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.

Mama

2 comments:

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.