Aww. We have had hop hops and I feel the same way. I should tell you a tale, though. At one time we had two, and they were bro and sis. The bro would look out for his sis. One day, as we brought our dog through the big door, the bro had a fright and so he gave a thump with his feet. This was to warn his sis, and is what they do. His thump caused him pain, though, and he could not hop from that point on. Our girl had to wash him and feed him 'til the day he passed. His sis lived on for years and our girl taught her how to use a cat's pan. That bro's love for his sis was the kind of love my girl wished to live on. I tell you this 'cause I don't want your hop hop to thump too hard. We do not know why he felt such fright as he and his sis were in their hutch at the time, and our dog was brought in each night so it was not new to him. Poor guy.