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Chestnuts Visit!

Today TLR is very honored to have a very special couple visiting and taking photographs of the rabbits. As I have mentioned many times before, friends are the most important part of this hobby and along the way, I must say that I do not have many friends in this hobby but those that I have the privilege to befriends with are very special to me. I really appreciate the CHESTNUTS dropping by Meadow Haven. I do hope they both enjoy their short stay here (wasn’t that short actually). Love the chat. If you like what you see, please visit their site and hire them at http://www.chestnutpictures.com/. I highly recommend them to everyone! Although I watermarked the photos with TLR, they are the rightful owner of these photos and due credit must be given to them.

Thank you Chestnuts and I am sure my dear readers will be very happy to see these beautiful photos!

The kits:

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The Cute Kits!

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Good one by Shahfiq!

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Papadoom - Macho MAN!

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Don't you just wanna squeeze em!?

Thunder:

Thunder’s fur is growing back nicely. But I must mention that no matter how he is being shaved, this boy’s bone is super thick! Absolutely LOVE this little guy!

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Just look at the STUMPY legs!

Holly Hope:

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She out of condition due to nursing. She is absolutely broodish!

Skor:

Skor is pretty awesome and it has been a while since he last posed for me but he did quite a good job naturally.

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It has been difficult to get photos that could see his eyes

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Wonders if Darlie needs an ambassador. I am sure Skor would fit!

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Not too bad eh? He's for sale, inquire within!

Clark:

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Doing the side winder!

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Side profile. Isn't he a cutie!?

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Clark periscopes - You pointin' that bazooka at me?

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Looking rather serious

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Love this guy very much!

Carmel:

I have been asked which is my favorite rabbits among all that I have. My heart is normally partitioned equally among all living things that I care for. But there is a little bit more for this wonderful doe. She’s AMAZING! Adesh and Shahfiq had fun capturing her on stills. Take a look at all the poses that she could come out with. Absolutely adorable!

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The best periscope captured on still thus far in my herd!

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Her all time favorite pose

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She's being cheeky here. Check out the tongue!

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Another one of her favorite pose!

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What a beauty. Depth of chest and sheer BONES!

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A natural!

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Don't you just love the photos and the bunnies too?

There’s somebun missing. We shall know what’s up tomorrow!

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A Future Without Love?

First of all, please note that this blog post is not an intention to diss anyone especially the Asthmatics. I really do wish that there is no such thing as Asthma in this world and this post will tell you why. Before I forget in the midst of my ramblings, I just wanted to highlight that a friend of mine needs help in getting 7 rabbits adopted in Penang. Please feel free to get more information over at her blog http://thefluffies.wordpress.com.  It must be a very tough decision for Nico and I hope good people will come forward to help provide these beautiful bunnies a good home.

I had a good chat with my GP this morning regarding the condition called Asthma. Prior to this, I understand that most Asthma attacks are forms of allergy reaction. In order to get allergy reactions, one must be exposed to the allergens, that are agents that causes allergies. The Dr. told me that there is a book containing a list of allergens and it is approximately 400 pages thick. But the top 3 allergens that atopic individuals are reactive to are:

1) Dustmites

2) Dust

3) Fur

So what do you do halfway having a pet at home and found out that you are allergic to it? The Dr. instructs to get rid of the pet. In my heart I cried, “Holy CRAP! HELL NoooOOOOOOooooOOoooo!”. That is not the worst part of it. The worst part of it is that, Asthma is a highly hereditary condition. If one of the spouses has got this condition, 100% their children will inherit it. DOUBLE LOAD OF CRAP! Do we cull humans for Asthma? You wish!

So far, I am glad that I am 100% allergy to Dust & Guinea Pigs. And I hope that I do not develop allergy to Rabbits. For now, what I needed to do is that, I need to consume a tablet of antihistamine and cover my nose/mouth with damp cloth whenever I need to expose myself to dust. That is why you will always catch me looking like a terrorist while cleaning my house.

