Hot Cross Hoppenings
We agonized over finding the right home for Plum Bun and Luigi's fuzzy broken tort, Toffee. Several people indicated an interest in her, but they were always matched with a different bunny. While we were very happy for the other bunnies, we wondered when Toffee's new family would come along.
We are so happy to announce that Toffee is now in her new home with Holly W. and James. Holly, an artist, contacted us a couple weeks ago and said she had had her eye on this fuzzy little girl for quite a long time, but they were in the process of moving and she needed to wait until they were settled before coming forward. She was finally in a position to contact us and we were thrilled with this experienced bunny owner's knowledge and dedication to her past furry friends. Holly and I worked out a great barter. In exchange for Toffee (now named Mochi) Holly is designing a new banner and some other cute graphics for our website. We are so excited about the adorable designs she is creating for us and can't wait until everything is ready for a big reveal.
Holly and James came to pick up Mochi yesterday and we couldn't have been happier with the way they all took to each other! It was definitely love at first sight. Blessings to them all as they begin this new adventure together!
Sweet little Spot has ridden off into the sunset with her incredible new family. We so enjoyed meeting Jill B. and her lovely daughter. Both were bubbling over with love and happiness for Spot as soon as they met her. We can only hope that all pets will be so well-loved and cared for. Best wishes to the entire B. Family as they open their hearts and home to this bundle of joy!
We made a new video this evening, highlighting the adorable Half Stache, FDR, and Turnover. I hope this link works!
Be gentle as we are still learning how to use the video software. :)
I finally found the time to take some new pictures of Half Stache, FDR, Turnover, and Toffee (especially for Holly!). Half Stache and Toffee have hardly changed at all, while the others have gotten bigger and sweeter. :)
I received these sweet photos from Rachael S. a few days ago, shortly after she adopted Waffles. Waffles has a been renamed Cecilia, Cece for short, and is settling in beautifully.
We finally had to separate Spot and Toffee yesterday, as Toffee decided to attempt some "adult" bunny moves on Spot, but Spot was far from appreciative of being bitten and jumped on. We flipped a coin and Toffee got to keep the original cage, but Spot got a new exercise pen to call home. Spot seemed happy enough. She relaxed and didn't have to worry about being attacked by a flying fur ball again. All was great...until we couldn't find her. That was not so great. And then we found her. In the closet, on a shelf in the Bunny Room. Like this... She must be doing her "Princess and the Pea" impression. What the picture doesn't show is the fact that she's about 4 feet off the ground in this picture. LOL
Amid all the Internet craziness, I couldn't announce some of our happy news for the week.
On Friday evening Waffles the broken chestnut doe went home with Rachael. It was a tough choice and I thought Toffee was going to be the blessed bunny in this matching session, but Waffles' playful antics won Rachael's fun-loving heart. She and her sister believed it was Waffles' "spiciness" that made her a better match. We were so happy to see that little girl go to her forever home and pray for a long, healthy relationship for them all.
On Sunday evening, little Dot, one of the broken black bucks, was selected by Julie B. and her daughters for their new little love. He melted their hearts, although it was a close call with Turnover vying for their attention. The text messages and face time cameras were going full steam to show the members of the family who couldn't make it to the matching session each of the possibilities. Everyone had a different favorite going into the appointment, but it was clear that Dot was their boy. We know he will be a beloved member of the family. Enjoy him!
I fully confess to being a dinosaur when it comes to new technology. Up until a couple days ago, I was fully satisfied using my ancient flip phone and desktop computer to work. Did I mention I still have a landline? Correction: I had a landline until it stopped working and it was going to take almost three weeks for the company to come out and fix it because my internet service kept disconnecting every 30-90 seconds. Technically I still have a landline, but it won't be working for at least another week. My long-suffering husband went out and bought me a new phone that came with a data plan to keep my emails and New Bunny Questionnaires coming in. I sent my first text message ever yesterday.
I have been promising a bunny video for the past month and I had to bring my laptop up to the library in order to upload the thing, after approximately 9,999 attempts at uploading it at home while the server went down constantly. It has not been a pretty week at our house. Twice the upload made it into the 90% range before crashing. The shrieks could be heard all the way in Cleveland.
So the upside is that I have a video on my youtube page, but the downside is that I have no clue how to link in to my website. I'm working on it and I'm willing to learn, so I'm not completely relegated to dinosaur-hood...maybe. I must confess that texting makes me cuss every time I hit the wrong key (which, of course, is very often given the miniscule size of those keys...and I even have small fingers!) I miss my landline, not that the library isn't a nice place to be.
If you would like to see my really bad first attempt at video-making, the video is called "Pool Party, Bunny Style" and my youtube page is called Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops. If you leave a comment, please be really gentle!
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.