Meet Cider, an almost 5.5 year old mostly Dutch rabbit, who is the inspiration for my musing about life with a lagomorph here in in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Cider and I found each other in November of 2009. My previous bunny Smokey was aging, and I wanted to find him a friend to inspire him to be active. I visited the website of the Roanoke Valley SPCA and feel in love with this face. At the time, Cider was 10 months old and had not been properly socialized. Every new noise startled him, and he would cower in the nearest corner. We've had a long, rewarding journey.