Meet my treasured ones:
Ferris (Left) and Phoebe
My two angels. Rescued literally off the streets of Harlem. They each only have three legs. Both had their left hind leg cut off by come evil sick wacko. They were only four weeks old when they were found, bleeding, starving under a bush in Harlem. Now you would never even know they were *impaired* because, really, they aren’t. They run faster than any cat I have had with four legs. They zoom up their 8′ cat tree in milliseconds. They are an inspiration and they remain completely devoted to each other. It’s truly a site to see. Even though they are almost 4 (*sob*) they still play like kittens, furiously groom each other and wildly play together as they did when they were babies. Ferris has always had a very outgoing almost dog-like personality. Phoebe, however, had more emotional damage from her past. She went from being very shy, timid and fearful as a kitten to being extremely loving and physically affectionate. Her love and spirit has been allowed to blossom and grow and it’s been an honor to be able to help it along. Both of them constantly make me laugh out loud with their senses of humor (yes!) and their crazy antics. They are the loves of my life and I cannot imagine a day when they will not be here with me.
Holly Marie and Frankie Lee
These are our two buns- both rescue of course. I’m still trying to find a decent pic of them, but basically their story is: We rescued Holly when we were still living in NYC. She had been abandoned in a box that was too small for her in front of a pet store. She had been up for adoption for a while but no one wanted her. She is a fierce little thing, did not like to be picked up (which is actually MORE common in buns- will elaborate later) and, in general, wasn’t the cuddly little bunny everyone wants. However, we saw her unique charm and brought her home with us. We were new bun parents and taking care of bunnies has a pretty steep learning curve. However, with the help of her foster mom and many many books we learned. We learned that too many people buy bunnies from pet stores thinking they are going to be the “perfect pet” for their child. However, in general, rabbits are better companions for adults. Look for a post on rabbit adoptions to come. Then a few months after we adopted Holly, we had moved back to out home state, and did a “meet up” with another rabbit rescue. We basically brought Holly and did “speed dating” if you will. ALL the buns are fixed of COURSE ! (but they don’t know that 🙂 Holly had met one rabbit before Frankie (another rescued bun) and they did not mesh well. When it was Frankie’s turn, it was love at first sight and they haven’t had one lover’s quarrel ever since. They spend their days, in their enormous three story rabbit mansion pressed against each other in love. At night, when they are let out they binky and frolic together. What a life! Oh and how do they get along with the cats? The buns are in charge, of course!