Lucky & Yoshi
Lucky and Yoshi were adopted Feb
We have had many updates on Lucky and
Yoshi and they are doing wonderfully in their home. Lucky, enjoys
watching TV (American Idol is his fav). Yoshi, enjoys getting her
face rubs and loooves getting treats!
Lucky is a Cinnamon Holland Lop.
He's neutered and bonded to Yoshi, a spayed female Lionhead. They
came to us November 22, 2005 when their owners were moving and couldn't
take them with them.
Lucky is loves kids, their toys and of
course, their lunch if he can get it! He's very playful, taking
off with our son's toys and flipping his trash pail over. One day
I saw Lucky racing out of my son's room with a toy tractor trailer toy
in his mouth. This toy was about 5 inches long so it was bouncing
off the floor as he hopped. He ran into our room where Yoshi
promptly gave chase thinking he may have something good. They ran
circles and figure eights around the room before he made it under the
bed to safely to inspect his loot.
Lucky is not afraid of anything and
will stand his ground even with the vacuum cleaner. You actually
have to pick him up and move him because he tries to climb up on it.
However, the lack of fear comes with a bit of aggressive behaviour.
Although he loves to be around our son, if our son gets too excited
Lucky will nip him rather than run away. He has never nipped us
but I think he may accept that we are the boss, our 3 year old is a
smaller person to tackle so he tries. He's also quite dominating
with Yoshi, but she'll take so much and then charge forward a few inches
with a grunting sound that warns him she's had enough. I don't
consider his behaviour a problem. When he works out that he's not
the boss of the children and they learn they need to be calm around him,
it should be just fine.
He's a wonderful bunn, very
curious and full of mischief. He loves to explore every inch of
his surroundings. He'll hop up on just about anything without much
concern for how stable the landing area is or how he'll get down.
For snacks he's especially keen on cauliflower, but also likes various
greens. He's very affectionate and loves to be petted. If
you stop, he'll head-butt you and tug at your clothing. You can do
just about anything to him, he likes his ears played with, doesn't even
flinch if you touch his back paws and really appreciates a good,
thorough face rub. If he's left to roam freely as we allow him, he
will often hop up and go to sleep with you, after he's made a pest of
himself hopping over your head. He never makes it so you end up
with a bunny belly covering your face with his back feet scurrying to
make it over. Then he'll knock over anything you have on
night-tables to satisfy his curiosity. Let's just put it this way.
Lucky was built for comfort, not for speed.
Yoshi is much more reserved which seems
to be typical of the Lionhead breed. She will come up for a sniff
to see if you have a treat for her but then will be off again if you
came empty handed. Her weakness is food and she'll put aside most
of her shyness if she thinks you may have a treat for her. She
loves Craisons, puffs and parsley best.
At first she favoured a close proximity
to her area with the litterbox and toys but she found her way under the
bed and now likes to stay there most of the time. In general, she
doesn't interact with us very much. We gave her a week or two to
acclimatize and then tried to brush her but she gets quite agitated
being held. She is very long-haired so she will have to be brushed
often. I have much less to tell about Yoshi just because she is so
timid and I don't want to stress her out by forcing her to stay out or
handling her when she objects so strongly. With time, hopefully
she'll come around with her new family. After 2 months here she is
finally beginning to present for pets and nose rubs. She even does
bunny flops now, which is when they turn their head to one side and just
flop over onto their sides on the floor. There's two pictures
below, first where she turns her head and then her flaked out with Lucky
after the flop (don't mind the mess on the floor, these two knuckleheads
chase each other in and out of the litter box and a few hours after
vacuuming, I have to do it again. Ahhh, but its worth it!
They're too cute!).
Both bunnies have very good litterbox
habits. There is very little "evidence" outside the
litterbox (other than the mess of them chasing each other). Lucky
likes to chew on paper and our son's toys sometimes but both are pretty
well-behaved with the furniture. Lucky did make a meal of a pair
of our son's jeans so best to be tidy around their area. They both
enjoy cardboard boxes, mineral stones, and I've given them bird toys
made of wood and rope which they like to chew and toss.
These bunnies are easily left uncaged as long as the environment is
They are bonded and very fond of each
other, often sleeping together and snuggling. Lucky will assert
himself as the dominant one of the pair, especially in new surroundings
or if you try to pay attention to Yoshi. He also gets concerned
when you brush Yoshi because he knows she doesn't like being held.
The best way to clip her nails is to trance her which you'll see in one
of the pictures below were I'm holding her like a baby. Heck, you
can give her a manicure and pedicure and she won't mind when she's
tranced! Lucky gets very jealous and will nip at your pants and
circle around your feet when you have her in your arms.
Lucky and Yoshi had some toys with them
but we never received a pen so adoptive families will need to set up an
area for them.