The biggest recent news at the White house is that we have a new member in our family. We now are the proud owner of a bunny named Cocoa.
Emily has literally been praying every night for a dog. We've told her if when we move to a house with a fenced yard we will consider it. However, in Kentucky, they don't do fences.... no seriously, not many houses around here have actual fences. Those with dogs, mostly have electric fences.
This brings me to my second announcement... we are moving, again. But this time, oddly enough, we are moving 3 doors down the street. We are busting the seams of our current home.
So back to the bunny.... We can't have a dog at this our new house either (no fence yet). When I told Emily we would not be able to have a dog, tears began to flow and the purest voice of confusion emerged... "but Mom,I've been praying and asking Jesus every night!"
Oh man, my hear just sank... the moment has come for her.... the moment she learns that God's answer is not always yes. So I responded with the truth of, "God has answered your prayer, but right now, I guess God knows that a dog is not the best pet for us right now. Maybe we can do some research and find a pet we can have."
So, she decided on a turtle. Yep a turtle. So we went to the pet store to find our turtle. But you see, the bunnies are in the same area as the turtles....and our fascination and admiration of the cuddly little fur balls began.
The following two weeks we talked to the father... Tony Joe that is. We gained approval, researched, read rabbit magazines, and prepared a home for our lucky wabbit. And tada, enters Cocoa.
Cocoa is a Hotot Dwarf bunny- 5 weeks old from Berea, Ky. Tony Snow is from Berea, so I'm sure all bunnies from Berea are just as smart.
Cocoa has really begun to open up and show affection toward us. That was really rewarding for Emily. They are nervous animals by nature, but with time, I understand they will bond with their owners. She is very curious and searches the nooks and crannies of our living room when let out.
The first day we had her, she pretty much stayed in the back of her cage. Day 2, she actually "begged" to be let out. This is day 3...so I am keeping my fingers crossed that she continues on this path of funness.