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?

40ft Dank Birthday Memes For Your Wedding day

40ft Dank Birthday Memes For Your Wedding day

Happy birthday to all unquestionably the birthday betches out there! We want to take this time to appreciate you and celebrate your lap around the sun with memes . Even when you may not it’s not your actual birthday, so what?! Now go out and party it up , and yet drink responsibly, dammit!

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).

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Hi, there. Bunya here.
Here are some holiday rules and cautions:
Don’t drink and drive.

Don’t text and drive.
Don’t drink and text (you can get in a lot of trouble).
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!

Have a safe & wonderful holiday weekend!
Memorial Day
And thank the members of the armed forces, past and present,
that we have the freedom to celebrate.

“Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.” [Link: Wikipedia]
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Bunny care: If fireworks are used to celebrate in your area
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).

Happy New Year! (+ some bunny & human care)

New Year’s reminder from the humans:
Bunnies do NOT 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 reduce flashes.

If needed to “cover” firecracker noise, 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 Рyou 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).

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A message from Bunya:
Happy New Year! (+ some bunny & human care)
Hi there. Bunya here.

First, Ethel and I want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Please be careful in your celebrations.¬†If you drink, don’t drive.
We don’t have anything against moderate imbibing … the humans don’t know it but we always ferment a little carrot juice to celebrate, too. But we are staying home to celebrate. We¬†hate¬†cars.

Even if you don’t drink, be careful driving, because not everyone is as smart as you.
Don’t text while driving either. Just concentrate.

Also, be kind to each other next year. And beyond.
Be kind to all pets and animals, too. (But especially bunnies.)

Have fun & be safe!

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*Day — Wishing you a very bunny Christmas!!!

One of my all-time favorite bunny pictures, my standard Christmas bun – and it’s not even our bunny!

Funny Bunny Monday Meme*Day -- Wishing you a very bunny Christmas!!!
*Sigh*¬† Okay, Mom, I’ll pose because it makes you so happy
and, after all, I am so darn cute.


This is Mr Cookie, one of the cutest bunnies ever and my way of wishing everyone a joyous, happy and safe holiday! Hope Santa Paws bring you what you want and what you need.
[Mr Cookie passed over the Rainbow Bridge about the same time we lost our Lucy, August of 2015. Sincere condolences to Mr Cookie’s humans. The internet and our hearts allow our treasured pets to live on.]

Make it a Happy Halloween for your bunnies, too!

Bunnies are prey animals. They don’t like things like: strangers, loud noises, sudden movements, fireworks.¬†These can stress them.

On Halloween, keep your buns cool and quiet, away from the constant noise and activity of Trick or Treaters.
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 Рyou 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 white noise to help muffle Halloween 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 rabbit treats handy (Bunya told me to say that).¬†

BUT —¬†keep them away from the human treats and candy – these can make your bunny deathly ill.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

P.S. Check out the post¬†Bun o’ lanterns — Bunny pumpkins for Halloween

Make it a Happy Halloween for your bunnies, too!