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Friday, March 13, 2009

New Addition - "Hopper"

I wanted to share with you a new addition to our family. It's our new pet (well, really my daughters new pet) Hopper.

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Hopper is a 5 week old lionhead rabbit. Lionhead rabbits are a fairly new, but popular breed of domesticated rabbits. They get their name from the long hair surrounding the face, similar to the mane of a male lion. They are also small in size and have shorter ears compared to most breeds.

As you can see, my daughter is thrilled with her new pet!

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This is actually our second rabbit; Thumper being our first one.

One good thing that rabbits supply is nitrogen-rich manure which I constantly use in the garden. Unlike some other manures, rabbit manure wont burn plants if added directly to the garden. So, as you can see, some pets do have extra benefits.


Have a great weekend!







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27 comments:

Shellmo said...

My neighbor has the same kind of bunny and it's such a sweet little thing! by the way - your daughter is adorable - I can tell she loves that bunny already!

Darla said...

I adore bunnies and have had several myself. Even had one litter box trained, they like to chew on the wood in the house so I had to re-think that one. What an adorable little girl you have!!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

The rabbit is adorable...but the showstopper is the little curly-haired doll--she resembles Shirley Temple;-)

My daughter had a bunny--but a BIG bunny. We bought it under the belief it was going to be small. Hmm. But, she took good care of it and cleaned out the cage, etc...until one day, she lost interest. So, since I wasn't a bunny addict wanting to take on the chore, we adopted the bunny out, to a family who wanted him.

Janet said...

What fun to have a baby bunny. They are sweet. Hope your daughter has many many hours of enjoyment with Hopper.

Dave said...

Very cute, both of them! Definitely a good manure for the compost. Do you keep the rabbit indoors or out?

Chandramouli S said...

Cuddly and useful poop! That's a great combination. Your Hopper looks so sweet, Alan.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are both so cute!

Les said...

There should be a regulation about posting two creatures so cute in the same picture.

Leedra said...

Your daughter is in love, and she is so sweet looking.

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Bruce said...

I'm not know to be sappy, but this is a very cute combination...cute little girl + cute little bunny! Cute, cute, cute...please don't tell my tomcat friends that I have been using the word "CUTE"!!!

Janet Creamer said...

How precious! :)

Jedediah said...

What a cute bunny :) Does Thumper get along with him?

Teena in Toronto said...

Gorgeous bunny! I've never seen a short-eared rabbit before.

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Aw, she looks like she really LOVES her Hopper! :D

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i beati said...

These pictures are too precious how well the two go together thanks Sandy

Denise said...

Adorable pictures. You little girl looks so happy. These shots are very framable. Thanks for the info on your special rabbit. I had them as pets when I was a little girl and those wonderful memories of that part of my childhood are still there.

Snap said...

Sweet bunny and beautiful little girl. I saw my first lion head at the livestock show last week and have a picture of one up, too!

Rose said...

Not sure who is cuter...your daughter or the bunny. Both are just adorable. Love the smile on your daughter's face and that curly hair!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

What an adorable little girl you have! And the bunny is sweet too. I'll be interested to hear more about your experience having a rabbit for a pet. We narrowly made it home from the county fair without one last summer, and I don't think I'm going to be as lucky this year (unless I creatively avoid the small animals barn.) The kids are relentless about wanting one. :)

Carolina said...

Both your daughter and Hopper are adorable. Thumper is a very handsome bunny too.

Kerri said...

What a sweet pair they make!

Babooshka said...

Really sweet images I'm sure Hopper will be much loved.

Villas Girl said...

Hopper is adorable. As is your daughter.

Manz said...

Both are cute!!

I always wanted a bunny growing up. I have an excuse now - great for the garden also ;)

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Both baby bunny and your daughter are so cute.

ratmammy said...

How cute is that!!

Carla said...

ok, I don't know which is cuter, your bunny or your daughter! (we have rabbits for the manure too:)