Nine Months More

Everyone Needs A Friend

It was late last year, a little before the Christmas rush had started. All week I had been watching her. She spent most of her day sitting in the same spot, by the window, face sullen and still. Every day it was the same. The change was noticeable, stark even. It was if a light had gone out and I didn’t know why. I blamed us. I blamed our busyness of life. I blamed the crescendo of end of year madness.


Sitting on the couch one night hubby turned to me and said “I think Paris is lonely, I think she needs a friend.” PJ had been saying the same thing all week. “Mummy Paris is sad, she needs a friend, can we get another bunny, please?” I couldn’t bear the thought of a new pet. It was the end of the year, Christmas was coming and we were going away over the summer, all the reasons stacked against it. So we made the decision that after summer we would think about getting a new bunny, a little friend for Paris.


Then like all things, the Universe took over. Hubby went away overseas for work. The day after he left a friend of mine sent me a message that a breeder he knew had a litter of baby bunnies that needed a home. Then he sent me the photos. Fluffy bundles of adorable grey, white and black. My heart melted. It was a sign. I showed the photos to PJ. It was decided, we were going to get a new bunny – that weekend.


So straight after swimming, we drove out to pick up our new bunny. AJ and I fell in love with a little orange bunny. But PJ swooped in and picked up a gorgeous little grey and white ball of fluff. She snuggled up close to him, buried her face into him and didn’t let go. My heart almost burst watching him cuddling her. In that moment a new member of our family was born. Driving home we tossed around names for her, in the end PJ chose Sunny. “Because she is like sunshine and that makes me happy mummy.”


Oh the challenges we have had trying to make Paris and Sunny friends. With a little bit of luck, so much patience from my Mum while we were away for the summer and a fancy new hutch for the both of them and they are now the very best of bunny friends. Paris was lonely. While we loved her so much, it just wasn’t the same as having a little bunny to be your best friend. They play all day together. They snuggle up and sleep together. They are almost inseparable.

I am so glad that we didn’t wait till after the summer. I am so grateful that possibility came our way and we just went with the flow. Everyone needs a friend, even little bunnies.

Do your pets have little pet friends?

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  • Aw cute. Two is always better than one xxx

  • LydiaCLee

    What great names!!

  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    Sooooooo cute! How gorgeous do they look?! It’s illegal to have bunnies as pets here. Such a shame. The girls would love one … or two. So glad Paris and Sunny are friends now. xx

  • Denise Mooney

    So gorgeous! Makes me want to get a pet or two:-)

  • That makes me so happy to hear, there must be some very sad and lonely pets out there, you’re a great person Josefa xx

  • Kathy

    Too cute Josefa.

  • aww so adorable. I had bunnies as a kid and I wish we could for Dex (can’t in QLD), he’s so obsessed with getting a pet at the moment.

  • Oh that is just beautiful! Living in Queensland, bunnies are off the cards here but it doesn’t stop my kids from fantasising about them. Miss 9 even likes to tell me that when she’s old enough she’s moving to NSW just so she can have a bunny (never mind she wouldn’t get to have a mummy any more – not an issue, apparently).
    We got a second cat for the same reason – from the same breeder where we got our first – and they are the best of friends. They snuggle up and sleep together, and do everything together – including playing silly buggers at 4am until we open the door to let them out.

  • I always wanted a bunny rabbit but we can’t have them up here. I have been thinking of a friend for my little puppy though. Gorgeous post Josefa! 🙂

  • Oh how gorgeous. Everyone does need a friend that’s for sure. We have an old choc lab who just turned 11 and three years ago introduced a new Golden Retriever puppy. They have been best of friends ever since and I’m sure she keeps our old boy young. The only problem is I can’t help but think how she will grieve when he is gone.

  • Nikki@Wonderfully Women

    If only we could have pet bunnies in Queensland 🙁

  • The Plumbette

    Paris and Sunny are so cute. We can’t have them in QLD. We have a pet dog Bentley and he gets plenty of play and running around with our family. Since I’ve been home with the girls, Bentley has seen more of us than when my husband and I worked full time. Pets are just great for kids and the whole family.

  • Such a lovely post. We have fish and some of them like to be in pairs, we had two angel fish and one died and the other one was very sad until we got another one.

  • Chantel

    Isn’t the universe awesome at giving us what we most need??!! We were fostering two kittens and were going to adopt on of them, but in a moment of weakness, I decided we may as well adopt both – best decision ever, they love each other, provide each other with a playmate, so when we aren’t around they are never bored and keep each other company when they have to ‘go to their room’ 🙂

  • Naaww…such beautiful post! And they are such beautiful little bunnies!! 😀 I got my Pebbles a friend not knowing how territorial cats can be. She wasn’t very happy when I initially got Buttons and I had to almost give him away. The day someone agreed to take him, Pebbles decided she liked him after all and they have gotten along since. Sort of like Paris and Sunny. It’s been 2 years now with the two… 🙂

  • 26 Years & Counting

    I feel sad sometimes that we didn’t get two dogs at the same time, for company for each other. But our dog gets a lot of cuddles 🙂

  • Just beautiful xx

  • The joy an animal can bring into your live is invaluable. You make me want a bunny rabbit. But I might just wait until I have got a grip on this motherhood thing before I get a pet. Lovely words and gorgeous pictures.

  • Lisa@acuppaformama

    Adorable! I do feel sad for my kitty that we didn’t get two.

  • Loree

    We currently have no pets. Well, my son does have a little bunny over at my mum and dad’s. The bunny has no other bunny friends. But he seems fine. He’s a cute little thing. Sunny and Paris are adorably cute.

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oh my goodness they are absolutely gorgeous!! What snuggly little things! Our cat and dog are good friends (most of the time!). xxx

  • Adorable , I love bunnies too.

  • TeganMC

    Aww that is the most gorgeous story. Paris and Sunny look like they are the best of friends.

  • TwitchyCorner

    OH! There’s nothing quite like bunny love- and what’s better than one, but two? So happy to hear your happy bunny news and that Paris and Sunny are now BFFs. Well done AJ! Adorable!!

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