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23-08-2006, 12:27 PM
**** If a mod could move this into the right place on the forum, I'd be most grateful. Thanks.****

I am putting out feelers for a very very special home for my beautiful, most loving bonded family of dwarf lop buns.

They are well known on this site…as I have been most proud of them, and talk about them alllll the time, and frequently post pics of them. However, for those of you who don’t know about them, he’s alittle of their history….

I originally started with Albert and Ellen….two pure-bred, and stunning seal point dwarf lops…who came to live with me at the age of 10 weeks old.
They were bred by a good friend of mine (one of those genuine BRC breeders), and I followed their progress from when they were born, with visits, and frequent pics of them growing up!

A few months after they’d come to live with me, I went away on hol with my mum….living my babies in the hands of my younger brother. Albert and Ellen had been living together previously….until Albert matured, and was neutered.

Two weeks after Albert was neutered, he was accidently put into the same run as Ellen….my brother knowing Albert was neutered thought it would be ok….and as I wasn’t there to say otherwise. It was while I was away and I received an ‘update’ phone call from him, that I found out….eeeek!

I arrived back home, and 4 weeks later….Ellen produced a litter of 3 babies. My initial reaction was to be gutted…mortified….and absolutely upset. It was my fault. I shouldn’t have left my babies. These feelings weren’t the best feelings to have at the arrival of new life into the world…but I didn’t want to breed. I didn’t want babies!

My feelings soon quickly changed however, as I watched the beauty of the 3 babies grow, and be carefully loved and cared for by mum Ellen. It was from that moment, that I decided to keep the whole family.
Within the litter, there was a REW, a Siamese smoke pearl and a seal point! (just like mum and dad!).

When the babies were 4 weeks old…I decided to take the step to introduce ‘dad’ Albert back into the group. As soon as he was put into the pen, he began cleaning and sitting with his babies. I cried with joy!!

I decided to name the 3 babies…who turned out to be 2 boys and a girl….Juley, George and Ruby.

As Juley and George matured, I had to take them out of the family grouping…I didn’t want any more babies!! Juley and George went to live on their own until it was time for them to visit the vets! 6 weeks after their visit, they were bonded back into the group, to become one happy family! Ellen was a bit unsure at first, but soon she accepted them back, and the family lived as one big loving unit. Each bun interacting beautifully with each other. Cleaning, licking, snuggling, eating together, sleeping together. They brought such a joy to my heart to see them!

A few months later, the original breeder of Albert and Ellen, contacted me to tell me she had a Siamese sable little girl. Many years ago, I had a sable girl…so this colour was very special to me, and I had been waiting a long time to welcome a bun like this back into my family.
This little girl was also the direct cousin of Juley, George and Ruby…the niece of Albert and Ellen (her dad was Albert’s brother!).

I decided to have her, and bond her into the family group. Albert wasn’t having any of it at first….chasing, leaping on her, and generally just causing madness! However, after a few days of trying, it seemed that one day they just clicked! I named the girl Sophie…as she is as much a daughter to Albert and Ellen, as their own Ruby!

This family unit is unlike any bonded buns I have seen. The interaction between them all is incredible. I honestly cannot stress that enough. They all get one with each other….and are alllways sleeping together in one huuuge pile!

As I have known them all since babies…they have all been handled, and are a tame as you could imagine! Relatives who come over to the house and see them say they are like little teddys!

If I climb into their pen, they all come running over to greet me, and I love sitting in their run, and having them climb on me, and nudge me…even sit right next to me! They are the most social and friendly group you could ever hope to meet!

I am heartbroken at the prospect of having to give them up. It would however bring me so much joy to see them go to a beautiful loving home, who appreciates and loves them as much as I do. It is rare you will ever find a most closely bonded or loving and sociable group of buns.

The ideal set up for them would be a shed with an attached run, where they have the freedom to run about and play. Also a loving bunny mum or dad who would come and socialise and interact with them, as they all love attention!

I have literally hundreds of pics of all the buns as they are growing up, and during the bonding and other various stages of their lives. I’d be happy to put all these pics of cds for the new others, so they have the full background of this family.

All buns are fit and healthy, with no health or emotionally problems. All the boys are neutered, and all the buns are vaccinated.

Please contact me if you would like any information on this group. I could literally go on for hours…and I haven’t even started on the individual character of them! Oooo and what characters! Hehe!

Sorry for the really long post.

There is a little pic of them in my sig, but I have looooooooads more I can update the post with later.

23-08-2006, 12:59 PM
How come you are having to re-home them mate? There was someone on here a while ago wanting a bonded family. I'll go do some searches. :?

23-08-2006, 01:06 PM
It was youngbunny2. Could you PM her? It was in early July, so maybe something has been found though?

23-08-2006, 01:27 PM
This bun family is absolutely beautiful :love:

I hope they find a perfect home.

I would love them but just don't think I can take on anymore buns as I now have 3 pairs.


23-08-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks Rabswood, it means a lot :)

Thanks Angie for your help :) I will pm them when I get home from work later tonight.

23-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Oh no, you must be so sad :cry:

They are all so utterly gorgeous and I especially like Juley (I think he is the grey one) whoever has them will be very VERY lucky.

It would be lovely to have a bonded group.

23-08-2006, 04:52 PM
They are gorgeous, I would love them but not sure what OH would think :(

the happy bee
23-08-2006, 06:55 PM
This so sad.
They're so beautiful, I wish I could take them but living in a one bedroom flat with no garden I'm not sure where I'd put them.

