Wooky’s found her true love in Wes­ley

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

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

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