Cindy is a dog groomer, but she also keeps rabbits. Or rather: she keeps a lot of rabbits. What started as a favour to a friend rapidly became a hobby in no time at all. A large part of Cindy’s veranda has been converted into a real paradise for homeless rabbits.
Later, another rabbit arrived. And then another. “Since then my house has become a refuge for homeless rabbits.
“Oh yes, my husband calls me a bit crazy from time to time,” says Cindy with a chuckle. “But he knows how much these little creatures mean to me. I’ve promised him that I’ll never have more than ten rabbits. That’s OK for now, because at the moment I’ve got nine,” she laughs. Has she got a favourite? “Floris was the first to arrive. I’ve still got a soft spot for him.”
The veranda is Cindy’s favourite part of the house. “I sit down in the evening with a cup of tea and I watch the rabbits and how they behave with each other: their relationships are food for a soap opera. Better than Netflix!” And it always smells so good. That’s because for their habitat I use apple-scented wood fibre. Combine that with the scent of fresh hay with herbs and you feel like you’re in the Swiss Alps. Just heavenly.”