Wooky’s found her true love in Wesley
IN his poem Locksley Hall, Alfred Lord Tennyson said: “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”
In our more enlightened times, of course, we can include young women and indeed older men and women too.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, spring and romance is definitely in the air for both humans and animals alike.
Wooky originally was born in our care after we took in two large adult rabbits, Lotus and Boabab, plus their eight babies (three months old) at this time.
Lotus was already heavily pregnant again and gave birth to another six kittens in May 2015.
All was going well with mother and babies until one night when Wooky was just two weeks old her mother attacked her.
Wooky suffered nasty bite wounds all over and a badly injured front leg.
Despite her wounds being cleaned and treated, they turned into lots of large painful abscesses which had to be treated over a long period of time and she had to be hand-fed, so her start in life was not the best.
To make matters worse, she was adopted, along with her brother, but sadly he died of heart failure shortly after and so Wooky was then left on her own.
She started to become bad tempered and aggressive towards her owner, so with Wooky’s best interests in mind she was returned to our branch to find her a new mate.
This was easier said than done.
Wooky just would not accept a new friend and would attack immediately, not even giving the new rabbit a chance.
We tried her with several male rabbits, none of which she would accept.
Wooky has been in our care since April 2016 and she remained bad tempered until Wesley hopped into her life.
Wesley took up residence next door to Wooky’s hutch and run and for the first time she showed real interest in him. Over the next few weeks Wooky started to spend her days flirting with him.
Wesley is a much smaller and younger rabbit than Wooky, so we were a little reluctant to pair them up, but who are we to stand in the way of love?
Wooky and Wesley are now a bonded couple and living together in foster care.
Wooky is happy and mostly chilled out but, on occasions, still likes to still show you who is boss.
We are looking for their forever home together!
If you think you could offer a forever home to Wooky and Wesley, or any of the other small animals we currently have looking for a home, then please call us on 020 8966 9688 or email us at info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
To view some of the many pets we have looking for new homes, you can visit our website at www.rspca-middlesex. org.uk where you will also find more information about the work we do at RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch.
FRIENDS FOREVER: Wooky and Wesley