Living in a multi-cultural environment can be very interesting because we get to experience the diversity that it brings. Each unique celebration brings about and stirs up different feelings within us. The music from each festive season reminds us that it is time to send warm greetings and well wishes to each other. Take the Chinese New Year for example. From its origins, it is a time when the first sign of the Spring season is being celebrated after a long harsh Winter. But as for us living in the tropical climate, the Chinese New Year is usually celebrated during the month of January or February. We all know how warm it can be during these months and it does not in any way make us feel that it is Spring time. But I am sure that the music played in the malls will always make us feel a little warmer.
Likewise, during the month of November and December when we experience more rainfall, can make us feel cooler. With the celebration of Christmas, we can almost feel the “snow”.
Whatever the celebration, there will always be one thing that most if not all of us should experience and feel – the JOY in our heart.
The world in itself is already quite depressing with all the negative news about wars, religious intolerance, and the many unnecessary issues created to cause disunity and conflicts. We are in fact all humans and have the same (red colour) blood running through our veins.
Let us not forget our role to wish each other well in whatever occasion. The least we can do is recognize the JOY of giving. not necessary material things but giving our will and desire sincerely to see our neighbours, friends, or acquaintances happy. The world is in dire need of compassion and most of all, LOVE…
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
Let the cuteness flow….
Am I cute or what?
Double dose of cuteness!
You got to love the natural posers!
If you’ve got an itch, you’ve got to scratch it!
Are we done yet? I am sleep….yawn…….
Once again, it is snowing here at TruLuvRabbitry.com and that only means we are getting closer to the wonderful Christmas day.
Personally, it has been a superb year for me overall. The job is as amazing as ever, the family growing up nice and pretty, and there are just so many things to be grateful for. Christmas time is always magical. This year it will be extra special for the family and I as we expand the extended family. The biggest part of the celebration has always been around children and I am so excited that this year it will be just that – for the children.
Who would have thought that a friendship forged through the rabbit hobby more than 7 years ago still continues to grow. I have met many friends along the way and this gives a brand new definition to what friendship is all about.
Remember the reason for the season is LOVE and nothing but LOVE.
And to spread the Christmas cheer, here’s one of the songs that is looping on my playlist…
As a yearly tradition here at Tru-Luv Rabbitry, we have just started our Christmas photography session. Here’s a teaser for the season….
I want to take some time to thank some of you that have written to me on the matter of adoption. Unfortunately, most of your inquiries were replied with a disappointing “no”. I found it quite ironic because there were times when I have a huge number of rabbits available for adoption without any takers. These were young and healthy stocks mind you but apparently people seemed to be conditioned to believe that “there is no free lunch”. In that sense, I found it quite funny.
I appreciate all the inquiries so far and I try my level best to accommodate them.
For those of you who have rabbit(s) available for adoption, please feel free to email me your contact – firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps I can start off an adoption drive on this weblog. My terms would be that the rabbit(s) should be for free, healthy and free from diseases. I will only act as the mediator between adopter and the person seeking adopter for his/her rabbit(s). I will share contacts between the two and you will have to make all the necessary arrangements yourself. I will not be responsible for any disputes that may happen thereafter. I am extending my invitation for you to utilize this weblog as a channel to find a pet rabbit as well as offering a pet rabbit to someone else.
Have a blessed Chinese New Year Everyone and Everybun!
Once again, we have crossed the line into year 2014. Bunny wise, 2013 has been mundane and nothing in particularly significant. I guess that is a good sign for me because it is in maintaining mode.
Over the years with the many experiences, most of the downs are no longer being handled and seen as downs. For example, I no longer fear rabbits going off feed which happens for no particular obvious reason because I am prepared and know how to handle such situations when they do happen.
The only down for me would be losing a rabbit in death if I have control over the cause of death and did not do anything to remedy the problem in the first place. Such situation did not happen throughout 2013 (touch wood!).
So what will 2014 bring for Tru-Luv Rabbitry?
This year, I did not make any New Year’s resolution. I find no reason to because I would like to enjoy the hobby as it is without any expectations for the bunnies. Breeding is no longer a priority and if I do breed them, I will most probably share the rabbits with like-minded people – those that truly love their pet rabbits.
However, I would love to take more photos of my rabbits. I find that very fun because it brings both my interest in rabbits and photography together.
One of the questions I received is about aggression in rabbits. I’ll leave you with a good video I found regarding this subject on youtube.com to start off the New Year.
P.S.: The main reason why I encourage pet owners obtaining rabbit(s) from me to neuter their rabbits. If they are for pet purposes, they should not be aggressive because most of the time, pet owners want to keep them in pairs.
Today being Christmas, I received a very special present from my god son and god daughter. They know that I love rabbits and gave me Apple flavored Milk Candies from The World of Beatrix Potter. Luv them to bits and pieces both the candies and my god children!
On to some less serious stuff. I cannot believe that we’re entering the 7th year of Tru-Luv Rabbitry. As I strive for improvements while enjoying the hobby, it has been quite a wonderful year for the rabbits and myself. The highlight this year has got to be attending the 90th ARBA Convention at Pennsylvania, USA.
You can read all about it here - A Bunny Vacation.
During the holiday season, I also reminisced the wonderful time I had at the 88th ARBA Convention at Indianapolis, USA. I wrote a much more interesting post back then and you can read all about it here – 88th ARBA Convention Through My Lenses.
Year 2014 shall be a year we go back to basics. Firstly, I hope to write as often as I can so that our avid/loyal readers will once again enjoy revisiting and reading the contents. I will try to be less intense and vulgar (try my best that is). The level or sarcasm should remain because that adds color while I get to release some creative juice.
2014 will be a great year for Tru-Luv Rabbitry. I would like to thank everyone for visiting this weblog. I personally am very happy that it is still very much alive and kicking. We have just renewed the “dot com” domain for another year.
And with that, I would also like to wish all readers and friends….
the Happiest, Jolliest of Christmas and a Wonderful New Year 2014!
This handsome guy turns 1 year young today!
Thanks to Michelle for being such a wonderful owner and sharing his picture with me!
The feeling of seeing cute things can be hard to describe but we cannot deny the fact that they usually tickle a part of our heart. I am a sucker for cute things and that is one of the reasons why I find Holland Lop rabbits attractive.
I am thankful that throughout my life there has been a constant supply of cute things.
As Thanksgiving Day draws near, can you recall the cute things that you are grateful for?