As well as MD moving home we have a new 4-legged housemate too as she bought her dog (Halo) with her. The cats are not amused….
So briefly the household menagerie held a dog, two cats and a rabbit.
Unfortunately 2 days ago our 9 year old rabbit Morpheus (69 in bunny years) died unexpectedly. Halo and Morpheus had made friends and would sniff each other through the cage bars and Morpheus showed no fear or alarm at this new inhabitant of the back yard. We buried Morpheus under one of our grapevines where his cage used to hang out in the shade in the summertime. It has been sad to see his cage empty. OH who was with him when he died and OD (who had received him as a present to get through a first-love break up) were particualrly upset. But the interesting thing to watch has been Halo’s reaction – yesterday she constantly went to the cage to check if Morpheus had come out of his house to play. And today she seemed quite listless as if she was pining for him. It was quite sweet but sad at the same time.
Gemma and Montie (the two cats) don’t want to hang out with the dog and give it a wide berth so I feel like Halo has lost a friend.