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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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Sunday 3-in-1

I hope everyone’s having a great Sunday. I was contemplating whether to write 3 post and schedule them to appear for the next 3 days. But I am just too lazy to do that and therefore, write about 3 very random topics in just 1 post.

First of all, a little update on Carmel. The more I admire Carmel, the most stunning I find her to be. She is ever ready to strike a perfect show pose whenever she is being placed on the grooming table. Really love this doe tons and million. I am still very grateful for Kay’s generosity.

I absolutely love her when she does this!

I absolutely love her when she does this!

There is nothing else I could ask for when I this beautiful girl and there are definitely reasons for her to be among the top lops!

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Haley is a very interesting character. I adore her loads! Sometimes I she will just sit at the cage door moving her head from side to side in deep thoughts while looking straight at me. She is such a doll to have and her actions are more of a puppy than a bunny.

Is this a puppy or a bunny?

Is this a puppy or a bunny?

This is the reason why I love Holland Lops sooOOooo much! They are just like puppies that do not bark!

Please don’t mind the messy cage floor. I placed a cardboard at the bottom for her to destroy. Try tearing up a cardboard while stepping on it. Kinda fun don’t you think?

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TLR started raising Holland Lops in 2006. Have I produce any Show Quality bunnies thus far? Out of all the breedings so far, I dare say that there are 2 bunnies that in my opinion deserve to be on the show tables. The first would be Eclipse from BlueBerry & Skor cross and Truffles from Holly Hope & Skor cross. To be very honest and judgmental, more work has got to be done to improve from here. I am strictly refering to rabbits of my own breeding. I do not believe in importing Grand Champs and put them on the tables.

Speaking of Truffles, he needs a more prominent crown and bigger head. On the experience point of view, he proved to me that long ears are purely GENETICS. His ears seemed to be long because he has got a slipped crown. Looking at him, I refuse to believe in “Summer Ears”. Where we are, it is over 80 degrees fahrenheit constantly. For now, I strongly believe that genetics play a great role in the appearances of rabbits. The only effect the weather have on rabbits here in Malaysia is their coat. I find them molting constantly. I am not considering airconditioning plainly because, we must breed rabbits that are highly adaptable in our climate. I must ensure that my rabbits do not drop dead the moment there is no airconditioning so therefore, it is wise to keep them healthy under the natural condition.

Truffles

Side Profile

Side Profile

It would be perfect if I could see the crown from this angle

It would be perfect if I could see the crown from this angle

Have a great Sunday everyone! God bless!

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Disapproval: Beth vs Haley

Meet Haley, the meanest buhny on the block. Haley has been totally hormonal since the moment she arrived at Meadow Haven. I guess the journey traumatized her quite a bit or she just doesn’t like me all that much. LOL!

Don't push it!

Don't push it!

Haley has got a few karate moves which includes deadly headbutts & lighting speed punches.

Besides the hot temper, Haley is one of the most beautiful Holland Lop I have ever seen. She has got a huge head and her fur is just fantastic. I do not love her less because of her bad temper but instead, I think she is super cute!

And this morning I was inspired to write about the disapproval face off between Haley and my little daughter with equivalent temper. This was the result.

Sparing mode

Sparring mode

Disapproving Toddler

Disapproving Toddler

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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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A Date With Haley & Thunder

I must admit that these are not the best photos of them. I will make it up later. Been really busy lately due to work so I am just posting up some random photos. I believe they are suppose to look much better when properly posed and when photos are taken with a better camera with proper lighting.

Speaking of Thunder, we had a good 10 minutes session of thunder and lighting today. That is why Haley looked a little tensed as she was scurrying for “shelter”. LOL!

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I like the depth of her chest. Need a better photo of her relaxed.

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Thunder deserves better photos of him:

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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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