Saturday, March 31, 2012

Our Easter Wish and Thank You

"Below is a true story about a bunny named Marshmallow. Like Marshmallow, Hannah and I were Easter bunnies that people no longer wanted. Luckily we were taken in by a rescue lady and Mama was able to find us and bring us to Bunnyville. All of mama's bunnies were living in the homeless shelter when she adopted them."


"From the purchases you make in our SHOP, Mama donates money every single month to The Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary to help other bunnies that are waiting for loving families. Thank you soooooooo much!"




"Our Easter wish is for more of our bunny friends, in the homeless shelters, to find their forever homes with kind and loving people. Homes were there is a nice place to sleep and play, lots of proper food and companionship. Bunnies are an 8 - 12 year committment. Hannah and I were ready for the committment and so happy Mama adopted us."


"We love you and thank you very much for helping Mama support our friends in the homeless shelter. Oh and the nice lady that took care of us before Mama came? Well, Mama supports her rescue too!"

Happy Easter!
xx, Harrington and Hannah

24 comments:

April said...

Shell, Thank you for sharing about the Bunnies!! More people need to think about getting a bunny before they do. Thank you for helping with donations to the shelter.. That last picture of Harrington & Hannah just tugs at my heart!! You can tell they are loved! Can see it in their eyes..

Ellen said...

I heart your post! Thanks for caring so much.

Jade said...

People like Marshmallow's former "family" make my fists clench. I adopted Mr. Mick from our local humane society, and every year on his birthday and Christmas, I make a donation to them in his name to thank them for all the good work they do and enable them to keep doing that good work so that other buns may know the joy of a good home.

Happy Easter to you two snugglebuns and your wonderful mama and papa. Smooches and hugs from your Auntie Jade and nose bonks and bunny kisses from Cousin Mickey!

Karena said...

Oh such an endearing and heartbreaking story. This story ended well thankfully!

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xoxo
Karena
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Christina said...

Hannah and Harrington are very lucky to have a mom like you. Thank you for posting this and thank you for supporting a bunny rescue.

Christina said...

Hannah and Harrington are very lucky to have a mom like you. Thank you for posting this and thank you for supporting a bunny rescue.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A very timely message at this time of year Shell, people don't stop to think what it means to be a pet owner when they are looking at that cute little bunny and thinking of how their kids will love it. Our furry friends depend upon us for everything; food, water, shelter and, most of a,ll love and companionship. If you can't make the commitment to give them what they need and DESERVE, then don't buy that bunny, chick, kitten or puppy. You are a good woman to support the bunny shelter and Hannah and Harrington are VERY lucky bunnies to have found your wonderful and loving home. Happy Easter my friend! Deb

Annette F Tait said...

happy birthday Shell :)
you got beautiful gifts and lots of love!
Wes and I send you kisses and love :) xx

and we are proud to help rescue rabbits too! yay!

Hef's Mom said...

Such sweet little bunbuns!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shell, Harrington and Hannah,

Thanks for caring and sharing this post So sad to read the heartbreaking story about dear Marshmallow, and so glad that it had a happy ending.
So lovely that you support the Rabbit Sanctuary and have given you two adorable bunnies, a very happy, loving home.

Sending hugs
Carolyn

Jeanette said...

Love the post Shell. Wish there were more people like you. If i could have bunnies i would. :) Big hugs to you all.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thanks for such a poignant post Shell. blessings, marlene

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OK Hannah and Harrington--
tell Mom that I just did an order to help out--thanks for the reminder--
been meaning to order some of the new colors!!!
Hugs, from Miss Gracie--
a recuse kitty!!!!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Michelle, Hannah & Harrington:'
I was moved to tears reading Marshmallow's story. I had no idea that there were bunnies in this dilemma like you both and Marshmallow and so many others. It's wonderful to know about the Bunny Sanctuary and I hope there are more.
I'd love to be able to post a link to this story on my blog if you will let me. I want more people to know about this.
Hugs To All of You,
Susan

Nancy said...

Thank you for posting Marshmallow's story. People do not realize how different domestic rabbits are from their wild cousins. I used to raise and show pedigreed mini lops and was appalled when I would hear someone say that their rabbit would go in the stew pot if it lost the show. Not my bunnies! My kids often said they wanted to come back as one of my bunnies! While their cages were wire, there were boxes with partial lids for shelter, always packed with straw, the best pellets in the area, fresh timothy hay, dandelion and raspberry leaves as well as plantain, Cheerios occasionally, and lots of love. My neighbor could not believe their personalities. They would follow me around the yard like a puppy and my dogs - Beagles - never bothered them, just snuggled up to them. Sadly, too many are thrown away after the novelty wears off. I never sold a bunny for Easter, ever. Bless you for caring for these so fragile critters. They are so deserving.

Allie said...

I could scream at Marshmallow's first family - HOW can people be so cruel to an animal? Unfortunately, Marshmallow's story will be repeated every year. Thank you for supporting such a worthwhile cause, and bringing it to our attention!

Miss Claire said...

So sad :( I work at a bunny orphanage (Runaway Rabbit Orphanage in melbourne) and it breaks my heart to see so many unwanted rabbits. All I can do is give them as much love and attention as I can when I go in on Mondays, and tell the world about proper bunny care and commitment. Thank you for rescuing these buns xxxxx

Quilt Kitty said...

Hannah & Harrington, your mama is so lucky you were ready to make the committment to come to your forever home with her, You obviously give mama & us much joy and now have the great home you deserve. What a great Easter it would be if no little bunnies ended up like Marshmellow this year. We can only hope & help. Much love, Tracee xx

Wendy said...

Shell, reading your post just about broke my heart. One of my rescues was badly neglected too, she came to me as skin and bones, and as for poor Harry, he was hurt by his owners. "Luckily" Colin was just unwanted but hadn't been mistreated or neglected and Miss Tiff lords it over all of them as she was a pet=shop buy back before I knew about bunny rescues. All four of my bunnies are given the very best of everything and I adore them. It breaks my heart to think of other poor bunnies out there being mistreated, neglected or unloved. If I ever win the lottery, I'll be setting up the biggest bunny sanctuary you've ever seen!

JCnNC said...

Shell - such a timely post and I just wish all the young parents with kids could read your blog. A loving spirit, commitment and a kind heart is what it takes to own a pet -all animals deserve this. Purchasing them is not just for now - it IS for their life. Just breaks my heart when I hear these stories. Thank you - Judy C

bunnits said...

Thanks so much for sharing this story. You three were lucky to find one another.

Precious photos.

Happy Easter!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Amazing how many people rescue animals! Keep spreading the news and thanks for that.

Good work everyone ...

Rachel S-H said...

Thank you for sharing this story, and for the valuable lesson that live bunnies don't make good Easter gifts. That poor bunny.

Jillayne said...

There will always be stupid and cruel people in the world - thank goodness there are also people like you Shell! You not only make up for their unkindness, you light up the world with your spirit and goodness and make it a better place.
What a wonderful gift you give - I'm off to shop so you can give more!