Over the weekend I took a little drive. I followed my poorly jotted craigslist directions that led me past meandering rivers, rolling farmland and gigantic roadside waterfalls made huge and gushing from heavy rains. I found my way to a lovely family farm with only a little trial and error. A woman and her daughter met me at the door of the farmhouse with my purchase all set to go. The woman, you should know, is a rabbit breeder. So, as you might guess, I was there to pick up our new buck (finally!). More specifically, I was there to pick up our new registered, pedigreed and supremely noble senior American Chinchilla buck, Jim Chee. Jimmy is a brawny lad at 10 lb 6 oz and a proven father of three healthy litters. In this craigslist success story I also lucked out that the woman from whom I purchased Jim Chee was a consummate rabbit pro answering all of my questions from feed, to breeding, to nail clipping. I left confident that I had purchased quality stock and had also gained an excellent contact who wouldn’t mind getting random rabbit question emails now and then.
Jimmy is the missing link in the rabbit family that until Saturday consisted of two ornery sisters who sure produce a lot of excellent manure, but no babies. I do hope that this will soon change. Thanks to Jim Chee, my long-standing procrastination in regards to the acquiring of a capable male rabbit (due to any variety of work, work, and more work related issues) is at last at an end. Although I once again write this from a hotel room and the work and more work-related dilemmas continue, I am glad to know that Jimmy is happy, settled and in capable hands until I return home on Thursday.
I also have the feeling that the majestic Jim Chee might just be a photogenic guy so pictures will be on their way shortly.