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HEY!!!  EVERYBODY!!!!  OVER HERE!!!!

I’m Hudson, a neutered male Hot Tot.  I was caught in a car wash.  I have absolutely perfect litter box habits.  I love my salads.  I make lots of grunts of pleasure when I get my food……..AND……………..drum roll please!!!!!

I JUST GOT ADOPTED!!!

HOORAH FOR ME!

Hudson

DOB: 2010

Weight: 3.5#

Sweet, little (hah! not really) Eudora has not had a blog post in a while. My camera died and I’ve only got cell phones… :)

Eudora learned how to ‘do hardwood floors’ a few months ago. Whenever I foster a bunny and they cannot walk on hardwood floors, it is very easy to keep them out of trouble. There is no serious need for x-pens — just an area rug and they are ‘fenced in’. Her social nature finally won over and she *had* to get to my bedroom apparently. One night, I woke to the pitter patter of some not-so-small bunny feet.

Exhibit A: the feet

Those make quite the cute shuffle-y sounds when they make the trek from the kitchen to my bedroom…

Exhibits B, C, D, and E: smug Eudora enjoying my bedroom

Little Eudora is a serious sweetheart and she basically stays out of trouble :-) She scares my 17lb cat a little… poor guy! The two of them get jealous of ‘time with me’. She really needs a human who can dedicate all of their love to her. She doesn’t want to share time with cats and my own bunnies! She will bond with you easily if you just shower her in love. Simple, right?

Call the HRN hotline 781-431-1211 to set up an adoption interview, if you would like to meet her (or one of the many other awesome bunnies we have in fostercare).

We all have dreams and goals. For my foster bun Kirby, it is making it to the Summer Olympics. Kirby is a dedicated athlete and takes his training seriously. His goal of making it to the summer Olympics in 2012 becomes more of a reality each day. With approximately 700 days of training left, Kirby wastes no time perfecting his athletics!
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Kirby’s physical talents cover an array of abilities. His favorite is the hopstacle course. He’s also very good at the long jump and tunnel traversing. He has impressive times in the sprint – you should see him run! Kirby is one fast bunny.
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Like all serious athletes, Kirby understands the importance of a healthy diet. He stays hydrated with plenty of water, and nibbles on the finest hay and pellets to keep his body fueled. And like a good bunny, he eats his veggies! Rest is equally important; Kirby’s blue fleece bed is his favorite napping spot.
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Part of my role as coach/foster mom is make sure he gets the exercise he needs everyday. He needs to be mentally, physically, and spiritually ready for the journey ahead! I cheer him on and pet his head to keep him motivated. And I work to build up his confidence as he tackles new challenges (and provide snack breaks of course).

Any adoptive family would have to be committed to maintaining his training schedule. This bun is going places! Yet the reward for committing to a future Olympian athlete is enormous; he will surely bring you lots of love, joy, and pride. Please consider adopting this amazing bunny!
~Sarah, Kirby’s proud foster mom!

Having moved to Mass at the beginning of February we missed having animals around. We quickly discovered HRN on the web and got in contact about fostering. Before long we were taking three of Petra’s babies home with us; two boys, Io and Nyx, and one girl, Eudora.

While setting up their cage we also gave them a quick rinse in the tub, which they were surprisingly ok with. Dora was beyond brave and went as far as to put her head under the faucet.

For the first few weeks they would be let out together to explore and would often curl up together, all squishing into one basket. They’ve become very curious bunnies who aren’t scared to climb on couches or each others cages and love to eat whatever you give them.

Nyx and Io have both been neutered and are available for adoption!


Sunflower was adopted in 2007. She met her husbun Harold, while boarding at an HRN Volunteer’s home a year later in 2008. Within 2 weeks, it was love. Sunflower’s story was a sad beginning (http://blog.rabbitnetwork.org/?p=760) (http://blog.rabbitnetwork.org/?p=704), but obviously has had a wonderful ending with a loving adoptive family. Harold’s story was a sad one too (http://blog.rabbitnetwork.org/?cat=255), being found in a gutter, he was rescued and brought to HRN. One year later, it’s clear, they are lovebuns and in a home with humans that love them very much.
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“As you know Sunflower went on vacation to Emily’s house for 2 weeks last September. Emily was a great rabbit-sitter and she had a great time. She also met Harold. They fell deeply in love and Harold ended up coming home with us! They are so cute together and love being snuggled next to each other. We moved apartments and the bathroom in our new apartment was too small for them so I bought them a new 2 level bunny condo. I was nervous about how Sunflower would be in a confined space, as she is used to being partly free range, but I guess because Harold is with her she doesn’t mind one bit! She still loves playtime and runs around and jumps on you like always.
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Harold is not so energetic. He will binky occasionally but he usually moves slow and likes to relax….and eat! Sunflower had to learn she couldnt take her time with her greens anymore otherwise they would be gone!”
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~Thanks to Cat for the great update on former HRN buns Sunflower & Harold!

