From commentor Redshift:
These are Leland (the dapper gentleman in the grey and white) and Georgia, his trophy wife. They are two of our three current adopted rabbits. Leland had been turned in to a shelter; we don’t know his story before that, but he was a shelter workers’ favorite before he was liberated by the House Rabbit Society of Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia ( http://rabbitsinthehouse.org ). He is now eleven and a half. Georgia I met several years ago when a friend called me up and said “I have this rabbit living in my yard, and I don’t think it’s wild because it’s black and white and eats carrots out of my hand.” She became a foster bunny for a short while until I decided I couldn’t let her go, and we got her matched up with Leland.
I’ve never had any regrets about life with rabbits. There have been “learning experiences” with phone cords and stereo cords, but they are litter-trained, they are fun and entertaining, and have quite distinct personalities. Georgia wants constant attention, and will sit with you to be petted for as long as you’re willing, or sit at your feet and beg for more attention if you stop. When she gives up on that, she’s energetic and inquisitive, running around and leaping and dancing, and only occasionally getting into trouble. Leland is a bit more reserved, but is still pretty sociable if you approach him. He was an incorrigible carpet-chewer in his younger days, but he’s grown out of that. Leland enjoys running around the living room, playing tag with Georgia.
In addition to these two, we have Isis, a tiny black girl, and we also foster for HRS, so we almost always have a foster bunny living in the kitchen, too. Everyone says their favorite animal is smart, and are house rabbits are no exception. They know their names, they know us, they learn (sometimes too quickly!), and they are an important part of our family. I wouldn’t want to imagine living without them. I would encourage everyone who’s looking to adopt to expand their horizons beyond dogs and cats; you won’t regret it!
(Though I don’t have direct experience with chapters other than my own, you can find other House Rabbit Society chapters through the national organization at http://www.rabbit.org )