Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thumper the One-Eared Bunny

Mom usually cuddles the kitties when she volunteers as Wayside Waifs in Kansas City. She likes to spend time with them because they don't get as much attention as the doggies do-they have tons of volunteers and always get more volunteer hours than the cats.

Last week, as Mom was going to the back of the shelter to visit the cats not yet available for adoption, she did something a little different. There's a little room on the way where an adoptable bunny, Thumper, is staying. Mom usually walks by and says, "Hi Thumper" then keeps going on about her kitty business. This time was different, though. She decided to go in the little room and hang out with Thumper.

Thumper is a special girl. You see, she only has one ear. Rumor has it that a cat got a hold of her and hurt her ear. The hurt ear ended up having to be removed, but it doesn't seem to bother her. I think it makes her unique! For the record, I, as a cat, would NEVER hurt a little bunny like that.

Mom said Thumper really liked to be petted and sat in front of her enjoying all the stroking Mom would give. She nibbled a bit on Mom's shoes and jeans, but was very sweet. I really hope somebody gives her a good home soon, she would make a great addition to a family!

I think Mom would take her treats this week if she knew more about bunnies and what they like to eat. Do you have any ideas?


  1. Thumper looks very sweet. I am not sure what bunnies eat. I am pretty sure the Easter bunny eats carrots though.

  2. We are actually fostering a rabbit named Lulu, right now. She is very sweet, but afraid of me - imagine that! Bunnies like parsley, basil, cilantro, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce - no spinach, kale, etc. as too much calcium is not good for them. A little bit of carrot or banana is a nice treat for them. They also need lots of hay in their diet.

    I have learned quite a bit about bunnies from Lulu. Let me know if you have questions!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Mr. Pip iz quite right - i luvs mai greens and hay. i also like fruit (fresh or dried), but i only gets it az a treat!

  4. Hi Thumper!! Awww. you are so cute!! Sebastian, your mom was very sweet! *bighugs*

  5. I appreciate the tips! By the time Mom went back to the shelter, there were two more bunnies and a couple of guinea pigs. She took some carrots and romaine lettuce. Thumper loved it!