At least, Cinnamon is due in a week! That means that, hopefully, I'll have more baby bunnies soon to care for and love.
You may wonder if I ever miss the babies I sell. I spend every day with them, love them, nurture them, keep them healthy and alive. Then I let them go. Of course I miss them!
Yet that is why I do what I do. All my babies would make amazing pets. No doubt about that. I'm working towards producing better quality, learning, and winning at shows. But first and foremost, my rabbits are my babies. Ever baby born, I love. But I know I won't be able to keep them forever.
On average, I think about every baby I have ever sold daily. That's about...oh, 9 babies. I still love them all, and it warms my heart to see your updates, let me know how they are doing, or send an occasional picture.
Every sale is bittersweet. I know I will most likely never see that baby again, yet his or her place in my heart is quickly filled with another precious, God-sent little angel.
My dad was telling me, as I was commenting on how wonderful a job he did helping me with my new rabbitry setup, that I am living the dream (don't I beleive it!!). What teenage girl doesn't want baby animals? Doesn't want to breed? Doesn't think rabbits are the cutest animal on the planet? He told me I rank right up there with girls that get to have ponies. LOL!! I totally believe him. Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
But I don't feel like that always. Rabbits come with urine and poop, and cages/trays need to be cleaned. Rabbits get sick and/or die, babies leave me, things don't always go my way. But that's okay. Because that's not the majority.
And I am living the dream.