Yesterday I told you there was a Part II to my happy news and here she is: Meet Nahla.
When I took Opal to the rabbitry that would be her new home, I knew I would look at the other rabbits, but didn't think I would be choosing one to take home with me. That was, until the lady handed me Nahla.
This little Fuzzy Lop snuggled up to me as soon as I picked her up. Still, I didn't know if I was ready.... I put her back in her cage and held another cute baby bunny - a Holland Lop. But that other little ball of fuzz had done something to my heart. I asked if I could hold her again.
She was so relaxed with me, I think she may have fallen asleep. I was eventually holding her in just one hand, curled up next to my body. She didn't wiggle one bit. She was perfectly content to stay cuddled up to me. My heart was melting. I knew I would not be able to put her back in her cage, even to go home and think about it. She had chosen me and if you are a pet person, you know how special that is.
Somewhere along the way that I was holding her, the name Nahla popped into my mind. I didn't settle on it until today. I actually looked up some other names and thought about trying to find something with the Letter L, because our pets' names range from K-P, but O and L are not represented. Finally I decided that if Nahla popped into my mind and kept persisting, that is what I should name her. So Nahla she is.
This afternoon I had a nap on my recliner with Nahla. She stayed snuggled up to me and I finally got to hear what I have heard other people say is the sound of a rabbit purring. What a lovely sound. But if that were not enough, she started giving me little bunny kisses, licking my face. Sigh. I'm in love.
So that is my happy news. I hope you enjoy the pictures.