Saturday, August 1, 2015

In memoriam: We lost Lucy today...

Lucy passed over the Rainbow Bridge August 1, 2015
We lost Lucy today.

We will miss her so much. We don't know what she and her sister Ethel went through before we adopted them from GHRS to be bonded with Bunya. She did not like to be picked up; if we even thought about it, her 6th sense told her and she'd give us the stink eye. If we actually moved towards her, she was gone like a bullet.

Lucy was a fearless and skillful explorer, like when she managed to find her way onto the kitchen table. "Bunny-proof" was a personal challenge to her.

But she was mellowing and I will miss the nose bonks on my ankles telling me to get out of her way or to get her a treat.

I can't believe she's gone.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

200 Rabbits Need Help!

About 200 rabbits found in a neglected and mistreated situation. They will be removed in small increments over several weeks from horrible conditions - no hay, inadequate water, filthy wire bottom cages, out in horrendous heat, some sick, none "fixed". And this is a @#$%&*!!! "petting zoo"! 

Please donate to the Georgia House Rabbit Society - whatever you can - no amount is too small.
Donate to GHS here 
Thank you.

The one dirty, sick bunny
GHRS was allowed to remove.
In a cage offered "For Free"
WSB TV news video
Fox 5 report

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy 75th Anniversary, Bugs Bunny!

I may be one of the few people with the calendar entry:
Bugs Bunny official debut anniversary 07-27-1940 in A Wild Hare.

Probably the #1 reason we all thought carrots were good for bunnies (they are okay as a treat but they need unlimited hay and water; see "What is a Treat?").

Enjoy!




You can read more about this cartoon here.

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day

And remember, no more than two per outlet.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Arm candy


And little Miss Ethel is the sweetest bunny.
Love those blue, blue eyes.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bunny sea slug!

Jorunna parva - the fluffy little bunnies of the sea...




















See more pictures and read the article here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Make it a Happy 4th of July for your bunnies, too!

You remember the holiday message right?
Don't drink and drive.
Don't text and drive.
Don't drink and text.
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!

Be grateful to be in the land of the free and the home of the buns.

Well, here's another one: Bunnies don't like fireworks.
It stresses them just like other sudden and/or loud noises.

If your bunny's neighborhood is firecracker noisy, keep the buns cool and quiet.
Close the windows and doors.

Play music - peaceful, easy listening (not loud). Think elevator music.
(No hair bands or hare bands. Stay away from 1812 Overture.)
Your TV service might even have a suitable channel in its lineup - you just never tune to those channels.

If you do not already have boxes for them to play on and in, get some plain cardboard boxes (not slick or a lot of ink/color, no staples, labels or tape); cut at least two openings in each box big enough for your bunny to get in and out. They can hide in them, to further mute the noise and feel a little safer.

Keep them company and reassure them that everything's okay. Pet them if they are the petting kind of bunnies. Have a couple of healthy treats handy (Bunya told me to say that).

Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July holiday!


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Previously saw these bunnies celebrating on the GHRS Facebook page and their humans from Langhorne, PA graciously sent their too cute pictures for the RR Fourth of July ...

Chloe & Casper,
Rabbit Ramblings' 4th of July bunnies!
<< Insert "SQUEEE" here >>

(Chloe looks like a living Rorschach test)

And Daffney is preparing for the sunshine and cookout
(or maybe the fireworks ... be a dear and fetch her ear plugs, please).

P.S. Daffney, a lionhead, was adopted from the Bucks County SPCA.

Four lucky bunnies (two bonded couples) live together with well-trained human servants who have been adopting rabbits for over 20 years -- way to go!
Wisely, all bunnies are "math-impaired" (they can't multiply).

Monday, June 29, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Father's Day bunny card

My son sent me this thoughtful and gorgeous Father's Day card (posted as soon as I got it... the mail was a little slow getting it to me). I've never seen a card like this. Open it so the back shows, too, and it forms a complete landscape. Really beautiful (picture doesn't do it justice).

Added to the Bunny Things page

(Thank you, M!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Treat!

Bunya, Lucy & Ethel enjoying the dried willow leaves treat purchased at GHRS's annual Bunnyfest. (~1m28s)

video

P.S. Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*day



...and your charger cords, and lamp cords, and carpet, and books... (which is why you bunny-proof your bunny's area, for the safety of the bunny -- and your stuff).

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bunnyfest 2015 with Hoppy Hour & Agility Course

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who make this event possible and wonderful -- and that rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for abandoned and abused rabbits. Oh, and educate the public about proper bunny care and what wonderful pets they can be.

Check them out to adopt a bunny, read great bunny care articles or donate:

CUTE BUNNIES
Cute buns everywhere... at Hoppy Hour (next section, below), on the agility course (further below), held by their humans, and in guest enclosures (so they could relax and their humans could mingle, too).



Chillaxin

Bunster?
(Bunny Hipster)

This little bunny was in constant motion so I have a dozen
or more blurry pictures of him. All of a sudden, he plopped
down (one leg out back) to survey his domain. Guess he'd
already passed his business cards around to everybunny else.


If Cousin It was a bunny.

HOPPY HOUR
A first for GHRS. Looked like a huge success.
If you would like to see the bunnies in action, check out the videos herehere and here.

Lots of humans, too.
Lots of toys, litter boxes, mazes, tubes...

Bunny networking








Bunny butt!
Somebody was comfortable enough to flop.

Several bunnies looked for humans to pet them.
They had no problem being immensely successful in such endeavors.
As I said...

Bountiful bunnies
Friends were made.

Crowded - there were plenty of restrooms.
Was wondering if this nuzzling couple
was already bonded or just met.

"Hop on in -- the hay is fine!"
"That's good,...a little more to the right."

Looking for pets in all the right places
"Where'd you go?"

Willow leaves - treats!
And the human bouncers,
just in case anyone got overly aggressive.
Or affectionate.

AGILITY COURSE
Another first for GHRS. It was not like some tournament contest obstacles. The bar was low but the couple of bunnies I observed weren't sure what to do. Consequently, the gentle volunteer showing it to the bunnies and putting the buns through their paces is the one who got the most exercise. I hope her back is okay. Maybe next year, they can give her a little rolling stool so she doesn't have to bend over so much. The course looked like you could set up a few home-made imitations; depending on your bunny's personality, it would be something fun to do to bond with your bun. And I'm sure they would not mind getting a few reward treats.

Coming to the fulcrum, about to...

"Whoa, whoa, whoa - was that an earthquake?"

Over you go





















"I did it!"

"What's this?"
"Hey, lady. this thing is moving!"