Bye Bye Ri Ri.I honestly don't understand why you had to go and my heart still breaks every time I think about it, but I do understand why you were here. For a year and a half God granted me the greatest gift in knowing you and having the privilege of being your "Mom" for your time here. I will never NEVER forget you and I will always be grateful that God gave you to me. Thank you, God, for giving me Ri Ri, who changed my life is marvelous and unimaginable ways. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Ri Ri, in your honor, in the spirit of not giving up on rescue, and needing to heal mine and Lakota's broken hearts I say ...
... welcome to the family Fidget!
Saturday I went on my 2nd mission to a shelter to find and rescue a rabbit that needed a home. This one was a wonderful success! I almost immediately was captivated by this little girl, because of her antics as she munched on her yummy hay. But there was another beautiful bun, grey and peach in color, that caught my eye.
I held them both and the decision was made! While the other girl was quite skittish Fidget calmed right down in my arms and rested. Of course my heart melted. I asked Janay, who held them both as well and it was instant for her too. Diane joined us on the outing as well to make sure the bunny I picked would like her since she often takes care of them while I'm away she had some veto power over me getting another snarky Archi Ann that lunges and grunts when you want to feed or pet her! But that was Archi's charm!
I want a bunny that will bond with me and Lakota and be social with us. I think I found that in Fidget.
She's not home yet, as she has to have that surgery... I confess that while I would have left again without a bunny if the right match wasn't made (though I wanted to take them all and rescue them from the shelter) I must say that once I picked her she instantly grew in my heart and the the thought of actually having to leave WITHOUT HER was difficult! But with Mandi and Buddy here it worked out better this way. She doesn't need the extra chaos when she comes home. I now have time to prepare a place for her and be ready for her to come home... hopefully Tuesday.
I'm bursting with joy and anticipation...