Mickey & Tiny
We adopted these bunnies June 15,
Update: In February 2009, Tiny passed on. We had almost 3 wonderful years with her before cancer took her from us. We had taken her to the vet and knew there was no chance of her getting better. We asked the vet for Metacam and ensured she would not be in any pain, and we spent the last days of her life spoiling her with attention and treats. At the end we were both with her, petting and comforting her as she crossed the rainbow bridge.
These two girls were found outside on
May 10, 2006, left to fend for themselves on the side of a road with
80km/hr traffic. There were several bunnies but only three
survived, at least 2 were hit by cars.
The white bunny, Tiny, is a 9Żlb New
Zealand estimated to be about 4-5 years old. The gray and white,
Mickey, is an 8lb chinchilla estimated to be about 2-3 years old.
Both are female, bonded to each other and were spayed by Rabbit Rescue
upon coming into their care.
Mickey loves to explore, is friendly,
inquisitive and very mischievous. Tiny is more timid. She's
very unsure of herself on hardwood or kitchen flooring. Mickey
takes full advantage of this fact and is an uber-pest with Tiny until
she gets her chasing her around. Then Mickey hops off the carpet
onto the hardwood and looks back to see Tiny pacing back and forth.
Tiny doesn't sweat it too long, she just plunks herself down, resting
her chin on her dewlap.
Both the bunnies go bonkers for grapes,
Craisons, oat groats and just about any treat food. Mickey gobbles
hers up and then tries to grab Tiny's right out of her mouth but Tiny
can put Mickey in her place.
Mickey loves to hang out in my son's
room where she constantly shoves everything off his bed. Pillow,
blankets, toy dump trucks, everything must go. She goes in his toy
bins and pulls out what she wants to play with. She absolutely
loves balls. Throw a ball out for her and she'll nudge it around
with her nose and if something gets in the way she'll promptly remove it
by picking it up and flinging it. She actually gets quite a bit of
speed on the ball and she'll nudge it so it goes off in different
directions. Tiny is more reserved but she also nudges the ball
around. I've woken up to find both on my bed just hopping around
wanting to wake me up for breakfast. If I could get them to make
coffee I'd be up much faster!
Both bunnies love to play at sunrise.
Now if you've ever heard two near-10lb bunnies chase each other around a
room, you'll know you never need an alarm clock! There is nothing
quiet about play time with these two! But as the hubby says,
"Go big or go home!" Mickey will hop all over your head
trying to get you up.
Both are crazy about treats but Mickey
in particular is really bonkers. She'll grab for the bag of
Craisons and if she gets hold of it she'll take off with it. One
day she got it from the bottom, swung it around and took off with it.
Craisons sprayed everywhere and Tiny quickly started cleaning up!
Mickey went under the bed so I had to send my son in after her to get
the Craison bag back. I've learned now to pour some out into a
bowl while standing up, drop it and run! Both will bite your
fingers in a frantic effort to get the goodies!