Bonbon and Larry
You know, when it comes to romance there is more than one way for sparks to fly. There’s the tingly, exciting kind, and then there’s the kind that’s more like touching two jumper cables together. (Hint: this was not the good kind!) Bonbon and Moe pretty much hated each other, passionately and completely, on sight. Next bachelor, please.
Larry was second in the lineup. With Larry, Bonbon still wasn’t impressed. She tried that whole date-zilla approach of biting and smacking him around. (Somebody might want to tell her there are better ways to make a first impression!) At least Larry was much more laid back than his brother. Even so, he wasn’t too impressed either. Lucky for Bonbon and Larry, chaperones can go a long way in helping to get through first dates.
The caregivers sat right down in the enclosed area with the two rabbits, intervening whenever Bonbon tried to prove how tough she was. They also used some interesting tricks to help improve their chances of getting along. One such technique involves petting one rabbit, then the other, then the first again, thus mixing the fur up between the two animals. With rabbits, no perfume or cologne is as intoxicating as the smell of another rabbit’s fur. By helping them get used to one another’s scent, the two rabbits can relax around each other. Yes, even Bonbon.
While Larry might have wanted to bail from the very beginning, he would have missed out on a good thing. The caregivers helped the pair through that troublesome getting-to-know-you phase and in the end everything really clicked. Now Larry and Bonbon are quite the item! She doesn’t try to beat him up any more, either. It’s as if they’ve been a happy couple for years. With rabbits, forming that bond can be a delicate process but once formed, it tends to stay for a long time. Surely that’s worth an awkward first date or two.Photos by Sarah Ause
Both Larry and Bonbon are available for adoption. Wouldn't you want this couple as part of your family?