We adopted Clyde , the rabbit, in October of 2002 and he is a fabulous contributor to the household. He constantly wants company, love, and of course food! Even though I work from home, he often felt lonely and pleaded for more petting. The cats gave him occasional head-butts, but Clyde always wanted more. He said it would be nice to have a furry friend to sleep with. So, I started visiting http://www.hopline.com for adoptable rabbit friends.
Along came Arthur, a sweet five year old French Lop. I made arrangements to have Clyde go to Arthur’s foster home for a “date”. We told Clyde that it was up to him to decide if Arthur would come home with us. When they met they were both more interested in the people and exploring than in each other. Arthur was being a bit dominating with Clyde , and Clyde seemed confused. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he decided he would like to give Arthur a try at our house. (Of course I also asked Arthur if that was ok with him!)
That same night we brought Arthur home and put him in a fenced pen in the same room with Clyde . For five days they got together for meals and supervised play time, but stayed separate when we weren’t there. Arthur continued to be a bit dominating but also had moments of tenderness with Clyde . They got along best when eating, as this is their favorite activity.
Clyde pleaded with me every day to let him and Arthur be free together all of the time. I was concerned because Arthur was still chasing him, but Clyde assured me that they would be fine. Taking a leap of faith I removed the fence and put them together. They were fine, and gradually started snuggling more and more. Now they love to cuddle, groom, eat and drink together. They smoosh their faces together and sleep for hours. Clyde couldn’t be happier, and Arthur is also thrilled to have a friend.