Long day but two adoptions. That’s good, right?

SDHRS Rabbit Adoption Center “Bunnies by the Beach”




This is the first installment of what is and will be known as our San Diego House Rabbit Society (SDHRS) Adoption Center blog. An almost-daily account of what’s happening at the Center. The good, the bad, the ugly, and things that get us excited. We’ll talk about what it’s like, day after day, caring for the rabbits and trying to keep the center solvent (rescues always need more money). What happened, where we made changes, fun things going on, and more.

We hope you enjoy it and please, feel free to give us feedback in the comments below.

Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

Phew…. 6:45 p.m. and time to make salad for the bunnies. Our salad is made in a BIG tub to have enough for the buns. Tonight’s menu? Green leaf lettuce, mixed baby lettuces, Rainbow kale, parsley and chopped collard greens. YUM!  A vegan delight!  Not for me, but for the adoption center bunnies.

Here’s our salad tub.

Tonight this fed 56 bunnies.

Here are a couple shots of bunnies expecting their salad and enjoying it.

excited for salad

Bo & Mandy waiting patiently for salad.


Howard and his mama, enjoying their salad.

Well, it’s 8 p.m. and lights out. The night light is on and the radio is playing 98.1 “smooth” music. What music do your bunnies like?

Oh yeah – we got two adoptions!  Here are photos of today’s lucky bunnies.


Ashlee goes home with a sweet bunny boy.


Little Dusty finds a new family.

Good night all!

~ Judith Pierce, shelter manager

 Visit us at www.sandiegorabbits.org


Grand Opening of Bunny Bungalow in Murietta!

Our Pepsi grant money has been put to great use and we are pleased to announce that the Bunny Bungalow at Oak Grove in Murietta is ready! The Bungalow will house rabbits who are ready for adoption, and is overseen by our satellite group, Lucky Bunny Rabbit Rescue.

Come join us for the Grand Opening! Learn about the great things that Oak Grove does for children and animals.

  • Meet and pet our adorable Bungalow bunnies
  • Learn about our pet-assisted therapy program
  • Enjoy a slice of carrot cake and other goodies

Friday, December 10th, 3-5 pm
Bunny Bungalow at Oak Grove

24275 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA.

Oak Grove Center Open House
11 am – 4 pm
Enjoy holiday shopping, refreshments, and a very special musical performance by Oak Grove students, from 2-3 pm in the school cafeteria.
For more information, email info@luckybunnies.org

Top five fictional rabbits

In today’s Harvard Crimson, writer Rachel A. Burns lists the top five bunnies in popular culture. Can you guess who made the Top 5 list?

 5.  Thumper from “Bambi”
Despite its tearful beginning, “Bambi” was one of my favorite childhood movies. In my opinion, Thumper upstages Bambi in pretty much any scene they share.

4. The rabbit in “Goodnight Moon”
This book should not need explanation. It has been a bedtime story for countless children, and at its center is a baby rabbit trying to go to sleep.

3. The killer rabbit from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Not all rabbits are as sweet and innocent as the one falling asleep in “Goodnight Moon.” This particular rabbit eats unsuspecting travelers alive. (Note: If you’ve never seen the movie, check out the clip below to see the “vicious” rabbit for yourself)

2. Harvey from “Harvey”

If you can’t see a rabbit, does it exist? Directed by Henry Koster and starring Jimmy Stewart, “Harvey” is the story of a man named Elwood P. Dowd, who claims to have a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit friend.

1. Fiver from “Watership Down”
There are enough rabbits in Richard Adams’ classic tale to warrant a separate list. There’s the leader of the group of runaway rabbits, Hazel, the rabbit-god Frith, and the Grim Reaper rabbit, the Black Rabbit of Inlé, to name only a few. But Fiver, the neurotic and somewhat psychic runt of the group, has always been my favorite.

Rachel A. Burns is the outgoing Books Editor. Because her initials are RAB, she has always felt an affinity for rabbits. Also, she stole the horcrux.

Bunny drummin’

While my own bunnies will occasionally create their own cacophonous “symphony,” (almost always at 4:27 a.m.) with jar lids, empty oatmeal containers, rattles, boxes, etc. they’ve got nothing on the animated bunny starring in the movie, “Hop,” scheduled for release in April 2011.

Hop, the movie

Starring Russell Brand and James Marsden “Hop” is a blend of animation and live-action. What’s it all about? Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand). Fred takes in the bunny as he recovers, and as he struggles with his challenging houseguest, both learn what it takes to finally grow up.

Let’s hope this movie doesn’t prompt people to dash out and actually buy “Easter bunnies”….

