Chapter 25: Bella is Really Our Bunny Now

Bella is really our bunny now.

Her mommy even moved away and she said to Bibi   You are going to be Bella’s mommy now.sandra bella on floorBella is a very different kind of bunny than I am. Did you know she is exactly twice as big as me? I weigh almost 3 pounds and Bella weighs almost 6 pounds.

sandra bella is much biggerShe does so many things different. I like to dig just a little bit but Bella likes to dig all the time everywhere. In our garden Bella dug 4 different holes. When she starts digging she sometimes doesn’t stop. She dug one that was so deep she even disappeared in there. Bibi could put her whole arm down it. It was the best rabbit hole we ever saw.

sandra bella rabbit holeIf she was an outdoor bunny they would make Bella digs holes everywhere.
Then in our outside house Bella chewed through the chicken wire that is under the ground there. That is so foxes and predators can’t get in to us. Bella dug right through that too. Bibi didn’t fix it and no one tried to get in from outside yet.

Sandra Bella chicken wire with BellaSandra bella chicken wireThen she chewed up so so many things inside our house. She chewed the cord to the vacuum cleaner. She chewed on Bibi’s thing that makes a guitar be loud. She chewed shoes and pens.          sandra bella chews pens  sandra bella eats cordsShe chewed the walls like in this closet.

sandra B chew closetBella peed and pooped every single place. One day Bibi had to take the whole carpet out of our room. It was springtime anyway so she said we could be on the porch.

When we moved to the porch everything was different. It didn’t smell like us. It wasn’t my place anymore. Before we moved to the porch I was the bunny in charge and Bella knew it was my house.

Then it changed. Bella started eating first and I waited for her to finish before I even took any greens or pellets. Bella also chased me around all the time and wanted to jump on me.

sandra bella humpsI was making my crying sound. Bibi only ever heard me do that once when I met a boy bunny named Brownie who was chasing me and scaring me. I made that sound so much when I was trying to run away from Bella that Bibi had to separate us.

For a long time I couldn’t even play with Bella. She lived on the porch and she could go play in our outside house and I lived in our room with a new yellow floor where our carpet that smelled like us used to be. Bibi had to play with us and feed us separate. We could say hello a little bit but not be alone together. Bella would always start chasing me and I would cry. It wasn’t fun to play with her when she was like that. We didn’t ever snuggle anymore.

When Bibi let her in to play in my room she even peed in my food twice.

It was because Bella wanted to be dominant. Bella is two times as big as me and she is stronger and she is younger. When I lived with Rocky the cat I wanted to be dominant. Even though he is a boy cat and it was his house. That’s why I pooped in his cat pan.

We had to give Bella an operation to make her not be so crazy and chewing and digging into every single thing and chasing me. It also means she can’t ever have any bunny babies.

When she came home she rested for one day and then she was OK again. She chased me a little bit but then she stopped. Now she is nice to me and she doesn’t mess up Bibi’s house all the time. Bibi lets us be in the living room at night so the 3 of us can be together and we never made a single poop in there since Bella came back from that operation.

We’re best friends again. Every time Bibi looks where we are we are in the same place together.

sandra and bella stretched outBut one bad thing happened. Bibi could tell Bella couldn’t pee good and she took her to the doctor. Maybe something went a little bit wrong in her operation because I know Bella doesn’t feel good in her bunny belly. Now she has some medicine.

Last night for the first time we snuggled like before. I know she wasn’t feeling so good so I licked her head.sandra and bella frienda again 2

All summer I wasn’t feeling so good either. I had 3 bad bumps one after another on my chin. All the time we had to go to the doctor. We had to go to a new one because they know more about rabbits there.

The first time I got a bad bump on me we had an operation to take it off. Then it never came back for 3 years I had no bad bumps on me and Bibi was so happy.

Then I got a bad bump back. But a very good thing happened. We took me in to have an operation and the doctor called Bibi and said the bad bump on Sandra went away by itself and we don’t have to have an operation!

sandra at vet 2But it came back again. This time it kind of burst and I had to take so many medicines and Bibi had to clean out my wound every day and I had to have a hot compress and force feedings because I was too skinny.

sandra careAnd it came back again and the whole thing happened even one more time! Even more medicines and hot compresses and force feedings for a month!

Bibi kept telling me every time she had to give me medicine and compresses and force feedings that my bunny angels and Bella and her bunny angels and all the people we know and all the cats I know and all their angels wanted me to get better and have no more bad bumps.

She said – Everyone just wants you to be a happy bunny with no bad bumps. And that is what happened.sandra at vetSo now we are telling Bella that everyone just wants her to feel better and we love her and it’s ok if she wants to be dominant we just want her to stay here and always be our bunny. She is the best friend I ever had.  This is a picture from when we took the same carrot top.

Sandra and Bella same carrot topI hope you take good care of your best friend even if they sometimes want to be dominant. It’s ok you can take turns.

sandra and bella best friends


Sandra The Free Range Super Bunny

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