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…….

HRN member Robin recently had a visit with one of our new bunnies, Yoshi. Here is her experience with this handsome little guy:

“Yoshi is a love! Some bunnies are skittish when a
stranger approaches – but not Yoshi! He is sits nice
and still, happy to have someone give him some
attention and pats. I fell in love with him instantly.

He has pretty dark eyes, chubby cheeks and a cute
round body, characteristic of Netherland Dwarfs. I
believe he is a mix of dwarf and something else. His
fur is so soft and he enjoys being held, cuddled,
kissed and stroked. He acted like a happy little baby
in my arms! For a smaller bun, he sure is a brave
little one, happily tolerating my handling of him.

His sweet nature would make him a popular member of a
loving family. I have spent time with many buns – and
I must say Yoshi is one of the sweetest!”


When you meet Aspen, the first thing you will notice is his beautiful coat. He is a beige color with darker lines running through his fur that give it real character. He has gorgeous slate colored eyes that are always watchful for treats! For the past while, my family and I have been working to bring Aspen out of his shell. He is a very timid bunny when he is in his cage, but he is actually quite social when he is out for his play time.

The key to Aspen is not to pick him up very much. He definitely likes his feet planted firmly on the ground. Once you respect his boundaries he does fantastic with you. He will nudge and sniff and crawl all over you if you get down on his level. He is a really sweet bunny that I think would do very well as a bond mate. Do you have a bunny at home that seems a little lonely? Bring your bun to meet Aspen and see if it is a match made in bunny-heaven!

After getting the email about submitting photos of pets to Chronicle: I found some great old photos of our guys. It’s funny I usually post about our fosterbuns, but I couldn’t resist.

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Nothing keeps Chip from his greens.

The three buddies
Chip, Ginger, and Shadow are best buddies.

Sugar being cute with shaved belly
Sugar flopped out after her spay. She’s showing off her shaved tummy.

Shadow the speed bump
Shadow is the speed bump bunny.

Little Binky Girl
Sugar is our amazing binky girl.

We hope you enjoyed!

~ Erica and Andy, HRN fosterparents

Winona and Tatum got love, affection, and romp time from us for 2 weeks before a family called interested in adopting. To my surprise and delight, the family was interested in adopting both of the girls, even though they weren’t bonded to each other. I asked if they wouldn’t rather look at some of the already bonded pairs, but they were stuck on these two, having read my adoption profiles of them both. I told them that I would be happy to have them consider adopting the girls so long as they understood that bonding isn’t always an easy process. With that assurance in mind, we introduced Tatum & Winona face to face for the first time. While there was some circling and fur pulling, for the most part, the signs were positive. We quickly found that the girls got along well and were peaceful together if they were sharing snuggles in my lap. I spent time with them over the next few days beginning to bond them and hoping for the best.

This past Saturday the family came to our house bearing a gift basket for our bunnies and a beautiful set of tulips for us to plant in our garden. The 2 boys, 8 and 9 years old, got down on the ground and gently approached Tatum & Winona. Within a few minutes, both bunnies were stretched out flat soaking in the attention. The family took the girls home that day, sharing a carrier in the car to increase their growing bond by sharing the stress of the journey.

Over the past few days as they’ve been settling into their new home, I’ve received a number of emails from the family. They are all thrilled to have Winona and Tatum in their home. The buns have large adjoining pens for their homes and ultimately will be allowed to be free range once they’ve gotten comfortable in the house. The husband has taken to relaxing with Winona and a book on the couch. The 2 boys love to lay on the ground and watch both of the bunnies as they tear around and kick their heels up during romp time.

All in all, I couldn’t have asked to play host to a sweeter set of foster-rabbits. And I know that I couldn’t possibly have dreamed of a better outcome.

After they’d been adopted, I found out from a contact at the SPCA that Winona had been wounded when she first came to their shelter. One of their own surgical interns had actually fostered Winona for a while during her recovery. To that intern, I can only offer my sincerest thanks and hope that reading this story makes you feel as satisfied by the role you played in Winona’s life as I am by mine.

Thanks for doing what you do every day and for going beyond what’s expected of your job. As you can see from this story, that single act of kindness has had far-reaching ripples.
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Winona & Tatum with two of the members of their adoptive family

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