From the moment I saw that epic bunny yawn followed by an unexpected bunny flop, I was hooked by the magical world of rabbits. Growing up, I had wonderful relationships with all of my rabbits, especially Hershey, who passed away just before he turned 13. I made very little effort to gain his trust yet from the day he entered my life until the day he passed, he remained my most devoted companion.
While I was grieving Hershey's loss, a friend suggested I might find comfort in visiting the rabbits at a nearby shelter. The idea surprised me. I was unaware of the shelter's existence; I didn't even know that rabbit adoption was possible through such organizations. My friend's advice led me to Miss Bunz, a fiercely independent crème d'argent dwarf mix. At just three years old she had spent her entire life confined in a cage with another rabbit, before being abandoned when her owners moved away.