October 2008


We have launched a new Q&A forum. The page can be found on your right under the “PAGES” heading. Please email us with your bunny related questions. All questions and answers will be posted to help others. Hope you enjoy!
If you have questions regarding adoption or volunteering please call our hotline 781-431-1211.

Thanks!
Erica, fostermom

3rd Annual HRN Benefit at FLATBREAD!
Tuesday, October 21st from 4 PM to 9 PM
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Flatbread is a unique restaurant that promotes organic farming and the community. Tuesday nights are Benefit Nights where Flatbread donates $3.50 from every large flatbread and $1.75 from a small flatbread to a local charity. HRN is honored to be the chosen charity for October 21st.

Please keep the date open and come join your friends for dinner that night at Flatbread! HRN members will be there the entire night. Hang out, eat and chat with your fellow rabbit friends. We will have a Chinese Auction with prizes too! If your schedule is tight, you can also purchase a flatbread to go, and HRN will still benefit!

Check out their menu. For vegetarians, Flatbread has many options, including a vegan flatbread or an organic salad. Check out Flatbread’s website for more information about this local and generous company.

Where is Flatbread?

213 Burlington Rd, on the Bedford/Burlington line. That is the corner of rte 62 and Network Drive. Easily accessible from both routes 3 and 128/95. It is across the street from Mitre and about a mile from the Burlington Mall.
From Rt 3N exit at Rt 62 Bedford and go right off the ramp on Rt 62 (Burlington Road). Go two lights and turn right into our parking lot.

From Rt 3S (from Lowell), exit at Rt 62 Bedford and go left off the ramp on Rt 62 (Burlington Road). Go three lights and turn right into our parking lot.

From Rt 128 exit onto Rt 3 North (Lowell, Nashua) and take the first exit (Rt 62 Bedford). Go right off the ramp, east on Rt 62 (Burlington Road). Go two lights and turn right into our parking lot on the corner of Network Drive.

For more information, Contact HRN at 781-431-1211 or Flatbread Bedford at 781-275-8200

Help us spread the word!
Download this full size flyer and hang it up at your office, grocery stores, vet offices or any other public bulletin board! We also have convenient smaller flyers that are great for handing out!

Pick a Prize Auction Prizes!!
Keep Checking Back! This list will be continually updated as prizes come in.

Ticket Prices:

1 ticket for $1
7 tickets for $5
30 tickets for $20
Auction will be held at 8:30pm! You do not need to be present to win, however you will need to pick up any prizes within 30 days from the Wilmington-Woburn-Bedford area.

Hoppel

Hoppel is one of the Buffalo Rescue buns. He has warmed up so much and is so happy to be in a loving environment, that he just can’t contain himself. Not only does he keep himself thoroughly entertained, but he has impeccable litter-box habits, and he settles right down for pets. Do you have room in your home for all of Hoppel’s love?
Here is a sneak-peak of his binkying ways…

-Andy, fosterdad.

12/27/08 UPDATE: YEAH, I’M ADOPTION PENDING! Wish me lots of bonding vibes :)

10/3/08: Hi, my name is Lizzie, and I really would like to find a forever loving home! My foster home with House Rabbit Network is a warm, safe place where my foster mom takes good care of me, but it is not the same as having a HOME of my own!

One of my favorite things to do is one of the simplest: cuddle. If you want to scoop me up, wrap me in your arms while you pet me, then go for it – and the longer you snuggle with me, the better.

Of course, I still enjoy my playtime. It’s so much fun romping around, exploring my play area. You never know when moving one of the toys might reveal a hidden carrot left as a treat by my foster mom. Yum! This can inspire me to celebrate. Yup, that’s right – doing the joyful binky dance. I love to kick-up my legs in delight, fly through the air, and twirl all at the same time!

But, most of all, what I really want is to be loved by you! Playing is fun and all, however, I would really rather hop on to your lap for more endless pets.

Well, maybe we could meet for a bit and get to know one another. This might be the beginning of a beautiful relationship! Just call 781-431-1211 and make an appointment with an adoption counselor today. Please, please call soon…….

