Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bonded bunny snuggles

If you get bunnies, consider adopting a bonded pair. They keep company, groom each other and play together. We have a threesome and here they are snuggling in different pairs and sometimes all together.

Lucy & Ethel

Ethel grooming Lucy.
Ethel seems to do most of the grooming.
Bunya joins in for some licks.
We call this the Bunmuda Triangle.

Hanging out in the sunbeam.
Bunya indicates to Ethel that he wants her to groom him
by sliding under her. A little too far.
Some side-by-side snuggling
at the pen gate (a favored bunny spot).

Bunya is down low, a way of asking Ethel to groom him.
Sometimes, when the bunnies are offered a treat BUT
THINK they are going to be picked up for grooming
or their at-home physical,
they will line up for the treat inside their pen,
behind the perceived safety of their fence.

Understand: The gate to their pen is wide open -
this was their "defensive" positioning choice.
Just bonded bunnies, hanging together.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bad idea: Bunnies on the TV news desk

Yeah, bunnies are gonna' do what bunnies do.

Even bunnies that have been properly "fixed" still exhibit this behavior to reinforce their hierarchy... who is alpha bunny.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

How do bunnies do that?!?

We've seen people post about finding a bunny poop on the ceiling or somewhere equally improbable...

Do you see it?
OVER the top of their pen fence.
How do they get a poop THAT high?
And get it to stick to the wall!?

Bunnies plot in secrecy.

"Shhh - it's the human ... act natural."

Friday, April 18, 2014

TV News report: Just say "No" to impulsive "Easter bunny" purchases

In this video, the president of the New Mexico HRS appears on the news to warn off potential "Easter bunny" impulse purchasers:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

At the bunny rescue shelter

The bunnies were due for their mani-pedis and so we rode to the GHRS shelter.

While there, we checked out the adoptable bunnies (including some bonded pairs). The pictures below are just some of the bunnies housed at the shelter; even more are cared for in a foster home network. Lucy & Ethel were adopted from GHRS.

Please adopt, don't shop.

Lucy & Ethel anxiously wait their turns
while Bunya gets trimmed.

Ethel's turn!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rearranging the bunny furniture

To keep the bunnies entertained and not bored, one thing we do is occasionally mix up their pen. Most recently, the pen had The Two Towers, two castle towers that is (from The Blissful Bunny). There was a bridge between the two.

For this iteration, we removed one tower and placed it on the top of their funhouse. The bridge was stored and replaced with a ramp.

Bunya beat Ethel to the high ground.

One tower on top of their funhouse.
Lucy watching TV.

The latest version of their pen.
It gives them a little more running around room.
The three bunmigos are gathered around their dinner dish
in the upper right corner.
Here, Ethel claimed the high ground first (her favorite)
but Bunya is underneath her and Lucy by the side.
They seem to have adapted quickly and be enjoying it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter bunny napkin folding

Materials: Cotton or linen napkins, starched

1. Fold starched napkin into thirds to form a rectangle. (If you're using a square napkin, you'll need to fold in half, and then fold in half again to get a long rectangular shape.)
2. Crease in half to create a center line for reference; fold top corners down along this line.
3. Fold up from bottom corners along dotted lines.
4. Bring left and right edges together on center line.

5. Flip upside down and over. Turn up bottom point.

6. To fasten: Fold left and right corners back; tuck one corner into the pocket of the other. Pull out bunny ears first; open up base.

If you are a little less formal, here's a video showing how to fold paper napkins:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's not Easter yet but...

... 27 abandoned rabbits need help. Read about it and how you can help here.

Please do NOT abandon domestic rabbits into the wild. They do not have the same coping skills as wild rabbits and it is very often a torturous death sentence.

Check out the Bunny Advocacy memes here.

Do NOT give a rabbit as an Easter present or for kids. If you want to do that, get a chocolate or stuffed rabbit.

ADOPT - Don't shop.

Thank you

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bunny cards

Received a couple of unrelated cards recently and had to share...

Thank you note cards from Mara-Mi

"Just because" card with photo of bunny
(and that's the "just because" reason of why we received it from a friend)

Credits for bunny photo

Monday, April 7, 2014

Special Bunny Monday Meme*day

A larger version of this is on the RR Bunny Advocacy page.
Learn before ADOPTING a rabbit. Unfortunately, pet stores that sell rabbits are usually NOT reliable information sources and sell products that are HARMFUL to rabbits; this meme explains several reasons why. Here's a post about one pet store experience:
Here's a great resource for some rabbit care articles.
Recent Easter Bunny caution posts are here and here.

Here's a blow-up of just the examples:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bunny enjoying banana treat (video)

Ziggy nomming some nanner...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Small Pet Select donation program

Here is a way for you to get bunny supplies and have 10% of your order donated to help rescue bunnies!

The coupon code for the Georgia House Rabbit Society is GHRS.  When you use that coupon code, you get free shipping plus 10% will be donated to GHRS on every sale that uses this coupon code.  The coupon code can be used again and again -- there is no limit.

This picture/link will be in the right-hand column whenever you need to re-order:
Click here to go to Small Pet Select

The first time you order, you may want to use the coupon code GHRSRING -- you get a free bunny wrap ring plus 10% of the sale will be donated to GHRS. This coupon code is only good for one use per person. After that, every time you reorder, please use the coupon code GHRS to have 10% of your order donated to GHRS. Thank you!

New bunny stamp

Brings the collection up to 4, so not excessive (yet).
And perfect for bunny butt Friday (see RR Facebook page or Bunny Butts page).

Where I found it:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bunny Butt Cake recipe for Easter

Theses are the type bunnies you should have for the kids for Easter, NOT live ones. Get chocolate or stuffed bunnies for Easter. Or make your own...

Recipe is here

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Meme*day -- Rabbits at Risk for Easter (Part 2)

This is a link where you can read about why: Easter and Rabbits Do Not Mix

Please ...
Pick some memes/posters you like and spread the word:
Post it on your blog or Facebook page.
Post it in your church.
Ask your clergy to mention it from the pulpit.
Circulate it to your neighborhood groups.
Email it to your friends and contacts.
Send them to teachers/post it at school.
Ask your local paper to print it.
Ask TV and radio channels to make it into a PSA.

Please help save somebunny.
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little."

Easter bunny poem is at the end of this post and always on this page.
Regardless of the effort, after Easter, rabbit rescues will be flooded with rabbits that have become unwanted Easter gifts. Please donate any amount you can to your local rabbit rescue. If you don't have one, here's a great one: GHRS, and here is the international House Rabbit Society.


Gypsy and Daisy contributed to the founding of New Moon Rabbit Rescue.
You can read Daisy's story here.
(Spoiler alert: Get some tissues first.)