December is usually a joyful month here mainly because it is the school holidays and everyone seemed to be in the holiday mood as well. It goes to show just how much the festive seasons influence one’s mood. Another week has gone by and I can no longer take photos of the two little bunnies together. They look awkward being together.
Based on our “probably inaccurate” guesses of their genders, we have reasons to believe that they are a boy and a girl. We named the boy Otto and the girl Ophelia. In case they have a natural “sex change” along the way, we will have to other suitable names.
I just want everyone to pause and recognize their cute looks at the moment. Have a mental note how a four (4) weeks old baby rabbit looks like. This is usually how most rabbits being sold at the pet stores look like. The cutest age and yet most crucial that they are not to be separated from their mother. They look rather mature but internally, still depend very much on their mother’s milk. Don’t be fooled by their looks and please do me a favour by not patronizing a pet store or any breeder trying to sell you cute baby rabbits at this age.
Their eyes opened today. It has has become a tradition that I whisper “welcome to the world” into their tiny ears. I like to think that they recognize me when I do that. These two are special because I felt them in their mommy’s stomach before they were born. Just too precious….
The famous band Guns N’ Roses have a song entitled November Rain and every year, we have a lot of rainfall in Malaysia during November. Whenever it rains during this month, the song comes to mind.
For me personally, the November month serves as a reminder that we are getting closer to Christmas which is always joyful. For the past few years, it has been a yearly tradition here at Tru-Luv Rabbitry that we capture photos of rabbits in the Christmas theme. We are quite fortunate to have babies around this time and I can relate rabbits with Christmas more than Easter.
By now, most malls have started putting up their Christmas decorations and when December comes, there will be full swing shopping.
I am sure for those who celebrate Christmas, they can relate to Christina Perri’s beautiful song entitled “Something About December”. So to get you into the mood, here is the amazing song for your enjoyment:
And as we gear up for the festive season, here’s a couple of photos of cute bunnies. These are the first otter variety Holland Lops born at Tru-Luv Rabbitry and they are cute as buttons…
Isn’t he cute?
Not to mention name, a friend of mine recently gave up rabbit breeding. Like many former breeders I know, she expressed her sadness of “losing” fellow friends in the hobby. I believe that when other priorities catch up with life, we tend to give up some less important things just to strike a balance. We only have 24 hours and spending 2 hours a day just to do bunny chores can be a little overwhelming and meaningless. That is usually the problem when keeping large quantity of rabbits while holding a day job and at the same time juggling with many other things in life.
In all honesty, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded people whenever and in whatever hobby you immersed yourself in. Your circle of friends are usually found through discussions of the same interest and while seeking help with the problems you face in the hobby.
Being social animals ourselves, we are constantly seeking for affirmation and a sense of belonging. To a certain extent, your life becomes “charmed” and because you are so hooked on the sense of belonging, the thought of giving up a hobby can be quite daunting. To give up a hobby is fine but the fact that you will drift away from the friendships you have established will usually be the reason for reconsideration.
Someone I hold dear and close to my heart once told me, “You do not need rabbits to belong” and rightly so makes me feel that I belong in a circle of great people with or without rabbits. It is totally up to me to decide whether I should drift away or not. In whatever you do, you tend to find very sincere friends and people who are there for you without the expectation of anything in return. They push the boundaries of mutual benefit especially now when the world needs love more than ever.
Somehow we are so geared towards scepticism and are always on the guard so not to be taken advantage of. Due to all the negativity in the world today, we have no faith in one another and are suspicious of each other’s agenda so to speak.
I have met many people in this hobby and more often than not, have found myself being taken advantage of. Out of the many, I have also found many gems along the way.
Whenever a gem appears, I get charmed all over again and that makes the hobby worthwhile…
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For the past few years, this blog would start “snowing” and when that happens, it means that Christmas is near. Besides from Christmas photo sessions, another Christmas tradition here at Tru-Luv Rabbitry is to get December babies. It brings a lot of joy to the heart seeing nest boxes lined with fur and warm babies in them during the rainy December month in Malaysia. Each year we try to get Christmas day babies but to date, I do not remember having such good timing.
However, this year we are happy to announce the birth of a couple of special 1st December babies. We hope to see them grow up into healthy and beautiful bunnies.
Always nice to get babies in December.
On the other hand, we would like to help re-home a few Dwarf Hamsters. These cuties were abandoned and now looking for homes to adopt them. If you or any of your friends is looking for little hamsters as pets, please feel free to call Mr. Brandon at 017-3211083. They are in healthy and good condition.
Help us find homes please…
Rumor has it that T.L. Bun in collaboration with Tru-Luv Production is on set filming their latest much anticipated Blockbuster movie – The Bunfather. The movie will feature the top buns in the hood. The sleaziest, the phattest and the most notorious Bs and Rs in the bun-bhetto.
An action packed drama like never before filled with cheesy pickup lines, the scandals, the lies, the orgies, the trysts, whatever you name it, the movie’s got them all!
From the critically acclaimed and most controversial production house, The Bunfather will propel you off your seat!
Drama Never Ends In Bunsville. Watch this space!