10/1/08 UPDATE: Buggy’s leg has been saved!!! Buggy went in for her final leg surgery on Monday and came through with flying colors. After she recovers from this, she will be spayed and then available for adoption. She will hop a bit funny because of the way her leg has healed, but let me tell you, this is NOT going to slow her down. This is apparent! She has proven to be a true lovebug, in all aspects. She loves to sit on my lap on a pillow as I’m on the laptop. She will sit for LONG periods of time while being pet. She follows me everywhere and is constantly underfoot. She will make a wonderful addition and companion for someone :)

Please help pay Buggy’s veterinary bills if you can. The cost to repair and save Buggy’s leg is mounting quickly and Buggy could use your help. If you can help with her veterinary costs, please click on the link below:
http://babybaileyfund.chipin.com/buggy-fund

8/29/08 UPDATE and NEW PICS!!!: So it’s been a little bit of a bumpy ride the past few weeks. One of the breaks in my leg is healing but upon xrays, the vet discovered that the other break had collapsed and was not healing. I was scheduled for surgery this week and possible amputation!!! WHAT?! What does that mean?! I don’t understand human talk, but I know that doesn’t sound good. Geesh! On Tuesday, the vet put me under, preparing for surgery, felt my leg and lo and behold, she said my leg felt stable. She did an xray and the bone that had collapsed is now callousing and trying to heal on it’s own. PHEW!!! So we are going to leave it alone for now, see how it does and in 4 weeks I’ll go in and have the pin removed. Hey, so I’m going to hop a bit funny and my thumper may be a bit shorter than the other, but who cares!!! My thumper will still be there. YIPEE!!!! So for now, I’m enjoying the good life… penthouse suite in the Bunny Abode, lots of greens (I don’t like flat parsley just so you know if you end up adopting me), great pellets and I now really like hay. I’m learning how to drink out of a crock too, but my foster mom still has the bottle for me just in case. I was finally taken off “cage rest” and oh my did I have fun last night! Despite my leg, I was running and hopping and binkying all over the place (well as best I could). I ran in and out of the tunnels and the willow tents and just had a blast. It’s so nice when you have a human that loves you and takes care of you properly. I know, I know, my foster mom also NEEDS to get new pics of me. I keep telling her too. I think she did last night while I was out and about. So I’d say new pics should be coming soon. Because the ones below just don’t do me justice. I look like a freaky bug-eyed bun! UGH! I promise you better pics within the week :)
LOOK!!! New Pics!!!
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You can see my shaved leg in this picture.

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Is this my good side?

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Or is THIS my good side?
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8/14/08 UPDATE: Well humans, seems like my leg is not healing properly and this pin thing in it, well, it’s moving. I don’t really feel like moving myself much, because it does hurt a little. So my foster mom is giving me this stuff to make the pain go away. I have to admit, it’s not so bad tasting. But she blocks her nose when giving it to me… must be a weird human thing. So back into the vets on Monday to see what can be done. I’ve also learned that I can talk! Yup, that’s right. If my foster mom does something that I don’t like, well I grunt at her to show my displeasure. It’s a nice little communciation thang we’ve got going! Anyway, I’ll keep you updated on my leg and stuff. Either way, I know the kind people at HRN will help me and make sure I’m okay :)
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8/2/08: Hi all! My name is Buggy. Not exactly sure why, but I think it has something to do with my beautiful ruby-colored eyes that kinda bug out of my head. Geesh! What does a girl have to do to get some respect around here? My foster mom also calls me a lovebug because I hunker right down when she pets me. I love the attention.
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Here’s a little bit about me and my history: I’m a plump little girl, probably about 4 lbs or so. I’m kind of a mix between a dwarf (hey! so us females fudge the truth a bit!, but my ears are small… kind of) and a himalayan. I’m just learning what hay is and it’s not that bad I guess. I overheard them saying that I should slim down a bit, so the pellets are being rationed. Not fair! What’s wrong with a full-figured body?! There’s just more to love!
I was found by an animal control officer in the road and brought immediately to the vet. I don’t really remember what happened, but my back thumper was in a lot of pain. Apparently one of the bones in my back thumper was broken right in half and it hurt! The nice vet fixed me up and now I have pins in my thumper to try and make it right. You can see my leg in the picture below. It looks a lot worse than it is. I’m not sure if it will heal properly or not, but I’m hopeful. Even if it doesn’t, that doesn’t bother me because I know I’ll still get along just fine and I know there is someone out there that won’t care if I hop a bit funny. My foster mom calls it my “flipper” because right now it just kind of sticks out to the side. But I still try to stand on my back thumps to get a better look at things. So it doesn’t hold me back too much. But let’s just say I won’t be doing any “bunny 500’s” or binkies for the time being.
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I’m not available for adoption just yet, as I have to still heal, then have the pins removed, then I have to be spayed. So give me about 8 more weeks and I should be good as new! And then I can come and live you!
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I’ll update more as my healing progresses (and much better photos too!). Until then… love your buns!
Buggy :)