This is Darcy, our logo inspired rabbit. You'll see her around.
I am in love with the twitchy-nosed snuggle beasts commonly known as bunny rabbits and this one in particular that resides in my heart and home!
Darcy is about 2 and a half years old and if I were to have a favorite pet-child she'd be it. Just don't tell the others (and I've had dogs, cats, rats, hamsters, chickens, a horse, an iguana, and numerous fish). Darcy has a truly unique personality all her own. She likes to check out what's happening around her by standing up on her two back legs and shuffling around.
What you may be asking is how I ended up with a rabbit as my pet of choice? Well it initially started in college with my good friend Kathy and her boyfriend of the time. He informed us one evening in the quad that he wanted to buy her a pet bunny rabbit as a gift, and after initial squeaks of delight we headed to the store.
Now, I know lots of moms out there talk about their kids and they are obsessed with them and as of right now Darcy is my baby so indulge that youthful mothering side of yourself for a minute here.
As soon as I peered into the huge feed bin, my heart literally caved. I was gone. The bin was filled with about 30 tiny little fuzzy baby bunnies all snuggling together sleeping or eating. They were so precious. So I HAD to get one for myself too. :)
I picked up Darcy because she was one of two bunnies that was white and light brown. All of the other bunnies were solid white or black and white. Another reason I loved Darcy initially was that when I picked her up she basically went to sleep in my arms, and then when I set her back in the bin to pet some of the other contenders, she stood up on her hind legs, as I mentioned before, and twitched her nose at me in a way that was almost like she was saying, "Hey, wait, where did you go?".
So after that I knew we were meant to be. Since then I have learned so much about rabbits (like I bet you didn't know rabbits can be litter box trained. . .yeah I didn't either at first!) and I have lost a few power cords over the years to her insistent need to chew, but it's been so worth it.
Even though she doesn't have a tail to wag or anything I still know when she's happy to see me. Darcy likes to run up to the edge of her fence when I get home and say hi to me almost like a little dog, almost, and she really does have a personality that lets me know her moods; happy (really high hops off the ground), grumpy (growls - yes - growls at me), content (curled up in a fluff ball with seemingly no legs), hungry (she flips her bowl to clatter around the cage), or scared (run away!).
So on that note, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL RABBIT DAY!! Give your rabbits some lettuce or yogurt treats and let them know you love them.