Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bunny’s Journal Gathering 2.0

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Looking at my schedule today, it was practically impossible for me to make it for the gathering but after a wonderful 1st gathering organized by the Bunny’s Journal team, I could not resist and decided to make some changes to my plans.

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The Bunny’s Journal gathering is a spin-off from a Facebook group started by En. Amza a.k.a. DaddyQas a.k.a. DaddyRock and a group of bunny friends. The main intention of the group is to bring together all bunny owners regardless of breed and creed.

Sam, the bearded dragon greeted me at the registration counter

Sam, the bearded dragon greeted me at the registration counter

Bunny’s Journal gathering is always vibrant with fun activities for both owners and rabbits alike. The gathering includes a Bunny Clinic where sharing of information takes place, a fun rabbit show, games and lucky draw. The Bunny’s Journal gathering also provide a platform for those considering keeping rabbits as pets, new rabbit owners and experts to share experiences.

Looks like I have a fan.

Looks like I have a fan.

Today I was given the honor to conduct the Bunny Clinic and judge in the fancy show. I always enjoy an unstructured and interactive session so I was speaking in a very open environment. The breezy Saturday morning under the trees also provided everyone a conducive  environment to interact during the talk.

Going through the rabbits during the fun rabbit show.

Going through the rabbits during the fun rabbit show.

The wool breeds did well for the fancy show. I noticed that they are very well kept and most have very nice coat. Perhaps it was because of their coat, owners tend to pay more attention to them.

Such beautiful eyes!

Such beautiful eyes!

Either way, all the rabbits present were healthy and did not have any major issues. We caught a few with fungal, mites and sore hocks but these can easily be treated.

Overall, the event was wonderful and the turn out was great. There were a good constant flow of participants as some including myself have other appointments and could not stay for the entire event.

I would like to thank the organizing committee for the honor given and it was a great pleasure doing the little bit that I am able to support this wonderful event! Special thanks goes out to En. Amza, Bart & Eisha (Babat Rabbitry), Vsa Jean, Galaxy Kelinci and everyone (apologies for missing out anyone) involved in making this a wonderful day for me! Most photos in this post are courtesy of Mohammad Amir Al-atiq Zailan.

Happy Bunny People!

Happy Bunny People!

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Just For Kicks!

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!

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Drama Never Ends In Bunsville. Watch this space!

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Lessons Learned In 2012

Just before we close year 2012, I just wanted to share my thoughts about certain things that I noticed in the rabbit world lately.

A lot of people in this world cares a whole lot about what others think about them. Due to that many interesting events have unfolded. It is really interesting to see all the funny behavior and I have witnessed first hand, how far people will go just to gain others’ affirmation.

I noticed some people get into the competition to seek affirmation and also tries to downplay another breeder through manipulations. Their every action is targeted to be noticed by the competitors and they will be thrilled if it generates any form of response. In fact, the competitors that are put into such situations should be very happy instead knowing how much these people go through just to get their attention hoping that they will feel the “pinch”. To me, these are nothing but some tickles that provide me with some laughter.

Truth be told, I don’t give a *hoot* what they are doing. They are in fact the least of my concern.

I am happy for all that has happened, all the screw overs and lies, all the hypocritical behaviors that has happened for the past 2 years. It really shows how weak humans are. Even rabbits are stronger and are beyond all the small talks and actions.

I believe that it is not good bringing negativity into the new year and this is exactly why I am throwing out all the negativity on this post. As soon as I am done, there shall be new year resolutions and better things to look forward to in year 2013.

The one thing I am very please with is how unpretentious rabbits or any other pets are. You will not get your pet smile in front of you and bite your @$$ the moment you turn around. You do not have to put on a mask and be careful what you say or not to say to your pet.

Another interesting that I noticed is how some breeders tend to like all the rabbits in the world except their own. It is said that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. We should always be thankful for the rabbits that are in our homes  rather than seeking and hoarding all the rabbits from all over just to be assured the best are at hand.

I believe that GC is the abbreviation that will kill the show rabbit world in Malaysia. Things are made worst with misinformed people that goes for all these titles. People have to understand that genetics is very diverse and even a rabbit with 1000 GC Legs have tendencies to produce the worst off standard offspring. Again, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” and you must believe only what meets the eyes, not based on a fancy document that states the numerous titles. By the way, documents can be fabricated and changed as and when one deems necessary. There are sure some shady things going on recently as far as documentation is concerned. Last year, we have a case of a breeder providing stud service. Turned out, what promised was not what delivered. The breeder used another buck and claim it was the promised buck that did the deed. The shit hit the fan the moment the kits were born.

