This Christmas has been a very stressfull one for me and on Christmas day I almost made a decision that probably would have regreted.
I went to a meal with Mum and Dad to their friends house , on our arrival our hosts younger family I.E son or daughter was there , cant think which but they had there spouse with them , earlier that day I had arrived at mum and Dads house in a right state , tired from riding my bike and almost having a anxiety attack after yet more annoyance from Schneeball during the morning.
to cut a long story short an offer was made to offer Schneeball a new home at Bournemouth with another rabbit and a duck that follow eachother around , at the time that I was mum and dad early I was nearly in tears with the stress and for a few hours after the offer later in the day I thought maybe it would be a good idea to release him and let two young kids have him instead.
My father being the way he is did'nt make things any easier and went on and on about him and by the end of the evening meal silently I was having quite a upheavel inside that head of mine.
Time ran out and I stayed at Mum and Dads house for the night , I went home briefly this morning and returned to Mum and Dads later in the day , nothing more was said , but on popping down to Barbara's I mentioned how I had considered giving up Schneeball because he was proving to bold , intelligent and annoying for me.
It was then Barbara and I eunanymously decided that giving up Schneeball =^o^= would tear me apart , mainly due to the reason of loosing my last rabbit Nash-eoke 4 years ago , something I have not completely recovered from to this day and that I need Schneeballs company.
The problem is Schneeball is a Chinchilla Blue , and that instantly means he is a friendly , bold and intelligent breed that can be long living , I know for a fact that a youngish family with two kids would eventualy tire of him like I have done in the past , yes they apparently have a big garden , but at this time of year you cant let a rabbit out anyway because of the cold and wet , and besides Barbara has a small contained garden with a good patch of grass that I allready release Schneeball and Toky-Ohki out in when the summer is here.
It seems that no matter what modification I do to his hutch to overturn a possible way he can annoy me , Schneeball automatically finds another way to attract my attention.
I know that he is doing this because he is a bit bored and wants attention , he is a terrible attention whorer and recently I have had him out to brush him on a section of kitchen unit that was once rested ontop of a Zannusi washing machine of which has now found a new home.
I find it hard petting and cuddling my so called bunny because he is continuously losing hair , recently he has'nt been quite so bad since I have been brushing him regularly , but since the washing machine has gone I dont have anywhere to brush him , and being 6 ft2 1/2 I need a good high place to groom him , today I did brush him on the setee but obviously this will create a hairy mess of which I later have to clear up.
The main problem with schneeball =^o^= is his early morning chewing of the inside of the hutch and also , I inserted a thick wire platform into his bedroom compartment part of his hutch , he has discovered that if he scratches the wire platform lengthways now he can scoop all the wood shavings and absorbant pine pellets out and starts tugging at it.
this means yet again for the fourth or fifth time I have to make modifications to his hutch , I now have to find a section of thick wire grid of which has squares small enough that he cant scoop everything out from underneath , a grid that wont corrode on contact with his urine , preferbly aluminium or plastic coated , but even a plastic coated grid platform has it's downfalls , because the type of rabbit he is he will start chewing the plastic off even if he cant dig out the shavings and pine chips like he did before.
It is a complex situation that I must deal with and I cant let a family that does'nt know him deal with what I do.
I am Mildly Autistic and have been told again and again how I always do things the hard way , simple things are a big deal and more complicated things I find easy , it's just the way I work mentaly.
Nothing is perfect for me and I am constantly working and using practical skills to improve my envioment , this shaving and litter scratching poses a problem.
but I know I will prevail as always , it's just me to do things the hard way and I will contiue to look after the cuddlebunny that I love
and find a suitable square mesh grid to adapt into a platform to cover a layer of newspaper , shavings and litter in the bed area where he does whats natural.
but I just thought I would let you know
I COME THAT CLOSE TO GIVING THE B*****D AWAY