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    Default I've failed yet again as a fosterer - meet no. 8

    Well, I was asked to foster a rabbit in October as the local RSPCA, that I am a volunteer homechecker with, had an influx of rabbits and had no space .. I agreed and enter Astrix, 2 yr male, red eyed white. To say he wasn't a snuggle rabbit is an understatement, he grunted and lunged when I dared feed him, we're not talking little gruffle, we're talking ears flat back, front feet up and mouth open. Now I'm not one for giving up easily so out of the dog training box came the old faithful assessor hand that we've used on dogs.

    After a week of that and him having a nice treat when quiet (he LOVES science selective pellets so they worked well).

    A month later he can have a nose rub through the cage, open it and he climbs up for a fuss, eye/ear rubs and kisses, all with lovely tooth purrs.

    Last week I went to drop off some forms to the RSPCA and they said that they had space now so could take him back if I wanted, I felt a horrible pang so said he was fine with me until a home was found as he's benefitting from the one-on-one.

    Well I rang them today and said he'd found his forever home ... with me!

    Here's the fella. Not ideal pix, but will try to get a nice one tomorrow.

    At RSPCA



    At home



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    *shakes your hand*

    I've found myself as a failed foster parent too, for almost exactly the same reasons (rabbit home visitor, etc).

    Astrix is very lucky, and will sure benefit from the TLC you can give him, and the stable home

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    He is beautiful. And looks so settled and happy with you.
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    Astrix is VERY handsome! How lovely for him that he now has a loving home with you.

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    Hehe, I think I would fail too.

    I have an empty hutch though.....

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    Welcome to the failed again forster's club!

    Well done for all the hard work you've done with him, in getting him to trust you He's adorable btw No wonder you couldn't let him go back

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    Hee-hee-hee well looking at him you really didn't stand a chance he would have stolen anyones heart, he's gorgeous

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    oh he's lovely!! Ollie came to me as a stray [only for a week or 2 mind you] a couple of weeks later I thought I'd found him a home,only to get upset when it came time to put him in the pet carrier and take him there.

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    He looks really settled


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    Astrix is adorable. I can't blame you for failing.

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