Shelter bunnies are often shy or afraid because they started out in situations where they were misunderstood and poorly cared for. Read this heartwarming story of how Miss Bunz got a second chance at love and learned to trust again, and how it affected the person who adopted her.
“From a young age, I was accustomed to socialized rabbits who enjoyed affection. Miss Bunz, on the other hand, was used to being left on her own and ignored. I cried on more than one occasion and wondered if I had made a mistake by adopting a rabbit with a broken past. Life with Hershey and my other bunnies had been effortless. They appreciated my company while Miss Bunz put as much distance between us as possible.
The first time she bit me, it stung. Not just physically, but emotionally. Despite having spent 20-plus years around rabbits, I had never been bitten by one before. Miss Bunz didn’t bite to be vicious. She bit me because she felt threatened and that gave me a sorrow I had not yet experienced. I thought I was giving her a good home and a sense of security. And so her bite, her perception that I was a threat, left me feeling rejected.”