Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The One with Chandler's New Home

About a month ago I decided that we needed to find loving homes for our caged feathered and furry friends. If you want to read about why and such, check out THIS post. We gave Alice the zebra finch to my aunt and uncle's family a couple weeks ago. After that I really didn't make much of an effort to start trying to find homes for Chandler the rabbit and Li'l Chinchilla the Chinchilla.

Enter serendipity.

Early yesterday morning I was at the park with Fox and there was another mom with her son from our ward there. Her kids are all older and responsible and have even come by to check out our menagerie when it was much more impressive (dog, cat, conure, finches, rabbit, chinchilla). She had her dog with her and we started talking about animals and pets and she mentioned her daughter is saving up for a bunny. I immediately offered her Chandler! It was meant to be! To think if I hadn't been at the park on that day at that time... Maybe it would have happened in a few months when I sent out an email to the Relief Society asking if anyone wanted my pets, but by then Mallory (the daughter) probably would have a bunny.

This afternoon the entire family came by and picked up Chandler. 
I promise he's not dead, he just likes being held upside-down :)
Chandler with his new owner:
A few minutes ago they sent me an email with pictures and I about cried. They even spruced up the pics and added captions and everything!
I'm so happy with this decision and this family that I know is going to give Chandler all the love and attention he deserves. Hopefully it'll be like an open adoption and they'll send me pics and updates often :)

Here is a picture montage and tribute to the absolute cutest bunny in the entire world (even the vet says so!):

We got Chandler on a whim when we went to PetCo about five years ago to buy some other pet supplies. I saw him in the cage and just HAD to have him!
It was love at first sight. 
When we moved from Utah to California in 2009 my little sister sat beside me along with all our pets except for Rachel the cat - I made Chris take her in the moving van so I wouldn't have to hear her cry the entire way. When we made our first stop about an hour into the drive I noticed that Chandler was huddled in a corner and shivering like crazy. So my sister held him on her lap the entire rest of the 9 hour drive and he was happy as a clam.
Chandler liked to hop up on his shelf so he could see the goings on at all times.
This was my favorite resting position of his:
Check out this fro!
Unlike most bunnies, Chandler loved to be held and snuggled. 
I'm gonna miss you Chandler! May you live long and be happy in your new home!


Cathy said...

He really is the cutest ever! So happy that he has found a great home!

Allison Taylor said...

i love snuggly bunnies! Chandler was the best. his little hair do is the best. It's sad when you have to give animals away, but it looks like he's having a good time over there!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love these pics of Chandler!!! Love that he likes to be snuggled and didn't mind his hair being spiked! LOL! Hugs to you as you let your caged animals go--I know it must be hard!!!!! It does look like he is having a great time with his new family. Maybe you can visit him often???


Cherie said...

Ok that is the cuteist bunny I have ever seen!!!

Dassow Mommy said...

Bye, bye cute bunny! Sad to see you go, but it looks like you'll get lots of love.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

ok, you've got me crying, now I miss my bunnies!! I had two, one was a real sweetie who loved to be held and snuggled, he lived to be 11 and the other one was not so snuggly, he would bite and struggle when you picked him up and he was HUGE, so we just let him be and petted him, he lived to be 5. What kind of bunny is Chandler, he is SUPER CUTE with that amazing hair!! so glad you found him a great home :)

leah said...

You're right! It was meant to be! So glad you found an awesome home for him! ^_^

Mel said...

I know it must have been a hard decision...he is the CUTEST....but it looks like Mallory is going to take fantastic care of Chandler:)

lauren said...

chandler is absolutely beautiful!! what serendipity to have run into them at the park! i am sure he will love his new home! :) *

Nicole said...

Teary eyes here...Chandler is in good hands... just think, he will be getting lots of attention now! That should make you feel better because with little ones, mommies barely have time to shower... hugs.

*reyanna klein* said...

Awwww! This kinda makes me sad. :-( But I'm glad he has a new home who will love him too. So that makes me happy. :-)

He really is THE cutest bunny EVER! And we had a lot of bunnies when I was a kid! LOL. :-p I think we had eight bunnies all together. But not at the same time! LOL. ;-)

Anywho, if I ever see a bunny as cute as Chandler, I, too, won't be able to resist! :-D

Dao said...

Now, I want a bunny! :D