I know it's been awhile since I've posted, sorry! I've been battling a cold that turned into a sinus infection while working some extra hours and trying to keep Chloe going so that we can attempt our first show in a few weeks. Anyway, without further ado, here's Monday Bunday!
With Easter being just a few weeks away, I wanted to write a post about bunnies and Easter time. Many rabbits (and baby chick for that matter) are abandoned, released outdoors or surrendered to shelters each year because people don't understand rabbits and the time, energy and care that they reqire. They require a vet that specializes in exotic animals and they cost (in my opinion) as much if not more than caring for a cat or a dog.
Rabbits are not cuddly creatures by nature because they are prey animals and generally do not make great pets for children. When we adopted August from the Humane Society, she came with a free health exam from a veterinarian clinic. When I took her in, the vet determined that she was approximately 9 months old (in September of 2011) and due to her age, was most likely a surrendered Easter bunny. I can't help but think that that is most likely the case with how terrified August is of being held and how scared she was of us when we first got her.
The Make Mine Chocolate! Campaign was created in 2002 by the Columbus House Rabbit Society in order to educate people about living with a rabbit and to discourage the giving of live rabbits as Easter gifts and instead encourage the giving of chocolate rabbits. There are several other organizations that promote chocolate Easter Bunnies over Real Bunnies like Rabbitron, who help raise awareness by purchasing billboard and public transportation advertising space. If you are thinking about adding a bunny to your family or know someone who is thinking about it, please please PLEASE go to www.rabbit.org and take the time to read about all the care and time that bunnies require. In my 5 years of experience with bunnies, they can be almost as much work as having a horse.
|Image from www.makeminechocolate.org|
|WHERE HAVE YOU BEEEEEEEEEEN!!! I AM STARVING!!!!!!!|
|We are Snuggle Buddies|