Friday, May 29, 2009

First Year

Well, Gabriel has been part of the family for one year now, and I can't imagine what it would've been like without him. Hardly a night goes by without binkies and/or ear shakes, and as soon as I hint at petting him, I get "bunny purrs." Darcy and I both adore him, along with everyone else in my extended family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, their kids, etc). Here's a video of a typical scene with Gabriel; being petted is his favorite thing, besides treats. I would post a video of him and Darcy getting treats, but it's hard to run a video while you're getting bombarded with heavy bunnies running in and out of your lap. Thanks so much, Heartland, for taking him in! He is very loved (and spoiled!), and always will be.
Lea Anne

Thursday, May 28, 2009


It’s been nearly a year and a half since I made Denver my new home. As happy as I am here, there is one place I miss more than words can express.

While volunteering at Heartland I found truly unconditional love of making the world a better place for others. Blood, sweat, and tears are daily given to better the lives of others. I found a warmth like no other. A warmth that glows bright on the coldest winter days. My soul is inevitably soothed when I approach.

No one cares for worldly things. You are there, that is enough. All petty cares of everyday modern life are allowed to drift away like fall leaves from a tree.

The purest form of giving occurs everyday. But what is given never runs out. Love is the only thing that, when given away, its power increases.

If I do not often visit “virtually,” it is only because my sorrow at my absence is sometimes too much. The only time I ever doubted my move came from a virtual visit. I know it is not the right attitude but sometimes staying away is easier. I can not stand to be so far from a place I love so dearly, a place I am needed. Of course, this is unfair. To all involved.

You are irreplaceable. There is no other place I feel such things. I will continue to give to others and enjoy doing so. But nothing will ever fill the hole left.

Please know that I have received more than I can ever give back. When life becomes rough I can always turn to my adopted furry children and find comfort and happiness. My time at Heartland not only carried my through difficult days, it made those days pleasant and worthwhile. I found a sense of purpose and without that I am lost.

Also know that although I am many miles away, my support is never, ever more than a phone call or e-mail away. If there are things that I may help with in any way, I beg of all of you not to hesitate to ask. My ability to help means more to me than you know. It fulfills me to help you.

In another sense of homecoming, I cuddled with my babies upon arriving back in Denver last Monday. It was wonderful to visit family and friends and spend a day at Heartland but I was also happy to be back with my furry children (and husband!). Gandalf and Shadow were too shy but Sable is always willing to pose for a picture.


With love,

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lazy Saturday

My bunnies were able to enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the backyard.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Where the heart lives!

These are just some of the pictures of the bunnies that hold my heart. They are the "special needs" buns. From weepy eyes, missing eyes, blindess, head tilt and old age, they are beautiful. Remember them when you visit Heartland, think about them when you play with your bunnies and keep them in your heart, mind and prayers always. Special little angels sent to teach us.

Monday, May 04, 2009

What exactly do you mean by diet?

I'm sorry, did you say diet? Nemo has bladder sludge? Who's Nemo? How is that our problem? I dont have any ole sludge. Slow down on the kale and parsley? Change my treaties? I dont think so.