Archive for the ‘Rabbit Photos’ Category
After Hurricane Sandy swept through My House Rabbit headquarters in New London, CT, some structural damage did occur.
Ok actually, that wasn’t caused by the storm. The bunnies happily continued on their normal business of renovating their cardboard castle as the hurricane raged outside. They don’t seem to pay attention to keeping the structural supports.
But in all seriousness, our area did sustain some pretty serious flooding and strong winds which caused a lot of destruction. We consider ourselves pretty lucky that we live pretty high up on a hill so we were safe from the coastal floods caused by the converging weather systems and the presence of a full moon.
We lost power yesterday afternoon (and continue to be powerless). We also had several big branches fall down, and we wondered if the tree was going to get uprooted and tip onto our house. The pavement by the roots looked cracked like the tree was trying to tilt.
But all in all, we made out pretty well considering. Hope everyone else on the east coast fared as well or better!
Here’s a special pumpkin we carved for bunny lovers for this year!
A very elusive species of rabbit was caught on camera by a group of researchers who were in Sumatra studying wild cats.
According to Jennifer McCarthy, lead author and doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst:
As part of my dissertation research on the four felids, or cats, we also happened to get pictures of this very rare rabbit. There had been a few camera-trap photos seen of it before, but very, very rarely. We wanted to take these observations a step further, so we worked with colleagues from the University of Delaware and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia Program to contact every researcher we knew throughout Sumatra who was doing camera-trap research, probably 20 or 30 people. This gave us good coverage of the island.
This unique striped rabbit was first photographed in 1998 and has been rarely seen since.
For more info, see Sci-News.
The fans of My House Rabbit submitted some fantastic photos of their bunnies to the site over the past year. We compiled a few highlights:
Fuzziest Feet: Karamel
(Submitted by Dilara G.)
(Submitted by Robin S.)
Hide and Seek Champion: Chicken
(Submitted by Sara L.)
Best Bunny Slipper: Blossom
(Submitted by Mindy)
Most Vain: Kouneli
(Submitted by Eleni M.)
Best Lion Roar: Milo
(Submitted by Elda M.)
Best Treat Beggar: Buddy
(Submitted by Hayley H.)
Happiest Camper: Elphaba
(Submitted by Cherie C.)
Fuzziest Helicopter: Spock
(Submitted by Erenay D.)
Longest Tongue: Ninja
(Submitted by Kendra P.)
Most Disapproving Napper: Schatzi
(Submitted by Ariana J.)
Stuffed Animal Lookalike: Alex
Best Sweater: Gismo
(Submitted by Louise L.)
Best Animal Disguise: Elliott
(Submitted by Ashley S.)
Best Bedhead: Agatha
(Submitted by Bethany B.)
There you have it: Our roundup of cute/funny rabbit photos of 2011! Hope you enjoyed them. Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures.
Coco and Cosette during one of their daily naps.
Coco and Cosette were treated to a few homegrown Paris Market carrots.
“What?? No more carrots?”
Time to groom. (View from the cardboard castle)
Coco joins in.
Marie Mead’s Rabbits: Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits, a beautiful book filled with uplifting stories about rescued rabbits, has gotten even better! A revised edition, being released this month, contains five new stories and two new articles.
From the author:
The impetus behind the revision is the excellent article titled “Modeling Love and Respect for a Classroom Rabbit,” written by elementary teacher Cheryl Rosemary Abbott. It provides interesting, down-to-earth guidance for teachers—and parents—about introducing children to a rabbit, bunny-proofing, rules for everyone’s safety, and the all-important issue of role-modeling love, respect, and responsibility.
To learn more about the book, visit:
Betty from Rescue Glamour Shots designs free, downloadable greeting cards, calendars, and more featuring photos of rescued rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, and hamsters. The idea is to create fun products while spreading the word about various rescue organizations. You can find all the available designs on the Rescue Glamour Shots downloads page.
If you are associated with a rescue, you can even send in a photo of one of your adoptables and Betty will design a card with your rescue’s web address on it!
The Cheezburger Network has launched a new seasonal site devoted to photos of um… interesting… Easter bunnies. You know what I’m talking about- we’ve all seen them at the local malls. Even though actual bunnies are quite cute, there are (and have always been) a ton of creepy/scary-looking Easter bunny costumes out there…
Enjoy: Sketchy Bunnies