After a tiring day with unexpected sadness, it’s nice to be able to spend time with pets that love you unconditionally.
This is Mr.Poppy. He is in his 70s (human equivalent). Has arthritis in his back legs and other signs of ageing. And probably had a small stroke 2 years ago that scrambled his personality a little. But he has always loved stretching out on the floor, especially when the heater is on, and is rather partial to some company, especially if it involves him receiving attention in the form of rubs. We know he is enjoying the attention when he clicks his back teeth (the rabbit equivalent of a purr).
I was trying to get some photos with him earlier near his food area, but they weren’t turning out very well. Then I lay on my back and let him hop up on my chest to give me bunny kisses. This involves me holding a sultana between my lips and letting him take it from me. Bunny kisses!
The other action of mine when giving him rubs on the floor, is to bring my head down and rub my forehead to his. Such soft fur! Another rabbit sign of affection.
There’s no picking up this rabbit for a cuddle. Attention must be on his terms and at his level. We’ve had 5 different rabbits in this house and each one has been a completely individual personality. I think all pets are like that aren’t they?