Monday, April 03, 2006

A month ago Phil an I welcomed two gorgeous bunnies into our family:


Marcel


Francis

Marcel is about 1 week older than Francis, but as they had been together from such a young age we referred to them as brothers. Every night they would snuggle up together to sleep, and in typical brotherly fashion, Francis would follow his big brother around like a shaddow.

Yet I came across them last week, and realised that Marcel is having slightly more than "brotherly thoughts" towards Francis.

I know there are support groups out there for parents of gay children, but what does one do about gay pets??

Honestly, we knew this would probably happen, and knew that we would have to take them to the vet to be de-sexed eventually. If not, two adult male rabbits kept together tend to fight... perhaps fighting over the mirror or who gets to chew at the Barbara Streisand album first... But we thought they would have a month or so more of innocence before this happened.

I guess it's time to head off to the vet. My little boys have grown up.

2 comments:

londonmisfit said...

We had a similar problem, only in our case it was a male rabbit with a sad case of unrequited lust for a male cat. Poor cat always slept with one eye open....

Louise said...

I don't know what bothers me more: Marcel's behaviour, or the fact that Francis doesn't seem to mind!