Thursday, February 07, 2008

Marja and Lil' Miss - The Two New Fosters

Marja and Lil' Miss, the two Dutch girls, have been with me for about a week and a half now. Lil' Miss is settling in well, but Marja is still very nervous. She really freaks out at the sound of plastic bags (she tried to disappear into a corner of her cage when I changed her litter box - the sound of the trash bag scaring her). I tried to comfort Marja by petting her and talking to her gently, but she was actually flinching when I touched her. I think that Marja was hit (she came from a basement breeding situation with about 90+ other rabbits), and she obviously has some post-traumatic stress going on.

Rabbits are such gentle creatures, and I just can't understand how someone can treat them (or any other kind of animal) so horribly.



Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, keep giving them your best, eh? Cute names!

FrecklesandDeb said...

That's so sad! Freckles loves the sound of plastic bags -- associates them with treats (i.e. the bread sack!) and comes running with a happy little wiggle when she hears one. Hopefully with all your loving tender care your two new ones will have happly little wiggles soon.