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Simple yet difficult questions

I have just completed a very interesting 2.5 hours interview (details soon). This will kick off a series of interviews coming up for Tru-Luv Rabbitry. Just imagining me talking 2.5 non stop all about Holland Lops, rabbits and more rabbits, I must be such an interesting subject – 😛

I believe the interview went really well. I answered all questions without preparing so it was rather straight from the heart like how it always is. But I somehow felt that I didn’t hit home with most of the simple questions.

One of the question that I find hard answering these days is “Why do you like Holland Lop or rather rabbits?” You can always expect me to be dumbfounded by this simple question. I really can’t answer.

I did apologize to the interviewer that I find certain question very hard to answer because my mind is more preoccupied with the technicalities like color genetics and general drug dosages for rabbits. It is like going from 100 km/hour and suddenly asked to drop to 30 km/hour. But I do understand that generally, the public is still unaware of certain things and I just need to work the brain more to help them understand from my perspective.

For most of us, we always begin with “I like Holland Lops because they are cute”. But for me, I have moved beyond that and if I answer “I love to have hands on experience with dispositions and color genetics”, it will be quite difficult to relate and that is something I do not like happening.

But for now, I would like to say that “I love Holland Lops because it is an obsession. It is an obsession that I have to prove to the world that ethical breeding is possible even with the tiniest of animals like Holland Lops and my obsession is to bring into this world beautiful and healthy rabbits to be shared by people who are obsessed with taking good care of their rabbits. YES, IT IS AN OBSESSION and it is called PASSION”.

For any man out there who likes cars and soccer. I am sure it is hard to get a good answer asking them, “Why do you like cars and soccer?”, RIGHT? I even found a friend dumbfounded when I ask him “Why do you like Liverpool?”

There you go, don’t ask me why cause that’s just ME and I have mad love for Holland Lops.

Cheers for the weekend!

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29th May Is A Very Good Day!

I would firstly like to thank Ellen Whyte for a superb article entitled Pet Ethics. My wife was joyfully reading the article on our way to the hospital and she loved the way Ellen writes (who doesn’t right?).

There is only one small correction that I need to mention about the article. I was totally my fault for not conveying the message clear enough.

JAPAN and USA. Please allow me to make this correction on everyone’s behalf. Ellen wrote that I sell my rabbits to JAPAN and USA. I must stress here that I HAVE NOT SOLD ANY TO JAPAN and USA. Ellen and I were laughing about this when I pointed it out to her. How JAPAN and USA came about was during my short interview with Ellen, I mentioned that it is amazing how these rabbits has traveled to more places than me. On their way here to Malaysia from USA, they had a stop over at Japan. I must be giving the wrong answer to Ellen’s question. I apologies to Ellen and The Star for that blunder. I better clear this off before I get slandered for nothing.

It is an honor to appear on The Star alongside another ethical breeder, Hun of http://suggiesathome.wordpress.com and super pet rescuer Alicia Ling Horsley of PetEpicure.com on this article.

Remember I mention HOSPITAL?

My wife and I welcome our 2nd daughter today. What a great day it was….FANTASTIC!

Baby Bree

It has been a long day. I hope I’ll do well for the TV1 interview tomorrow morning at 8 am.

Thank you to most of you who have SMS/call me to congratulate me on the newspaper article. I hope it has shed lights to what Ethical breeding is all about!

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