Sunday, September 28, 2008

BunFest Success!

"Sit still, Fluffy! They're trying to take our picture!" That's what Miss Binks kept saying to me as Mom and Dad plopped us down on the "Hare E Potter" set of the Glamour Shots area of Bunfest. I was supposed to be wearing a little jacket but I was having NONE of that! As you can see from the picture, I was too excited to sit still, so Binks sat still and looked pretty instead.

BunFest 2008 was a huge success! SO MANY people showed up and many of them brought their bunnies! Mom and Dad said it was so nice to see so many other people who adore bunnies like they do. Well, why wouldn't they? We're adorable!

Many of the visitors were so happy to have a place to come to and bring their bunnies as well! They were able to buy toys and treats just for rabbits which can be really hard to find. A lot of people brought their bunns to the BunSpa for a nail trim and groom. Dr. Deb from the Acton Veterinary Clinic was also there and she was able to answer a lot of questions that people had. One couple even found out that their boy bunny was really a girl! OOPS!

Mom was SO busy but everything went very smoothly. We even had a line up at 11 am when we officially cut the ribbon and opened the doors! Dad helped out Mom all day and then took time to go back home, get the two of us and bring us to BunFest in our pink stroller. Don't worry, my blue blanket was inside. My blue blanket reminds everyone that I am a boy bunny, and a macho one at that! Mom and Dad took us right to the Glamour Shots so we could get cute pictures taken of us both. As you can see, Miss Binks is much more photogenic than me and she likes being a diva. Dad set her up with the "Best Bunny" award and she sat very prettily while the photos were taken. Then Dad spent a fortune getting all kinds of copies printed up - one for his car, one for is desk at work, one for his bedside table and on and on. He and Binky have a very special relationship. She is definitely "Daddy's Little Girl".

Mom bought us all kinds of treats, too! Pumpkin cookies, Blueberry Cobbler cookies, organic corn husks, hay cubes - YUM! I LOVE BunFest!

But most importantly, BunFest helped to educate all kinds of pet rabbit owners about how to properly care for their bunnies. And it raised a lot of money for Rabbit Rescue which, in turn, will go to help many, many more bunnies in need. And that is what makes my heart so happy. That and Binky's ear licks of course.

I can't wait for BunFest 2009!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bye Bye Boo

Mom came downstairs yesterday and picked me up. She gave me a tight hug and held me close to her chest and buried her face in my fur. She was crying. "Mom, what's wrong?"

"Oh Fluffy, your little brother Boo crossed the Rainbow Bridge today."

Mom held me in that special way, that way that tells me that she really needs me, so I didn't squirm in her arms like I sometimes do. I tried to comfort her. "What happened to him, Mom?"

"Oh, he was just an old little man. I guess his time had come. Even though he was just a little hamster, your Dad and I loved him dearly and it's left quite a big and empty hole in our hearts."

"Awww, Mom, it's going to be okay. Boo knew how much everyone loved him. He was a great little guy who was very lucky to have you and Dad to take care of him. I can't think of a hamster in the world luckier that he was."

"That's nice of you to say Fluffy. Dad and I sure do feel lucky for being able to know him. We're going to miss him an awful lot." I could feel Mom's tears through my fur and her sadness pierce my heart. "I love you Fluffy. You know how much Dad and I love you all, right?"

"Of course we do, Mom. You say it to us everyday. We love you too." I reassured her as she cried a river.

I'll miss my little brother Boo, even if he was a hamster and not a rabbit. He loved to roll up to me whenever he was in his exercise ball. If I put my head down just right, he would park his ball right up beside me and groom my fur through the air vents. He was an awesome little fellow. The world is a better place for having known him and the Rainbow Bridge shines all the more brighter with him there.

Sweet Dreams Little Boo. We will meet again someday...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BunFest Time!

This is something Mom has been working really hard on for the last few months - a "bunny convention of epic proportions" she calls it. It's called BunFest and it's happening this Sunday!

Mom says it's really important that people with pet rabbits know how to properly take care of them. "Fluffy, did you know that some rabbits live in a small cage and never get out for exercise time? Did you know that some rabbits have never had hay? And did you know that some rabbits will live their entire lives without ever seeing a vet?" she asked me. "No Mom, I didn't know that. But why? Don't their people care about them? What can we do to help them?" She smiled, "Well, for starters, we are going to have a bunny event where people can bring their bunnies and learn all they can about how to properly take care of them. It's going to be called BunFest!"

And so BunFest was born. There's going to be all kinds of wonderful things for bunnies and their people to see and do! Bunny Glamour Shots, a BunSpa, a craft area, a Bunny Lounge & Cafe and of course, bunnies! People will be able to get information on all kinds of topics, ask rabbit-savvy vets any questions they want, buy toys and treats for their bunnies and bid on great stuff at the Silent Auction! There is even going to be a carrot eating contest! "Mom! I want to enter!" I told her. "Sorry Fluffy, it's for the people, not the bunnies." THUMP!

Mom is going to be working hard that day so Dad is going to bring Binks and I in our stroller to check out the fun! And the best part is, all the money they raise will go to help bunnies in need. You see, Mom and Dad both volunteer for Rabbit Rescue Inc. and helping bunnies is what they like to do best.

So while Mom attempts to tie up all the loose ends and get things ready for Sunday, she wanted me to get the word out and tell everyone I know about BunFest. If you live in the southern Ontario area and would like to come, please hop on by! It's for a great cause!