Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rabbits on the Radio

No, this is not a picture of us and Mom and Dad. This is us with Mad Dog and Billie. Mad Dog and Billie host a morning radio show and Binky and I were invited to come down. And Mom, too.
Mom and Dad are volunteers for Rabbit Rescue. It's been a very busy week for everyone and not just because it's Easter. A week ago today, the SPCA called Rabbit Rescue because they needed help with over 300 bunnies taken from a cruelty investigation. 300 bunnies.
So, all the volunteers have been working around the clock to help. Many came to Rabbit Rescue and many went to other shelters and rescues who could take them. But there are still many more waiting for help. Rabbit Rescue was invited on the radio show to talk about the story, Rabbit Rescue and rabbits in general.
Mad Dog and Billie (Mad Dog doesn't look like a dog......and Billie is a girl...I'm confused) decided to have an Easter Bunny Race so it was me against Binks. "Ready, set GO!" and we were off! I don't really know what they wanted us to do so I just ran under a desk and decided it was time to wash my face. Binky hopped around and was helped across the finish line by one of the cheerleaders - yes, they had real cheerleaders! Everyone cheered for Binks and I had to cheer too! She seemed really impressed with herself and it was nice because usually she is very shy. But this morning, she was basking in the attention! Truth be told, I might have let her win *wink wink* - she deserves to be the centre of attention sometimes, too!
All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I know Mom helped a lot of bunnies by talking about it on the radio.
This weekend is Easter, everyone's favourite holiday, at least in this house! Binks and I have been working really hard wrapping tiny chocolate Easter eggs in pretty coloured foil for the Easter Bunny to hide. He appreciates our help - he calls us his "little elves". And with Easter comes spring and yes indeed, all that snow outside is definitely melting. When Mom opens the patio door to toss out peanuts for Nutters and Butters, our neighbourhood squirrels, I swear I can actually smell spring in the air!
So tonight I will cuddle with Binks and tell her again how proud I am of her winning the race today. I will imagine the melting snow revealing green grass and leafy trees. And I will think of all the bunnies we are trying to help. It makes me sad to think that people can be mean to bunnies, or any animals for that matter. I don't understand how humans think sometimes, but I guess that's because I'm a rabbit. I hope all of the rescued bunnies get a chance to be happy bunnies like me and Binks. It's a tall order for 300 rabbits, but we will do everything we can to get the job done, "one baby bunny hop at a time" like Mom always says.
Happy Easter.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Treats Please!

Here is a picture of me and Binks begging for treats. This is the pose we do when Mom tucks us in for the night, and she gets all mushy, starts talking to us in her goo-goo gaa-gaa voice and gives us our bedtime snack. Then, if we are lucky, Dad will come down later to check up on us and we will strike this pose again and convince him that Mom forgot to give us our snack so we each get another one. Hee hee!
I am going to do my first Fluffy blog interview with, of course, my girlfriend Binky. And we are going to talk about treats, because that is our favourite subject.
Me: Hello Miss Binks, you look mightly pretty today....
Binks: Tee hee hee, Fluffy.....!
Me: Anyway, let's talk about treats. Miss Binks, what is your favourite treat?
Binks: Well, Fluffy, other than would have to be raisins. I really like raisins, especially when Mom lets us stick our heads right in the container and pick the ones we want.
Me: Oh, I LOVE that! It smells so nice in there. I would have to agree - raisins are good!
Binks: What is your favourite treat Fluffy?
Me: Well, Miss Binks, other than you of course (wink wink) I has to be banana! I know I have previously posted about the sweet goodness of banana and how, when I eat it, it makes my bum twitch. I don't know what it is, but it's just so YUMMY! What else do you like, Binks?
Binks: Mommy makes good treats, like the fruit roll ups. Those are yummy. And the apple chips....
Me: Yeah, and sometimes she makes pear chips, too! Remember the cookies Auntie Luisa sent us? The Nana Men?
Binks: I love the Nana Men! I hope Mom sees Auntie Luisa again soon and gets some...
Me: Me, too!
Binks: ...But nothing is as sweet as you, Fluffy. My favourite snack is nibbling on your ear (starts nibbling on Fluffy's ear...)
Me: .....Mmmmmmmm, that's nice.....yes, right there, yup, you got it! I love it when you nibble on my ear Binky. You can nibble on me anytime!
Binks: Tee hee hee, thanks Fluffy!
So that was my first interview! Summary - we love treats and each other! Too bad Mom and Dad only give us one or two a day, but any more, Mom says, and we might get sick. I don't like being sick. It makes my tummy hurt. But sometimes the best treats aren't the ones you eat. Like when Mom gives me ear tugs, or Dad plays with me on the couch, or Miss Binks gives me an eyeball wash. Having love is a real treat, too, although sometimes we might take it for granted. In fact, it might be the best treat of all, because you can have as much of it as you want and your tummy never hurts. But your heart gets nice and happy.