Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Pet of the Week - Aloysius!
Age: 1 year 10 months
Breed: Lionhead rabbit
Aloysius was purchased on 5/31/09. He is not my first rabbit, but the first one I have owned in a very long time. When we found him my husband (then fiancé) and I were at an Exotic Animal Exotic Animal Exhibition surrounded by frogs, lizards, snakes, alligators and birds. There was a lone stall with three cages. One was full of ferrets, the second full of white rabbits and then there he was all alone. He was the most fluffy, gray, adorable thing I have ever seen next to a “NOT SNAKE FOOD” sign. My husband noticed that I was eying him. "Isn't he cute? Don't you love bunnies? Don't you want to hold it?!" Next thing I know he was out of the cage, in my hands, and trying to leap over my shoulder!
Since then Aloysius has leapt into our hearts. In April 2010 he gave us a bit of a scare. After eating a hole in the rug he had a bout of Gastrointestinal Stasis. This basically means his intestines stopped moving for a while. We rushed him to the vet as soon as we figured out what was going on with our little guy. Then, we quickly decided vet bills are nothing compared to the life of a fluffy family member. Our furry gray child has now become accustomed to regular head pats and kisses. He enjoys daily naps with the cat. Aloysius will run around your ankles in circles until the end of time for a slice of banana. He is unafraid of the fateful vacuum that scares the 70 pound dog and has mastered the art of the Bunny IQ toy! Really, no one could ask for a better bun!
You can see footage of Aloysius and his Bunny IQ toy here
Thank you so much Deanna, Aloysius is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!
Be sure to stop by Deanna's Etsy shop, EdenGallery, for gorgeous steampunk inspired accessories and art.