Smudgers... Mmm Mmm Good

I just love this picture, my sweet Smudge charging the camera to see if he can eat it. Let's end this year with the story of a very adorable bunny boy...

Timewarp back to November 22, 2008

Hubby and I decided Charisma was lonely. It had been a while since we lost our Marten and Charisma was all alone. I took her to the closest rabbit rescue, the North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary where she meet several eligible bachelors while I sat on a couch rubbing on a very demanding bunny boy who looked just like my lost Marten. Charisma wasn't having such a great time though, either the boys ignored her or wanted to box her. Finally the lady in charge, Barb, said "Well, let's try Smudge".  At the tone in her voice I looked around at the faces in the room. They were all like 'Really'?? Things got more interesting when there was a bit of a debate who would actually go get this Smudge bunny.

Smudge's adoption photo off BunSpace and Petfinder

It turns out Smudge doesn't like to be picked up. He whimpers whenever you do. I mean, he really whimpers when you pick him up. Plus even then he was a big boy. So in the xpen they placed Smudge and went on chatting. As I glanced at Smudge with Charisma, Smudge did a little binky (happy hop). I think I completely lost my heart at that very instant. He did several more little binkies and needless to say he came home with us that day.

Smudge made himself right at home!

As you probably know, I never did bond Smudge and Charisma. There are days I still consider trying again. Smudgie is my puppy dog bunny, he follows me around and stays constantly underfoot. He always loved to be rubbed, but would flinch on about every other rub. Now he puddles for me and rarely flinches, but he still hates to be picked up :)

..Sorry to be so late posting your gotcha day Smudgie. Can I stop trying to make it up to you with extra treats??..
It's not just his food dish, it doubles as a head rest too...


Jade said…
Wonderful story!
If Smudge is anything like Mick, then no, you will always have to give him extra treats to make up for such a horrendous slight. :)
what lovely photos! Smudge is such a handsome bunny!
Anonymous said…
Hiya Smudgie! We love NTRS too!

Nico, Piper, Tokki, and Ziggy
Christina said…
Good story and Smudge is a terrific bun.
bunnythreads said…
Oh such a sweetie! Chippy also does not like being picked up-tenses up/muscles go tight-from the day we rescued him he climbed rt up the `person' trying to get away.. he is a totally changed bun now now-but bad handling must leave imprints..that no security & safety will change/they always have a bit of a guard up. Chip will let his favorite human pick him up & not be as tense now thats my DH his snack buddy/but when passes him to me Chip tenses up& looks all around for a way to take off :0) because I do all his grooming-which he associates with stress vs DH & snacks. He Loves to be stroked by me just NOT picked up.
Karen M said…
Impossible, really, to resist that nose!
d. moll, said…
at last the Smudge story!!!!!!

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