The trailer features Brand’s bunny character jamming out on the drums to ‘Song 2′ by Blur and the tagline “Candy, Chicks and Rock n’ Roll.

‘Hop’ premieres Apr. 1, 2011 — just in time for Easter! Watch the trailer below.

Rabbit Trophy Hunting

No, this is not about what you think.

It’s a fun topic.

I recently discovered British artist Shauna Richardson who creates trophy-like pieces she calls “Crochetdermy.”

It’s certainly a non-cruel way to display your favorite animal over the fireplace or doorway. Although, her pieces are not for the thrifty-minded – prices range from approximately $600 to $20,000.

What do you think of Shauna’s “Crochetdermy”?

Bunnies vs. Husbands: Who Listens Better?

By Robin Wallace

Pets give their owners unconditional love, warmth, and companionship — always ready to listen and offer a sympathetic nuzzle. So could spouses learn a few tips from their furry family members?

Some pet owners certainly think so. In fact, a new survey finds that 33 percent of married women believe their pets are better listeners than their husbands.

Moreover, the AP-Petside.com poll revealed that, overall, 25 percent of pet owners find their pet to be a better listener than their spouse. Dogs also ranked as better listeners than cats according to their owners, who placed the rival pets at 25 percent and 14 percent above their spouses, respectively.

While the poll was mostly geared to cat and dog pet ownership, husband Jenson Crawford hopes that he’s at least “a better listener than a snake,” but agrees that “dogs are — hands down — better listeners than husbands.”

“When my wife talks to me, she wants me to listen to how she’s feeling. I listen to the words and try to fix things,” Crawford, who has been married 10 years, told Zootoo Pet News. “The dog doesn’t understand her words and can only listen to how she’s feeling. The dog gets her emotional message and doesn’t get bogged down by the words.”

Crawford, a 51-year-old resident of Culver City, Calif., says he gets caught up in his wife’s words and “almost always” misses how she is feeling.

“Maybe I’m not a better listener than a snake after all,” laughed Crawford, who owns a 18-month-old Golden Doodle with his wife.

Baltimore marriage coach Alexander Seinfeld does not find the “pets v. husbands” debate surprising.

According to Seinfeld, a woman prefers a husband to simply offer sympathetic acknowledgments, such as “really” and “oh my” over fixing the problem.

The negative impact of advice giving, Seinfeld believes is what leads “many women to show more affection to their cats and dogs than to their husbands.”

“This topic makes me chuckle because it underscores what I tell men all the time: the secret to being a good listener to your wife is to listen without offering advice,” Seinfeld told Zootoo Pet News. “Pets do this better than husbands, for sure.”
Courtesy of Zootoo.com

Bonking like bunnies?

Thought that would get your attention!

From the UK’s Daily Mail

It appeared to be a case of crossed tails.

Actors Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette have taken part in a hilarious video campaign drawing attention to domestic violence issues on behalf of the Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica, CA.

The couple, dressed in giant bunny suits, are involved in a highly confusing situation of mistaken identity.

Bonking bunnies: David Arquette and his wife Courteney Cox take part in a Public Service announcement for an anti-domestic violence center.

The pair, who have been married for 11 years, are seen romping around a bedroom in the rabbit costumes.

The enthusiastic couple appear to be having a great time until the door opens and David realises that the person he is frolicking with is NOT his wife – as she has just walked into the room.

As they stare at each other in horror, the unknown bunny removes his costume head and is unmasked as 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.

Funny bunny: The rabbits romp around the room in the hilarious clip for charity

At the end of the clip is the tag line ‘That’s Just Wrong’.

After which viewers get a sobering speech about how the clip was very funny but domestic violence against women is no laughing matter and is a very serious problem.

David and Courteney are currently in the middle of filming their new movie Scream 4.

The pair actually met and fell in love while filming the franchise’s first installment back in 1996.

San Diego Veg Week Oct 2-9

Many  San Diego HRS supporters are vegetarian and vegan. It’s hard not to be when you live with a rabbit! How many of us have been asked at the supermarket checkout, “How are you going to cook this?”

Did you know that October 2-9, 2010 in San Diego it’s Pledge to Go Veg Week? If you pledge to go veg for just one week, you can prevent animal cruelty, improve your health, and protect the environment.

When you make your pledge, Veg Week will e-mail you recipes, nutritional advice, and coupons you can use all over San Diego. Dozens of restaurants are offering specials, and you’re entered to win gift certificates and cookbooks for local vegetarian-friendly restaurants.

Mayor Sanders as well as Councilman Todd Gloria, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, and Assemblyman Pedro Nava are taking the pledge and participating in some of the Veg Week activities.

Learn more at http://www.sdvegweek.com/

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