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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

April 01, 2015

I adopted Bizou in February. My previous bunny had to be put down one day previous. I had bought her from a pet store, and even though she looked normal at the store, it became clear to me within days that she was in fact suffering from an upper respiratory problem. By the time I could find a vet willing to start her on antibiotics, the bacteria had gotten a solid hold in her face. At only 10 months old my Harvey developed a resulting inner ear infection, causing her to lose all sense of balance. It was tragic.

I thought maybe going to the THS and looking at the rabbits would cheer me up. Of course, I had in mind that knowing myself, I would likely come home with one. Once you’ve had a great rabbit like I did, it’s hard to go without one. I asked what the hardest rabbits were to adopt out, and apparently the all-white ones take a little longer. Bizou was so reserved but friendly. She came up to my hand and stuck her head under it. She quickly melted into a bunny puddle of dewlap and fur. I couldn’t resist.

Bizou spent some time in Port Hope before we flew out to Halifax, where she now has the run of my room. I have to say though, she loves her cage. I think she just appreciates having her own safe place, that smells like her, and is so much quieter than the humane society. We went to the vet yesterday for a checkup and they say she is doing great! After adopting her I changed her name to Stevie Nicks, but I just call her Steve. She had been through two humane societies in less than a year, and had picked the name Bizou up in Montreal. Every so often I will start speaking to her in French. After all, she is such a clean, well-behaved, sweet, and gentle bunny that Bizou (kiss) is a great nickname for her.

She is working on trusting other people and animals, but she has come a long way with me, and doesn’t startle when I pick her up, or when the cat comes to say hello. She loves to be cuddled and will in turn, lick my hands and face. She really is a total cupcake. Thanks so much for the awesome bunny buddy, and maybe sometime in the future Bizou may want a boyfriend. We shall have to wait and see… smile