Springhouse 4-H Club member Tessa Martin, 9, and her one-year-old dwarf Holland Lop rabbit Alexander have been best of friends since the little rabbit came to live with her family when he was just five months old. Alexander is more like a cat than a rabbit, eager to greet and play with humans and romp with their five-month-old English Bull Mastif Hector.
Whenever anyone came near his cage he hopped up on his hind legs to see who was there and greet them. Tessa and Alexander were among participants in the Springhouse 4-H Club’s barbecue and petting zoo fundraiser held at the Save-On Foods side parking lot Saturday. There were lambs, bunnies, a pony, a calf, and other animals for children to pet, and a great beef-on-a-bun lunch available.