Butter

Butter is a small ginger and white lop doe with a big attitude. She had been to visit several times to be groomed when she was on holiday staying with one of our volunteers who runs Pippins Pet Care. She has a difficult coat and gets matted every year. We had offered previously to take her and so when she needed the place we gave it to her despite being closed to new arrivals at the time. But did she appreciate this? No. She hates me. Absolutely hates me. This has happened before when rabbits have arrived needing to be groomed. Far from being grateful they hold it against me sometimes for years. The indignity of it! Having ones bottom treated with so little respect! Melody and Cookie were two other ginger and white does that reacted in the exact same fashion. Although Melody finally forgave me after I bonded her with two new friends when she lost her old companion after having been here hating me for a couple of years. She gave me one bite so bad I couldn’t feel my thumb for six months! Cookie never forgave me but since she had such wonky teeth the front ones had to be removed so the worst she could do was gum me. Which made me laugh which only made her angrier… I still miss Cookie! So Butter continues the theme. I had to move her out of the courtyard because every time I went into the house she was biting my ankles and my legs were smothered in bruises. She is now in an out of the way run and actually she seems to be perhaps appreciating what I am doing for her. I have given her a buck (Hamish) of her own to boss about, neighbours to argue with and a lovely big run to play in, not to mention dinner every day. So perhaps she will forgive me. Perhaps…