Now, coming back to the title of this post and the sad fact that Asthma is 100% hereditary, it breaks my heart to also know that more and more children are born inheriting this condition from their parents and the percentage/statistics are staggering and unbelievable. It really saddens me to know that a great number of children will never have pets in their entire life. The irony is that, everything around us could be an allergen and every person may have different reactions to certain allergen.

Studies are being done right now in such a way that high dosages of allergens are introduced to atopic individuals in hope that their bodies would build natural antibodies against them but sadly, these studies has proven futile. There is no strong evidences that the condition is reversible. In this world that has already lost all LOVE, I do not think it is fair that our future generations will never ever have the chance to keep little critters in their lives.

So off I went home to clean up that little bunny run that has been filled with wood shavings. While cleaning, I realize how I can’t live without these little critters and I hope all of us will be able to enjoy what we truly love in life.

I wish all of you well and hope that your allergies are not pet related.

Here are some photos taken of the clean bunny run (sorry for the quality, I can’t find my camera!).

Thunder & Carmel with lots of toys!

Thunder & Carmel with lots of toys!

Eagle's eye view

Eagle's eye view

Thunder's fur is growing back slowly. Eventhough bald, he is still very thick!

Thunder's fur is growing back slowly. Eventhough bald, he is still very thick!

Carmel with boxes & hay

Carmel with boxes & hay

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Candid Tuesday!

Most of the time I post very technical and serious photos of my rabbits posing. During every photo session, there were times when the rabbits just go berserk and just wanted to be themselves. Photos in this post were taken off the album captured by a very dear friend and fellow bunny blogger SB of furrybutts.wordpress.com. She captured their less serious antics off pose. These were taken a while back.

And so coincidentally, I have chosen 13 photos to go with the date today – LOL!

Thunder chilling between shots

Thunder chilling between shots

He sometimes shy away from the camera covering his face with his "hands"?

He sometimes shy away from the camera covering his face with his "hands"?

Praying to hold a good pose?

Praying to hold a good pose?

Haley being her fiesty self

Haley being her fiesty self

Haley up to mischieves

Haley up to mischieves

Scheming an escape strategy?

Scheming an escape strategy?

What's up there?

What's up there?

Clark says, "Don't get any closer or else I'll charge!"

Clark says, "Don't get any closer or else I'll charge!"

"You want a piece of me, Sir?"

"You want a piece of me, Sir?"

Here's Carmel, as sweet as caramel

Here's Carmel, as sweet as caramel

An ear plugged in taps into a world of bunny information super corridor

An ear plugged in taps into a world of bunny information super corridor

Close up and not personal...

Close up and not personal...

Always a cutie!

Always a cutie!

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Long Weekend Chillax

Here wishing every Malaysian a Happy Independence Day! We are indeed 52 years old. Hope we get ever wiser and advance full steam ahead!

As for the bunnies, they took turns to frolick and play in the run. They get full days running on weekends. This weekend everyone got to run since it was a long one.

Here are some photos to share. My photos are getting rather boring since it is always in the same position – LOL!

The Chasing Game

The Chasing Game

The Love Birds - Carmel & Thunder

The Love Birds - Carmel & Thunder

All snuggled up in the FujiXerox hiding box - LOL!

All snuggled up in the FujiXerox hiding box - LOL!

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Great Bunday

The day before yesterday was a good Bunday. yesterday was a good Bunday and today is another good Bunday. I have to admit, everyday’s a good Bunday in Meadow Haven.

First thing on the list today was Truffles. I brought him in for castration at approximately 1.30 pm. Just like Noobie, I couldn’t help but to feel a little worried. But the moment I saw Dr. Loh, I was relieved. Somehow the vets at Hillpark always set my heart at ease. My wife and I was a little tickled by the fact that we’re sending our BRIS bunny for castration. Shouldn’t he be a stud back at Meadow Haven? Well, let’s put it this way, I strongly believe that there will be more BRIS or even BIS to come from TLR.

Hugging the little "teddy" in the car

Hugging the little "teddy" in the car

Approximately 30 mins after dropping Truffles off at the vets, I received a call from the clinic. My heart sank a little because that was too fast for a surgery and I have not even started cleaning 1 cage in the rabbitry. To my relieved, I was told that the surgery went well and Truffles was ready to go home. So off I went.