23-08-2006, 07:47 PM
I'm so sorry that you have to give them up Veronica :cry: But I 100% support your decision because only you know whats best. You are doing the right thing for yourself and that is most important right now :D I dont what a struggle you have gone through to make this decision and you have been soo strong!

I do hope they find the best home. I will keep an eye out for you :D

Leah xx

23-08-2006, 07:55 PM
veronica i am so sorry to hear that you have to re-home the family. if i could i would take them on but i dont have the space for them long term.

It must be so difficult for you to make this decision

23-08-2006, 08:37 PM
Oh veronica, I'm so sorry :cry: :cry: I know how much your buns mean to you. I hope you find the owners for your family that you are looking for xxx

Big hugs chick this sure can't be easy for you xxxx

24-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Thanks guys for your support. It isn't an easy decision at all. They are my babies, and I adore them :( It is my aim if they are rehomed, to go to the best possible home. I will be very fussy to ensure they go to that super special home.

I've had a couple of enquiries, which are being thought of and investigated.
Sadly I can't let their current housing go with them, as it is my newest bunny housing, and a couple of my other buns can benefit from it.

Ideal housing I am looking for for them, would be a shed/attached run.....both of which you could go and sit in with them, and they come to you for all the attention they want! (Trust me, they LOVE attention! :D).

Or, I am happy to give the dimensions of the existing housing (3 tier), so if youd like to build your own you could. Again, with an attached run added...the family would love it! :D

These little buns, are a little flock of buns that actually follow you around, so their housing must accomodate and allow their new mum or dad to be able to access them easily and interact with them. That's why I'm thinking a shed/run would be the most ideal.

If you are interested in offering them a home, please PM me with details of your housing arrangement. I will also answer any questions you may have about them :)

Distance isn't issue.....as I am willing to drive and meet the perfect new owners. Finding my gorgeous family the best mum and dad is paramount to me.

24-08-2006, 12:42 PM
awwwww ((hugs)) Veronica I hope you find them a specail home. It must be so heartbreaking for you :(

24-08-2006, 02:46 PM
Thanks hun for your kind words.

24-08-2006, 03:25 PM
god i want them sooooo much but i just hear a shouting voice when isay the words "jon can i have 6 more bunnies" :lol: :lol: :lol:

hugs to you it must be such a hard decision :(

24-08-2006, 03:51 PM
I would love to have them too, but I am in the process of moving.

However, if they are still available when I have moved, I'll contact you.

24-08-2006, 03:54 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't want them to be the cause of any relationship breakups! :shock: :lol:

Here's another pic of the beautiful family group :D


24-08-2006, 04:02 PM
...and a few more...





24-08-2006, 04:13 PM
They are gorgeous.

25-08-2006, 11:26 AM
totally beautiful :love::love:

25-08-2006, 11:49 AM
MY b/f has just shouted at ME too for keep going on about them (... I have just emailed all those pictures to his work and he is very busy and he just rang going ARRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! BLIMIN BUNNIES FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


25-08-2006, 12:05 PM
I'm so sorry to hear you're rehoming your buns, I can't imagine how heartbreaking this must be for you :( Sending loads of hugs xx
They are all so gorgeous and I really wish I could help! Hope they find the perfect home soon :D

25-08-2006, 01:06 PM
Thanks again for your kind replies.

I understand that taking on a group of 6 is a huge task.....although very very rewarding.

If a home for all 6 together cannot be found, then I will sadly :( have to consider splitting them up, and rehoming in 3s or pairs.

I really don't want to have to do this....as anyone who witnesses this group together will understand. However, if it ensure them excellent loving homes, then I have no choice.

Please, if you know of anyone who would be interested....as a good sized shed and would be willing to attach a run and welcome into their family a beautiful bonded group of floppy eared babies, then let me know.

25-08-2006, 01:20 PM
awwwww it would be a total shame to split them up :cry: are the girls speyed?

25-08-2006, 01:40 PM
I know :(
It's heartbreaking enough to even think about letting them go. It would be gutting to see them split up. However, I do understand that it isn't going to be easy to rehome a group :(

The girls are not spayed, but all the boys are neutered.

25-08-2006, 02:02 PM
awww is there no way at all you can keep them by making changes etc?

25-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Trust me, I've thought about, and put into place various measures to keep for them as long as I have.

Ideally, if I could have a seperate shed, with attached run for them it would make life much easier. However, as I already have a bunny shed...and still live at home with parents...then this isn't an option. :( :( :(

25-08-2006, 03:26 PM
I hope they don't get split up :cry: :cry: :cry:

26-08-2006, 09:31 AM
I know :( :( :( It would be gutting to split them :( I do understand though that it will be hard to find a special home willing to take on 6 bonded buns :(

26-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Oh no :( Splitting them would be so sad :(

I hope they can find a home soon chick, I sooo wish I could help :cry:

26-08-2006, 10:32 AM
Aw, this is very sad.

Do you have a time limit on when they need rehoming? I suppose its asap?

Have you tried listing them on RR? If you're worried about undesirable people contacting you, say you'll do a homecheck and you'd like a donation to go to your favourite rescue.

26-08-2006, 11:44 AM
Aawww veronica.. Big Hugs.. i know how hard this all must be for you!
Hope you find a lovely home for your gorgeous babies.. they really are a credit to you!