Friday, March 30, 2007

A Visit from Germany

In late February, the Heartland bunnies had visitors from overseas. My very best friends Frank and Anja visited from Germany, and, since they are "bunny people" themselves, of course, I was looking forward to introducing them to the adorable bunnies and wonderful people at Heartland who have so generously opened their home and hearts to me. Anja and Frank felt right at home and loved it so much that we visited Heartland even twice. After meeting and petting the bunnies in the South Warren, Anja and Frank went right to work: over 20 bunnies got to play outside, nails were being trimmed and furs groomed extensively. Especially FunBun had had a few bad hair weeks and looked like a completely different bunny once Anja was done with him...

Meanwhile, Frank fell in love with one bunny in particular: if transportation was easier, Nester would be living in Germany now...

While Frank decided to sponsor Nester, quiet little Dustin schmoozed up to Anja and told her he wouldn´t mind going home with her. Although, unfortunately, she couldn´t take him, she made sure he would be neutered soon so he could be adopted into an equally good home, possibly with a little bunny girl-friend.

Both also took a special liking to Flora and were fascinated by her beautiful long ears. Flora enjoyed the attention tremendously and was as sweet and gentle as a little lamb... Amazing!

At the end of both days, everybody was exhausted, but very happy, and we all hope for another visit next year.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Simon, the one-eyed bandit

"Hi, my name is Simon, and after long years of being a bachelor, I have finally found a girl-friend. Her name is Dandi (actually, Dandelion, but she is much too sassy for that gentle name), and she is the chinchilla-colored one in our playtunnel. I´m, of course, the handsome one in front, with the stern look. I don´t approve of being approached too closely by humans - unless they have treaties, of course.
Some four years ago, I came to Heartland, and Momma Jeannie took real good care of me. I felt safe there after I had been abandoned in the wild and had to fend for myself. I probably wouldn´t have survived if I hadn´t followed some cat to its house (yes, I know I´m pretty smart!). Like I said, I had a good life at Heartland, but still missed running around all the time, and my eye (or what was left of it) kept bothering me a little. Then, all of a sudden, I found myself on some gleaming white table and when I woke up, I was robbed of my manhood!! How dare they! Jeannie said, though, that now I could have a girl-friend, and I moved to Lawton to my new parents. I had the time of my life there... until I met my "girl-friend," Briseis. Boy, she was mean to me, chased me all over the place and tried to rip me apart. I was sooo scared, and my new momma lost her nerve and ended the short-term "relationship." But there was another girl in the house - Dandi. Momma seemed reluctant to have me meet her; I heard her say she was very grumpy and very bossy. Uh-oh. Keeping that in mind and already traumatized by the encounter with Briseis, I kept running for my life everytime I just caught a glimpse of Dandi. But - surprise- she turned out to be so sweet and patient, and soon I couldn´t resist her and slowly, very slowly started talking to her. Now I have a great girl-friend who is looking out for me and grooming me. What? I should groom her, too? Nahhh, I rather sit here and play macho bunny ... it can´t get much better than this."

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Puzzle of the Month - March 2007

February seems to have escaped us this year (it was National Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, which kept us busy) but here is the new puzzle of the month for March:

Simon_in_his_garage Jigsaw Puzzle