playing is hilarious, so darn cute!
Early Morning Play Time
And she is as lovey as the Dutch rabbit I had when I was in school. But from what I've been reading online, and just by the way she responds, I have given her plenty of reason to be.
Early Morning Bunny Love
Felicity couldn't have been much more than a pound if that when I first brought her home. By around 4 months or so, she was two pounds and a little over.
Playtime 2 - rolling and flopping around
By 7 months, she is three and a half or so pounds.
Eating and drinking - September 14, 2016
Stuffing face - same day
Play time Sept 16 2016
Her character grew along with her.
Felicity is so smart and spoiled that she knows when my Dad comes around that she is going to get dandelions, and she LOVES those. Not the older plants exposed more to the sun, but the young ones that grow more in the shade. She literally tears around the cage, following him wherever she sees him go.
That's funny enough on its own, since people tend to not think of rabbits as that smart or brave. Rabbit owners know better.
The amazing thing is that Felicity has even managed to charm my crusty old Dad, who has never been the sentimental type or much of an animal lover. He enjoys observing nature, he's just not into keeping pets. But he gets some kind of entertainment out of feeding Felicity, and he will actually sit there and feed her.
We get people coming on the back deck to wash windows or look at items in the shed for sale, or to talk about cost of doing our lawn etc. And everyone, strangers and familiar alike, cannot resist taking a few moments to pay Felicity some attention as they see her just chilling in her cage.
My Mom is quite the animal lover, her favourite being dogs, and she likes kittens, but not cats. Felicity has charmed her too. She has stroked the rabbit and commented on how silky the fur is, and said it was so cute when Felicity licks my hands and sprawls out on my lap when I sit holding her and watching TV.
Felicity even does the flop sprawl on my lap when we have company over.
In the mornings, she is very lovey, and when she hasn't seen much of me because of bad weather and/or my getting bogged down with other things, she really misses me and shows it. She does the periscope thing so she can greet my hand with a bunch of licks as soon as I get the cage door open, or maybe even before that. She will also lick me through the cage bars, hand, arm, leg, doesn't matter, she knows it's me and she loves me.
And yes, she even licks me while she is sprawled out on my lap.
I have taken her to work. They just love her there. All the "Awwww, cute!"s shows humanity at its best.
She just seems to make everyone a little happier for seeing her. And from the way she plays and loves, it's easy to see how she thrives. She has been the best decision I've made for my own well-being in years.