The more enthralled I have become in the rabbit world, the more I enjoy the beginnings. So many people set out on the mission of showing. Our beginning was a little bit different. I never woke up and thought, I would like a Holland lop (Oddly enough now I never stop). No, I woke up one day and thought... real rabbits would make wonderful photo props. And like buying props, I knew what color I wanted. An orange one, a gray one and a white one. To my delight after a week of searching on KSL I found a young man getting rid of all his over bred rabbits. When I went I was in awe. They were all living in huge pens together in a colony. It reminded me kind of like picking out goldfish, you find the one you want but then it swims all over the place and you aren't sure after that. Well, I headed home with my 3 perfect photo props. We had no cages... because we weren't keeping them. I had planned ahead and found homes for them. So we used our Xpen for our dog and sat up a fun little play area. Well within moments of being home, the orange one escaped through that small little gap in the xpen. I was stunned. So we captured it. We named them, with no intentions of keeping. We didnt' know how to sex them, so we just picked what we liked. We had a Thumper (of course) and a Charming, and Ginger. Poor Ginger ended up the only one with the wrong gender name. Well before the end of the weekend, the props were no longer needed. Something happened though. We were in love. Completely head over heels, with rabbits. They seemed to be the most functional animal for our family. So the studying began on how to be an amazing rabbit owner. It wasn't long before we failed. Our dog had a run in with our doe. He didn't bite her, but she died just the same, likely from the fact a big bull dog was in her cage. Our next sad lesson, came when we learned brothers, do not cohabitate. We lost Thumper. This left us with Ginger. The least friendly of the bunch. Once he became a loner, he no longer wanted to be in his pen and would escape time and time again until we finally gave in. Most of the year Ginger lives roaming free in the yard. We have progressed into loving Holland lops, but it's always fun to look at "Gingie Buns" and remember where we started.
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