Moment of Bunniness: Keiko

Today’s moment of bunniness comes to us from Brianne G. and her angel bun, Keiko. Keiko’s pic is perfect to go along with a Bunny Buddhism quote that is very near and dear to my heart right now. It is a dark time in my life, no doubt, and I have to keep reminding myself not to sit and wallow in the darkness. I am still alive, with many beautiful moments of light to come, as long as I am willing to watch for them. Thanks, Keiko, for the reminder–I definitely needed it!

Keiko the bunny, Photo courtesy of Brianne G.
Keiko the bunny, Photo courtesy of Brianne G.

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  • In Memoriam: Bellatrix

    Bellatrix and Voldemort on one of their many dates through the fence. Photo courtesy of Callie L.
    Bellatrix and Voldemort on one of their many dates through the fence. Photo courtesy of Callie L.
    From the first day they met Bellatrix, Callie and her husband, Dave, knew she was a special bun. They got her when she was a wee little bun and quickly bonded her to a little blond lop named Voldemort. Bellatrix and Voldemort became fast friends and loved each other dearly.

    For such a little bun, Bellatrix was unusually strong and had an enormous amount of life and spirit. She loved to chase Callie and Dave so she could groom them and give them bunny kisses. And she still had plenty more affection to offer her bunny companion, Voldemort.

    Sadly, Bellatrix developed head tilt and many other medical complications early in life. Callie and Dave did their best to support her with vet trips, syringe feedings, medications, and lots and lots of love. Despite their best efforts, though, Bellatrix passed on when she was only eight months old.

    Callie and Bellatrix. Photo by RogueWolf Photography, used with permission.
    Callie and Bellatrix. Photo by RogueWolf Photography, used with permission.
    Remarkably, Callie found her way through the pain that always accompanies such a loss and was able to find some inspiration. From the experience of caring for Bellatrix, Callie learned to love a special needs bunny, and she knows how many more of them are out there looking for forever homes. She hopes to open her heart and home to another special needs bun at some point soon.

    In the end, Callie says she takes great comfort in knowing Bellatrix is binkying her heart out in the great beyond, free of all the physical limitations that held her back on this earth.

    Well, Callie, I also find your story inspiring. Bellatrix was clearly a master of bunniness with a staggering amount of love to offer. Thank you so much for sharing your story. May you continue to heal from your grief and find ways to help the bunnies who need it most.

    Bellatrix the bunny. Photo by RogueWolf Photography, used with permission.
    Bellatrix the bunny. Photo by RogueWolf Photography, used with permission.

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  • Story of Bunniness: Hazel and Fiver
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  • Story of Bunniness: Hazel and Fiver

    Hazel the bunny, Photo courtesy of Donna W. Click the pic to follow them on Facebook!
    Fiver the bunny, Photo courtesy of Donna W. Click the pic to follow them on Facebook!
    With special thanks to Donna W., today we have a heartwarming story and a double dose of bunniness.

    Like so many bunny lovers, Donna has experienced the heartbreak of losing a bunny. She had a bunny named Mr. Sparkle, who was “crazy and affectionate and silly.” They had a special bond and spent hours together on the floor. She would talk with him. He would snuggle with her. And often they would sit nose to nose.

    Sadly, Mr. Sparkle left this world early and Donna was faced with a difficult and unexpected loss. Through her grief, Donna managed to find a greater appreciation for living each moment to the fullest. When she thinks of Mr. Sparkle now, she thinks, “the light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly.”

    Hazel the bunny, Photo courtesy of Donna W. Click the pic to follow their blog!
    Hazel the bunny, Photo courtesy of Donna W. Click the pic to follow their blog!
    As so many of us know, a bunny never truly leaves your heart and it can be difficult to welcome a new bunny after such a loss. But eight years after losing Mr. Sparkle, Donna welcomed the two adorable buns on this page into her home. She says Hazel and Fiver are “sweet and funny,” and she is enjoying getting to know their special bunny idiosyncrasies.

