Stasi (or La Stasi, according to her grandfather) was without doubt the sweetest rabbit to ever live.
She loved people without restriction and bestowed her loving bunny kisses on everyone, even her doctors. Her gentle soul permeated her entire environment and brought peace to all in her company.
She was, of course, also a bit of a pest at times. She required extra tall fences in her enclosure because she would invent wily strategies to jump over the typical fences. She also had a penchant for chewing up the wires of the most expensive equipment. When Stasi chose to chew up a curtain, book, or carpet, she did so with gusto. If she could chew through a carpet she would then make it through to the floor boards. She was a deconstructivist of the highest order.
She had a very sweet tooth. She could be convinced to consume almost any medicine as long as it had a cherry flavor; however, she would often chew up the administering syringe as well in her excitement. Stasi loved all sorts of produce including cilantro, apples, and dandelion leaves. She preferred a mixed berry ice cream.
Stasi spent 10 of her 15 years with her hairy bondmate Sheridan (www.ILovedMyPet.com/Sheridan). As a Dutch/Rex breed mix, Stasi was the dominant rabbit. However she often let Sheridan think otherwise by providing ample mutual grooming experiences. It was always very amusing to watch Stasi kindly lick Sheridan's eyeballs for her. They were well-suited for each other and brought each other a lot of joy and happiness.
Stasi spent her last three years alone after Sheridan died. After one tough year of mourning, she moved gracefully into her elderbun years. Despite various medical challenges, Stasi maintained her upbeat and kind personality. I moved her into my bedroom to keep an eye on her. We spent many evenings relaxing together, watching TV or listening to music. I am beyond grateful that I was able to spend extra time with her these last few months during the pandemic.
Both Stasi and I hoped she would make it to 16 years old and enter the realm of the Guinness World Records. Unfortunately that was not to be. I am proud to say that Stasi did make it to 15 years and 4 months!!
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As many of you know, it is my greatest wish to continue adopting rabbits from the humane society and caring for them. I feel very passionate about this. As a renter, this means I will need to buy a new edible carpet first (est. $600-900) as well as some other items. For those of you that mentioned that you'd like to donate to this cause please visit my GoFundMe site at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rabbit-mommy-adoption-necessities?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1