This was the first picture I saw of Henri, and I knew he was the one for me. I'd been looking for a while, and had chosen the Holland Lop as the breed I wanted. While I would have loved ANY rabbit, it was amazing to come across the very one I wanted.. It felt so meant to be!
This is our first picture together! Due to his age, he's a little spazzy and kicky, but that's more than to be expected for a feisty young bunny. He tends to behave once you have him in your arms. He's slowly taking to me, as he's realizing I'm the new source of goodies! He's now running up to me when I approach the cage, but the booger doesn't like to be picked up. Most Holland bucks mellow out with age, especially when neutered, which we are definitely considering.
This is a lovely photo of him that shows a bit of his coloring, which I absolutely adore. I went into my rabbit search knowing I wanted a male lop-eared breed, and in my studying of breeds, I always found myself most partial to the coloration known as "broken blue", so when I found Henri, I was ecstatic over it! The color was pretty irrelevant to me, but to find a male in the exact breed and color I was partial to felt like a huge blessing. I would have loved any bunny of any color or breed, but to find Henri, who is basically exactly what I wanted, was just amazing. I think he's already starting to realize what a little Prince he is! Gunther, my Shih Tzu, will always have the biggest piece of my heart, but Henri now shares a large portion of his own.. He is too special for words!
This is the hutch I have for him. I thought it was a beautiful little enclosure, and he completely loves it! He loves having that little hidey hole to run into, which is filled up with straw to keep him warm. He will also have a secured playpen with a wire top (to keep hawks out) where he can play and graze on the grass with supervision. I know he'll love that, since he's so curious! I really think he's going to continue to develop a really outgoing personality. Now he likes to touch noses with me when I open the cage door. Every day he's bolder than before!
Here is a photo of his darling face. I truly don't think I've ever seen a more adorable animal in my life! Now, I'm going through that difficult stage where I'm so in love with him and constantly worrying about him. It's that terrible, new emotion where you realize you've allowed something precious into your life, and it will devastate you if something happens to it. I went through that with Gunther, but now he's just an integral part of me, and I only worry about him when there's a reason to. It will get there with Henri too, but for now, I feel like a psycho, worried Mom! But to end this post, I wanted to share a video of him acting cute on my floor while Jeff reinforced the barn for him. My heart melts every time I look at him!