Thistle is a white lionhead doe.  She came to us at the end of November 2014 having been found in a field with her family, starving, emaciated and filthy in a huddle around the body of one of her siblings. She was as thin as any rabbit I have ever seen. She could not have been far from death herself. The minute we put them in a cage they started to eat and hardly stopped for a week. Her weight went from just 0.83kg to 1.03kg in 10 days. She was probably about three months old when she arrived, so was probably born in August 2014. She is now living with Clover who might well be her mum, and who we were convinced was pregnant, although it turned out she wasn’t which must mean that Dandelion who was brought to us with them actually came from somewhere else. He was also in far better condition.

She and Clover live with one of our trustees in with two of her rabbits and thoroughly enjoy digging up her garden.