April 26, 2007

Just pictures

Posted in animal advocacy, rabbits, vegan at 1:40 am by nevavegan

As I mentioned I went out leafleting for Vegan Outreach on Monday. Jon Camp from Vegan Outreach came and so did Freeman Wicklund. Freeman already blogged this event quite well and you can read his thoughts here.

I was going to write an entire post about it, but I’m kind of tired right now, so I’ll just share some of the pictures that Jon sent me.

Here’s Freeman getting the word out.

Here’s Jon educating the public.

And here are a couple of me looking very pale and silly (hey, my sunscreen was white, white, white, but then so am I).

And now, by request, photos of Sherman, the bunny who passed away two years ago, but is still missed.


April 19, 2007

I have nothing good to say today, so instead I’ll try out this picture function

Posted in animal advocacy, rabbits, rescue at 4:58 pm by nevavegan

These are our adopted bunnies. Please ignore the mess, they get really excited about their dinner. We swept that up a few minutes later.
Clockwise from top left is Josephine, Jasper, and then finally Jasmine.
We’ve been through a lot of bunny loss. Sherman, my beloved, gigantic albino bunny, who was handed to me by a homeless man in NYC died nearly two years ago. The man had found Sherman as a stray that morning and had been pushing him around in a grocery cart all day. Then the other homeless men were threatening to eat Sherman, so he came to ask for my help. Sherman was so starved, but he recovered nicely. Anyway, after some unsuccessful attempts to find a friend for Sherman we finally adopted Juniper from the House Rabbit Society. They had many happy long years together. But Sherman died and Juniper was alone. We asked Bunny Magic if they had any bunnies who’d been waiting a really long time for a home, and we wound up with Jasper, who is essentially a feral bunny, but he’s getting calmer and more trusting now. Then pretty much exactly a year after Sherman passed away, Juniper passed away too. She was very elderly, so it was a shock, but not unexpected. Rather than keep adopting one bunny at a time, Bunny Magic encouraged us to adopt two, so if Jasper, who was an older bunny when we adopted him should pass away the surviving bunny would not be all alone. We adopted Josephine and Jasmine (formerly named Casey and Sugar, but we have this J thing going) who were seized from cruelty cases. Bunny Magic said that most people don’t like albinos because of their pink eyes, but how could I not love albinos after sharing my life with Sherman. So here we are, one big happy bunny family now.
The bunnies live in a big fenced area with hide-aways and ramps constructed by Sean. They eat some fresh veggies twice a day and get all the hay they want. However they only get dry food in a measured amount at night, because the vet said they were getting a little too chubby. Hence the excitement over dinner.