    With deep respect for your loss, Donna, I commend you for finding the courage to open your heart to bunnies again. It takes a great deal of strength to do so, and I am sure you are reaping the rewards on a daily basis. May you, Hazel and Fiver share wonderful moments of bunniness for many years to come!

    For more about Donna, Hazel and Fiver, be sure to follow their Facebook page and their Bunny Blog!

    Moment of Bunniness: Babs

    Sometimes, we all need a reminder that there is beauty in the world and that we are all part of that beauty. To remind us of this, here is the lovely Babs, decked out in her floral finest. She is delighted to share with us her message of beauty and her thoughts about how we can make our lives beautiful works of art. Thank you to Maria R. for this great photo!

    Babs the bunny, Photo courtesy of Maria R.
    Babs the bunny, Photo courtesy of Maria R.

    Moment of Bunniness: Kaku

    With special thanks to Eric I. for perfect pic of Kaku and his teddy bear friend, here is a lovely example of how bunnies teach us that friendships can often be found in unexpected places.

    Thanks for the reminder, Kaku. May you continue to share bunniness with all those you encounter!

    Kaku the bunny, Photo courtesy of Eric I.
    Kaku the bunny, Photo courtesy of Eric I.

    Moment of Bunniness: Eva

    Thanks again to the House Rabbit Connection for today’s moment of bunniness.

    This is the lovely Eva, taking time out of her busy day to prepare her mind and spirit for whatever tomorrow has in store.

    During this exciting season of giving, Eva has come to remind us that we can’t forget to take some time for ourselves. If all we do is tend to others, we will lose track of our own bunny center.

    Don’t forget to give yourself some space this holiday season–be just as good to yourself as you are to the bunnies around you!

    Eva the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection
    Eva the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection

    Moment of Bunniness: Bungie

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    With thanks to Ashley L. for this playful pic, here is Bungie to share with us his secret to bunniness.

    Bungie the bunny, Photo courtesy of Ashley L.
    Bungie the bunny, Photo courtesy of Ashley L.

    Ashley tells me Bungie’s life motto is: “Just chill. And when in doubt, pretend to be part of the stuffed toys.”

    Well, Bungie, that sure sounds like some Zen-like bunniness to me. Thanks so much for sharing your bunny wisdom with us!

    Moment of Bunniness: Kokomo

    Once again, we have the House Rabbit Connection to thank for today’s moment of bunniness. This is Kokomo in the midst of a tiny hop, just coming a bit closer to share a message of kindness.

    Especially as we approach the holiday season, I thought Kokomo’s pic might be a good one to remind us that we all encounter frustrations in our lives, but that is no reason to abandon our commitment to kindness. Kindness begins with each of us!

    Kokomo the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection
    Kokomo the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection

    Moment of Bunniness: Julian

    Today’s beautiful moment of bunniness comes to us from the good people at the House Rabbit Connection, who work tirelessly to help bunnies in Massachusetts and Connecticut find safe, healthy, and loving forever homes.

    This is one very sleepy bun named Julian with a reminder that we must first learn to focus on peaceful thoughts, and then all of our moments both waking and sleeping will be peaceful and happy in turn.

    May you sleep peacefully, Julian, and may your message of peace and happiness reach those who need it most.

    Julian the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection
    Julian the bunny, Photo courtesy of the House Rabbit Connection

    Moment of Bunniness: Luna

    Thank you to Courtney W. and her beautiful bun, Luna, for today’s moment of bunniness. Be sure to check out Courtney on IG and YouTube for beauty, fashion, food, travel, and the occasional glimpse of Luna!

    I love this bunny quote because I am very much at the beginning of my own journey into the unknown, and the look of quiet anticipation on Luna’s face inspires me to be calm as I try to approach my new path with curiosity and openness.

    Thank you, Luna, for sharing your experience of bunniness for the benefit of all beings!

    Luna the bunny, Photo courtesy of Courtney W.
    Luna the bunny, Photo courtesy of Courtney W.