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New Beginnings for Two Former Laboratory Rabbits

Watch the beautiful story of Heather and Lillian who are currently living at the HRS Rabbit Center after starting their lives as lab rabbits.  These two experienced many firsts at the rescue – first loving touch, first hay, first lettuce, first flop. They are waiting to be adopted into their first (and forever) loving home.

New Edition of the House Rabbit Handbook

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A fifth edition of the House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society, has just been released!

The new edition includes more photos as well as recent discoveries and insights from caregivers across the continent.

If you live in the Richmond, CA area, there will be a book release party at the HRS Rabbit Center on May 11 from 1-4pm. You can meet Marinell and get your book signed!

Buy the fifth edition online at the Drollery Press website.

Heidi the Hydrotherapy Rabbit

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When a vet suggested Heidi, a continental giant rabbit with arthritis, should try hydrotherapy, people were skeptical. While other arthritic animals, like dogs, have taken to the water therapy with success, Heidi’s owner, Amanda Williams, was sure her rabbit would hate the pool. But when Heidi was dressed in a life jacket and placed in the heated pool, the rabbit took to it like a “duck to water” according to Williams. After her sessions, Heidi is carefully dried to avoid hypothermia.

Williams is pleased with the results. “She is certainly a lot more lively and is obviously benefiting from this treatment,” she said.

Watch a video of Heidi swimming in her buoyancy jacket at the BBC.

Bunny Children’s Books

Two new children’s e-books by Dr. Jan S. Smith have just been released featuring an adorable house rabbit. Both are written in charming rhyme so you can read aloud to your child.

Eat Your LettuceEat Your Lettuce

Learn about living with a house rabbit as you follow Juni the Wonderbunny on her day to day activities.

Order the e-book here >

bunonrunBun on the Run!

Read about Juni’s healthy habits in this delightful sequel.

Order the e-book here >

For more Juni adventures, check out her blog, Eat Your Lettuce.

New Rabbit Books

There have been quite a few books featuring rabbits recently published, from fictional works to how-to guides.  Check them out:

timetravelTime Travel Rabbit

Momi Douglas takes readers on a fantastic adventure following an elderly professor and his pet rabbit as they travel around the world and between dimensions. The book is endorsed by the founder of PETA and was inspired by the author’s own Dutch rabbit named Pebbles.

Order the book at Amazon.

sweetiesSweetie’s Song: A Love Story

In this tale for readers of all ages, we follow Fred and Sarah Davis, a grieving couple living in Texas. Their lives get turned upside down when they realize the three toy rabbits they recently acquired are more than just inanimate objects. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund – a 4-Star charity that serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.

Order the book at Amazon.

highfiveHigh Five with Your Rabbit

Dutch animal trainer Bernice Muntz shows you how to train and play with your rabbit. Watch the video below demonstrating the potential rabbits have as trainable animals.

Order the e-book here.
 

The January Cure: Bunny Space Rejuvenated

Here at My House Rabbit headquarters, we’re taking part in Apartment Therapy’s The January Cure. The idea is to spend a little time each day this month decluttering and organizing various rooms in our home. Of course, we had to include the bunny space on our list.

We started by recycling some of their overly-renovated cardboard castles and removing some of our underused items from the area. We then took the opportunity to tend to the flooring. After a thorough vacuuming, we shampooed the carpet with eco-friendly carpet detergent and a steam vac. What a difference!

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Here is part of the rabbits’ space, decluttered with newly-shampooed carpets.

With the space now clean and decluttered, the fun began!  We rearranged the bunnies’ remaining cardboard castles and tunnels, which is always a delight for them. The change in scenery equates to a whole new playground for them.

Here they are enjoying their “new” space:

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Cosette explores one of the tunnels.

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Coco joins in the fun as Cosette investigates the tunnel from another angle.

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Another tunnel?

Rabbits playing

Checking out the cardboard castle.

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Doing some more renovations.

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Thinking about going in the tube.

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Taking a break after a tough evening of exploring and renovating.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy swept through My House Rabbit headquarters in New London, CT, some structural damage did occur.

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Ok actually, that wasn’t caused by the storm. The bunnies happily continued on their normal business of renovating their cardboard castle as the hurricane raged outside. They don’t seem to pay attention to keeping the structural supports.

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But in all seriousness, our area did sustain some pretty serious flooding and strong winds which caused a lot of destruction. We consider ourselves pretty lucky that we live pretty high up on a hill so we were safe from the coastal floods caused by the converging weather systems and the presence of a full moon.

We lost power yesterday afternoon (and continue to be powerless). We also had several big branches fall down, and we wondered if the tree was going to get uprooted and tip onto our house. The pavement by the roots looked cracked like the tree was trying to tilt.

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But all in all, we made out pretty well considering. Hope everyone else on the east coast fared as well or better!

A Special Flight for Special Bunnies

Pilots N Paws Canada, an organization that brings together volunteer pilots and animal rescues, launched its maiden voyage on June 11. The passengers? Special needs bunnies from Small Animal Rescue in Vancouver who needed transportation to their forever homes on Vancouver Island.

The flight was a success!

From the volunteers at Small Animal Rescue:

The **Bunnies have landed**A big thank you to Chris, PNP and Gini for making this possible.
We had been trying for quite awhile trying to find a way for these guys to get to their forever homes as they have special needs….so the least amount of time spent in transport, the better for them.

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Tiny, one of the special bunnies who made it to his forever home thanks to Pilots N Paws.

Read more on the Pilots N Paws website.