So-- as you loyal blog readers have gathered, Alex has been rallying for a bunny. Dave and I supported her in her quest by allowing her to learn about rabbits and start to save up her "bunny money". We thought that maybe next spring a well-researched and pedigreed bunny would be in her future. God had other plans.
So today, without telling the kids anything, we loaded up the car and drove to Amery, Wisconsin (about an hour away). Alex received a 'note' on the way that she read aloud to Justin to explain what our "Adventure Day" was all about.
"Dear Alex & Justin,
Today we are going to adopt two animal friends who need a new home. They are six years old. The girl who took care of them does not have time to feed, groom or play with them anymore. Alex, when you asked us for a bunny, God heard you and sent these two brothers into our lives.
They are used to living outside, so they may need some time to adjust to being house bunnies. It is very important that you both remain very calm and quiet while they are getting used to being part of our family.
They will be our whole family pets, but you will get to each pick a name from Mama's list and then make up a middle name on your own. Alex will get to name the brown boy. Justin will get to name the black boy.
We love you and know that you will help take care of our new friends.
Love, Mama and Daddy"
We arrived in Amery and were shown "Basil" and "Gandalf" (which was amazing, because "Basil" was one of Alex's picks for a name...and I had joked about naming them Bilbo and Gandalf only hours prior). Their former owner let us take their crates with us, as we had no current hutch set up.
They hung out in the garage while we assembled their shiny, new, clean homes.
They're a bit underweight, but we'll get some high calorie food coming their way soon (just not too soon....baby steps with changes for bunnies!). Hopefully I'll get to groom, de-matt and spot clean them soon as well. Welcome home, gentlemen!