Join us Friday, July 6 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest for an art show benefitting San Diego House Rabbit Society. Tons of fun and trendy art, crafts, jewelry and more!
Our Pepsi grant money has been put to great use and we are pleased to announce that the Bunny Bungalow at Oak Grove in Murietta is ready! The Bungalow will house rabbits who are ready for adoption, and is overseen by our satellite group, Lucky Bunny Rabbit Rescue.
Come join us for the Grand Opening! Learn about the great things that Oak Grove does for children and animals.
- Meet and pet our adorable Bungalow bunnies
- Learn about our pet-assisted therapy program
- Enjoy a slice of carrot cake and other goodies
Friday, December 10th, 3-5 pm
Bunny Bungalow at Oak Grove
24275 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA.
11 am – 4 pm
In today’s Harvard Crimson, writer Rachel A. Burns lists the top five bunnies in popular culture. Can you guess who made the Top 5 list?
5. Thumper from “Bambi”
Despite its tearful beginning, “Bambi” was one of my favorite childhood movies. In my opinion, Thumper upstages Bambi in pretty much any scene they share.
4. The rabbit in “Goodnight Moon”
This book should not need explanation. It has been a bedtime story for countless children, and at its center is a baby rabbit trying to go to sleep.
3. The killer rabbit from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Not all rabbits are as sweet and innocent as the one falling asleep in “Goodnight Moon.” This particular rabbit eats unsuspecting travelers alive. (Note: If you’ve never seen the movie, check out the clip below to see the “vicious” rabbit for yourself)
2. Harvey from “Harvey”
If you can’t see a rabbit, does it exist? Directed by Henry Koster and starring Jimmy Stewart, “Harvey” is the story of a man named Elwood P. Dowd, who claims to have a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit friend.
1. Fiver from “Watership Down”
There are enough rabbits in Richard Adams’ classic tale to warrant a separate list. There’s the leader of the group of runaway rabbits, Hazel, the rabbit-god Frith, and the Grim Reaper rabbit, the Black Rabbit of Inlé, to name only a few. But Fiver, the neurotic and somewhat psychic runt of the group, has always been my favorite.
—Rachel A. Burns is the outgoing Books Editor. Because her initials are RAB, she has always felt an affinity for rabbits. Also, she stole the horcrux.
While my own bunnies will occasionally create their own cacophonous “symphony,” (almost always at 4:27 a.m.) with jar lids, empty oatmeal containers, rattles, boxes, etc. they’ve got nothing on the animated bunny starring in the movie, “Hop,” scheduled for release in April 2011.
Starring Russell Brand and James Marsden “Hop” is a blend of animation and live-action. What’s it all about? Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand). Fred takes in the bunny as he recovers, and as he struggles with his challenging houseguest, both learn what it takes to finally grow up.
Let’s hope this movie doesn’t prompt people to dash out and actually buy “Easter bunnies”….
The trailer features Brand’s bunny character jamming out on the drums to ‘Song 2′ by Blur and the tagline “Candy, Chicks and Rock n’ Roll.
‘Hop’ premieres Apr. 1, 2011 — just in time for Easter! Watch the trailer below.
No, this is not about what you think.
It’s a fun topic.
I recently discovered British artist Shauna Richardson who creates trophy-like pieces she calls “Crochetdermy.”
It’s certainly a non-cruel way to display your favorite animal over the fireplace or doorway. Although, her pieces are not for the thrifty-minded – prices range from approximately $600 to $20,000.
What do you think of Shauna’s “Crochetdermy”?
By Robin Wallace
Pets give their owners unconditional love, warmth, and companionship — always ready to listen and offer a sympathetic nuzzle. So could spouses learn a few tips from their furry family members?
Some pet owners certainly think so. In fact, a new survey finds that 33 percent of married women believe their pets are better listeners than their husbands.
Moreover, the AP-Petside.com poll revealed that, overall, 25 percent of pet owners find their pet to be a better listener than their spouse. Dogs also ranked as better listeners than cats according to their owners, who placed the rival pets at 25 percent and 14 percent above their spouses, respectively.
While the poll was mostly geared to cat and dog pet ownership, husband Jenson Crawford hopes that he’s at least “a better listener than a snake,” but agrees that “dogs are — hands down — better listeners than husbands.”
