My First Ever Rabbit
I remember when I decided I wanted a rabbit. It was one afternoon when my mum and I went to go by some dog food from our local pet shop Dee's Pets. I'd never even thought about owning a rabbit until I saw this little white rabbit. Her story said she was abandoned at a shelter by a breeder, who didn't want her because of her red eyes. Red eyes don't make a difference in my opinion, so this upset me and got me thinking. The next week we went back and I asked a lady who worked there "what happened to the bunny". She told me she found a home. That couldn't have made me happier!
Anyway as I said this got me thinking about getting a rabbit. So I was dropping hints to my parents for months about getting one but nothing worked! I did hours and hours of research and made a presentation on "Why I should be allowed a rabbit". They then said YES but after we move house! I was so excited!
It took us 6 months to finally move house! A long process. We moved in on the 7th of April 2014 and I got my first rabbit on the 14th of April 2014. I remember picking her out from a bunch because of her eyes.
She was a female mini lop. She had big blue eyes and grey silky fur. She was the size of my hand and only 8 weeks when we got her. I wanted so much to play with her all day the first day i had her but the breeder I got her from said to leave her to settle in, which I really suggest doing when getting a new rabbit.
The next day it was one of my good friends birthday sleepover, which had been booked in for ages! So I told my mum exactly what to do and even wrote it down for her!
The next day my mum picked me up from my friends house a bit early so she could take me to my doctors appointment(I have a bad knee). Anyway after the appointment when we went back to the car, I knew something was wrong. I thought for a second it was my grandad and already started to cry but then she just said "Indigo" and I knew what had happened.
Indigo-Blu my rabbit passed away on the 16th of April 2014. We will never know what happened to her but I was absolutely devastated when i found out. I had her for 2 days.
I was given the choice to take her to a rabbit sanctuary and for her ashes to be spread with other rabbits, bury her or take her to the vets to find out what went wrong. I didn't want to know what went wrong because whatever it was I could have helped and I didn't. I decided to bury her in a pot in my garden and plant a tree there for her to be remembered by.
It took me 3 months to decide whether I wanted another rabbit and I did get another, Rio. I was terrified when I got him and still am but I don't regret it.
Even too this day I miss Indigo-Blu so much. India was named after her since she reminds me of her so much, they would have been half sisters.
The one thing I found out about having Indigo-Blu was that there is no correct timing too fall in love. It's different for everyone. I fell in love with her the first day I got her but sadly only got to show her my love for 2 days. I still love her.