Cinnabun and KitKat's first week

Cinnabun and KitKat have just finished their first week together and as you can see, things are going pretty well! The kitty is only 8 weeks old so he is still smaller than the bunny but won't be for long - she is a dwarf bunny and only weighs about 2.5 pounds.  Cinnabun is free range but will stay in our bedroom unless we bring her to the living room with us because she is afraid of walking too far on the wood floors.  We slowly eased them into being in the room alone together - first for just a few minutes but we have already worked our way up to about 8 hours while we are at work! She is a tough bunny and is definitely willing to stand up for herself, especially against something smaller than her.

Anyway, we think Cinnabun is really beginning to like KitKat.  They will chase each other around the room, wrestle, take naps together, and share water (for some reason the kitten will only drink of out the bunny's water which is a little odd but also funny)! We have caught them cuddling together as demonstrated in the picture multiple times and I certainly hope it doesn't stop when the cat gets older.  So far everything has been going very smoothly with the introduction of KitKat.

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Becky and her boyfriend have a bunny who's about one year old, and are about to adopt a seven-week-old kitten. She's interested in writing about the bonding experience, so be sure to check back in soon to see how things are going!


KitKat: The Curious Kitten

Cinnabun: Becky's Boisterous Bunny

A Fickle Friendship

I wish at this point in the bunny-cat bonding I could share the news that Cohen, Almond & Walnut have become an inseparable trio but if I did, I’d be lying!  Walnut avoids Cohen and if I could read rabbit thoughts I’m almost positive she’s muttering, “get this fat cat out of my house.” Meanwhile Almond & Cohen have an unusual bond that I’m not sure I like.  For the most part Almond follows Cohen around, she has also developed a fascination for his tail.  This is not a problem with me, the problem is that Cohen enjoys grooming Almond…and also enjoys nipping at her if she gets too close, or smells him wrong, or steps on his pinky toe, if you catch my drift he’s pretty much unpredictable.  We’ll scold Cohen and separate the two of them…and do you know what happens? They play with each other through the fencing and Cohen will lie nearby.  Is this a friendship? If so they have the most fickle friendship on the planet. It’s stressful and I’m pretty sure Adam and I will have white hair when this bonding period ends- if it ever does.