May 31, 2012

Congratulations to Butterscotch and “the Beastie Boys”, who were successfully bonded while we visited Las Vegas last weekend. Almost right from the start, Sherman (the white and black lop) took a fancy to Butterscotch, and she didn’t mind at all. My sister-in-law Tam kept them apart with a fence the first day, but it was obvious the lovebirds had a fancy for each other and the rest was history. Today, Butterscotch took up permanent residence in Tam’s apartment and, while there’s a protective fence up between her and the Beasties just so they get used to each other’s scent in a new place, last report was that Sherm and Butterscotch were laying next to each other on either side of the fence, they fur touching each other, so I think we can call the experiment successful.

It’s really a win/win situation for everyone: Butterscotch gets a new pair of friends (a situation she’s been used to since she was born), the Beasties now have a rabbit friend of their own (something very important for whenever the time comes when one of them pass on), Marlie moves into Butterscotch’s old area (meaning she now has Peanut and Cosmo to terrorize at her leisure), and we get the guest bedroom back (meaning we can now have a nice room for guests to stay).

Sometimes things just work out if you give it enough time, and what a time it has been. Here’s the final scorecard from the past month:

Marlie / Butterscotch: FAIL
Marlie / Beastie Boys: FAIL
Butterscotch / Beastie Boys: PASS

Pictures to follow.

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