Last night I also received a new temporary house guest. She is a lovely Mini Rex rabbit. A recently-widowed friend called me yesterday afternoon about 2 pet rabbits her husband had left behind. She didn't feel capable of caring for them herself and with all that she is now dealing with, it was the proverbial straw that threatened to break the camel's back. A young couple had promised to come for the pair of rabbits that morning, but they did not show or call. (Don''t you hate that?) My friend had already dismantled their cages and was at her wit's end.
We discussed what the best course of action would be for her and for me (taking my husband's feelings into consideration as well) and finally came up with the plan for her to surrender the male to the Humane Society and I would take the female until I could find her a home. The male is the tame, affectionate one so it is more adoptable. Also, I keep my rabbits indoors and I couldn't risk taking an un-neutered male as it would likely spray. STINKY!
So now we have a new houseguest. I probably shouldn't name her because I am not intending to keep her, but she just looks like an Opal to me. So, however long she is here, her name will be Opal. Here is a picture of her. Isn't she lovely? Rex rabbits are nicknamed Velveteen rabbits because of their soft, plush fur.
Blessings on your weekend.