Poem contributed by: Tim Harrington
Article contributed by: Jeanmarie Short
I adopted Josephine from my local SPCA approximately three years ago. She is a beautiful white dwarf rabbit with stunning blue eyes. She was labelled a “biter” and in my opinion, a rabbit that would be hard to adopt out. This was a no brainer for me; this was the rabbit for me. When she was removed from her kennel to be placed in my cage, she began growling, grunting and lunging at the animal handler, and she eventually bit the woman before she made it into my cage.
Article contributed by: Phyllis O'Beollain
Losing a pet is traumatic; no less traumatic than losing a human friend or family member. It is important to have ways to express and deal with your grief. Children have even less resources for dealing with their feelings of loss, so it is up to you as the adult to help them express their grief in creative ways that are age- and skillsappropriate.
Article contributed by: Phyllis O'Beollain
February is ‘adopt a rescued rabbit month’ Why a rabbit? Rabbits are quiet, very clean, and don’t require annual vaccinations (they do require an annual checkup). They don’t require daily walks, they won't go after the postal carrier, they will use a litter box, and they are comforting, soothing friends.
As with any pet, you need to do thorough research on bunny basics to make sure a house rabbit is the right pet for you (rabbits are generally not good pets for younger children, as rabbits do not generally like being held and a rabbit's spine can be very severely damaged from being improperly held).
Guest Post By: Brenda Arsenault
Kissed a Bunn
(“I kissed a girl” by Katy Perry song parody)
This was not what I planned
when I went in the shelter,
I saw cute bunnies everywhere
Lost my discretion
It's not what, I'm used to
Just wanna take you home
I'm curious about you
You caught my attention
I kissed a bunn and I liked it
The feel of the silky soft fur
I kissed a bunn just to try it
I hope my kitty-cat don't mind it
They felt so soft
Rabbit Lover Gift Idea #1
This rabbit print infinity scarf is very comfortable to wear, soft and adds perfection to your clothing. You can prefer wearing the scarf either every day to work or on special occasions. And a scarf is a great way to add style to your outfit. Mix it up and make it different with our delicate scarf.
Rabbit Lover Gift Idea #2
Made in USA!
And the winners are…..
First Place: #3
Second Place: #11
Third Place: #1
Thank you everyone for participating and for giving these bunnies so much love!
We received almost 100 submissions to our contest! My photographer daughter and I narrowed it down to the top 12 finalists that you will see below. All images were chosen based on our own taste. We judged by creativity, beauty, cuteness, and composition.
You may only vote once every 24 hours. Get your friends and family in on the voting too! If your bunny is a contestant be sure to invite your friends from Facebook, Twitter, etc to vote for you!!
We are giving away a gift certificates from HappyRabbitToys.com to the cutest House Rabbit Halloween Photos!
1st Place – $50 gift certificate
2nd Place – $25 gift certificate
3rd Place – $10 gift certificate
Check out the rules below and we look forward to receiving your pics!
1. Post your pictures to this FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/240902089657688/
. We will be accepting entries from now until end of the day Monday October 31st.
Meet Hope – a bunny who was given a second chance. In this heartwarming tale ofrags to riches, Hope the bunny escaped near death and is "hoppily" living with Amy in Massachusetts after she was rescued and nursed back to health by Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue in Foster, Rhode Island. This is the most successful "fosterfailure" yet!
Hope's before picture. Watch the video to see the amazing trasformation!
Bunny Holiday Gift Idea #1
We decorate our own trees with ornaments that remind us of our favorite things, and many times the ornaments are simply miniature toys!
Contributed by Theron Peck III
If you are going to consider adopting or rescuing a rabbit as a first time pet, please consider a few words of wisdom from our family as you consider this new pet. Rabbits are unique and provide a special kind of love which requires more care than you may think. I wish you the best for rescuing a bunny and allowing him or her to give you years of companionship.
Contributed by Kiley McNeill
About 7-8% of Americans will be diagnosed with PTSD, 5.2 million people will be diagnosed with PTSD in any given year, and 10% of all women are diagnosed with PTSD compared to the 5% of men. I happen to be one of those statistics.
I have had issues with anxiety my whole life, but after a series of traumatic events took place my life began to fall apart. My daily routines went from focusing on getting to class, studying, doing my homework, and hanging out with my friends to wondering if I will be safe when I leave my apartment, will I be safe walking to my car after class, and wondering who I can and can’t trust. If anyone yelled or acted aggressively, even if they weren’t being serious, I would have a panic attach.
Contributed by Barbara Russo
My rabbit Luke has a very spacious enclosure, or “rabitat,” as I like to call it. When I’m home, his door stays open, giving him full access to our living room and hallway. This part of my house is rabbit-proof and safe for him to hop about and explore. There is a lot of healthy, enriching fun for him to discover here, including chew toys placed in almost every corner, furniture that he can jump upon, and boxes for him to cuddle in.
Changes to a families budget can happen at any time, and the last thing a responsible bunny parent wants to do is give up their favourite bun because they can’t afford to keep them anymore. Raising a rabbit can be as expensive as you let it be, but, truth be told, rabbits are not difficult creatures to keep happy. Here are some ways to save money while on a tight budget.
Contributed by Elise M.
Once upon a time, I had a nice house. I had baseboards, drywall, fine furniture and everything was nice and tidy. And then I got rabbits. A now, it’s all just a memory.
Despite copious amounts of internet research, no amount of bunny proofing seems to have saved my home from two little rabbits. Who would have thought that they could outsmart us?
Our first bunny proofing methods were to keep our rabbits to a single room, minimize the damage. This worked fine until we discovered that our older bunny, Coffey, was protégé to Houdini, and could escape anything. And then would chew on everything and pee everywhere. It was…enlightening.
This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families. They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.
Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them. These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided.
Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.
Contributed by Christine Whetstone
Though I had grown up around multiple animals, Jessica was my first pet. I lived in a complex that didn’t allow animals so I needed something that was quiet and didn’t need to go outside, but still filled the void of not having four-footed creatures around. The moment I saw Jessica, I knew she had to be mine, and she did not disappoint. She would binky all over, play peek-a-boo behind the curtains, and enjoyed the breeze coming in from the balcony door. After a while, I decided she should have a friend, so Jake entered our lives via a bunny speed dating session.