The locals call this "mengeram telur" (incubating egg)

The locals call this "mengeram telur" (incubating egg)

Another shot of Truffles

Another shot of Truffles

On the way back from the vets, I found this wonderful shop that sells a lot of nice ornaments. I was previously looking for a door bell. And guess what I found! This made my home complete:

Isn't this beautiful?

Isn't this beautiful?

I absolutely love it!

I absolutely love it!

That's the entrace to Meadow Haven

That's the entrace to Meadow Haven

The new run was great. Carmel, Haley and Clark took their turns in it and I must say that Haley’s a super destroyer among the three. Here’s some pictures of them enjoying the run!

Carmel enjoying herself

Carmel enjoying herself

Carmel posing for me

Carmel posing for me

Clark chillaxing

Clark chillaxing

And a pose to go with this post!

And a pose to go with this post!

And I am heading to dinner now! What an exhausting day it is!

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Something To Help Us All Get Back On Our Feet!

After being hit by the devastating news about Luna, I got a called from a very close friend informing me the passing of another high school friend. Everyone seemed to be dying young these days. As you can see, I am really really down. I hope today passes quickly. R.I.P. my brother Kahlil. May your soul be blessed. Please know that Luna’s waiting for you up there if you need a companion.

Before I stepped into the house, I knew I must snap out of this bad vibes. And that is just what I did. At the back of my brain, I am a very broken person. But somehow, I just needed the strength to summon up the courage to keep negativity at bay. The moment I see them, I felt there is a mutual exchange of strength. How can I ever live without them?

Clark doing the bull run around the Juniors

Clark doing the bull run around the Juniors

Still my heart bunny regardless

Still my heart bunny regardless

My dear Noobie. Always ready with an innocent face...

My dear Noobie. Always ready with an innocent face...

Master, you need a nudge today?

Master, you need a nudge today?

Carmel chilling after a bowl of veges

Carmel chilling after a bowl of veges

The disgruntle dwarf. Haley reminds me very much of a female version of Gimli...

The disgruntle dwarf. Haley reminds me very much of a female version of Gimli...

Holly Hope's having a very terrible moult. Can't wait to have her fur back!

Holly Hope's having a very terrible moult. Can't wait to have her fur back!

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Tails From Meadow Haven Chapter 8: Reborn

“Who are you?”

“Who aaaRe you!?”

“I asked you first, so who are you?”

“No, you’re in my turf, you answer me first. I don’t give a tock if you asked me first, who are you?”

“Alright, alright, my name is Thunder. My man here’s Clark, there’s a lady up there somewhere is Carmel and the other lady higher up there is Haley”

“Who sent you?”

“You did!”

“Now now, don’t tell me you are all cybernetic organisms!”

“Nay, we’re Ivy Crescent’s & Miller’s Lagomorphas. Our bun masters came to know that there are tons of work to be done down here. So they sent us. We’ve got work to do. Get this place cleaned up and all!”

“You’re all here on work assignment?”

“Not really, we’re here to stay actually”

“Come on, are you serious? The only working buck here is me and I am the boss here!”

“Not anymore my friend. We could work together if you want to”

“I Skor, the descendant of GRIMLOCK works with no one! Skor is boss!”

“There’s no need to be a cry baby now Skor. We’ve got enough ladies in the house. May the best buck win”

“But master say I am his favorite”

“We still are Skor. Master won’t abandon us. We all have our destinies to fulfill. Just like when BlueBerry was sent up north. I have got news they rebuilt Meadow Haven there. It looks better than the old Meadow Haven too!”

“You really think so, Noobie?”

“Yeah, I overheard master telling his friend the other day that he’s bringing us to get some New Turfs (Noobie’s version of NEUTER). And he also said that we could stay together forever from then on”

“That sounds good. With the New Turfs, we can spread our empire far and wide! Hey losers, you heard that? I’m gonna be the new king of the New Turfs! You can do all the works you want back here in Meadow Haven”

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All In One Updates

I am so thrilled to have heard from Ms. Kay Miller. It was a short note from her but it really got my heart pouncing. LOL! Thanks Kay!