“When my wife talks to me, she wants me to listen to how she’s feeling. I listen to the words and try to fix things,” Crawford, who has been married 10 years, told Zootoo Pet News. “The dog doesn’t understand her words and can only listen to how she’s feeling. The dog gets her emotional message and doesn’t get bogged down by the words.”
Crawford, a 51-year-old resident of Culver City, Calif., says he gets caught up in his wife’s words and “almost always” misses how she is feeling.
“Maybe I’m not a better listener than a snake after all,” laughed Crawford, who owns a 18-month-old Golden Doodle with his wife.
Baltimore marriage coach Alexander Seinfeld does not find the “pets v. husbands” debate surprising.
According to Seinfeld, a woman prefers a husband to simply offer sympathetic acknowledgments, such as “really” and “oh my” over fixing the problem.
The negative impact of advice giving, Seinfeld believes is what leads “many women to show more affection to their cats and dogs than to their husbands.”
“This topic makes me chuckle because it underscores what I tell men all the time: the secret to being a good listener to your wife is to listen without offering advice,” Seinfeld told Zootoo Pet News. “Pets do this better than husbands, for sure.”
Courtesy of Zootoo.com
Thought that would get your attention!
From the UK’s Daily Mail
It appeared to be a case of crossed tails.
Actors Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette have taken part in a hilarious video campaign drawing attention to domestic violence issues on behalf of the Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica, CA.
The couple, dressed in giant bunny suits, are involved in a highly confusing situation of mistaken identity.
Bonking bunnies: David Arquette and his wife Courteney Cox take part in a Public Service announcement for an anti-domestic violence center.
The pair, who have been married for 11 years, are seen romping around a bedroom in the rabbit costumes.
The enthusiastic couple appear to be having a great time until the door opens and David realises that the person he is frolicking with is NOT his wife – as she has just walked into the room.
As they stare at each other in horror, the unknown bunny removes his costume head and is unmasked as 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.
Funny bunny: The rabbits romp around the room in the hilarious clip for charity
At the end of the clip is the tag line ‘That’s Just Wrong’.
After which viewers get a sobering speech about how the clip was very funny but domestic violence against women is no laughing matter and is a very serious problem.
David and Courteney are currently in the middle of filming their new movie Scream 4.
The pair actually met and fell in love while filming the franchise’s first installment back in 1996.
Many San Diego HRS supporters are vegetarian and vegan. It’s hard not to be when you live with a rabbit! How many of us have been asked at the supermarket checkout, “How are you going to cook this?”
Did you know that October 2-9, 2010 in San Diego it’s Pledge to Go Veg Week? If you pledge to go veg for just one week, you can prevent animal cruelty, improve your health, and protect the environment.
When you make your pledge, Veg Week will e-mail you recipes, nutritional advice, and coupons you can use all over San Diego. Dozens of restaurants are offering specials, and you’re entered to win gift certificates and cookbooks for local vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
Mayor Sanders as well as Councilman Todd Gloria, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, and Assemblyman Pedro Nava are taking the pledge and participating in some of the Veg Week activities.
Learn more at http://www.sdvegweek.com/
Lauren McCall, an internationally renowned TTouch practitioner and animal communicator, will be the guest of San Diego House Rabbit Society October 16-18 when she presents three days of workshops and private consultations.
Lauren gave us a quick preview of what to expect from her appearance in October:
Chandra: We’re excited about having you back in San Diego to share your talents with our supporters. Tell us more about to expect at the TTouch workshop.
Lauren: I’m excited, too! I just LOVE working with rabbits! They are very responsive to TTouch and we have had great success in helping shelter rabbits overcome some of their fears and reactive behaviors to interact better with people so that they can be adopted out faster. Of equal importance is that they can integrate into their new home and are not returned to the shelter. So TTouch while works for behavior issues, it’s also great for health concerns too.
Chandra: You have quite a lot of experience with rabbits, don’t you? In fact, you have a bunny of your own.
Lauren: Yes, my bunny Zoë is 10 years old now! I use TTouch on Zoe to help her with old age issues like stiffness. I began teaching TTouch workshops at the HRS headquarters in Richmond, California in 2000. I’ve also worked at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, and have worked with rabbits at various shelters all over the world. I also recently created the world’s first TTouch Rabbit Associate Program, in Japan. TTouch is excellent for reaching rabbits’ nervous systems and helping to calm them down. And as we all know, rabbits have a pretty sensitive nervous system.
Chandra: I imagine this will be great for people who live with bunnies or cats, but also for shelter workers or vet techs. What kinds of techniques will people learn?
