Hot Cross Hoppenings
Bo Peep's unusual temperament made her somewhat of a quirky bunny and we wondered if we would ever find the right home for her, but patience prevailed! The T. Family came over to meet Jack and Tom, but ended up falling in love with Bo Peep. (Sorry, boys, your turn is coming!) Little Bo Peep would not leave them alone and settled right into their hearts. It was an unexpected turn to the day's events, but a very happy one for this sweet little girl.
have new videos posted on the Hot Cross Babies page. They are having a great time, bouncing and playing. :)
We suffered a loss in the rabbitry today. Babette's little broken blue baby died this morning. We noticed a couple of days ago that it seemed to be quieter than normal and felt thinner than the other Buns in the litter. We tried supplementing with kitten formula, which has helped immensely in other situations, but not this time. :(
Goodbye, sweet little baby.
Even without an official listing, Cooper has been generating quite a bit of interest. I made a short video of him today for the people who have contacted me about this handsome little man. He has a matching appointment on Saturday with the family who adopted Ricky (formerly Fritzie) to see if they take a liking to each other and could become a bonded pair.
Here's his video!
for updated videos and pictures of Little Bo Peep. Jack Be Nimble, and Tom Thumb!
About a year ago we had the pleasure of matching Becky M. and her daughter Joy with one of our very first Hot Cross Buns. His name is Cooper and he is Licorice the classroom bunny's brother. Very sadly, Joy developed allergies to all fur-bearing animals, and the family made the difficult decision to rehome all of their pets, including Cooper and their two cats. Thankfully they contacted us and asked if we could take Cooper and find him another awesome home where he will be as loved and cherished as he was in their home. We were very happy to be in a position to help.
Cooper is a beautiful solid blue buck. He has been fed Sherwood all his life, so he has the most amazing shiny, glossy coat. He was neutered at six months of age and is fully litter-trained (although it would be wise to anticipate some initial accidents while he settles in). He is playful, outgoing, inquisitive, and sometimes goofy. Always very healthy, he exudes a desire to live life to the fullest. Cooper will come with his cage, litter box, and other supplies, along with food, hay, and digestive tablets.
Although I did not discuss this with Becky and Joy, we are asking for a $200 rehoming fee for him. It is my desire to give all of this money to the M. Family so they can add a pet reptile to their lives, since furry friends are out of the question. (We have a pet ball python, and he is another variety of an affectionate pet.)
If you break down the costs, Cooper and his belongings are a great deal.
A new Hot Cross Bun = $150
Neutering surgery = approx. $300
Cage, water bottle, litter pan = approx. $125
Food, hay, digestive tablets = approx. $45
Total of brand new everything = $600+
Cooper is only 1/3 the price. And did I mention, he is fully litter box trained? :)
We are going to give Cooper a few days to settle in and get over the shock of the changes in his life before officially listing him. If you are interested in him, please send us an email or fill out the New Bunny Questionnaire, if you are new to our site.
Jack had been "on hold" for a couple of weeks for a very kind lady named Katelin. The night before she was to have her matching appointment, she had to fly across the country due to a family emergency. Last night she emailed us to let us know she was going to be in California longer than anticipated, and that she didn't think it would be fair to keep Jack waiting for his forever family. She is still looking forward to getting a pet rabbit, but her desires need to be put aside for the time being. While we haven't yet had the opportunity to meet Katelin, we are looking forward to the day we can meet this thoughtful, caring person. We wish her and her family all the best and will be keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.
Ricky (formerly known as Fritzie) is doing wonderfully with the S. Family. She is scheduled to be spayed on Thursday, so we will be anticipating an update following her procedure. In the meantime, Ricky continues to be her sweet, loving self. She had a marathon cuddling session this morning and laid with Claire S. (the mom) for 45 minutes without budging. Daughter Ashley induces purring during head rubs and cuddles, as well.
We always knew Ricky would be an exceptionally loving bunny towards her family, so we are thrilled to hear how quickly she has accepted them as her very own. :)
We heard from Erin F. yesterday and she sent some great pictures of Finn along with a wonderful update about how well he is doing and settling in with his new family and home. Everyone is smitten with him and her brother has been coming over daily to hang out with Finn just for fun. She calls him a perfect fit, very relaxed, and never wanting to leave their sides. He does binkies and is doing great with his litter box. She described him as being a very bright little bunny...almost too bright for his own good. LOL
That is one happy and self-satisfied little Bun. :)
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.