Monthly Archives: April 2009

Truffles: 3 months & 17 days

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It’s Summer All Year Round

The effects of global warming is indeed taking a toll on us. It has been well over 30 degrees celsius or above 86 degrees fahrenheit constantly for the past few days with occasionally rain.

We humans have been feeling the heat and what more the bunnies. Thank goodness they are kept in the coolest place in the house and with a fan of course!

Holland Lops should never be place outdoors in Malaysia. They just can’t handle the heat that well.

I hope it rains non-stop again…

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A Trip Down To Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

I bet most of you did not even realize my absence last week. I went on a trip down to Singapore. Personally, I did not enjoy it very much because I would prefer somewhere greener. Singapore as we know is a concrete jungle. Very urban that is.

I have heard a lot about Singapore especially the pet industry. I was under the impression that the pet industry is huge beyond imagination since there were comparisons made that Malaysia did not have half of what they have for our pets. I did not have the time to go on a full scale exploration but enough to help me conclude that Malaysia is not that far behind in terms of the pet industry.

It was pretty obvious that the biggest pet chain store in Singapore is the Pet Lover Center. On the busy town center along Orchard Road itself they have 3 outlets. Some of their outlets do not carry live stocks and just pet supplies which in my opinion is good for the pet industry in the long run since there is a stigmata of pet shops selling below average pets.

PLC Centrepoint, Orchard Rd

PLC Centrepoint, Orchard Rd

One of the days, I took a little time to travel down to Serangoon North Ave 2 where many “Petaling Street” style pet shops are nestled among the HDB Flats. I was told that things are cheap at this place. True enough, they do look a lot like those pet shops in Petaling Street just that the products they carry are much higher in quality.

Took me a good 30 mins to find this place

Took me a good 30 mins to find this place

Since I was at the area, I thought of dropping by THE place to visit for Chinchilla fans. This place called House Of Chinchillas. The varieties that they have is amazing and the staff there are so friendly. Although a small shop, the number of Chinchillas in there could really give you a surprise. There is a chin at every corner.

The entrance

The entrance

I only realized the darker Chinchilla after snapping this photo

I only realized the darker Chinchilla after snapping this photo

Cute baby chins

Cute baby chins

They do have a couple of rabbits there too. I saw a lop and a couple of Netherland Dwarfs.

Broken Black Lop

Broken Black Lop

A Netherland Dwarf

A Netherland Dwarf

As I was about to leave the place, something made me walk a little more to see if there are more shops. And I found this cool shop but I forgot to take a good look at its name. Actually, the amount of goods here blocked off the shop’s name. LOL

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The pet stores are nestled underneath the flats

The wide range of rabbit & small animal products

The wide range of rabbit & small animal products

This shop has got a lot of pet accessories and I was very impressed with their range of products. Then I got quite a surprise when I turned around and saw this Tri-Color lop bunny.

The Tri-Color Lop

The Tri-Color Lop

After this I was well on my way back. I saw a shop filled with all sorts of parrots. I was not allowed to take photos unfortunately.

And off I went to blog somewhere else.

Blogging from the heart of Singapore

Blogging from the heart of Singapore

If you ask me what I like most in Singapore, I would definitely say NOT THE FOOD. LOL! Well, anywhere with a good pet industry is good enough for me because that is what I lookout for most of the time in a new place. I learned on my last day in Singapore that I have missed out this place called Pet Village near Suntec City. Oh well, maybe next time.

But I did not miss the must visit NIGHT SAFARI. I was there on time for their renown Night Creature show too. That’s all about what I enjoyed most in Singapore.

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DIY Hay Rack

I am just too tired to type long story. I’ll let the photos do all the talking as usual:

Cutting out the cast/mold

Cutting out the cast/mold

Secure mesh on with cable ties

Secure mesh on with cable ties

Side view

Side view

Top view

Top view

Finished product

Finished product

Let's try hanging it on?

Let's try hanging it on?

Now everybun has got a hay rack!

Now everybun has got a hay rack!

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Neno’s Award

The Neno's Award

The Neno's Award

Just want to thank LazzyBunny.wordpress.com for another award called Neno’s award.

To answer the question as to why I love blogging, it is pretty simple actually. I love to blog because I am able to share good stuff with my readers. Good stuff like good recommendations for rabbits in general. Also, I love to share my experiences raising Holland Lops! Holland Rules!