Lauren: Expect lots of hands on fun. This is a very interactive class. I’ll teach the basic bodywork which is easy to learn; it just takes a little practice. We’ll discuss and demonstrate what can be done for specific health and behavior issues. I work very hard to tailor each class to the needs of the individual group and the animals that are there. Each participant should leave with a good feel for the basic TTouches.
Chandra: Then on October 17 you’ll offer an Introduction to Animal Communication class. Can anyone take that class?
Lauren: Absolutely! This is an ideal way to develop the ability to telepathically communicate, which we all have but have lost touch with over time. I have been teaching animal communication all over the world for almost 10 years now, and I am convinced that anyone can learn how to do it, if they practice. We’ll work with photographs of animals and do exercises designed to help you make your own connections with animals. This is a small group workshop in a private home, the perfect setting for what will be a fun and interesting adventure.
Chandra: Then on Monday, October 18 you’ll be available for private consultations, whether people want to learn more about TTouch or animal communication, or have a one-on-one session with you and their animal friend.
Lauren: Yes, and those are open to rabbits, cats, dogs, any species. If you can’t bring your animal, bring a photo.
Chandra: We know you are very busy, Lauren, traveling the world and spending a lot of time teaching in Japan. We’re grateful that you have the time to share your skills with the San Diego animal community. We’ll see you next month!
About Lauren’s Workshops:
On Saturday, October 16, Lauren presents TTouch for Small Animals. Rabbits and cats are welcome at this workshop taking place at the County of San Diego Animal Services North Shelter in Carlsbad. For more information and to register:
The following Sunday, October 17, Lauren offers her Introduction to Animal Communication workshop, in the intimate setting of a private home in Cardiff and a limited number of students. Participants work with photographs of living animals. For more information:
And on Monday, October 18, Lauren McCall will be available for private sessions in TTouch or Animal Communication, and rabbits, cats, and dogs are welcome to attend these. There are a very limited number of spaces left, so for more information and to register, visit:
About Lauren McCall:
Lauren McCall has spent years developing proven tools and techniques, in workshops around the world, to help you discover your innate ability to telepathically communicate with animals. We all have this ability within us; it has just been lost over time due to our human reliance on speech. She has an international client base for her animal communication work including the US, Europe, and Japan. Lauren travels and teaches both animal communication and TTouch and currently lives in Newberg, Oregon with her partner, 2 dogs, a cat, 2 guinea pigs and a very sweet rabbit named Zoë. Learn more about animal communication and
Lauren McCall at http://www.theintegratedanimal.com
Thanks, Del Mar Times!
Bunnyfest fun will celebrate International Rabbit Day
Rabbits are popular as house pets all over the world and so, in their honor, Bunnyfest 2010 will have a global theme, taking place on International Rabbit Day, Sept. 26, with festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Dieguito County Park, 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive at Highland Drive, Del Mar.
Bunnyfest is an annual fundraiser organized by San Diego House Rabbit Society.
“This premier event gives us an opportunity to connect with the community and provide resources for anyone living with a rabbit companion,” said Judith Pierce, chapter manager. “We are here to help support San Diegans and provide the most up-to-date rabbit care information to people.
“Proceeds from this event benefit abandoned rabbits throughout San Diego and southwest Riverside counties all year long. This year’s event promises to be a lot of fun!”
The festival booths will represent dozens of different countries, with information about how rabbits live diversely.
There will be Bunny Harness Races at 11:30 a.m. and Bunny Jeopardy at 2 p.m. Kids’ Korner will be active throughout the day with crafts and face-painting.
The event will also feature an Italian Cafe, a Guatemalan Marketplace, a Holland duty-free shop selling commemorative T-shirts and other premiums, and more than 30 vendors offering everything from hand-etched glass to organic fresh herbs.
The silent auction will include bunny-themed jewelry, clothing, serving ware, linens, and house wares. It will also include hotel stays, spa packages, weekend trips, restaurant certificates and more.
Rabbits are welcome at Bunnyfest, in a pet stroller, a carrier, or on a harness. Bunnies can be checked in to the Lagomorph Lounge, where experts will oversee bunny siesta time while guests shop.
Several exotic-trained veterinary clinics will answer questions about the latest advances in rabbit medical care.
Acacia Animal Health Center of Escondido is sponsoring the event.
Bunnyfest is free and open to the public. Parking is $3.