I really enjoy reading these blogs so I decided to start one too. I grew up writing in journals which were meant to be kept private so this whole public "journaling" thing will be a fun new experiment for me! I'm hoping if my bunnies gain an audience here that people will point out what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong by my bunnies. This is for them, after all. A little about me: I am an adult woman who has loved animals my whole entire life. I have shared my life with snakes, hedgehogs, ferrets, newts, fish, mice, hamsters, birds, sugar gliders, horses, cats, dogs, and now rabbits. My journey down the rabbit ownership hole began with a chihuahua on Craigslist and a betta fish. To abbreviate an explanation: I came within minutes of bringing home a chihuahua puppy only to have her owner change her mind and decide to keep her at the last minute. I was sad for myself but very happy that this puppy wasn't losing her family after all. (There is much more to this story but this isn't a puppy blog.) After "losing" my puppy - which I shouldn't have tried to bring home anyway considering my HOA only allows 2 dogs/cats per home and I already have 2 chihuahuas - I felt that I needed to provide a fabulous home to some kind of pet. ANY kind of pet in need. So I brought home a beautiful opal white betta fish. I put him in a big tank all by himself and gave him a 2 story house with a front and back "yard" and plants and bushes and places to hide. He died a week later. I have had betta fish for 30 years, I know how to take care of them. I did everything right. This is the ONLY betta fish that I have ever had that died so quickly. Usually they live for at minimum a year, depending on their age when I bring them home. What happened? This is almost embarrassing to admit but I was completely heartbroken about losing this fish. He was supposed to be happy and spoiled and live the rest of his life in luxury but I failed him somehow. So I started to think about rescuing a guinea pig. I was browsing rescue sites and I kept seeing ads for rabbits that were litter box trained. Yeah right, I thought. Like a ferret? Where they pretend to be litter box trained until you finally find the source of the stink in your house in the back of your couch as piles and piles of dessicated ferret poop behind the cushions? Been there, done that. Ferrets are not for me. And a new couch was expensive. I can handle a guinea pig, I thought. I just have to decide where to put the cage. Now, I own my own home but it is a very small home. I don't want a cage anywhere in my house, I really don't have room for one. Where would I keep a guinea pig cage? I started watching YouTube videos about building animal habitats when I came across the Lennon the Bunny channel and that was when the tickle in my brain started to grow that rabbits do make good house pets and can be litter box trained. I watched every one of Lorelai's videos about her bunny, Lennon. Then I started watching every other pet rabbit video on YouTube. Then I found the House Rabbit Society's web page. Then I bought the House Rabbit Handbook. Then I watched every video from the House Rabbit Society. Then I decided that since I can't get another dog or a cat and I don't want to have to keep an animal in a cage while I'm at work all day, I will honestly evaluate my lifestyle and decide if I am a suitable guardian for a rabbit. Needless to say, I am now the proud mama of two young bunnies, Gray Goose and Butterscotch Schnapps. This is life changing for me. You have to know that my pets are my children. I will never be able to have kids of my own. My pets fill a void in my life that most people are fortunate enough to fill with their own, human children. I have maternal instincts as strong as any woman, yet mine can never be satisfied in the traditional way. So I adopt and rescue animals in need and I fill my small house with the most unbelievably spoiled animals that you would ever meet. This blog is about Butterscotch and Goose but should you choose to continue reading, you might also meet my chihuahuas Brandy and Bellini (Bella), and my parrots Captain Morgan and Whiskey. (Did you catch the theme?) I hope you stick around to hear our stories and provide advice for keeping my bunnies among the happiest and most spoiled bunnies here at RO! I greatly appreciate any and all feedback, especially if you get the sense that I could be improving how I raise my bunnies. Thank you for reading!