Below is Bonnie’s tribute to her bunnies Caboose and Sheila. Sadly, Bonnie had to endue the loss of both rabbits within a very short period of time. Our thoughts are with her as she mourns this great loss. We hope that she is comforted by the other rabbits in her care and that their affection and adorable antics help her heart heal.
Born in 2007- died March 5th, 2012.
Adopted November 2009 from The Burrow, Monteclair, CA.
I stood in a room of over 200 rabbits, and didn’t know where to start in picking just one out. I remember walking past a group of cages, and as I passed this little grey lop, he looked up at me, and then I just knew. He had just come in from the Orange County Shelter, and no one really knew about his past, but only that he was about 2 years old. I decided to name him Caboose after my favorite character from a series based off of the Halo video game. I took him home, and for the next 2.5 years, this little rabbit was my everything. He was the only rabbit that would come when I called him, and he would follow me like a puppy. He loved being petted, and I would give him kisses on his forehead, and he would in turn nudge my face back – which I knew was a returned kiss. He would play with his slinky a lot, and sometimes would sit on it in frustration! He was also very klutzy, and would continually trip over his front feet a lot. He loved to flop over on his side a lot, and always found mischievous ways to get out of his pen. I remember trying to sleep one time in my old California apartment, and Caboose had slipped out of his pen (don’t ask me how) and got up on my bed and walked right over my face to wake me up. I will never forget that, because he just looked at me like “Ah-ha, your attention. I have it now, don’t I?” I loved Caboose more than I ever thought I could love an animal, and even though I miss him severely right now, I know he is happy because he’s back with his girl Sheila.
Born in 2006 – died Jan 18th, 2012.
Adopted March 2010 from The Burrow, Monteclair, CA.
I had had Caboose for about 5 months, and I noticed that he was getting depressed when I was gone for work, so I made the decision to get him a partner. Now, Caboose was a notoriously aggressive bunny with other animals (not people though, he loved humans). After trying him with a couple of bunnies, he settled a beautiful white lop with himalayan coloring on her ears and nose! Sheila was one of the prettiest bunnies I have ever seen. I named her after a female-voiced army tank from the same Halo series too. She was very skittish and quiet, but very sweet once she started to trust you. It took about a month to bond them, and the first time Sheila groomed Caboose, I cried for a few minutes out of joy. A week later he reciprocated, and they were bonded forever. Sheila had shaky health (I think she came from a classroom before being brought to the Burrow). I loved her though, and while it took no time for me to bond with Caboose, it took nearly 3 months for me to bond with Sheila because she was initially jealous of my bond with Caboose. Sheila used to sit in the cottontail cottage, in the window, and look out at me a lot, and occasionally she would pop her head up like a gopher to the top level, which always made me laugh. She didn’t like to be petted for a long time, but was ok with being held, which was the complete opposite of Caboose. I also remember one time when Sheila got really excited for some reason, and picked up her bunny bed and burrowed underneath it. This made me laugh pretty hard, because it was pretty out of character for her. She was a sweetheart, and I love and miss her just as much as I miss Caboose.