A little over a year ago, the Welch family were looking for a companion for their 10-year-old former shelter rabbit, Scotchy (pictured left, white rabbit). Since Scotchy was a senior pet and very much used to being the head rabbit of the household, the Welches decided to find a young, female rabbit who had a history of living with other rabbits. At the end of October 2013, they saw a rabbit on the Larimer Humane Society website and swiftly went in to see her. When they arrived at the shelter, the rabbit of interest had already found a new home, but they took a few minutes to meet the other rabbits.
As a result of the flooding in Larimer County in September 2013, Larimer Humane Society was evacuating animals from the flood zone and discovered 111 rabbits in a single residence. All were rescued and brought to safety at Larimer Humane Society. After medical examinations, the rabbits were put up for adoption.
The Welches were drawn to one of the evacuees, a little brown bunny that was named Simone at the time. As a result of what Simone had already been through in her short life, she was very leery of people. The Welches took a chance on her and decided to give her the love and patience she deserved.
One year later, Simone who was renamed Brandy, is often carried around the apartment, runs up to strangers looking for lots of attention, and is still very much enamored with her best friend Scotchy. She comes when she is called, knows many tricks and loves giving kisses. She is very gentle to her old pal Scotchy and loves to play chase with former shelter pet Mushroom, the cat.
The Welches say, "We love her very much and she now has an entire apartment to run in and shag rugs to roll around on and a very loving family."