Firstly, if you’re reading this, welcome! This is my very first blog post (of many) on Carrot and Clover. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experiences and adventures of being a bunny parent. Or as I like to say, bunny slave. This is my story about how I became a bunny parent.
If you’d like to know a more about me and why I started Carrot and Clover, please hop on over to the About page.
Where it all began
Right, so I haven’t always had bunnies in my life. In fact, it was only in late 2017 when I adopted Clover that the adventures began. I’ve always thought of myself as a cat person, that was, until I adopted bunnies. Now I’m definitely a cat person, AND a bunny person ;p
As I mentioned, it all started with Clover…
In August 2017 I started working for an awesome digital marketing agency, and one of my new colleagues and friends had adopted Clover from her vet. Clover had a pretty rough start to life. She was born in a pet shop, and when she was a few days old, a rat got into her cage and started eating her back leg. That’s right, pretty gross. Don’t worry, she’s fine now, minus a few toes on her back foot, which don’t affect her in any way, if fact, it just adds to her personality.
She was taken to the local vet who managed to save her life and that’s when my friend adopted her. Unfortunately her other bunny who is also female, became dominant and aggressive towards Clover, which wasn’t great. That’s where I came in. I had met Clover on a number of occasions and absolutely fell in love with her. So naturally I offered to adopt her.
Now, as I said, I’ve always been a cat person, so with basically no knowledge of bunnies, I became a bun mom pretty much overnight. And I haven’t looked back since. It took a lot of research and trial and error. But Clover’s got a great life and loving home, so I think it worked out pretty well.
Now the thing about bunnies is that they are social animals. As Clover was the only bunny in the house, we wanted to get her a friend.
That’s where Carrot’s story begins…
My partner, Vic, and I, are advocates for bunny rescue and adoption. We volunteered at The Strawberry Foundation, with their Boskruin #savethebunnies project in 2018. You can read the full article in The Randburg Sun here, and the updated article here.
We were helping the organisation to catch bunnies from the colony in order to sterilise and rehome them. And one of the little bunnies that Vic caught, was Carrot. The reason he’s named Carrot, is because Vic used a carrot to lure him into some bushes, where he was able to catch him. Naturally, the name stuck :p
We were just going to foster Carrot for a while until he could be adopted. However, when we brought Carrot home, it was love at first sight. Carrot and Clover bonded so quickly that we decided to adopt Carrot for good. This is known as a foster fail, haha, and apparently it happens quite often #fosterfail.
So, Carrot got a forever home, Clover got a best friend, and Vic and I adopted two bunnies in the space of a year, and being a bunny parent is the best thing ever! 🙂
Bye for now.