Today is a special post, I know it normally wordless wednesday but today it not. You may has seed this badge
I has putted it there for Molly and Faline and Mum wears a pin on her coat too. I’s sure you or your pawrents all knows about that slogan ‘a dog is for life not just for christmas’ (Crisp mas) and that rescue shelters get extra busy after christmas. Well easter be the same for rabbit-dog rescues. So this organisation ‘make mine chocolate’ does this campaign to spread awareness of that. Rabbit-dogs is great and mum thinks they make very pawsome pets. But we do think it important to do lots of careful learnings before getting a bunny. Mum got Molly cos he looked cute and fluffy and she has learned lots since then.
Some of you might know big or little peoples who wants to get a rabbit-dog and my guest speakers has some information which you can pass on, or might even be interested in yourself.
So here be Big and Beige, a brother and sister bunny who lives with a very nice lady called Michelle to tell you all about rabbits and easter and stuff.
Beige: Did you know that the Easter Bunny was actually a hare Big? In pagan mythology, the hare represented love, growth and fertility. The hare and the egg were also the symbols of the spring and lunar goddess Eostre, from whose name it is generally believed that the word ‘Easter’ has come from.
Big: You are very clever Beige
Beige: I know
Big: Did you know that most bunnies are bought on a whim especially at Easter time as a gift?
Beige: Of course I did, I know everything, I’m a very clever bunny
Big: Well I think we should spread the word that rabbits are not disposable pets
Big: People don’t realise that we can live between 7 and 10 years and often when the novelty has worn off, poor bunnies like us get handed in at already crowded shelters or get dumped in the park or countryside and as a helpless domestic bunny either quickly be eaten by predators, get run over by a car, become ill, or starve.
Beige: Or some even get taken to the vets to put to sleep!
Big: People should research bunny care before they buy us. We have needs.
Beige: I agree you do have special needs Big.
Big: That’s because I am a very special bunny
Beige: What ever
Big: We like to live with a bunny friend and not alone And we need to be neutered and spayed and have annual vaccinations (if they’re available where you live).
Beige: Oh yes, spaying girl bunnies is especially important to avoid uterine cancer which is very common
Big: And de-pluming boy bunnies too.
Beige: I don’t like to think about that, it makes me cross my paws
Big: Neutering boy bunnies means they are less likely to spray and without all that testosterone they are much sweeter
Beige: Yes sweeter but still very masculine. You forgot to mention that.
Big: And no accidental litters too
Beige: Oh yes and don’t forget when you go on holiday we need someone to take care of us everyday and keep us clean.
Big: Yes hay, fresh water, vegetables and pellets
Beige: Did you mention sprouts?
Big: Yes sprouts come under vegetables
Beige: Sprouts are my favourite
Big: Oh and I forgot to mention, we need lots of exercise too, we shouldn’t be locked away in a hutch like prisoners
Beige: “I never saw a bunny who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky.” Oscar Wilde said that.
Big: Beige you are soooooo clever
Beige: Well I don’t like to boast but I am a rabbit genius
Big: So if you know of anyone who plans to bring home a rabbit this Easter ― or any time of the year ― please encourage them to learn about rabbits and rabbit care first. And if they still want a rabbit, ask them to adopt from a shelter or rabbit-rescue organization.
Beige: And this Easter why not buy them a chocolate bunny and sponsor a bunny in a rescue centre.
Big: That’s a good idea Beige you’re not just a pretty face.
Beige: I keep telling you I’m not pretty I’m handsome.
Big: You have to admit you do look like a girl
Beige: This conversation stops right here!
*sigh* It would be so cool if some of my friends got a rabbit-dog brother or sister, Suzuki has one already, they is pretty good friends to have around, unless it be a Faline.