Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We am so sorry to bring the news that our sanctuary bunny Conan has gone to the Bridge. In the last few weeks his health has been seriously declining, and for the past week he has just grown steadily worse. we really felt he was beginning to suffer and that there was nothing more we could do for him.

We would like to thank Dr. Moore and the staff of North Alabama Cat and Bird Veterinary Clinic for helping us to have three wonderful years with the little guy, and for helping him to pass over in a gentle and caring manner. - Ruth

Friday, February 11, 2011

Petco Rabbit Round Up

Petco on University Drive is having a Rabbit Round Up this weekend, and we'll be there! We'll be having a Bunny Care 101 class from 1 - 4 pm on Saturday, February 12th and an information table from 1 - 3 on Sunday.

We might even have little Sparky with us! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Eden Creative Studio Discount

If you've looked at our website lately, you'll notice Christy has updated it with some wonderful new features. Among them is a great Year Of The Rabbit graphic.

This graphic is from a woman named Eden, who owns
Eden Creative Studio. Her work is wonderful, and she generously has allowed us to use the graphic on our website. Even more generously, she has offered to give Huntsville Friends of Rabbits folks a discount on all purchases made in her store. She has many rabbit themed items, including valentine's Day cards for the bunny lover in your life. Just enter the code BUNNYFRIEND at checkout, and you will receive 10% off your purchase!!

I asked Eden about her wonderful bunny graphics, and this is what she told me:

"I actually have been volunteering in cat rescue for years. I have worked in the cat rooms at my local shelter and have fostered over 30 cats and kittens. I also do all the graphic design for my local shelter, The Montgomery County Humane Society. Animal rescue is very close to my heart! My sister in law, however, is the big rabbit lover in the family. She also is a great supporter of my shop. All of the rabbit designs in my shop were inspired by her and her house rabbit Waldo, who she adopted from the House Rabbit Society a few years ago. "

Thank you Eden, for loving the animals, and give Waldo a big kiss for us!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bunnies With Star Quality!

Our foster bunnies are in a commercial!!

Our friend, Rebecca Sansom, made a movie several years ago called Equal Hoppertunity, about rabbits and the way society views them. She is now doing some ad swaps with rabbit-friendly companies to try and get the word out about her film, and arranged to do one with the Busy Bunny.

Busy Bunny is a wonderful company that makes bunny toys, and also has other rabbit related items. The owner, Lisa, has been wonderful to us in that she lets us order at wholesale prices to get toys for our foster bunnies. So when Rebecca asked if she could borrow some foster bunnies for the commercial we were happy to say yes.

We arranged to take Boomer and The Dude to Nashville for the filming, and I also contacted former foster bunny Fiona's person, Joan, to see if perhaps Fiona and her husbun Luke might like to be stars that day, since they live not far from Rebecca. She was very happy to say yes, and I have to say that Fiona and Luke really hammed it up for the cameras!

Oh, I'm in the commercial, too, as well as Joan. But several people have said that the cute bunnies, especially Rebecca's bunny, Tofu, are so distracting they didn't really notice the humans!

If you'd like to see the final Busy Bunny commercial, it's now on YouTube!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Petco and Petsmart Adoption Days

We had adoptions days at Petco and Petsmart this past Saturday. Christy and I started out at Petsmart, and Heather set up at Petco. Later, Jez joined Christy and I joined Heather.

Sable was quite the princess at Petsmart, while Boo entertained the customers at Petco. Both bunnies were great little ambassadors.

We'll be doing a mini Bunny Care class at Petco as part of their Rabbit Round Up event on February 12th from 1 - 4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Bunny of the Week: Guinness

Guinness got his name because he is the colour of beer, and he is a little "stout" - ! He is a wonderful, eight year old gentleman of a bunny who was brought to the shelter because his people were moving and could not take him to their new home. We are sure that at eight years old the situation has been confusing to Guinness.

In addition, although he was adopted out to a woman whom we thought was committed to loving and caring for him his whole life, she turned out not to be the person we thought she was, and for no fault of his own he has been returned to us again after just a few months at his new home.. We are definately going to be extra, extra picky about any future adopters for him - this boy deserves the best!

Guinness is very friendly and loveable, and enjoys being with people. Although he does not like to be picked up until he gets to know you he is happy to sit next to you (even in your lap) and be loved on. He has had a full vet exam and appears to be in very good health. Guinness' litter box skills have gotten very good since he has been neutered and he is beginning to figure out what toys are all about. He is generally a quiet and loveable bunny and would do well in a calm, adult home. We would love to see this older bunny have a happy home - forever!!

Wouldn't you love to have Guinness?! For videos of Guinness and our other foster bunnies please go to the Huntsville Bunnies Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/huntsvillebunnies