Sunday, February 14, 2010


That's how we described her when she first arrived at Heartland. She seemed to have given up. There was nothing wrong with her little body, her spirit was damaged. She would face the wall. She didn't react to hands or treats, resigned to her fate. At least that's what she thought.

She is learning to explore now. Enjoying new freedoms, playing, finding out that hands don't always hurt, sometimes they can be kind and treats can be good fun.

Her name is AMARA. It means courage and strong in African. Eternal and unfading in Greek. Everlasting and beloved in Latin. She is all those things.

His name is JIMMIE and he thinks Amara is beautiful.

They met in a basket on Valentine's Day. Jimmie liked her right away. Amara is playing hard to get. She keeps trying to tell Jimmie that SHE will be in charge. He is okay with that. Jimmie is a very laid back bun whose feelings are easily hurt. Be kind to him Amara and he will love you forever.

He is already watching out for you.

Stay tuned for the continuing saga of Jimmie and Amara


Blogger Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh joy!

8:15 PM  
Blogger bunnygirl said...

Oh, what a sweet story! It's like a little fairy tale.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

How sweet! I'm glad Jimmy found himself a lady love and that Amara is learning how to be a happy bun.

8:25 PM  
Blogger d. moll, said...

Awww, Valenbuns......

8:28 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

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9:17 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Awe, such a happy ending! Jimmy needs a good woman, I'm glad they found each other.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwwww. Sweet.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely story,

11:44 PM  
Blogger Rural Rambler said...

Sigh. Very sweet.

5:41 AM  
Blogger Zaida & Justin said...

Yay for Jimmie!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Layla said...

Valenbuns!!!! I love it. Amara is a great name. I love the photo of the two of them together in a basket, they are so cute together--like a set of Easter salt & pepper shakers. I look forward to hearing more, thanks for sharing this!

8:15 AM  
Blogger FrecklesandDeb said...

What a heartwarming story!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Murph's mom said...

The tatoo in her left ear told us what kind of life Amara had before she got to Heartland. Thanks to Jimmie's influence she decided to trust the people here. The bunnies' capacity to trust again never fails to amazes us.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a lovely Valentine's story! We, too, are always amazed by the bunnies' ability to recover from difficult beginnings, both emotionally and physically. Sometimes it seems like the ones who have had the hardest starts are the most affectionate and loving towards humans after being rescued.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Carolynn said...

Oh, that's the sweetest love story ever! I LOVE Amara's name. How absolutely fitting.

I confess, I was a bit wary coming over here...I wasn't prepared to hear a sad story. This is lovely. Thanks for introducing me to this sweet couple.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Awww, thanks for writing about them, Christina ... I know it took a while to get these wonderful pictures. *wink*
I really, really hope that the two sweethearts will share an apartment soon. They are so perfect together!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Heart of a Cowgirl said...

What a sweet pair. Bunny love cures all that ails you!

9:05 AM  

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