Calypso Spots, Single Doe
In his heyday, George was around six pounds, perhaps a little more. I’m afraid he lost considerable weight in his latter life. At his low, when recovering from a bladder infection and with almost no appetite, he was not much over four pounds. At the end of his life, I would guess he was closer to five. And I agree that a five-pound rabbit, if meant by nature to be somewhere in that range, is a very agreeable size. Smaller breeds can be a bit high-strung, while larger breeds are usually good-natured but hard to carry around.
Of course, the difficulty is that the most important thing will be to find a rabbit of good character who will excite the passionate devotion of the Spotted Wonder. She is a very loving creature, but accustomed to George. We cannot expect her to fall in love with a second rabbit as quickly as she fell for George, but I know that there is one out there awaiting her, perhaps one who will desperately need a home right when we come along.
In the meantime, there are always photos of adoptable rabbits to look at at the House Rabbit Society's Richmond Rabbit Center website (Larry, Curly, and Moe are an especially handsome trio, unlike their namesakes) and at the San Francisco/Marin site. I enjoy looking at them, but it would be a wonderful thing if all the rabbits currently up for adoption at these two locations could find homes before I get back to California and take Ms. Spots on the matchmaking circuit. That would free up badly needed space for rabbits who are running out of time at the local animal shelters, as, now that Easter has come and gone, many families are abandoning the Easter bunnies they didn’t know how to care for.
Adoption pages for House Rabbit Society chapters throughout North America are here.