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    Great news, So pleased she’s getting a friend. She won’t be worried or wondering why she is where she is, animals live in the moment - she will just be getting on with it and enjoying her food/new found company etc so try not to worry

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    All sounds very positive. It will be lovely for you and Jan to have her home with her new friend once they are bonded. It is great that the rescue have the time for such a slow bond. I could never do that here as I couldn't take that much time off work.

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    I hope Flo will continue to do well with Alex so they can soon be home.
    Can you temporarily rearrange a few things outside or inside so Flo has some unfamiliar areas to explore with Alex?

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    Draught excluder impression!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Draught excluder impression!
    Yes - I think we can all see where this is going. Could be a bit of s sploofy bunny by the sounds of it.
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    We have been waiting on tenterhooks for the last few days for an update. I have to say that whilst 'no news is good news' - it is uncomfortable to be waiting for an update whilst telling ones self that if there was a problem, we would be notified very quickly. So with that thought in mind, this update just hit my inbox 10 minutes ago....
    "Hi Craig and Jan,
    Just to say that I haven’t been in at the centre since Thursday but today received an update on the bonding programme between Flo and Alex;
    We did the first barrier-free meet today in the neutral pen and it went super well!! They spent the first 10/15 minutes more or less ignoring each other. After a while there was some chasing and mounting from Alex, but this was very “polite” as far as these things go and he wasn’t too insistent on it. Flo also took it really well, and didn’t tell him off (even when he was humping her face!!!). We ended the session after about 25 – 30 minutes when both rabbits had settled and were relaxed and were laying down about 1.5 metres from each other. Once back in their individual kennels Flo flopped in front of the gate separating them and Alex sat nearby munching on some kale!
    The plan going forward will be to do at least two similar sessions to this every day until the chasing/mounting stops and we start to see more positive signs (grooming one another, resting near each other etc.) at which point we’ll have a pair of bonded bunnies!! Once we reach this point, I think it’ll be wise to keep them with us for a further couple of days together, just to make sure the bond is secure.
    But everything is looking very promising so far!

    This made me cry - and I'm fragile as it is right now with everything that's going on in my life. It's been 2 weeks without Flo and we miss her terribly and it hurts us so much having her away. And we so much wanted to share in the bond as I was able to when Flo bonded with Leo. But - the single most important thing for Flo at this point, is for her to bond with another rabbit - so she has companionship once again. And to that end, this update is very much how Flo bonded with Leo but obviously when this happened, our home was neutral for Flo. And obviously we failed with the last bond we tried - and this update proves beyond any doubt that the neutrality of the rescure centre is absolutely critical to this - and I am so pleased for Flo. I am sure now that Flo will be forming thoughts for the new bun and will be building her emotions around that.
    I will update the thread on Tuesday/Wednesday when we get another update and hopefully even more positive news.
    Craig xx
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    That update has made me so happy for you all

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    It is apparent how much you love Flo from the sacrifice you are making to have her bonded with Alex away from home.
    I am sending vibes that things will continue to progress until you are together again.

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    What a wonderful update. I'm so happy for Flo. I know you must miss her so much... I remember when Sophie was away to be bonded to Casper, and that was 'only' for a week, and you haven't seen Flo in two weeks now... Hopefully she and Alex will be home soon.
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    Beautiful update.

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