I would love to distribute this award to everyone on my Bunny Blogroll! Please feel free to claim this award.

Here are the instructions passed on and should be passed on by receivers:

The award came with these mission :

* As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
* To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!

And it comes with some rules!

* Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it
* Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award
* Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging
* Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like
* Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post

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Think Holland Lops, Think Ugly Duckling

When I wrote “Why I Love Holland Lops”, I did say that Holland Lops look cuter as they age. One classic example I want to show is this buck bred by the Jordans called Jordan’s Captain. Just look at the photo of him as a Junior and how far he has come to be a beautiful buck in the end. Holland Lops are definitely like boxes of chocolates. You will never know what you will get out of something that seemed to be an ugly duckling at first. Therefore, never loose hope before 6 months with your rabbit. LOL! Do also bear in mind that not all ugly ducklings turn into beautiful swans. Most remain as ugly all their lives but that does not give us reasons to believe they make lousy pets.

What caught my attention to look for Jordans’ website is that, I got news that they won BOS at Nationals last weekend with Jordan’s Ashton (if my assumption is correct) as Broken Siamese Sable buck. Jordan’s Ashton is the buck listed next to Jordan’s Captain. Absolutely stunning.

Congratulations to the Jordans for the win! Another Top Lop 2009!

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11th Hour

I just done watching this fantastic documentary which in my opinion is a good sequel to its equivalent The Inconvenient Truth. If you have not watched it, make sure you catch it on HBO in the next few days.

To summarize the entire documentary, a quote kept on coming on my mind. If you have been to enough church weddings you might have heard the quote that goes “Faith, Hope & Love, and the greatest of these is LOVE”. One of the last professors gave a very good summary of the entire documentary by mentioning what earth need most now is LOVE.

It simply means that we must start loving earth and not materialism. Each time we spend our money buying something, use LOVE to tap into our suffering earth to ensure we purchase what we truly need only.

As I am still very much inspired by this documentary, I thought of things to do in the rabbitry that could contribute to saving mother earth. The clearest message is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Here is the list based on these 3 headings:

1. Reduce

– neutering rabbits does help in keeping the number of rabbits on earth checked therefore, it does make some sense to neuter

– feed food that promote higher absorption so less poop produced?

2. Reuse

–  I am looking at making DIY compost. And to begin with, here are some links I found:

– using old newspaper to line bottom trays

– continue making DIY toys using Hay & toilet roll

I prefer to cut a narrow strip of toilet roll and stuff the hay in

I prefer to cut a narrow strip of toilet roll and stuff the hay in

3. Recycle

– use only recycled litter materials like BREEDER CELECT

– maybe try to make pillow out of all the fur shed during molting season?

With this good documentary, US has just taken the lead in being humble to admit that they are contributing to global warming. I take my hats off them for doing so but this is not any particular country’s problem. It is a global problem and that means each and everyone of us are responsible to do something about it.

I believe that leaders around the world must devise strategies. Strategies on the individual level and up to the community level at large. That means, we need strategies so we can make efforts on individual capacity as well as joint efforts by smaller communities right up to the country level and lastly, a global effort.

Let’s join hands in this for our future generation.

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Brain Move You OR You Move Brain?

This is a very important post for indecisive people. It is a very good post for people without brain of their own too. I hope it is going to be a good post to give brainless people what they need most, to get their brains back to where it suppose to be. Though I wonder how they loose their brains in the first place.

When the market is saturated by so many products and so many parties selling those products, everyone loses FOCUS!

Some of us know what is best for our pets and therefore, searches for places to get the best things for our pets. This truly show how much we love our pets and how well we are intuned with their needs. We may go out of our ways to just for our pets. Imagine all the inconveniences involved.

I believe the problems arise when we take the easy way out. Some of us are downright not bothered to know what our pets need. So what they do? FOLLOW BLINDLY. This is very similar to how people pick their favorites. Some people do not even know why they like a certain football team. The next time you see someone wearing the red jersey with a logo that has got a devil on it, try asking the reason he/she likes that team. I bet quite a few of them will give you the most outrageous answers. The exact reason that usually ticks me off is when he/she says, “because all my friends like it, so I like them too”. Totally bullshit and utter nonsense.

