Bunny therapy

Last week, Blanca experienced a blitz attack by a large dog and was bitten in the face.  I was walking her on the leash at the time, but it all happened so fast that neither of us reacted at all.  It was quite a shock to the system for both of us.  Her facial wounds were not too serious and are healing quickly, but she has been a little subdued since then.

As it happens, I’m taking care of 8 baby rabbits this weekend (and mom), and their owner encouraged me to bring them inside for a visit with Blanca.  Thus, the timely opportunity arose for some gentle bunny therapy!  I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about how excited Blanca might get when confronted with hopping baby bunnies and whether she could stay calm and gentle.  For a time, I did put her in another room while the babies explored, but when I brought her back, she really surprised me!  She was fantastic!

Arrival of 8 little visitors

Arrival of 8 little visitors

Curiosity on both sides

Curiosity on both sides

Blanca's bed served as a sports arena

Blanca’s bed served as a sports arena

There are 4 white ones and 4 dark ones

There are 4 white ones and 4 dark ones

Trying out the turbo gear!

Trying out the turbo gear!

They're a little bit hard to tell apart!

They’re a little bit hard to tell apart!

All 8 of them

All 8 of them

Are you taking my picture?

Are you taking my picture?

Take my picture!

Take my picture!

A natural poser

A natural little poser!

Try and catch this action!

Try and catch this action!

I want to smell you!

I want to smell you!

Are you my mom?

Are we the same or are we different?

May I lick you?

May I lick you?

What did you say?

What did you say?

Getting comfortable

Getting comfortable

It was a lovely visit all around!

I’m not sure who got the most out of the bunny therapy. It seems to be universally beneficial! 🙂

6 Comments

  1. Trish April 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Enjoyed the Blanca & Bunny (s) Therapy ! Esp the “natural little poser”. Thanks 🙂

    • Claudia Kuenkel April 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

      Their short little ears are so adorable! Thanks for the comment!

  2. Debra Bradford April 26, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    Thank you so much for this!!! Gene messaged me and told me to check this out, as I’m planning on adopting a couple of these little sweeties! You are such a great photographer!!!! and now I want them even more!!!! 🙂

    • Claudia Kuenkel April 26, 2016 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks, Debra! It will be very hard to choose – they are all so adorable it hurts!! I’m happy to know you’re adopting two and so thrilled about it!

  3. Dawn Redspiralhand April 27, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    I think I’m having an overdose of cute!
    And yes, I totally agree that it appears to have been “mutually bunnyficial.”

    • Claudia Kuenkel April 27, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      Haha, “bunnyficial” … that is hilarious! Thanks for the comment, Dawn!

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