So, back to the breeders we went, she had another bunny newly weaned. This was on a Sunday. Brought Buffy home(I wanted to name her Buffy Buffington, but my daughter was not sold on the name, I can't imagine why), and on Monday night I noticed her belly was big and round. I emailed the breeder the next day and she drove over and got her, took her home to nurse her back to health. She had something called muciod enteritis, which is almost always fatal in young rabbits, usually brought on by stress, bad feed, or change in diet. Well the breeder did her best to save her, bless her heart, but yesterday Buffy passed away. I never knew Bunnies were so fragile. So currently we still only have the one buck and are being very careful with him. The breeder has our name on the list for another Doe, so we might just be able to breed bunnies after all. Unfortunately, the Does have a good chance of losing their first litter. This ought to be a real treat coming up in the White household. The reason we want to breed, aside from baby Holland lops are the most adorable things ever, is in our 4-H Club you can only show one purchased rabbit, but up to 11 rabbits that you bred yourself. Plus the whole rabbit husbandry will be a good learning experience for the whole family.
This past weekend we purchased a cream colored rose bush to put over Holly's grave, my daughter picked it out, it is called Guardian Angel.
Here is a video of "Contra"
Until next time, Beth.