I have been sitting on this news for a few weeks and am now in a position to share the announcement. We had been working to downsize our rabbitry and were comfortable with our progress with the does, but hadn't done anything with our bucks. The bucks have long been my favorites, with their varied temperaments and loveable ways. I had been dreading sitting down and making the difficult decisions of which bucks to keep and which bucks to rehome. In early March I received a New Bunny Questionnaire from a family here in Ohio. As I read over the description of their family and their desired characteristics, I looked at my youngest child and said, "They are describing Winston."
After emailing back and forth with the K. Family, for a couple weeks, I broached the subject of Winston as a possible match. The suggestion was met with enthusiasm and joy. More emails were exchanged and, finally, a day was set for them to meet him. I admit to having second thoughts as the day approached, simply because I couldn't imagine letting him go, but all misgivings were laid aside as soon as we met the K. Family. They were warm, kind, and loving...everything we wanted in a new family for Winston. Once the decision was made (they also met Tom Thumb as a possibility, but always knew Winston was the Bun of their dreams.) they headed home with him. Emails and updates have continued. He was neutered and is beginning the process of litter box training (not something he excelled at while he was here - he was very hit-or-miss,,, with much emphasis on the "miss". LOL) He has become very bonded to the 8 year old boy in the family, and has chosen him as his extra special person to love. He has been renamed "Marshmallow" which will take some getting used to on our end, but since he is so sweet and has a mushy heart inside, his new name definitely describes him well. Here he is with his new "girlfriend." :)
Amy is the Big Bunny at the Hot Cross Buns Holland Lop Rabbitry. She manages the furry bunnies as well as her own brood of five kits, with the help of her incredibly patient husband of nineteen years. Hot Cross Hoppenings will be a journal of our adventures in Holland Lop life.