What has six floppy ears and hopped a plane to Ohio today? Three gorgeous Holland Lops from Luv Lops rabbitry in Montana! After months of drooling over their stunning bunnies and several more months waiting for a trio to become available, I finally have three amazing Luv Lops to help my herd in so many ways! I am incredibly grateful to Rachel and Deb from Luv Lops for this opportunity, and I really hope to make them proud of their decision to sell to me!
The bunnies' journey began with an early (and I mean EARLY) morning arrival at the Montana airport, all snuggled into their very carefully secured shipping crate. After a brief siesta in Denver, they hopped another United flight to Cleveland Hopkins. You better believe that I stalked these flights like a ninja all day long on my computer! Mid-afternoon, we picked up the kids a bit early from school and headed to CLE, giddy with anticipation.
Unlike the time I had bunnies flown in last summer, this United flight arrived promptly, and the bunnies were waiting for pickup in the cargo area. After a few chuckles from the airport employees about having shipped rabbits (doesn't everyone fly rodents across the US?), we headed out and took a quick peak at the bunnies before heading home. (OK, so maybe I stopped at TJ Maxx AND Olive Garden for a quick never-ending pasta bowl, but then it was straight home). By now, the normally dismal Ohio weather had turned into a total sleet blizzard, so the trek home was more than just depressingly dark at 5:30pm.
We arrived home, and I got my first real glimpse at each of the bunnies. Emmy's rich blue coat immediately caught my eye along with Kaylee's massive orange presence - what a doe! Timmy looked like a shy teddy bear with an enormously cute head, and while I really wanted to cuddle him, I didn't want to add additional stress to the poor fellow, so all three went into their brand new cages alongside Anna, Ruby, and Envy.
I quietly observed each bunny. Kaylee seemed the most timid and just pretended to be a meatloaf in the corner of her cage for a while before finding her crock of reverse osmosis water and slurping it down like bunny Kool-Aid. Emmy attacked her toilet paper tube of 3rd cutting hay like it was bunny crack - that girl can eat! Timmy pretended that he didn't notice me, but I couldn't resist petting him just a little, and he didn't seem to mind. Then he proceeded to test his hay and check out the hot does who surrounded him (what a lucky guy...but there's no getting lucky tonight, Timmy).
So, today marked a significant milestone for Hook's Hollands at the graciousness of Luv Lops, and their efforts are immensely appreciated. I am excited to see how their rabbits can improve my herd and help me work on wideband and dilute colored Hollands. Thank you, Debbie & Rachel!!
Hook's Hollands is a small hobby rabbitry on our Ohio farm and is operated by me (Diane) with the help of my family. We have a small herd of Holland Lop rabbits and focus on raising colorful bunnies with the best type and temperament possible.
This blog serves to spotlight various bunny care topics and share a bit about my experiences raising bunnies.