Thursday, January 13, 2011


Long ago, I dreamed of the day when I would be able to trust Walter enough to leave him out of his cage while I was at work. As I got to know my bunny better, I quickly realized this dream would probably never be realized. However, Walter's behavior over the past few weeks has been impressive, to say the least, so I have begun to test his out-of-cage freedoms.

It started off small - a half hour here and there while I ran to the store, maybe once a week. Then, last Sunday, I left him out of the cage while I went to a very long brunch. I came home to find Walter napping in his box fort. The apartment looked unchanged and undamaged. Hooray!

By no means am I ready to let Walter have the run of the apartment while I'm at work all day, but I will definitely start giving him some more out-of-cage-while-I'm-not-home time.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's great! Maybe because Walter is out of his teenage years now? But then, even our elderly bun can't be trusted with freedom. His "cage" is our bedroom so he's always free in there (it's proofed), but the times we've left him alone and free in the whole apartment I could count on one hand - and they're only for short trips (maybe 10 minutes tops), and only when he's conked out in the middle of the day. (We have open bookshelves, and he just loves loves loves books.)