Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Bunny Saga



Some may remember my previous posts about our two bunnies - Flopsy and Mopsy. We got these female Netherland Dwarf rabbits for the kids for Easter. It has been a lot of fun for the kids (and for Wes building the hutch and the pen). Well they each had their distinct personalities - Mopsy being mellow and sweet and Flopsy being skitterish and temperamental. Well, Flopsy kept getting more and more aggressive - and eventually started to lunge and grunt at us whenever we tried to pick her up. I started to do a little research on the internet to see if there was anything to be done. I even called the people that sold them to us to find out how sure they were that they were both female. He told us that he was pretty sure - and that he even got a second opinion when he was determining the sex of the bunnies. Anyway - we finally decided to have both bunnies spayed in hopes having calmer and happier pets.

The day arrived and I drove to the vet to pick them up. "I'm here to pick up Flopsy and Mopsy." The lady said "They are ready and by the way - Mopsy was a male and Flopsy was pregnant." Well that explains a lot!

We are three days out of the surgery and the crazy thing is - Mopsy won't leave Flopsy alone! He is constantly chasing her around the cage trying to mate with her (it was never this bad before and at least now we won't be surprised one morning with six baby bunnies)! Go figure. I hope we haven't just made the situation worse.

The bunny saga continues...

Meet Mr. Mopsy
And Miss. Flopsy

Well, I guess they are not Mr. and Miss. anymore...

And by the way, the first thing Isaac said when he found out was, "I finally have a brother!"

8 comments:

Anna said...

LOL! Pet adventures! we just got back in town and It was fun to catch up on your blog (like you said, its lots of work). St. George looks so fun and I am so glad you read These is My Words. I'm calling you tomorrow to make plans before the summer flies by any more than it already has!!!

The Gillespie's said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day. Its only fitting that you have the bunny farm. Since your neighbors have goats and chicken and horses and camels.

MollyE said...

hilarious. I love Isaac's comment. Thanks for having Sam over, he had a great time!

brooke said...

Isaac is hilarious. Good luck with the bunny farm!

Prascilla said...

i love isaac!

Jme said...

Too funny...it really is a great story...

Michelle said...

I finally have a brother- how perfect and funny! Hope you guys are having a great summer!

Michele said...

Hello this is Michele Wright from Alpine Pediatrics. I hope you don't mind I found your blog. What a cute family you have, and what a great story about your bunnies!