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Just Say NO... To Bunnies And Chicks!

    my bunny Miles (Netherland Dwarf)
    May 1999 - May 2008

    It's that time of year again... baskets, bonnets, pretty dresses and pastels.  Cadbury, Peeps, egg hunts and the smell of fresh cut grass.  Spring is in the air.  And, of course, Easter time means bunnies and chicks.  I thought it would be fitting to repost my Easter piece from last year because I still have the same message...

    Original post from 4.4.2010

    little "Miss Miles" (I thought she was a boy when I first got her and never bothered to change her name!)
    Since it is Easter and I am a bunny person, I wanted to remember my dear little pet "Miles" who passed away nearly three years ago at the ripe old age of nine. What is that in bunny years anyway? I ADORED my little pipsqueak more than anything and spoiled her rotten. I miss her everyday :-(
    she was trained so well - she could jump for her treats!
    Many people feel that Easter is an appropriate time to purchase little fluffy chicks or baby bunnies for their little ones, but they don't take the time to research and understand that these animals require just as much love, attention and care as a dog or cat.  A lot of times, children are excited and fascinated with their new pets for a few days and quickly become bored and ignore the animals, or even worse, neglect them.
    Miles lounging in one of her beds
    Miles lounging in my bed!
    As if animal cruelty isn't rampant enough, every year around this time an overwhelming number Easter "bunnies" are abandoned or harmed.  If you know anybody who is considering buying a rabbit as a gift, please let them know about this and maybe they will reconsider.  They should really look into rescuing a poor little fluff ball that needs a home as opposed to purchasing a brand new, shiny one.
    I didn't get her as a gift... I just did really annoying things to her which she tolerated (against her will!)

    Sorry to get all "preachy," this is just something near and dear to my heart.

    my sweetie

    UPDATE: WendyB kindly sent me this article from the Wall St. Journal. Thanks Wendy!!