Flatpac turns 3 in March and I am very conflicted about whether or not she needs a boyfriend. There comes a time in every furmothers life when she needs to sit down and mull this one over. Do they need a companion? Am I enough companionship for her? Lately, I have thought that I am not. There are many pros to this decision and some cons as well. Tyler doesn’t like the idea of nearly being out numbered by furry critters but I am at peace with it.
Before I go on, Flatpac was not the original fur baby of the house, she was indeed the second. I adopted Flatpac to be a companion for my little India who was a New Zealand white. However, India only wanted to hump Flatpacs face and rip her bum fur out. India developed a horrible tumor when she was about 6 months old and so off we went to the rabbit specialist in North Sydney. David Vella is pretty amazing FYI if you are looking for a rabbit vet in Sydney. India recovered well after her surgery, even if she did try and eat her own stitches out. A friend of the families little boy fell head over heels in love with India and Indy felt the same way, so I parted with her. Cried for a week straight and Flatpac has been number 1 ever since. This photo was taken on the only ocassion that they tolerated each other.
- A companion for her – maybe we don’t give boys enough credit?
- Someone to spend time with during the hours I am at work.
- Someone to comfort her when we go away and she is being cared for by someone else.
- Someone to snuggle with in Winter. Maybe he could be the big spoon?
- I would be adopting a homeless bunny.
- I do have enough love to give to 2 bunnies.
- Bonding – They may hate each other and then I will have to buy a 3 bedroom apartment. haha! Porsche’s has offered to help with the bonding process which would make life much easier!
- The cost – Flatpac costs me over $40 a week to feed as it is. Not a lot compared to what she gives me back Maybe I should start selling her poop as garden matter?
Have I missed anything? I would love you to add your 2 cents
I went to meet Porsche at Porsches Rescue last Friday. She was so lovely and has the most generous attitude towards the animals in her care. I dropped off Flatpacs hutch from when she was a bunny and a big box of bunnies favourite things to eat. She was so grateful for everything and I can’t help but think I want to do even more! The next fundraiser I do will be on Valentines Day and I will be donating all of the money that is raised to help Porsche with vet bills, food and running costs.
I was so touched by Porsche’s loving attitude towards animals that had been abused and/or dumped. She seems to have all the time in the world for each one and no one animal in her care is treated with less love and affection. If only there were more people like her in the world, it would be a much fuzzier place.
If you are going to be looking at a new family member, make sure you check out the rescues in your local area. The majority of Porsches’s rescues have been rescued from death row and are in Porsche’s care until they can be re homed. Any help you can offer would be very much appreciated by her too. She is a wonderful and compassionate woman who started the shelter and runs it with the help of volunteers and foster furparents.