Today our first post is dedicated to Ziggy, our rabbit. Ziggy was a Miniature Rex rabbit that we brought into our lives 7 years ago. He was the oldest of our 4 animals. We got Ziggy because of permaculture. He was part of a long line of rabbits that we got throughout our years of building our permaculture garden in Colorado. The rabbits provided all of the fertilizer we needed for our garden.
Zig was the longest living of the 4 rabbits we had. Most succumbed to the foxes in our yard. We protected Zig by bringing him in every night, till eventually, he became mostly a house rabbit with outdoor privileges. He had his own place outdoors by the house, and on his last day, he walked out the door and went directly to his outdoor pen, on his own. It was so fun to watch. I never imagined that this would be his last day because it started out so well for him. He died later that day in my arms, loved till the end.
Asheville had only been his home for 4 and 1/2 months. He made the big move from 1500 miles away in Colorado, to Asheville with us. We have no more rabbits and after burying 5 of them, Zig is our last. We saved the best for last. Goodbye Ziggy.