Meet the REAL Little Bunny Blogger

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hi its me pup. its hard to type with these paws but my mom will proofread it for me. today has been good. i ate hay and was being a pest but my mom still loves me. i even bit her boyfriends laptop charger. she had to buy him a new one. she is going to take that out of my allowance. i also ruined her phone charger in the same day. i am bad. what can i say i like apple products. speaking of, im going to steal that apple out of my moms hand right now bye

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I got it from my mama

Bunny Loaf

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Are you familiar with the bunny loaf? Unless you’re a rabbit owner, probably not.

Basically, a bunny loaf is the position a rabbit is in when he is sitting like a ball–his legs are tucked beneath his body or his front paws showing just a bit–and he is most likely sleeping. 

Exhibit A:

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Dear Luna in her loaf

It’s an equally adorable and hilarious sight.

Exhibit B:

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Pup in his prime loaf position.

If you google image search: bunny loaf (there, I did it for you), I can guarantee that you will be delighted.

Now I will leave you with two little lazy loaves I just spotted beneath my computer desk:

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They’re telepathically in cahoots

Happy Loafing!

Introducing Hopper Naturals

Winter weather got ya down? Us too, but we’re here to lend a helping hand!

Introducing Hopper Naturals! There are many bla parts about the cold seasons–one of them being dry, chapped lips–so we thought of all our cruelty-free friends would like what we’ve got!

Our Happy Hopper Lip Balm is a new, organic, and 100% natural balm for your lips and it’s designed with you in mind. The only ingredients are vitamin E, candelilla wax, jojoba oil, virgin coconut oil, and the essential oil of your choice (right now we’re loving eucalyptus). That’s it! 

All it takes is one slather top and bottom and your lips will feel super soft, revived, and moisturized.

My boyfriend and I started Hopper Naturals because we wanted to create something we knew was safe as well as a product not being tested on animals. As animal lovers, it’s imperative that the only living being that these products are being tested on is us! And we’re loving the results!

If you like what you see, please give our Instagram account some love (we just created it)! We will be posting more as time goes by and would love your feedback. In the meantime, you can email us with any questions or comments at contact@hoppernaturals.com or visit our site.

We want to make a difference and we strongly feel that leaving animals out of cosmetic testing is a great start!

All the love,

<3 Pup, Luna, Carlee, and Dan

 

Luna, an artist’s latest muse

Hey! I thought that this was so cool. So I posted this photo to the House Rabbit Society Facebook group. It’s basically a group to post cute pictures of your bunny as well as ask questions, share articles, etc. 

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Luna, staring off into the distance. Mostly likely thinking about eating her next batch of hay.

I mean, doesn’t she look stoic as heck?! An artist by the name of Kimberly Santini fell in love with the picture and messaged me asking my permission if she could paint Luna. Of course I obliged.

This was her first painting:

Acrylic paint on copper

This was Kimberly’s second painting:

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Luna masquerading as Apollo, the Sun God

It’s amazingly beautiful and I am honored she chose to depict Luna in such a cool way. It’s also a crazy thought that this will end up in a gallery or somebody’s home one day.

This is the artist’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyKellySantini/

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!

<3

Instagram Feature: Dart the Rat

Hi everyone! It’s been soo long since I have featured a cute critter that I follow on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about rats and how I would like to rescue some when I get a house of my own. To some, they are seen as vermin or lab animals. To others they are seen as intelligent beings who would make a great house pet.

I will be talking about the latter and have a special rat friend named Dart who I want to introduce to you.

Before I tell you about Dart, here are a few fun facts about rats:

  1. They love to be pet in certain spots
  2. They can be easily trained and respond to their name
  3. They can sense moods (so interact with them when you’re feeling good and calm!)
  4. They are interactive, social, and very intelligent
  5. Thanks to their long tail they have a very acute sense of balance; therefore, they are excellent climbers

On Instagram, frankandkikibuns is actually a rabbit account but they also post pictures of their 3-year-old rat, Dart. 

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Frank and Kiki

Imogen, the owner of rabbits Frank and Kiki as well as Dart, got Dart along with his brother Buttons from a breeder. Unfortunately Buttons passed away in February.

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Gettin’ wild

Dart is a rex. Rex’s are known for their curly hair and whiskers as well as their sweetness, intelligence, and good-natured disposition. They are said to make a good starter pet for kids. 

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Hammock and chill

A typical day in the life of Dart consists of chilling out in his bed in the top of his cage or hanging out on the couch with his mama. At first, he didn’t like his bunny siblings, but now he isn’t bothered by them. They usually spend their time apart since Dart is getting old. Sadly, rats usually live up to the age of three.

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Window watching

Dart is currently on twice daily medication for his sniffles and he just had minor surgery to remove a cyst on his back. He lets his owners clean his back three times a day and has become very trusting and understanding with them (as long as he gets some baby food after!).

Before Dart and his human family moved, he used to live with his brother Buttons and five other rats.

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Dart and his crew

A funny story about Dart happened a few weeks ago when Dart and his bunny siblings went to get their photo taken with Santa Claus. Dart pooped on Santa’s lap!

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Santa’s helpers <3 

He’s also quite the popular ratty at his local vet. He spends his time getting cuddles and massages (which he loves).

Although Dart may not have a long time left, his family plans on keeping him comfortable and pain free until he crosses over the Rainbow Bridge.

Follow Dart, along with Frank and Kiki, on their Instagram account linked above!

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To rescue these lovely creatures from being lab-tested on or sold for food, please contact your local shelter, rescue, humane society, or SPCA organization!

A Very Bunny Victory

The Petco ad encouraging parents to buy small animals as Christmas gifts for children is being taken down tomorrow!

taken from Change.org

Whether you watch a lot of TV or not, chances are you’ve seen Petco’s advertising campaign encouraging people to buy others the gift of an animal this Christmas. While this may seem like a fun or great idea, it certainly is not. Why? Because according to the House Rabbit Society (rabbit.org)

“…many of the rabbits purchased as presents never live to see their first birthday. Some will die from neglect, while others will be abandoned in local parks or left at animal shelters…”

The fact of the matter is, these gifts are most likely to be bought for kids who are not capable of taking care of a rabbit. They may seem like they are easy to care for and low-maintenance, but it’s just the opposite.

When pets are given as gifts, it’s all fine and dandy at first! But when the novelty eventually wares off, so does the desire to care for an animal.

SO … when animal lovers all around the country saw Petco’s commercial, they (us included!) became extremely concerned. The commercial featured a tiny bunny and a tiny cage being sold as a “small animal starter kit” for $39.99.

This was the campaign on change.org.

The mother in the Petco holiday ad nonchalantly asked if the father placed the guinea pig in a box being violently shaken by the son–a horrible message to the public. Who does this? People who are uneducated in animal care, that’s who.

In the letter written to Petco’s CEO , Linda Sue, starter of the campaign, stated:

“The jail type cages Petco is selling for rabbits have insufficient room for living, a rabbit’s cage should allow enough room for it to turn around and take a few hops comfortably until safe play time is available during each day. Rabbits should not “live” or be housed in bedding because it causes respiratory issues, rabbits are easily litter trained (with safe litter) in a sufficient sized living area so they do not breath in toxic urine smells or live in feces.”

Other animal welfare supports and Petco customers threatened to never shop at the store again, writing educating messages pleading the company to take the commercial down. 

Everyone’s hard work and persuasion made a victory, including the 4,813 who signed the petition.

Let’s keep the animals safe this holiday and instead ask ourselves if buying an animal for children is really a smart idea.

VICTORY!

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