Well, at a visit to a
garden show in April 2006 we happened across some beautiful french lop
babies for sale. Actually, at the time I had no idea they were
french lops OR babies - I didn't realise how big they would have
gotten - until I almost tripped up a dog-sized bunny walking away from
I couldn't stop
thinking about how gorgeous the bunnies were, and after lots of
talking my partner agreed that we could get a bunny! After LOTS
of research I found out about house bunnies and litter training and
their diets and jabs and .... well, the list goes on of course!
We decided on a mini lop as a breed, and eventually found a breeder
fairly near by, who had a litter of black mini lops available,
including 2 beautiful bucks.
My reading had shown that often it is easier to start with a male,
especially if you are thinking of introducing a female later on.
On arrival, I had the
choice of two - both gorgeous of course, but Benny was the smaller of
the two and was being extremely nosey, climbing up things and sniffing
everything! Love at first sight!!
So, home he came with me
to meet the rest of the family... and it was love at first sight all
around! For us 2-foots anyway... Benny was understandable nervous at
first, but soon let us know that he was settled in and had us wrapped
around his teeny paw.... so... here is the story of Benny's