Throwback: Found but Still Lost

Around this time every year, I publish a story that I wrote in 2016… a reminder to some, new knowledge to others, about why Rescue exists. We won’t stop until they are all safe and loved. Found but Still Lost I am the initial point of contact when someone emails information@longislandrabbitrescue.org.  This month, the number… Continue reading Throwback: Found but Still Lost

Hoppy 8th Birthday Peanut!

Our little monster turned 8 this past week. He may be cruising into his senior years, but he hasn’t slowed down a bit! He runs his laps around the couch, often to evade me. He chews holes in the corners of the couch cushions. He’s still working on remodeling the molding between the living room… Continue reading Hoppy 8th Birthday Peanut!

Maddie and Teddy

I drove to Brooklyn and back, all by myself. I brought my passport, just in case they checked at the border and gave some cute stamp. But enough about me—this is about Maddie and Teddy. Several weeks ago, Maddie developed an abscess on the bottom of her back paw. Maddie and Teddy’s mom sought immediate… Continue reading Maddie and Teddy

Valerie

I don’t do diapers, but I’ll gladly do litter boxes.  We bunny-sat for Valerie this weekend.  Call her a BWB (big white bunny), REW (rudy-eyed white), but the most fitting label for her is Snuggle Bunny!  This girl can cuddle for hours.  It’s kind of funny—people, especially those with kids, who inquire about adopting a… Continue reading Valerie

The Business of Bonding

Alternate title: Lies My Rabbits Told Me How do you best admit struggle when you’re the leader?  How do you exhale and admit, “It’s getting tough for us over here!” when you’re the one people turn to when the stuff gets tough for them? Confession: bonding got tough this week, out of seemingly nowhere (but… Continue reading The Business of Bonding

Our Boys, Part 2

Here’s what I meant to tell you last week… About a month after we had Peanut and Tater Tot, they started to fight.  Not horribly, thank goodness, but they (mainly Peanut) began to exhibit behaviors intended to establish dominance.  Again, we were brand new bunny-parents; we had no idea what to expect.  But it didn’t… Continue reading Our Boys, Part 2

Why Rabbits?

I’ve been asked the question “Why rabbits?” in a variety of contexts over the five years that I’ve been a bunny-mom and subsequently a rescuer.  I typically blink thrice and answer something along the lines of “uh, because… they are awesome.”  I’m sure I’ve given some more constructive answers when the asker is deserving of… Continue reading Why Rabbits?

What Wouldn’t You Do?

2016 is nothing but consistent.  It has been tough for many people in many realms.  The loses of loved ones, furry and non, world-famous and family-famous, continue.  The heartbreak is palpable. Last December, a colleague of mine from the elusive day job adopted a rabbit from us.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this… Continue reading What Wouldn’t You Do?

Harley

Sweet Sugar crossed over the Rainbow Bridge not long after his surgery and injury.  Needless to say, his family is gutted.  Over the course of working with Sugar’s transition, I’ve become rather close with Sugar’s momma.  Turns out, we have a ton of things in common beyond our bunny love. This past Wednesday, I received… Continue reading Harley