Top 3 Reasons I Love Raising Rabbits
Giving back to the community
The reason I chose to list this as the first reason is because it's the most meaningful to me. We started taking our bunnies out in the community last year and we've recently been blessed to find a few more homes and a nursing home to bring them to! There is nothing like seeing the look on families faces when they come to pick up their bunnies. Don't get me wrong, it's such a good feeling. But to see the residents in these homes smile and say that it made their whole week is simply priceless. I've heard so many stories that break my heart such as families never coming to visit them anymore because they are too busy or "not themselves" anymore due to their condition. I could rant on about my opinion on that but I won't. But I will say we only get our family once and once they're gone, they're gone. Be there for them and spend time with them.
Also we recently just started doing bunny therapy session in our home! I love watching people oh and ah over our animals. It brings joy not only to them but us too! I'm so thankful that God has opened a door for us to be able to do this. We are in the long process of finding a new home that is bigger to accommodate larger groups and more activities for our community to come to! Can't wait to see what the future holds for Blue Clover!
Here are a few pics from the adult family homes we've been to! I wish you could see the looks on their faces but unfortunately due to confidentiality, we can't post their faces. They all have the biggest smiles though!!
We raise boxers as well and it still amazes me to this day that Bailey and Bo do SO well with our bunnies. I remember how good Bailey was when she was just a puppy and when we got Bo I said to myself...there is no way I will have two boxers that are good with bunnies. Well lo and behold Bo loves the bunnies as well! They are so gentle with them and Bailey is such a nurturing dog. I almost think at times she thinks they are her babies! From some of the pictures below you'll know what I mean! Boxers are high energy dogs but with the proper training they can be very well behaved. I've been considering writing a blog post on how I socialize our dogs with the bunnies so you may see that in the near future!
I frequently get emails from families that just send me updates on their bunnies. A lot of the time the emails start out as, "I know you're busy but..." or "I don't know if you'll see these but...". I am a very busy lady but I LOVE getting updates and I see and respond to every one of them! Never hesitate to send me pictures or updates! Some of my best days start out with messages I wake up to of families who are sending me selfies with their bunnies or letting me know how well they are doing. Some people even have questions or concerns and I never want you to feel like you can't ask me! The fact that you are reaching out and concerned or just wanting to see if something is ok gives me comfort that you care about the well being of your bunny! If you have a bunny from us than you have bought into a life time support system through us so don't hesitate to use it!
Below are pictures I've received from families! These are so valuable and they're all saved to my computer!
When you are passionate about what you do, there is no telling how far it can take you!
2/4/2019 05:33:46 am
I would like to know how often and how much apple cider vinegar do u give your rabbits ( braggs ACV) My rabbits r outside rabbits I keep them for the manure for my garden,but they r my pets also. I have six Mini rex. I do try to keep up with the best things to feed them and looking at the list you give for feeding them is what I give them. Looking forward to hearing from you.
2/4/2019 01:02:08 pm
Hi Bob! On our blog about apple cider vinegar I've answered that question! We do about 8-10 drops of ACV in our 16 oz water bottles.
5/3/2020 12:39:43 pm
What a wonderful site here at Blue Clover Rabbitry! The articles are full of love, informative knowledge & wisdom. What strikes me most is the written format reads more like a storytelling session around a campfire! The amateur novice & expert professional alike gain from the experience & passion you reflect. One can never learn enough about these amazing little critters we call ‘bunnies!’ Thank you for sharing. I graciously look forward to more! Peace & wellness keep you,
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