Truth be told, this breeder is still at large and looked upon as an expert and adorned with praises. Based on this incident, I learned that humans love to be lied to. Truth does not work anymore in this world. But am I going to change for the sake of how the world works? NO! I am the last person on earth that will kiss @$$es for the sake of praises, recognition & affirmations.

So I shall end my rantings with $crew yourselves, hypocrites!

Now, moving forward to better things…

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As for Tru-Luv Rabbitry, I look forward to the future…

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A Bunny Fun Day!

A fun bunny outing for you and your bunnies. Come and enjoy a wonderful morning hanging out with fellow bunny owners!

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Retrospective 2012

Here we are again, the end of year 2012 and in another 10 days, we will be celebrating Christmas. It is the time of the year when I reflect on all the achievements and shortcomings throughout the past year.

Year 2012 is a pretty uneventful year as far as Tru-Luv Rabbitry is concerned. A couple of shows placing well even though with very low number of entries was the biggest deal for me this year (ROFL). The shows were fun and that’s about it I guess.

The best thing that has happened in the local rabbit world is having access to Genesis Ultra Premium rabbit feed. This is the best feed I have ever used for my rabbits by far. The results are far too obvious not to be missed!

Not many rabbits born this year in the rabbitry due to other parts of my life – work, family and everything in between. I have a strange preference for wanting to be around for my does when they kindle. I have not been around much throughout the year.

It is scary sometimes to have the priority switched back and forth between the many commitments I have in life. At times, having so many rabbits start to make no sense. Truth be told, this is a real thing that goes through every hobbyist’ mind. The mind starts to play tricks on you especially when you are busy with other appointments and it is bunny chore day!

At times like these, you will slowly start to realize that there are more important things in life than to wrap yourself with all things rabbit and you become sane again. As for me, rabbits seem to pop up everywhere I go reminding me of my commitment towards those little furry critters under my care. With less to care for, it is some sort of enlightenment and you feel very liberated. You are able to breath a little easier.

During most clean up days, I tend to have less desire and reluctantly, I will pick up the cleaning utensils and start to complete each bunny chore. While cleaning, a sudden renewed feeling flows through my entire being and the love for the hobby rekindles.

It is then I realized that it is a conscious decision we make to love a particular thing or another living being. If it is based on only feelings, I am sure many unfortunate rabbits would have been abandoned.

The very moment we make the decision to start on something, we must make that conscious decision to pull through it under all circumstances. And with conviction, I am sure the hobby will last a lifetime.

Tru-Luv is a decision and journey, many possible destinations.

You can never disappoint that cute little face!

You can never disappoint that cute little face!

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Take A Bow, Thank You Very Much!

As 2012 comes to an end, so does my tenure as the ARBA District 9 Representative for Malaysia.  I was appointed the 1st ARBA Foreign Representative back in 3rd December 2010. I remember clearly exactly where I was when I received the good news.

Two years has passed and recalling all that has happened since then, it was bitter sweet. I truly enjoyed reporting about all the bunny events that has happened throughout the past two years and I must say that Malaysia ARBA members are pretty much independent/resourceful.

In a relay run, the baton must be passed to the next runner and so it is for me. I am sure that the Show Rabbit Circuit here in Malaysia will only grow in numbers and there will be more enthusiasts/hobbyists that will join in the fun.

I am really glad to have given the opportunity to serve as an ARBA Representative and I would like to thank my boss and District 9 Director, Dr. Jay Hreiz for a wonderful two years. It has been a great pleasure working alongside Dr. Jay and I have learned a lot under his guidance. I would also like to thank all those who I have the opportunity to work with during my tenure as an ARBA Representative.

In Bunnies We Trust, and God Decides…

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Journeying Through Life

We are born into this world, we grow up, we get married and we have kids. These are the major milestones of our lives as human beings, at least for most of us. Five years in this rabbit raising hobby, what are the things I treasure most besides the rabbits you might ask.

I can only say the people and their friendships. I do have a few friends that I met through this hobby. Most of them are people who acquired rabbits from me and others are people who follow my blog.

Some of the friends I have known since before I got married and then it was their turn to get married. Then my children came into the picture and so did theirs. Until this day, most of them still have the rabbits they got from me and I am glad we still keep in touch. I also get to visit those who are nearer. And to be able to journey together in life is indeed a wonderful experience.

Another Christmas is upon us and soon we will be making new resolutions to usher in year 2013. It has been a wonderful 5 years raising rabbits and I will continue to have them as my precious pets.

I just want to take this time to congratulate all my friends (you know who you are), who are either getting married or awaiting the birth of their precious child. It feels wonderful to be able to be part of your life’s journey and I pray for a wonderful journey ahead.

We are all made through love and to love…

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