This page is dedicated to sharing the thoughts and experiences of our Buns' new families. If you have a Hot Cross Bun and want to share an update, picture, or any exciting news, this space is for you!
August 12, 2018 - Sharing some pictures of Hot Cross Bun Sam in his new home. Sam is waiting to be officially introduced to his new bunny friend, three year old black tort doe Olive. He has about 10 more days before the slow face-to-face meetings can begin. We are looking forward to hearing how they do with the bonding process and are praying for a happy outcome.
May 24, 2018 - Wonderful news and pictures have come from Angela about sweet Khalessi (a Hot Cross Bun herd doe formerly known as Babette). She is doing beautifully with her new family and has made a loving friend to Angela's four-year old son. There were some very concerning moments surrounding Khalessi's spaying, as she took longer than normal to start eating and perking up again. The vet discovered that her uterus showed signs of being pre-cancerous, but she should be just fine. This is another reason why we continually stress the importance of having pet does or retired breeding does spayed as quickly as possibly for their continued good health and well being.
Today, Angels wrote: "Khalessi is spending her day with my sick 4 year old. She is always involved in super hero playing. Usually she ends up being the bad guy that keeps beating up and knocking over or carrying away the superheroes. Figured I would send this your way for your website."
We love these pictures and are also attaching a few more of Khalessi enjoying her new home and exercise pen. You really can have beige carpet with a well-behaved pet bunny! LOL
We received a delightful update about Princess Ameera a couple days ago. She was called Little Miss Muffet while living at HCB and was a little outgoing, energetic chestnut doe from the day she was born. Nothing has changed. Her owner Cassie describes her as being fearless. She loves going to the vet and wants to play with all the animals she meets. She adores her kitty brother and has earned the right to free-roam in the house because she has mastered litter box training. Here are some sweet photos of this loveable lop. :)
Cassie also gave us a very nice recommendation. She said, "The best thing we could have done was go to you and your family for our bun. Ameera has no fear of anything, she loves excitement, she loves people, and she loves other animals. I don't think we would have gotten that if we would have gotten a bunny from somewhere else."
We absolute love this picture of Doodles, submitted by his doting owner Sharon K. Doesn't he look like a plush stuffed animal, posed by the window? Too adorable!
Rachael S. wrote to let us know that all went well following Cece's spaying earlier this month. Rachael also spoke in glowing terms about Dr. Keith at Healthy Pets of Lewis Center in Columbus, and her awesome bunny knowledge. We love a great bunny veterinarian recommendation! She included some adorable pictures of Cece to share, as well.
#1 Cece wearing her post-spaying, incision protecting t-shirt. #2 Cece stretched out for a nap (I always think the worst when one of our Buns is in this position. LOL) #3 & 4 Cuteness
Sharon K. from Ohio is a very loving person who adopted one of our Buns. Doodles was just shy of five months old when Sharon met him. Here's what she has to say about us:
"I am so pleased with my experience with Amy and Hot Cross Buns. The bunnies at Hot Cross Buns are clearly well cared for and loved. I knew adding a bunny to my family would be fun but had no idea that it would be this enjoyable. I already can’t imagine my life without Doodles in it. I attribute this to Amy’s knowledge of her bunnies and her ability to match the right bunny with the right family. It’s obvious Hot Cross Buns want to make sure their bunnies are placed in the appropriate home for them and that both the bunny and new family are happy with each other.
Not only did I get a bunny with an adorable personality, I have found someone I can reach out to with questions. Amy has always been available for advice. She has also provided much needed words of encouragement when Doodles and I were still getting to know each other. Amy has even offered to help people with bunnies they have adopted elsewhere, which clearly shows how much she loves bunnies and cares for their well-being. I couldn’t imagine a better experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to get another Hot Cross Bun."
Doodles is a very special Bun and we are so glad Sharon found her way to Hot Cross Buns. He couldn't be happier. :)
Mary R. shared this photo of Theo (formerly known as Macaroni Joe) with us and we are finally getting around to sharing it. It makes me laugh because it shows the sulky teenaged buck stage so perfectly. Here is Theo, hiding in his "Man Cave". Theo will be getting neutered over the Christmas break, so perhaps he heard Mary making the appointment.
We have a couple of Cece photos to share from Rachael S. of Columbus. She's all ready to enjoy her first Christmas and go for a ride. Cece lives a very exciting life. :)
Sharon K. sent these wonderful pictures of Doodles who has learned all sorts of wonderful new tricks in the past few weeks he has been in his new home. She has been corresponding faithfully, keeping us updated on Doodles' ups and downs as he settled in. We are happy to be able to say that his progress has been wonderful and that he is one happy and blessed little boy. :) Thank you for sharing the pictures and good news, Sharon!
From Mary R. in Michigan...
"As a novice bunny owner, I was nervous about making a 10+year commitment without knowing a lot more about them. I spent time reading on various internet sites, then started to get serious about finding a rabbitry nearby for the actual purchase. I read a LOT of sites over several weeks, but I kept coming back to Hot Cross Buns because of the way Amy and the team talk about their bunnies. Like the other rabbitries I explored, they certainly raise high quality Holland Lops that conform to breed standards and are therefore suitable as show, breeding, and/or pet bunnies, but in addition, they are absolutely committed to producing bunnies with sound temperaments, too. Best of all, the site made it clear that the happiness of owner and bunny are equally important: not everyone thinks all that much about whether their animals are happy, so this was important to me.
"I started corresponding with Amy and, after getting to know her and the available bunnies virtually, I made the four-hour drive from my home in Michigan to meet the Hot Cross Buns. I have never regretted a single inch of that drive. Amy had selected four bunnies whose temperaments were more to the mellow end of the spectrum, which we agreed would work best in my household. I held each one and watched them play in the bunny room, but it was clear to me from the first that Theo (then Macaroni Joe) was MY bunny. Even after I brought him home, Amy has continued to patiently (and very knowledgeably) answer questions and direct me to excellent sources of information. Because he was handled and socialized appropriately as a young kit, Theo is utterly comfortable with strangers and laid back in his surroundings: a well-adjusted, happy bunny.
"If you're interested in working with a rabbitry that cares deeply about its bunnies and its clients, Hot Cross Buns should be your first (and only) stop!"
Thank you for your high regard for us and our work, Mary. You and Theo make it so easy to love what we do. :)
Rachael S. from Columbus shares these kind words about her experience in working with Hot Cross Buns:
"I cannot truly thank Amy and the crew at Hot Cross Buns enough. Amy is so incredibly knowledgeable with all things bun related! She really takes the time to match you with a rabbit based on their personality and what will fit best with your family. She was so great and patient with me in choosing my sweet Cecilia. She let me come and hang out with the buns that she thought would be a good fit and when she sent us home we got a toy and blanket along with a huge bag of transitional food and hay. I am so grateful to have worked with someone so loving, she is always available to answer my questions and concerns I have. The whole process of working with Hot Cross Buns from the beginning was so positive, I came to them after my previous bun passed and I cannot say enough good things about this rabbitry. I will recommend them time and time again. Cece has been such an amazing addition to my family and I'm so happy to have gotten her from such a loving family that truly cares about these sweet animals."
Thank you, Rachael! We always love hearing from you!
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Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops is a small-scale, family-run breeder located in Oberlin, Ohio. ARBA (#D6175) & HLRSC members.