A Bunicorn!

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A Bunicorn!

A Halloween Bunny Tale

A Halloween Bunny Tale
In the mythical land of Trigiorria there is the legend of The Spirit Festival of the Rabbits.
At the end of the month of Octobré, when the veil between the worlds of the spirit and the real would thin, those who had lost family during the previous year would make a journey to the Spirit Woods. The recently departed would inhabit this forest during the year, awaiting the veil to be thin enough to cross over and thereby give their loved ones one last chance to say goodbye.
The family would sit and camp outside of the woods, sometimes as long as a week, awaiting for a messenger to arrive. That messenger – a white rabbit. As it approached, the family would gather and sit, patiently and quietly. The rabbit would find a spot near the family and sit down, regarding them with its ruby eyes and large ears turned towards them. At that point, the family would tell the rabbit the name of their recently deceased and give a final message to their loved one. Upon finishing, the family would offer the rabbit a token of their thanks, usually in the form of some sweet greens such as the tops of carrots or radishes. The rabbit would stand on its hind legs, taking the offering and, at the same time, folding its ears back, thereby trapping the family’s message within them.
Turning around, the rabbit would sprint back into the forest, carrying the message for the spirit. Their ruby eyes able to see the other worldly spirits and their twitching noses able to find the scent of the family even upon the ghosts. Once they found the family member, they’d open their ears once again, imparting the whispers of the message still resounding within them and allow the family member to pass over with their family’s love.
However, not all ghosts within the Spirit Woods are benevolent. As the noises that come from the forest are often eerie and vicious, it is the reason the families remain outside of the woods and uses the messengers. On a few occasions, dark shadows were seen lumbering forth from the tree line, but they never made it far for nipping at their heels were the guardians – the black rabbits of the forest. Whereas the inky claws of the spirits could rake furrows into the ground, they would simply meld into the rabbit’s own obsidian fur. Wherever the black rabbits touched these creatures, there would be nothing but emptiness left behind. And when dozens of the guardians attacked a shadow, it dissolves so quickly that many people weren’t sure they saw a shadow at all – only the frolicking of the rabbits was left behind.
Today, many families keep such rabbits in their homes as family members themselves. In fact, adopting one after the passing of their loved ones is seen as a blessing upon the house. When a white rabbit would stand on its hind legs and stare towards nothing, it is often thought that the animal is welcoming a friendly spirit into the house. The black rabbit would keep the family safe from any spirits that were not welcomed.
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P.S. This story and others such as * Rainbow Bridge * Rabbit Rescue Poem * Easter Bunny Poems * A Tribute to Rescuers: One Final Rescue * The Star Thrower * To Love a Rescuer * A Volunteer’s Paycheck * can be found on this blog page.

Bun o’ lanterns — Bunny pumpkins for Halloween

Bun o' lanterns -- Bunny pumpkins for Halloween
A Rabbit Ramblings traditional pre-Halloween post… If you carve a bunny pumpkin, please post a picture on the RR Facebook page so it can be added to the “library”. (Bunkin pictures from miscellaneous sources around the internet and from past Facebook contributions, so also appreciate any picture credits you can add – thanks!)

Have fun! Be careful carving pumpkins and have a safe celebration!

Happy Halloween!

Carving a “bunkin” (bunny pumpkin) for Halloween?

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Sunday morning disruption

Sunday morning disruption

If you are a regular Rabbit Ramblings reader (“R4”), you know everything come out of the bunnies’ pen Sunday morning for cleaning. Usually, Bunya runs off into the fresh hay/litter box we put outside the pen, and then into his bun cave (a box that faces the TV).

This morning, he took a stand in his uncarpeted castle tower (the rugs were out to be vacuumed). Deciding it was useless, he went to his bun cave while we continued cleaning.

Because he is losing his sight, with cataracts in both eyes, we don’t move move the boxes, towers, ramps or tunnels around anymore. They go back in the same places; we want him to be on familiar ground. The pen is open all day but closed at night; we don’t want him to get hurt trying to keep up with Ethel in the dark.

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!

Make it a Happy 4th of July for your bunnies, too!
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. Close the blinds to avoid flashing lights.

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.

An air filter in their room may provide a white noise to help muffle the fireworks’ sounds.

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!

Here’s another great article about Pet and Fireworks.

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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 …

Make it a Happy 4th of July for your bunnies, too!
Chloe & Casper,
Rabbit Ramblings’ 4th of July bunnies!
<< Insert “SQUEEE” here >>

(Chloe looks like a living Rorschach test)

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

Happy Father’s Day!


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Prior to 01-21-2012, many posts may refer to items or lists in the right hand column“. Several have been moved.

Moved to Bunny Care page:
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Moved to new About Us page:
Bunny Backstory – check these posts for “In the beginning…”
Bunya, Lucy & Ethel Around the Web
Favorite Posts
Posts if you need to relax
Rabbit Ramblings viewers are global
Funny Bunnies
Bunny emoticons
Other sites you might enjoy

And Pages links have been moved to the top of the right-hand column

Happy Father's Day!

Middle-of-the-week Meme*day

Several “right-hand column” items have moved…

Prior to 01-21-2012, many posts may refer to items or lists in the right hand column“. Several have been moved.

Moved to Bunny Care page:
Rabbit Resources
Definitions

Moved to new About Us page:
Bunny Backstory – check these posts for “In the beginning…”
Bunya, Lucy & Ethel Around the Web
Favorite Posts
Posts if you need to relax
Rabbit Ramblings viewers are global
Funny Bunnies
Bunny emoticons
Other sites you might enjoy

And Pages links have been moved to the top of the right-hand column

Middle-of-the-week Meme*day

Trip to the vet for bunny cataracts

Trip to the vet for bunny cataracts

We wanted to take Bunya in to check his cataracts – his previously “good” eye has started clouding now, too. It also coincided with their 6-month wellness checkup.

Ethel does not like to leave home and her ears shake like carrot tops in a hurricane as soon as she is in the carrier. She almost buries herself under Mr. B. When he is examined, she just shakes. When they are switched, he starts tearing up the towel and eating it until she’s back with him.

Whenever one goes to the vet, they both go to reduce the risk of bonding breaks – which we had happen early on when we first had bunnies.

Since Bunya is losing his vision, their setup and the furniture in the room will stay where it is. No more changing configurations of castles, bridges and tunnels. At night, their pen door will be closed to limit his territory in the dark to a very familiar “safe space” for them. It’s where they hang out 80-90% of the time anyway, even when the gate is open.

At 11-1/2, Bunya knows that growing old is not for sissies.

Story About A Missing Cat Takes An Unexpected Turn Down The Rabbit Hole

Story About A Missing Cat Takes An Unexpected Turn Down The Rabbit Hole

Some people are just unobservant by nature, but these parents took the word “unobservant” to a whole – let’s just say – “hare-raisingly” new level? Lettuce commence with the story! Or hey, you can click away if you don’t carrot all. Scroll down to understand what the hell we’re talking about here with these stupid puns!