Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Wonderland

The weathermen were right this time. The blizzard of Christmas '09 hit hard and fast. The snow started coming down at midday and now at dark is still coming down - horizontally. The snow is beautiful, the 50 mph wind is not. We wish you all a very Merry, and warm, Christmas.

Merry Christmas to Heartland!

Daniel and I passed out bags of hay for Christmas and they were a hit!

While there were still sounds of bags being chewed, tossed, and torn, a few of us went outside to play. Larry in particular had a great time!

Merry Christmas to all the bunnies and volunteers at Heartland!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Puzzle of the Month - December 2009

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Elephant Rescue Video

Okay, I know this is a little off topic, but I thought it might be interesting to look at the work some other animal rescue groups are doing. In Thailand there is an elephant trade, & they are used for labor, transportation, tourism, etc. Elephants sometimes escape or are turned out by their owners, so they actually have a stray elephant problem in Bangkok. Can you imagine?

This is a 6-minute video about the Elephant Nature Park rescuing Bua Loi (her name means "floating lotus"), a 30-year old female elephant with a handicap. First they have to pay $13,000 to buy her from the owner, & then truck her 20 hours to the park. But once there she is reunited with an old elephant friend, is accepted by a group & then becomes an auntie to an elephant baby. It's really a wonderful ending. You can read all about Bua Loi here if interested.

So, i'm not sure which is better, rescuing bunnies or rescuing elephants. Elephants don't need their litter boxes scooped, & don't multiply as quickly. But they can eat more than 300 pounds of food a day, trample down trees & fences, and live up to 60 years!

Can you imagine a bunny with that kind of power? :)

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Remember the killer bunny in Monty Python's "Holy Grail" ... ?

I can't help it ... sometimes I see a vague resemblance in Dandi ... :-)

Bunny Ornaments are Back!

Once again, the Bunny Store is offering their beautiful hand-painted bunny ornaments and, again, Jennifer is donating 10% per ornament sold to animal rescues of the buyer's choice! Thank you so much, Jennifer!

All you need to do is fill in the name of the rescue/shelter in the "Annual Holiday Fundraiser" text box when you check out. And, of course, your favorite animal charity is Heartland Rabbit Rescue! :-)

Check it out! You'll also find lovely ornaments of horses, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, birds, fish, and much more!