My first friend! ...maybe
Soon after my arrival, Mom would take me out of my cage each day for some exploration. She put me down on this big, soft area where she and Dad slept every night. It felt strange under my feet, which were so used to the sharp metal bars of the dirty cages in my life before. I took very small steps, stretching forward to sniff out as much as I could before committing another tiny hop. I just had to be sure that it was safe. Also there were many new smells.
Mom let me explore this spot for a few days and soon I got more confident. I liked to climb over her lap (as long as she kept those scary hands away!) and also between two soft cushions where I could burrow down. Soon I tried jumping up in the air and flicking my feet. It felt good. Next Mom let me down onto a hard, slippery surface. It was even bigger, and the Dog Bunny liked to sniff me. I didn't like it much at first, but I tried to explore. Then I smelled something else... or someone else! I sniffed the air a few times and then hopped off in that direction without a second thought! It was another bunny. I saw her in her big pen, lounging in a pile of hay. She looked a lot like some of my other family members. I got right up to the bars of her pen and poked my nose through. She woke up and looked at me, and I saw her pretty black nose twitching. I think she liked me! She was coming to say hello! I was very excited to have a new friend.
Suddenly she ran at the bars and rammed them with her paws, grunting at me, "My house! Stay away! I didn't invite you in!"
I was so startled that I fell back and there was Mom. I nuzzled into her lap and she rubbed my ears. She talked to me softly and from what I can tell, the other bunny is named Jack, which is a BOY name, but it's a girl. I guess that Jack really likes her house, and doens't like anyone else coming in or getting too close. Mom told me that she is a good bunny but likes to have time and space to herself. I didn't really understand why she didn't want to be my friend, and I felt sad and still a little scared. After a few minutes Mom put me back in my cage and told me I was going somewhere new tomorrow.
SOMEWHERE NEW??? I am not sure how I felt. Away from her? I looked at her and tried to say I was sorry for upsetting Jack, but please to let me stay. She smiled at me and kissed my nose and turned out the light. I hoped the somewhere new was a good place, a safe place close to my new family...