Adopted in 1995 and went to the bridge on 3/3/03
Snowflake in the sink
Up close and personal...
Snowflake was a Himalayan Dwarf and lived with
us for 8 years.
We adopted Snowflake from
friends of ours who were trying to get rid of all their pets so they could get another
dog. My daughter Nicole frequently played with this bunny when
she visited her friend so I decided that we would take it and Snowflake could be my
I think that people don't
realize when they get rabbits that they live so long and they are cute in the beginning
but then the owners just get tired of them. To me, my bunnies are like family members, you
don't just give them up when you are tired of them! I would caution parents whose children
want a rabbit to realize that caring for rabbits is not only rewarding but takes many
years of caring for and loving the animal. Bunnies can have many different
personalities. Some are sweet and like to be cuddled, others are more independent and may
like to be pet but not held and others may want nothing to do with their human companions
(although I have yet to find one like this).
Snowflake is a very sweet and
mellow bunny who didn't mind being held. When he gets his free time to run around my
living room, he has never left any bunny balls for me to clean up. He has been like this
since the day we got him.
Update: Snowflake died very unexpectedly on
3/3/03. He had not been showing any signs of illness but we just found him
gone when we went down to care for the bunnies one morning. Snowflake was
8 years old so it could have been from age or depression from seeing so many of
the other bunnies and friends of his passing away.