Tue 24 Sep 2013
Dolcette (she responds to Duhl-shee) has been in a foster home for a few weeks now. She was involved in a legal enforcement case and for a few months had very little interaction with people during the trial. Now that the case is over Dolcette is waiting very patiently for a new Forever home that will help her forget the scary experiences that she had to go through. When her foster mom first got her from the shelter she was very frightened and was more reserved than the other bunnies. When her foster mom picked her up for the first time, Dolcette immediately dug her head into the crook of her Foster Mom’s neck as if begging to be adopted.
As you can see from the photo, her Foster Mom took little time to set her up for a photo shoot! Dolcette was very patient as she was brushed, dressed, and placed on the blanket for her first of many photo shoots. For the first 2 weeks she was kept in isolation from the other bunnies because she had not been looked over by a vet yet. It may have made her very depressed because she barely ate her hay and drank very very little. When the vet gave the “Okay” and said it didn’t look like she had anything contagious, her Foster Momma moved to the front with the other bunnies and gave her a bigger cage. Slowly Dolcette began to come out of her shell and she was starting to eat and drink in front of people. Her litter box habits do still need a few improvements but everyone is hoping she’ll start to get the hint.
Although she is starting to eat, her Foster Momma was concerned that maybe there was something wrong internally. The vet had only done a physical and other then being a tad overweight in the under section, she did not have any other major physical signs. So she is due for another check up – this time for some blood/lab work. Her Foster Momma is crossing her fingers and hoping for the best.
*Side note* – Dolcette may make a great bonding candidate because she is always interested in the other bunnies and is always peering through her cage to see what they’re up to.