Merry, with us from 2016-2018
Merry, with us from 2016-2018

Merry was an agressive lionlop buck born in about 2009/10. His owner was struggling to look after him as he was getting mucky and was not easy to handle. He arrived here on Christmas Eve, 2016, and it took several hours to clean him up as he was filthy and matted as his coat is very thick and he wouldn’t let his previous owner handle him. I was bitten several times in the process of removing the matts. He must have felt much better afterwards but he wouldn’t admit it.

He was an extremely grumpy rabbit who was guaranteed to pounce on you whenever he got the opportunity. He even leapt up to try and bite me one day possibly because I laughed at him when he charged me and then skidded into me head butting instead of biting. He  clearly felt that I was not showing him sufficient respect and so was redoubling his effort to impress me with his dangerousness.

He lived with Iris in an enlarged hutch and run next to the new guinea pig sheds. He was very annoyed about his new neighbours getting grass and veg in their run. And he thought they had altogether too much to say about everything generally. But then he didn’t approve of anything really. Although he did allow Iris to snuggle with him now and then.

Sadly he suddenly died in July 2018 having shown no sign beforehand that he was unwell. He will be greatly missed as he was such a character.