|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1999|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2007|
Marian was rescued from the Indpls Humane Society. I picked her because she came to the front of the cage and watched me & seemed to want attention. She was a wonderful companion & a great personality. What a lot of company she was and I miss her terribly.
When I brought her home and let her out of her box, she ran three laps around the futon. I guess she wasn't used to being confined and revelled in her freedom. I fed her some fresh lettuce and petted her & fussed over her. When she lay down, I left the room placing a foot & a half high board at the door which I assumed would contain her. Not to be! I was sitting on my bed watching television & looking at a magazine when I hear the board rattle. I looked toward the door & in lopes Marian, jumps up on the bed, lays down & stretches out making herself completely at home. She won my heart.
She was only 4 or 5 months old at the time I got her. She started peeing on the bed, marking her territory, & I wasn't sure what to do. She was already litter trained even though she did this. Her wonderful vet, Dr. Beth Breitweiser, told me it would stop after she was fixed, but she was too young for the operation just then. So, I resigned myself to washing sheets and keeping towels over things. Eventually she had the operation & it stopped the problem.
She absolutely hated to be locked in a cage. She would grab hold of the cage with her teeth, brace her feet, & rattle & shake the cage as violently as she could. She would look at me & if I didn't open the cage door, would shake her head, thump her feet, move around, then repeat the shaking over again. I hardly ever locked her in her cage, mostly when I was cleaning.
During the day, while I was at work, Marian would sleep. The surprising thing I found with rabbits, is how much they like to climb. I always expected burrowing under things, but she always slept on a chair or up on a piece of furniture. I made the mistake of setting down my full laundry basket in front of my dresser. I went to the kitchen to fix a snack & i heard glass klinking. I went to look & there was Marion on my dresser exploring! She had used the laundry as a stepping block.
Specifically: Buried on home property
Created by: Quietude
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
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