Smokey was adopted by her foster
family in April, 2007
She is a very pretty bunny and her
colouring suits her name!
She can not go to a home with children
or dogs. Cats may be a possibility but she has not been exposed to
cats while in the care of Rabbit Rescue so we cannot say for sure.
The reason why she cannot go to a home
with children is because a child threw her down the stairs and
dislocated her shoulder. As a result, she can't jump very well
now. She can't even jump as high as a couch but she does
try! With the past abuse she suffered, she can be very aggressive
with kids and has been known to attack them without cause. She is
also slower to warm up to women then men. When she first came into
Rabbit Rescue's care, she was terrified of the woman who had her, even
panicking in her cage to the point of bruising herself. But once
she gets to know and trust you she is fine. She loves the lady who
is fostering her now.
Needless to say, with the horrible
experiences Smokey suffered, its very difficult to gain her trust.
Most people cannot touch her, she will run away or attack if cornered.
This is 100% fear, she is not being nasty.
Her good points far outweigh the
obstacles. Since being with her foster family she has stopped
being aggressive with them and if you lay down and keep your hands away
from her she will come over and check you out and will even kiss your
face. She is very playful. She has a barrel shaped ball and
if you roll it to her she will grab it and set it up on its end so it
cant roll anymore. She'll do this every time you roll it to her!
She is active and likes to run and
loves to binky and popcorn. She loves to dig in fleece blankets
(hint: get these for $3 at Giant Tiger!) and she really loves her hay.
She can be very affectionate on her own terms. For a bunny like
Smokey to come over to you on her own is a big compliment. For her to
actually touch you is a huge leap in trust!
If someone was to consider bonding her
she would need a very, very submissive male to bond to.
Considering what she came from, she has
come along way. In a good home with lots of one-on-one time and
lots of time out to play she would probably do even better