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Just Say NO... To Bunnies And Chicks!

my bunny Miles (Netherland Dwarf)
May 1999 - May 2008

It's that time of year again... baskets, bonnets, pretty dresses and pastels.  Cadbury, Peeps, egg hunts and the smell of fresh cut grass.  Spring is in the air.  And, of course, Easter time means bunnies and chicks.  I thought it would be fitting to repost my Easter piece from last year because I still have the same message...

Original post from 4.4.2010

little "Miss Miles" (I thought she was a boy when I first got her and never bothered to change her name!)
Since it is Easter and I am a bunny person, I wanted to remember my dear little pet "Miles" who passed away nearly three years ago at the ripe old age of nine. What is that in bunny years anyway? I ADORED my little pipsqueak more than anything and spoiled her rotten. I miss her everyday :-(
she was trained so well - she could jump for her treats!
Many people feel that Easter is an appropriate time to purchase little fluffy chicks or baby bunnies for their little ones, but they don't take the time to research and understand that these animals require just as much love, attention and care as a dog or cat.  A lot of times, children are excited and fascinated with their new pets for a few days and quickly become bored and ignore the animals, or even worse, neglect them.
Miles lounging in one of her beds
Miles lounging in my bed!
As if animal cruelty isn't rampant enough, every year around this time an overwhelming number Easter "bunnies" are abandoned or harmed.  If you know anybody who is considering buying a rabbit as a gift, please let them know about this and maybe they will reconsider.  They should really look into rescuing a poor little fluff ball that needs a home as opposed to purchasing a brand new, shiny one.
I didn't get her as a gift... I just did really annoying things to her which she tolerated (against her will!)

Sorry to get all "preachy," this is just something near and dear to my heart.

my sweetie

UPDATE: WendyB kindly sent me this article from the Wall St. Journal. Thanks Wendy!!


  1. alas bunnies and dogs seldom work out happily.

  2. It's sad that people even need to hear such a message, but alas it is so. Honestly there ought to be some sort of intelligence test (and maybe a compassion test too) before people can own pets of any kind. Great message Stacy, and a fine tribute to Miles! What a cutie!

  3. that just breaks my heart...i agree with sad it is that people still need to hear this message...
    little miss miles was a cutie! i laughed when i read the part about you thinking she was a was the case with my cat "chelsea" who was renamed chester...
    enjoy your easter hun!

  4. I had to laugh at that Xmas photo! She looks pissed!

  5. Your gorgeous photos are undercutting the message Ms. Stacy! I want to go out and get a bunny NOW. I had a friend with a bunny when I was growing up. It felt more like a cat than a rabbit to me. Like a cuter cat.

  6. Thanks for this great post. I don't think you were preachy at all. Its a message that needs to be drummed into the general public's thick heads! Miss Miles was lovely, and I can see why you miss her so. We had a gorgeous albino called Snowfluff when we were kids. Since we had woods behind our house, Snowfluff was the had many admirers around her hutch -- my grandmother got such a kick out of watching them eyeing her up! Saddest part was that my cruel neighbor put out rat poison (in winter no less, um no garden to protect, sick) and we think she somehow got out of the hutch (couldn't find a way, which left us very suspect) and ate it and poisoned her. Holding her in my arms as she died still brings tears to my eyes. I still miss my beauty 40 something years later! Over the years I've done loads of animal rescue, including bunnies. Please, if you're considering one look into rescue!

  7. Cutest bunny of all time! I'm sorry she's not with you anymore. :(