In my opinion the world would be a better and challenging place if all of us have our own brains that does what they do best, THINK! We can be better without the herding mentality. For those that are not familiar with the herding mentality, just think of the buffaloes in the padi fields that are pulled by their nose rings. If you feel like one of those buffaloes, most likely you’re trapped in the herding mentality. I hope you wake up and I believe you are being liberated since you’re reading this.

Anyone including myself can write all sorts of recommendations. That makes it easy for anyone reading to have a good head start to research on the best recommendations that suits them. At the end of the day, each one will have to exercise their discretion before acting out on their beliefs.

What works best for me does not necessarily means it works best for EVERYONE. We all do our best to provide the best if we believe our pets worth something to us. And we choose what fits our lifestyles the best.

Pets are not like your techie gadget that should be taken as a moving fad or trend. A techie gadget may get obsolete in just a few months but your pets live for years. Let’s not just jump into the bandwagon just because everyone’s going into it.

Have your own brain to decide for yourself. Likewise the pet stores that you patronize.

And that brings me to the point of my post today. I recently heard of the most outrageous thing that I have ever come across thus far. There are actually people in this world questioning the reason certain pet stores selling stuff they know nearly nothing about.

Now we all know pet stores are businesses that exist due to the demand of customers. Customers with brain has decided that they need certain products and services. As the fundamentals of all businesses are based on the demand and supply model, pet stores are merely trying to meet the demands of customers. Not necessarily the pet store operators need to have extensive knowledge of the products and at the same time, we cannot take it against them for not knowing either although knowing can be a bonus to help in awareness. Furthermore, if there is no demand for a particular product, the manufacturers would not produce them right? Likewise, pet owners DO NOT buy everything under the sun unless they are filthy rich and has got nowhere else to spend their riches. There is always a line between WANT and NEED here too. At the end of the day, consumer decides based on their NEEDS regardless of what is recommended. There is no such thing as misleading or crap like that. Consumer have the money and power to decide. But if you are still hard headed and still want to believe in the misleading crap, then sue all manufacturers so that no more products sold in pet stores, we’ll have nothing to buy for our pets and you should know what happens next (THINK)!

We have to stay focus on the reason as to why pet stores exist. A pet store is not a place where you find for your regular lingerie or your favorite instant noodles. A pet store sells PET PRODUCTS! If they do not, I don’t think they are called pet stores. So stop questioning why they carry certain product just because they have no knowledge on it. If you know more about the product, good for you and many more should know about it and DECIDE if they NEED it!

YES, this seemed to be very contradicting coming from me. That is because I believe we should stop spoon feeding so that everyone uses their brains to think. Think for themselves that is. That is because the herding mentality is causing too much problem in the pet business world. Too many blind followers with a few blind leaders.

And also, as our market provider stays ignorant, consumers are still required to exercise their own discretion to decide. Since that is the way it has always been and still is, the best thing to do is to depend on our own God given natural talent which is to………THINK FOR OURSELVES!

Thus, your brain moves you or you move your brain?

As for my fellow rabbit lovers, if you still believe in my recommendations, please continue following for the best of all rabbits as should know by now that TLR is all about the best for our rabbits! You are welcome to combine your brains with mine. LOL!

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More Updates On Camior

The Horleys had a spring cleaning the other day and I was so in awe with how squeky clean the setup looked. Totally love the minimalist look and feel. Very “japanese”! LOL!

Mommy said stay off the floor!

Mommy said stay off the floor!

The 2 love birds rather be together than to pick a fight with the GPs for cucumber

The 2 love birds rather be together than to pick a fight with the GPs for cucumber

Best of both worlds. Month teaches us that you can have friends too eventhough you are engaged. LOL!

Best of both worlds. Month teaches us that you can have friends too eventhough you are engaged. LOL!

Mommy, not even a speck okie?

Mommy, not even a speck okie?

Thanks Alicia for the photos! Love em’!

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Cats For Adoption

Let’s move along into better things shall we? Something that gives life instead of dwelling in the culture of death.

I know this has nothing to do with rabbits but cats are pets too. And TLR fights for a good cause as long it is for our pets.

Our good friends over at Pet Epicure always have neutered cats available for adoption at very minimal fee. If you support the cause of responsible pet ownership, please feel free to go through their weblog at http://petepicure.com, their facebook group , contact them or just walk-in as and when you like during their business hours.

Choose Life, Choose Adopt & Give Life!

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