Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Adventures of Tom




We have a new family member. We adopted the little abandoned bunny and named him Tom, after the man from whom we bought our property. He was in the same place on Sunday that we left him the day before. Lucy, our dog, found him. Ryley saved him from certain death and Tom was left no worse for the wear...with only slobber-covered fur. Jeremy pointed out that if our kids were able to catch him, so could anything. So we brought him home and borrowed a cage from some bunny-loving friends. We currently feed him raw cow milk out of a dropper. It's a very laborious job, as this rabbit seems to always be hungry. I think we need a miniature bottle with which to feed him.
The current plan is to keep him until he's bigger and then release him back into the wild. But I'm admittedly getting pretty attached. So, we'll see...

4 comments:

Rachel said...

SO cute! That's funny, I was just telling Kep, AGAIN, that we should get another indoor bunny. Before, we had children... we had an indoor Holland Lop-Eared Dwarf bunny. His name was Duke and he hopped all around the house, following me EVERYWHERE. He was the perfect pet but our lam-O neighbor dog attacked Duke and we had to have him put to sleep. So, maybe, someday soon I can convince Kep to let us get another Holland Lop-Eared Dwarf bunny. Have fun with yours!

Sarah said...

Rachel, I think I remember hearing that story via Jeremy who recalled Kep telling it recently after it transpired, around a campfire (maybe at Loren's house??) So sorry for you...it sounded tramatic!

Karla said...

Sarah, Enjoy IT now. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy THEM later.- Chris

Sarah said...

Hmmm? What, Chris?? Tom's a BOY!