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Friday, August 14, 2015

Meet Korra

So everyone meet our newest beautiful addition to our wonderful warren/family
at the shelter her name was Strudel but my honey wasn't crazy about the name
so we gave her what we consider a beautiful & special name for a beautiful and special girl.
I truly believe that many of these rabbits who come to us are meant to come to us.
We are meant to be family. 
We are meant to shine brightly in each others lives.

We are beautifully drawn to one another for beautiful reasons unknown...
nothing else explains why our hearts are so set on certain babes when all of the buns there at the shelter are wonderful and in need of love and forever homes
(so please please please, consider shelter adoption if your considering a new animal).
As always, it feels impossibly hard to go to the shelter...this part we always dread...
We want to bring them all home but we can't, so we let it happen naturally...
we kinda let the universe pick for us & we listen to our hearts and souls.
We listen closely to the call of our soul-babies...and Korra-Soleil was calling loud & clear! 

The adoption page says 'Pending' adoption because the lovely peeps at the shelter wanted
to make sure that we knew all about this big beautiful buns behavioral issues!
Strudel was apparently getting grumpier and grumpier being in the shelter.
She was growling and nipping at the shelter staff and volunteers whenever they came into her pen.  But we are well versed in bunnies with attitudes so it didn't scare us away one bit.

I approached her somewhat slowly...this was the first time we were really meeting after all.
The first time we met her was when we were at the shelter to adopt Emmett (Min-Min)
well over a year ago.  It was way back than, as we were waiting for Emmett's adoption paperwork
to be finalized etc that I was snuggling up some other shelter buns
and Jonathan was snuggling it up with Strudel...who we were already in love with. 

Korra was transferred to the THS over 2 years ago, from a shelter in Quebec that was so badly run it was shut down (this is the same shelter that Emmett was transferred from actually).
Sadly, her bonded mate, for reasons unknown, died the very same day that she was transferred.
So from the get-go, she was an understandably sad & grumpy girl...Poor baby.

She was at the shelter a really long time.
We agreed that once Emmett was bonded to someone, we'd go back for her.
The bonding never happened...our plan went array and we couldn't go get her...
it wasn't the right time to go get her anyhow.
Than she was  eventually adopted...
I was so sad that she wouldn't be coming home to us but happy for her too.
BUT than she was brought back...apparently they were allergic.

So when the shelter contacted us to possibly take on a bonded pair with behavioral problems,
and I saw that Strudel was indeed back...I started to hyperventilate & cry...
My heart and soul were calling and reaching out for her...for the girl we fell in love with long ago.
So it didn't seem to be a long conversation at all...it felt the 110% right thing to do.
My honey simply said 'Let's go get her'.
Whiles we couldn't take on a bonded pair...we could adopt Strudel, who had proven bondable,
to come home and hopefully bond to our Frenwyck who is so very lonely for a friend.

She is a big beautiful Dutch bun.  3.9 years old.  Her temperament is wonderful.
She was a little star on the long long drive home.  She is very observant.  Loves to play with blankets.
She is very easy going.  Doesn't mind being picked up too much.
She LOVES to snuggle and will press her face against yours for a nice long sturdy hug.
Right now she is sharing Frenwyck's room...bonding will take time but we're hopeful.
We are so happy she's finally home with us. 
This adoption just felt easy....easy and good and right...they all feel right but not all are easy.
Thanks so much for the excellent staff & care takers of the THS, especially  Devon and Jennifer XO.
Korra will never return to the shelter, for with us, she has found a forever home & family.


deb said...

Korra is gorgeous and one very lucky girl!
Congratulations to such a sweet addition to your lovely family xoxo

Natascha said...

Love that you got her! It was meant to be.

Mandy Saile said...

Oh thanks ladies:D She has her troubles but we're the island of misfit toys so she's come to the right place;D