hi there! I've been benefiting from your advice for several months, and wanted to say hi officially! My name is Meg and I live in Ann Arbor, MI.
Here are my beloved cute little bunnies: Athena (left) and Teddy (right)
I got Athena from a shelter this past May; she's now a year and 2 months. After thinking I couldn't afford a second bunny for a few years (I'm a grad student), I lasted all of 3 months, and got Teddy from another shelter in August. (; He's five months old now. Both bunnies were fixed while at their shelters.
Athena is a very playful, quick, and clever little bunny, though also kind of shy and easily frightened by unfamiliar things. She hates it when I cook and/or eat (unless it's a banana)! But she is just a little love, very cuddly and will take affection over treats (unless it's a banana). (; She was a little unsure about this baby boy at first, but after a few days she decided he was *her* baby, and now she loves to wash his face and snuggle with him (see below).
Teddy loved Athena at first sight, and is still as devoted to her as a clueless teenage boy can be. (; He grooms her as well, although he's easily distracted by toys and new things to explore. He's a brave investigator, and will usually check out a room first in case there's a new object in it, and he's not easily frightened. He does seem to need Athena to help him find the food, though. He's still not sure what humans are for (other than providing bits of banana), and will only sometimes tolerate a little petting -- but I'm hoping he'll warm to me when he grows up.
I've always loved bunnies, though I hadn't gotten to meet many before... but they are so cute, and as a pacifist vegetarian I felt I could relate to them. (; It turns out my boyfriend loves bunnies as well, and we started talking about them more... I'm a grad student, relatively young and very poor, so I thought I couldn't afford them (especially since they're happiest in pairs or more) -- but then this summer I just decided to make it work. (; I'm sooo happy I did -- I can't possibly express how much joy these bunnies bring me, and how precious they are to me. I love them sooo much!!