24 June 2015

Meet Olive!

For the past month I have been seriously looking into getting a pet. I have been pushing it for awhile now  but I've finally decided that a rabbit would actually be the best option because I can control its environment and it doesn't make any noise. So, I spent a lot of time researching and looking into the actuality of having a rabbit for a pet. Yes, they are essentially wild animals, surprisingly enough they can be litter box trained, they need supervised time outside of their cage for a few hours and day and there is a lot of bunny proofing that must be done if they are going to let them freely roam the house. With all of that in mind, I knew that I wanted a small rabbit that was litter box trained.

I spent many hours looking for rabbits from rescue shelters and even though I saw a few online that I was interested in, Olive was a definite surprise. In fact, I don't even recall seeing a photo of her on the website for the rescue facility! Olive is from the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue and I feel very lucky to have spoken with Kathy who works there, she really is doing fantastic work and you can tell that her job means the world to her.
This past Monday one of my best friends, Megan, rode the two hours with me to get this little girl. The moment I saw her, I knew we had a special bond. Olive (originally Roxanne) was rescued from a hoarder house in Georgia a few months back. She is a dwarf mix, is around 11 months old and weighs roughly four pounds. She does great with children (which we will never have) and she also does well with cats and dogs! She has already had her babies (and is spayed as well). And as a bonus, she is the sweetest bunny ever! She is very smart and affectionate, and I feel very blessed that I am able to give her a good home and the love that she deserves. Another awesome thing about her is that on the way back home, Olive rode in Megan's lap the whole way and was really calm during the two hour drive back home. I honestly don't know of many bunnies like that and it makes me happy knowing  that she feels safe with me and Megan (who has officially been deemed Olive's bunny aunt). I've already spent many hours with her in my lap, just petting her to her heart's content.

I plan on doing a few more posts in regards to Olive and her process of settling in, her likes and dislikes, and her playtime. So, if you'd like to read more about Olive - let me know - I'm mean it's going to happen whether you want it to or not, but still!

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