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Not REAL bunnies like me!

The annual Make Mine Chocolate (MMC) campaign has kicked off again this year, and we want to help deliver the message that cute adorable fluffy rabbits DO NOT MAKE GOOD EASTER PRESENTS!

All my bunny friends will undoubtedly agree! If a child asks for a bunny for Easter, please give a chocolate bunny instead! According to MMC, “Ill-prepared to care for these unique creatures, their ‘owners’ often quickly tire of them. In the months following Easter, local humane societies and rabbit rescues are flooded with rabbits, former Easter gifts whose ‘owners’ no longer want them. The unlucky ones are dumped outside where predators, cars, illness, and injury virtually guarantee an early death.”

I’m spreading the word, too, by endorsing chocolate rabbits! Twenty percent of all proceeds go to 3Bunnies Rabbit Rescue.

How will you help spread the word this March?

We’re very behind on blogging and all sorts of internet correspondence this week! Mom went back to school at night to learn how to make all sorts of yummy desserts. (Still, no carrot cake. Tsk tsk tsk.) And she works during the day so that means no time for me to get online! *thump!*

So since I am without a glamor shot for this week (*Sigh* Humans.) I’m finally going to get to the meme Archi Ann tagged me with!

According to the rules, you have to post who tagged you (Ms. Archi Ann) and link back to them and then to Petspix. Then you have to tag three other kitties, beans, woofies, or any other assorted animal. Here we go!

What three things would you do that you have never done before, if you knew you wouldn’t get caught, get in trouble, or suffer any consequences?

1. I would undoubtedly chew on all the wooden baseboards on all the walls in the apartment!

2. I would chew through dad’s Ethernet cord so he couldn’t do work from home. (I actually tried this on Friday when he had to work from home due to snow. Unfortunately, I was caught.)

3. I would break out of my house during the daytime and sun myself on the windowsill!

I’m tagging Freckles, Tidbit, and Betsy & Gus.

Check out these weird photos of Lola! I don’t think I could do this again if I tried!

It must have been the flash… but it looks very appropriate for Halloween, no?

While Lola was getting back to being her feisty little self (she is doing much better thank you so much for all your positive, get well thoughts!) she was browsing the web. She came across Mr. Pinkerton’s profile on myspace, and decided to find out more.

This pink-eyed, New Zealander is a spokesperson for SaveA Bunny. And he’s decided to run for president in 2008. Through his cafe press store, he’s raising money for SaveABunny, the nonprofit rescue group that is dedicated to rescuing rabbits facing euthanasia.

We think Mr. Pinkerton stands for some great things that can help all rabbits. (Read more at his blog.) And who knew that he was the famous rabbit that former President Jimmy Carter ran into in the swamp a couple of years ago (but has successfully completed his anger management classes since then!).

We have to go get some campaign materials now, including some buttons and bumper stickers!

This post is from Lola’s mom, since Lola seems under the weather today.

Every morning she usually is ready to come out, hop around, eat, etc. I should have been in there by at least 6:30 a.m. but this morning I was running late for work, so I went in her room at 7 a.m.

So instead she just looked sleepy and didn’t show an interest in coming out. But she doesn’t always come out so I thought, OK. I’ll get her food. So I get her food and usually the sound of that shaking in the bag or going in the food dish makes her happy — still nothing. So I start offering her treats — not interested.

She had kicked a lot of her litterbox contents out overnight, but I did see some poops scattered about. So at this point she hops into the box for a while and all she did was #1. And then she just kinda watches me for a while. So I’m talking to her and petting her, I went and got some baby carrots. I’m brushing and brushing her. She’s been shedding a lot lately and I’ve been trying to stay on top of it.

Last night I had class so my husband had dinner and litterbox duty. He said she was completely fine. He only changed her box at 10 p.m. and she took a treat then too. He said he fed her lettuce and that she ate that too. So I’m wondering if maybe her routine was just shifted off a couple of hours?

So I put more hay in her house– including oat hay — and I went to the store (since I called work to tell them I’d be late) and got more lettuce, carrot tops, basil and parsley. I put all of it in front her when I got back– still no interest. She just looks sleepy.

But– she was still very interested in grooming herself. And there were three new poops too.

So as a last resort, I crinkled the treat bag and her ears perked up and she came over to take one.

Thank goodness. (Because I automatically fear the worse and think G.I. Stasis.)

So I was already 2 hours late for work so I left her with all the food since she had started eating. But I’m going to go home before class tonight and check on her to make sure she is ok. Hopefully I won’t be late for class, but you know how a bunny mom worries.

On Sundays she usually gets fed later because I sleep in, so I’m hoping she just thought it was Sunday. Plus it was very gray and cloudy this morning. Maybe she thought it was earlier than it really was?
I don’t know why she’s getting her spring coat now– it seems so early. But all I can do is stay on top of all the brushing.

So please keep little Miss Lola in your thoughts today. Please tell her to eat and poop a lot.

Some days, you just need the box.

Fine. If you must clip my nails, do it quickly!

Bunny

We just found out today from our friend that little Daria is up for adoption at 3 Bunnies! Daria was a pet shop bun living in a 10 gallon aquarium tank! She couldn’t even turn around! Talk about unfit for a lovely lady! Luckily she was rescued and is now in a foster home. She loves nose rubs and being held. Read more about her here!