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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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The Terror Shaver!

I used to help my wife groom our 2 dogs and we did buy the tools need for grooming. Till today, we still have the shaver and I thought of making good use of it. I have been putting this on hold for quite a long time. So today, I spent almost 2 hours grooming just one bunny. How did I decide who to give a shave? Well…

Thunder is having a major molt and I thought of helping him out. So I wrapped myself up and started cutting away!

On the other hand, it has proven that temperature does affect fertility in buck and by shaving him clean, I hope to experiment if it helps with fertility. I guess with a few ounces lighter, Thunder would be able to “perform” better with the does. LOL!

Let’s allow the photos to do all the talking. I was going for the lamb cut but somehow it didn’t turn out like how I expected.

BEFORE

BEFORE

The Slaughter Begins

The Slaughter Begins

Increase the count of "you-know-what" or be snipped!

Increase the count of "you-know-what" or be snipped!

The end product….

Lamb Cut turned out to be Lamb Chop as Susie puts it. Thunder looked like an old goat now...LOL!

Lamb Cut turned out to be Lamb Chop as Susie puts it. Thunder looked like an old goat now...LOL!

Being few ounces lighter I am sure he'll be able to perform extremely well with the does. Just like the Energize bunny!

Being few ounces lighter I am sure he'll be able to perform extremely well with the does. Just like the Energizer bunny!

I set out hoping to get Thunder looking clean shaved like this little Min Schnuazer we used to have

I set out hoping to get Thunder looking clean shaved like this little Min Schnauzer we used to have

Grooming a rabbit is harder than I thought. And the amount of fur was a much as that of 4 little dogs. Will I do it again? Absolutely! It was fun and it should be nice if I could even things out!

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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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Tails From Meadow Have Chapter 10: Top Buns

“Hey you there, what’s the name again?”

“That’s Mr. Skor for you bunster…”

“Whatever. You look bored. Ever date the honies buhnies before. Look at me, am I top bun or what?”

“Don’t speak too soon bunster, I date and made more honies buhnies than you so far”

“Let me see, there’s a Carmel, a Haley, a Holly Hope. Life’s good I must say”

“Alright bunster, you’ve gone too far there”

“Bring it on Skor boy, tell me what ya got”

“Not much just a Noobie, a BlueBerry, a Bandie, one Adinna and a Holly Hope”

“Now that’s nothing to me”

“No bunster, with the 3 honies buhnies I had Luna, Tinga, Muffet, Eclipse, Charlyz, Moesha, Truffles, Camior, Seychel, Shiro Milkyway to just name a few. So now, what say you?”

Bunny laughters could be heard all around Meadow Haven..

To be continued…

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Brushed Bunnies: The Chinese Brush Painting

If the human genetics is as simple as rabbit genetics, I believe both my parents have each contributed half their creativity gene to me. I attribute all the crazy ideas I get while raising Holland Lops from my dad’s artistic traits. As for the problem solving skills, I believe that trait came from my mom. She is a pure innovator I tell you.

My dad paints during his free time. Now he is enjoying his retirement doing what he loves most and to be very specific, Chinese Brush Painting. As our culture slowly fades away, so is the appreciation for the Chinese Brush Painting. I must admit that I draw superheroes using pencils and never the brush. It is something that I just couldn’t inherit but I do hope my daughter would be able to pick up the skill.

Though painting is just a hobby, my dad has many proud moments in his passion too. He had a few exhibitions in his younger days and his art works appeared on many major dailies. You will most probably see his works during the Lunar New Year. He fills the newspapers with colorful paintings of the year’s zodiac. During the year of the Dog, he drew pedigreed dogs such as Golden Retriever, Boxer and Poodles!

A Golden Retriever with her pups

A Golden Retriever with her pups

A Pair Of Golden Retrievers

A Pair Of Golden Retrievers

A Pair Of Poodles

A Pair Of Poodles

Last year, during the year of the rat, he painted a piece that has got 100 Chinese characters denoting the word rat.

100 Chinese Characters To Spell RAT

100 Chinese Characters To Spell RAT

And since we have the rabbit as one of the zodiacs, he painted one with a couple of bunnies too.

Lops & Kits

Lops & Kits

A Sow & Her Babes. Year of the Boar 2007.

A Sow & Her Babes. Year of the Boar 2007.

Year Of The Ox 2008

Year Of The Ox 2008

While he paints everything with passion, my personal favorite would be his paintings of chickens. His paintings of roosters have a lot of emphasis on the comb. I am particularly drawn to his chicken paintings. Most probably it is because I was born in the year of the Rooster. I find the chicks that he paints rather cute!

Rooster & Chicks

Rooster & Chicks

He now paints exclusively for people who appreciates his work. Most of the time, he paints in accordance to the needs of the requester. Recently, I was inspired to get some paintings done on the Holland Lops. I pestered him to help me paint a few and the results were marvelous! I kept on reminding him to think of bulldogs while he painted my rabbits.

Check these out:

Thunder

Thunder

Clark

Clark

Carmel

Carmel

Haley

Haley

Many people have approached him to paint their pets as keepsakes. If you need anything of that sort, please do email me. I’ll be more than happy to hook you up with my DAD!

UPDATE: My dad’s weblog is finally up and running. For those who enjoy good art, please visit http://simonchanart.wordpress.com.

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Tails From Meadow Haven Chapter 9: Mirror Mirror On The Wall

“Hey you there!”

“I said, hey you there!”

“Oh man, there’s this one that looks exactly like me staring at me each time I stared at it”

“I noticed that too!”

“Oh really? All I can see from here is some dark thing moving around. Those belong to you both?”

“Did someone just said something?”

“I thought I heard something to but the mouth isn’t moving”

“Let me trying moving a little”

“My goodness! It’s following you!”

“Maybe its on the other side”

“No, it smell exactly like….ME!”

“You can actually smell it from there?”

“Yeah, but this is the smell that I smell all day all night. Is it me or you?”

“Whatever!”

“I can’t take it anymore!”

“Take what?”

“I just can’t take it anymore knowing someone’s staring at me!”

“What ya doing bout it?”

SPLAT! SPLAT! SPLAT!

“Oh no! Don’t tell me you did what I think you did. That is so not cool. You should only do that to something you like”

-GO FIGURE-

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My 1st Attempt Using A DSLR Camera

Had so much planned out for the weekend but 1 got postponed and the other got cancelled. I am not complaining as I suddenly had the urge to give the new gadget that I have borrowed from my cousin a try. I thought a photo session would be nice to fill in the time.

I must say that I am very satisfied with most of the shots taken with ample of natural light.

Here’s Thunder:

I love this photo of Thunder the most. Very angelic!

I love this photo of Thunder the most. Very angelic!

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Strike a Pose!

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Isn't he a cutie pie?

Isn't he a cutie pie?

And here’s Clark:

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I love his crown

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Can I bulldoze you?

Can I bulldoze you?

I love it when he pose like that

I love it when he poses like that

Another one of the cute pose

Another one of the cute pose

Bulky!

Bulky!

Eh?

Eh?

Sadly, the photo session came to an abrupt end after I took this photo of Clark. Guess what he’s doing?

"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

He took a leak on my backdrop and I had to spend time cleaning it. My wife uses the backdrop to iron my clothes. DARN!

We’ll have another session for Carmel and Haley.

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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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