Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day

Hi, there. Bunya here.
Here are some holiday rules and cautions:
Don't drink and drive.
Don't text and drive.
Don't drink and text (you can get in a lot of trouble).
When boating, wear a big orange life vest (you humans look so funny in those).
Play with your bunnies and give them lots of treats!


Have a safe & wonderful holiday weekend!
And thank the members of the armed forces, past and present,
that we have the freedom to celebrate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watch This Before Getting A Pet Rabbit

This video is a cautionary tale about bunnies as pets, especially for the uneducated and/or unprepared. Many of the negatives can be avoided by educating yourself about the pet before you bring one home. You still have to bunny-proof your home (or try your best). Bunnies can be litter box trained. Bunnies need to be fixed (this will extend the life expectancy of a female rabbit).

Look for a local chapter of the House Rabbit Society and take their courses before you get a bunny: Bunny 101 and Bunny 201. When you adopt a bunny from HRS, they will already have been spayed or neutered (and their low adoption fee is less than the cost of the procedure at your vet).



If you do decide a bunny is the pet for you, please adopt, don't shop.
If you can't see the video above, try here.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Peeking in on the bunnies this afternoon

Peeked in on the bunnies at home, from work, via the buncam...


While they often hide in their boxes, castles and tunnels during the day, this afternoon, they were snuggled into their Bunmuda Triangle (upper right corner). The real estate by the gate is prized turf and it looks like they all backed into their diagonal parking spaces right next to each other: Bunya, Lucy & Ethel (R to L. Or Down to Up? Ah! - Bottom to Top).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo bunny

"Isn't it weird that Cinco de Mayo occurs
on the same exact date every year?"

This bunny looks like he disapproves of this sombrero... probably rather chew it than wear it.
If you celebrate, have fun and be safe!

[If you want to know what Cinco de Mayo celebrates, read here.]
[Bunny picture found on internet with no credit. If you know the source, please put a link in the comments. Thank you.]

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bunny T

Binders Art Supplies and Frames Logo

Total coincidence... used to have fun at this store years ago. Traffic was so bad I pulled into a shopping center to wait it out and voila' - their  current location! (For me, fun paper, notebooks, calligraphy fountain pen sets and such - but mainly an artist's supply gold mine.)

I was strolling around and found a rack of t-shirts and their logo/emblem was a bunny! So it must be included here and of course, on the RR Bunny Things page.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bunny tug-of-war

To keep them entertained, the bunnies have lots of little toys to play with and toss around. One was stuck in their pen fence. It's shaped like a little wooden barbell with a bell.

Of course, that's the one Lucy wanted, so she started tugging and shaking the whole fence, like this...

video

It looks like she knows what's holding it back, because she tries to get to the part on the other side to pull it through, but can't quite get it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day


[Please do not feed your bunnies human food.

If you got, gave or received a bunny for Easter, please learn about what this wonderful pet really needs (like unlimited hay and fresh water, socialization and lots of space to run around). Go to www.rabbit.org, find a nearby chapter and sign up for a Bunny 101 class. The site also has lots of searchable articles about such topics as diet, habitat, health and bunny-proofing.
Find an "exotics" vet to have him/her spayed or neutered and for a check-up (rabbit-savvy vets also listed at www.rabbit.org).
Thank you.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter & Happy Passover

They coincide this year. Whether you celebrate some, all or none, have a wonderful weekend!


Please do not get a live bunny for Easter.
Lots of bunny advocacy memes here, including about Easter.








Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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, March 25, 2015

Another bunny-human look-a-like

Another proposed doppelganger was voted up from the Rabbit Ramblings Facebook page. It has been added to the RR blog doppelganger page.

Liam Neesbun ..................................... Liam Neeson
He has a very particular set of skills...
He will find you. And he will poop in your shoes.
(Liam Neesbun portrayed by Penny of Penny & Sheldon.)


Monday, March 23, 2015

Bunny Monday Meme*day


If you are not prepared to cater to a pet bunny for 10-12 years, including bunny-proofing your home, get a stuffed animal or chocolate for Easter. Pros and cons of bunnies as pets are here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday bunny stuff

To clarify, bunny stuff I got for my birthday.
Our (and GHRS's) best guess is that the abandoned sisters, Lucy & Ethel, are Pisces and were assigned birthdays accordingly. I am a Pisces, too, and for some inexplicable reason, people send me bunny stuff.

Coolest bunny item!
Bunny art from my NC artist cousin,
mixed media entitled "Bonded Pair"

(You may have noticed that part of the mixed media
includes cardboard - an integral part of any domestic pet bunny's life.)

Lifelong friend and part-time origami artist sent me the third of "My Three Buns"
(apologies to Fred MacMurray et al, if you are old enough to get the reference)
All in different positions, now representing Bunya, Lucy & Ethel
(note how detailed in the fold, so that it looks like they have eyes
by just folding the dollar bill so the right part is on the head)


And bunny cards!

Inside L: Hope your birthday is magical.
Inside R: Hoping all your dreams come true on your birthday.

(So you can source cards)

Having a birthday close to Easter guarantees plenty of bunny cards,
so some get modified.
Inside L: Everybunny dance now!
[And there is a dancing (vibrating) bunny as the song plays]
Inside R: Fortunately, that's all that I need!
[All anyone could stand, more likely.]


(So you can source cards)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter is coming soon - bad for (real, live) bunnies

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

The RR Bunny Advocacy page of Memes (many about Easter)

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."

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 or other animal rescue. If you don't have one, here's a great one: GHRS
And here is the international House Rabbit Society.

Don't give animals as gifts -- this applies to bunnies, chicks, ducklings, cats and dogs. Please be an educated, loving and caring pet person.
Adopt - don't shop.


The Plea of the Easter Bunny

Will you think of me at Easter,
Will you buy me as a gift...
For your girlfriend, boyfriend, little child
To grant their special wish?

Will you think of me inside my hutch,
That tiny 'starter-pack'
That doesn't let me hop around
And starts to hurt my back?

Will you think of me 'tomorrow'
When you go to work or school
With a lovely lunch packed in your bag,
'Cos I get hungry too...

Will you think of me, just sometimes please?
My hutch, it smells so bad.
I'd love some water in my bowl,
And some hay..I'd be so glad!

Will you think of me when the sun shines bright
And it's 'wonderfully hot'
But I cant get cool, this heat is cruel,
Don't tell me you've forgot!

Will you think of me when the north wind blows
And my hutch floor turns to ice,
And I'm shivering whilst you're all warm
Underneath your quilt so nice?

Will you think of me? Please think of me!
I'm helpless, at your mercy!
Why did you buy me on a whim?
Why did you then desert me?

Will you think of me now Easter has
Arrived yet once again,
And a thousand little bunnies
Face a life of hopeless pain?

I can binkie over rainbows now,
I am happy, and I'm free.
But I wonder, now that I have gone,

Will you ever think of me....?