Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ana Banana

Ana Banana
There is a new bunny in town and her name is Ana Banana.  Her original name was Anastasia but Mom and Dad shortened it to Ana, and somehow Banana seemed to be a logical tag-along.  She was originally dumped at a shelter but due to her extremely aggressive nature, was immediately put on the euthanasia list.  A good soul who works there managed to get her into Rabbit Rescue and from there, she came to live with us.  Mom and Dad are hoping that she will bond to Scooter MaGoo who lives upstairs.  He has been alone since his bonded mate Ella crossed the Bridge in June of 2010.

She's one angry bunny.  She has a tattoo in her ear so this most likely means she was from a breeder and may have been used to breed.  She is more vocal than Angry Ella ever was, grunting, boxing and biting on a whim.  But it's this sort of behaviour that Mom and Dad find endearing.  It's like a challenge to get Ana to learn that she is in a safe and loving home now, and she doesn't need to fight or be afraid anymore.

She's a bit of a destroyer - baseboards, foam squares, willow toys, futons - she finds them mighty tasty.  Well, she doesn't eat them, just likes keeping her scissor teeth in tip-top shape shredding them.  Bonding has been going very slowly as Ana is very defensive and Scooter gets freaked out by her tantrums.  But progress is being made - licks have even been exchanged!  Why can't all bunnies fall in love overnight like Miss Binks and I did?  Such a waste of snorgle time.....

So here is a little video of what it's like every morning when Mom goes in to feed Ana.  As lethal as she seems, she really is a sweet girl with the softest, velvetiest fur imaginable.

Welcome home Ana.....<3