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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz47 View Post
    I was 13, so 8 years ago. I had guinea pigs at the time and had done since I was very young, but my parents helped care for them. I went to the garden centre and saw Beano, as a tiny, very cute baby! I nagged and nagged my parents for her and the condition was I did all caring for and paying for her myself, so she came home with us I didn't know anything about rabbits, which is why she was put in a small spare cage we had in my bedroom (although she was let out very often). She was vaccinated straight away though and fed good hay etc. I soon found this forum within a few months of having her and improved her set up and daily life, and adopted Gordon soon after.

    Aww Liz, you spent all your pocket money on Beano

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    Since I was 2 I had my first rabbit.
    I done the cleaning, feeding everything care wise. My parents just provided the cash and signature for vets, food etc.

    I had a break for a while after Neya died and just had the ferrets. Got my current two almost 2 years ago.

    Always been interested so always been studying their behaviour etc.

    So it's been about 20/21 years. If we minus off the time without bunnies it's around 13 odd years.

    I should add though, I don't think I'm bunny mad. I love all animals and honestly my ferrets were my favourite pets. They just brought me so much joy.
    I've already decided once Daphne and Phoebe pass I won't be getting any more rabbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    We'll have to handcuff you to the Forum though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    J&B was one of the first of the "rabbit people" to find Frances, so she told me.. did you know that J&B?

    I guess she must know, since she told you

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I guess she must know, since she told you
    It was Frances who was reminiscing with me with regard to J&B being one of her very early bunny clients, not J&B herself (not easy to form grammatically easy to read posts on my phone).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    It was Frances who was reminiscing with me with regard to J&B being one of her very early bunny clients, not J&B herself (not easy to form grammatically easy to read posts on my phone).
    That's your excuse and you're sticking with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Frances told you that? or me My friend actually found her for me. She had to subscribe to RWAF (I think) to get a list of decent rabbit vets & FHB was close ish & I think one of two in the country. I think everyone else caught on quick cos in the old days you couldn't move in that waiting room ...bunnies everywhere & many traveled far to get there.

    MM - yes it was wonderful, I had to join here once she retired

    I have a specialist vet who seems to move every few years, and myself and her other entourage always follow her wherever she goes. No matter how far that may be!

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    Arfur....as in R for R abbits...

    Red eyed white in pet shop, no-one wanted him, except me. He bit, sprayed, 'argued' and at that point I had no understanding about rabbits whatsoever, and then a bunny loving and owning friend told me the facts, I understood, and Arfur stayed with me until his time to leave this world. xxxx


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    When I was about 3 or 4, we had a hutch of rabbits that an uncle gave to us, but I don't remember much about them except feeding them carrots when I came home from school. My mom didn't like the mess they made on the patio, so they were sent away while I wasn't home to see it happen. There was one white, one black and one black and white but I don't think it was a dutch.

    Fast forward to about 10 years ago and Mimzy and his two friends (both REWs) were dropped at my ex's business and we tried to catch all of them, thinking we'd take them to the shelter because they would be killed or starve by winter. We were never able to get the two white ones and I think neighbors or wild animals took them.
    I'd had a particularly bad day having come home from a post treatment cancer checkup in a very depressed mood and he suddenly called me and said, "Get somewhere ready for your rabbit to live, he's on the way home." That was in July 2007 and that was Mimzy. Pip came next about a week before Christmas the same year (bought from pet store by daughter) and Fiver followed the next August.

    I have loved every minute of my time with them that they haven't been ill. Sickness is too stressful a time to think of as at all enjoyable, but I've fought their corners each time as best I could. Only Mimzy and Fiver left now and no more after this, although I still think of the wildie who was living under our house in Alaska when we left there. I do miss him.

    I wouldn't ever have rabbits again even if I could afford to. The sadness of losing them is too much for me. But I have been so blessed to have them in my life. They have taught me so much and given me purpose. Mimzy probably saved my life as I couldn't come to grips with having to live with cancer, it took so much from me. My mental state was depleted by the treatments and surgeries and I also lost a good friend to colon cancer and my survivor's guilt was huge...but I looked forward to seeing him every morning and took comfort in his presence every minute of the day and night. And he brought me to some wonderful friends, both here at RU and at my US rabbit forum.

    There is no friendship quite like that which one shares with the house rabbit. Truly changes one's life and outlook on things.

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