Thursday, October 25, 2012

Munchin' on hay...

...and cute as can be! Well, actually maybe not all of them, because a few are molting at the moment! :)
Just some random pictures I took a few mornings ago after giving them their hay! And just to let everyone know, I'm so glad to have highspeed again so that I can share lots of pictures with ya'll! Stay tuned for more ... and next time they'll be done molting and will really be as cute as can be! :)

Mindy, as I'm sure you have guessed, did not end up being pregnant. :( We'll have to try again soon.



Amanda, she's really molting now too, but you can't really tell, she's still such a pretty girl.

Benji, he's molting at the moment, but isn't he one handsome little guy? He's just the sweetest too!


Tom, he just loves his oatmeal bins!

Fiona, she's molting right now, when she's done she'll be real pretty again! I really like how little she is!

Alaina, she's growing fast!

And Blueberry, adorable as always and more interested in getting pet than eating as always. :) I love this little guy! :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog birthday and ... a giveaway!!!

I'm a little late, but October tenth was my rabbitry blog's 2nd birthday! :) I know I didn't do this last year but I was wanting to do it this year... So guess how we shall celebrate??? I am doing a giveaway!!! And you guys had better come out of your corners and join in on the fun!!! :)

Yup, I'm not joking, you will have the chance to win a copy of this terrific book below: Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits!

Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition

This great book, full of lots of great information on lots of topics concerning rabbit raising can be yours FREE, if you win!!! :)

Everyone who owns and cares for rabbits will benefit from Bob Bennett's practical guidance and comprehensive care instructions. Solid advice on breed selection, year-round care and feeding, and safe housing and sanitation help every owner - from the commercial producer to the dedicated fancier - raise happy, healthy rabbits.
This revised and updated fourth edition includes:
Breed photographs
Building plans for safe, comfortable housing
Coverage of disease prevention and treatment
Humane handling techniques
Guidelines for showing
Marketing and sales tips 

So, to enter this giveaway you must:

1. Leave me a comment that includes your name and your email address. = 1 entry
2. Begin following my blog. = 2 entries
3. Share about my giveaway on Facebook. = 3 entries

Leave seperate comments, letting me know which of the above you have done!

This giveaway ends Friday, November 30th, and is for all US residents. The special winner will be notified by email and then must respond within 2 days to claim their prize. If I recieve no response I will choose a new winner.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

In Loving Memory of Misty

This took a little while for me to type up and all, because every time I tried to, it just made me so sad. :( I really miss seeing Misty's sweet face and cuddling with her whenever I go into my rabbitry. Goodbye to the most sweetest rabbit in the world. You will never be forgotten.

A little bit of background:

It all began when I saw an ad in the newspaper that said something like "Holland lop bunnies for sale! Pedigreed, show quality. Call..." I was 10 years old at the time and called and talked to a really friendly guy and we set up a time to go and see his bunnies for sale. He was in Omaha, NE (an hour from where we lived) and we went to church in Omaha, so we set it up for a Sunday afternoon. Well, we went and I didn't care much for what he had for sale, but he had a litter coming up and we saw the soon to be parents. The doe was just getting to the grumpy stage where she just wanted to be left alone. She was a really cute bunny though, and so was the buck. They both looked really nice and we were excited about her babies that she would soon be having!

Got a call about a week later that she had had her litter! When the babies were around 3 weeks old we went to visit them, I absolutely LOVED her (Misty) right away out of the 4 or more babies! She was the one! :)

Five weeks later she was finally mine! And I loved her from day number one. I don't like to do favorites really, but she was always my favorite bunny and always will be!

A few facts on Misty that you most likely haven't heard before:

1. We visited her every week after the time we first saw her at 3 weeks until she was ready to go (8 weeks old)! :)
2. For the first 1-2 years that I had Misty, I thought she was a smoke pearl, that is what we were told she was because she looked JUST like one when she was a baby.
3. I didn't get Misty's pedigree for a year.
4. I am still great friend's with the girl that got one of her daughters, Lily, who is a sable point just like her. Lily is now around 5 years old ... but Misty was always cuter!
5. Her father could do a complete back flip, and did them frequently in his cage, just having fun! :)

Old pictures ~

Peekaboo! Misty loved to play in old pop boxes, oatmeal bins, etc.!

More recent pictures:

Me and my sweetheart! Oh! how I miss this little girl!

RIP Misty ~ Born May 31, 2005, Passed away August 31, 2012