Here are some updates on the kits. In the midst of being excited for the new quad, please know that I have not forgotten the little ones. Although I set very high standards for kits born in the rabbitry, please do know that I do love each and everyone of them no matter how they grow up to be. It is too early to judge the kits at the moment and I would want to give them the opportunity to grow up before I pass any judgment on their conformity. But if you really have to know, I think it is rather obvious they all do look pet quality. But please bear in mind that they are in their UGLIES stage right now. I still think that they are not too bad for starters.

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I can see that Truffles is a greater improvement from Noobie’s litter. I believe it is mainly because Holly Hope is a better looking Holland Lop.

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Holly Hope’s looking better after raising Truffles. Not sure if she’ll make the cut for the show in July. Don’t you love her color?

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Let’s pray that those ears will stop growing soon and the head will POP later. Long ears are sign of the Normal gene.

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I have to admit that Thunder happens to be my heart bunny. LOL! But I am not bias. I love all of them but somehow Thunder gives me a different feeling. He is such a sweet boy. Ever eagerly waiting for me at the door for pats.

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Clark happens to be my heart bunny as well. LOL!!! :P…Look at him! He’s a cutie. And today he shower me with his LUV! I was sprayed big time by him. You must think I am crazy being so happy being sprayed at by a buck. Ask any rabbit breeder and I am sure they can relate to this very easily. One of the signs that you have been made a slave by your rabbits.

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And another heart bunny of mine. Carmel is a natural poser. She poses all the time and I believe she knows the camera quite well. She’ll strike a pose whenever I am holding the camera up. Very cute.

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You guessed it! Haley’s my heart bunny too. Actually all my rabbits are my heart bunnies!!! LOL!

Haley’s a little fiesty at the moment. She is very good at using her fists. Reminds me of the chinese block buster movie IP MAN when Bruce Lee’s master make the finishing move using both fists hitting the opponent non-stop. LOL!!!

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And this is every bunny’s HEART BABY! Seen here adored by Thunder.

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Beth adores them as well but I am a little worried that the bucks may spray at her. And to be at her height, she will be an easy target to be drenched by the golden showers. Thank God nothing happened! I guess Clark only wanted me. LOL!

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A Historical Moment

I still cannot get over the fact that they are here. It was a very defining moment for me and a few bunny friends here. To be honest and not to sound too proud or that I am attempting to brag, this is the first time I see top quality live Holland Lops! I am still in awe and speechless. Again not to sound too proud, I don’t feel any rabbit show at the moment is worthy of judging them. In fact, I don’t need a shoddy rabbit show to judge them. They are WINNERS in their own rights. And with that said, I am seriously considering if I should let them make an appearance in the upcoming show in July.

The only reason I’ll want to put them into the show would only be to show and educate the public what a true typed Holland Lop should look like. Seeing is believing!

What I learned throughout these few days is that when there are things money can buy, the best things are for FREE. I am not saying that the new rabbits are free but through acquiring them I have made so many great friends who are honest, sincere and trustworthy. For me, it is a great joy to have these rabbits but the greater joy comes from getting to know great people that are so willing to share and guide.

There is much more to learn in this hobby. The road is hard and long. The road is treacherous. But nonetheless, nothing will or can stop us if we have all the good intentions in our hearts!

I am quite surprised how a grown up man can shed tears of joy for rabbits. These tears poured out through the heart and I have teared a river. I am still trying to comprehend and accept that everything is good.

I guess this is how victory feels like.

Sorry people for the heartfelt post. I really need to get it out from my chest.

As many people rejoices, some may not share my happiness with what seemed to be a windfall for me. All I ask is that they will look beyond what is projected and know that there is a price to pay for everything. I have endured for more than 2 years and that wait was well worth it. The wait was also what made this so special.

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Something’s coming at 12 am!!!

Here’s a hint:

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