Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club

Kate & Tesla!

I had been wanting a Tan since about November or December. Even before that I had been looking at them and admiring them. The trouble was that there really aren't many breeders in Alberta or the rest of Canada. It seemed like I would never be able to get one as I really could not afford the costs to ship a rabbit and didn't have the connections to get one transported otherwise.

Tesla In May, I found out that some other breeders were going to a show in Washington. The breeder who I wanted to get a Tan from was also going and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to finally get a Tan. I arranged for the transportation before contacting the breeder to make sure there was space. I then contacted Bonny Wagoner of Urban Rabbits ( . She offered me 2 Tan bucks. Originally, the plan was for me to keep one and the other to maybe go to another club member if they were interested. No one seemed to want one and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted both. I decided to get both of them. Since the show was not until June 25, I still have a few weeks of waiting before they would get here.

Tesla was almost 1 year old when I got him. He is very friendly and has had no issues settling into his new home. He really seems into me and whenever I walk into the room he perks up and runs over to see what I am doing and to hopefully get some attention.

He has been doing quite well with rabbit hopping so far. He lacks a bit of focus, but this seems common with Tans. Once he got to understand the course, he was doing better. He seems to prefer to just run around and see what is out there to explore.

I have high hopes for him. With some more work, he should be blasting through the course. Tesla's name comes from the inventor, Nikola Tesla. I really got the inspiration from the show Sanctuary. If you ever watch it, you will know who he is named after and why. If you ever come to an event, Tesla is the Tan with the Black harness.