Love It Tuesday: Name That Breed

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When I first adopted Layla people would ask me what ‘kind’ she was and it was pretty obvious, between her weight of 3 lbs. and lop ears. Layla is a perfect example of a Holland Lop. I also knew a little bit about her home before mine. So I never really had to feel that urge inside to find out more.

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Jazz on the other hand is surrounded in mystery. From the moment I adopted him I have not stopped wondering. A family found him outside and dropped him off to the shelter. They were so sweet and wrote a letter about what they did know about him. He was found around christmas and seemed to be friendly. They believed he was a pet belonging to someone in the neighborhood, who had released him. Beyond wondering why a family would think that he could make it in the wild, let alone in the middle of winter is beyond me and is much too sad. I have also been wondering about his breed. Let me tell you he is one beautiful bunny. His coloring, long nose and ears, high arch, and almost 6 lbs. of cuddliness seem so exotic when compared to Layla’s small, dark, round frame. I have tried to look up pictures and figure out what he comes from, but I have been left short.

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So, you would understand when I found the Rabbit Type Series I was beyond excited. Basically it is this, people send her pictures of their buns and she walks through the identification process. I just love it! Although the youtube channel seems to be inactive as of the last year, here is to me hoping that she or maybe some of you specialists might have an idea of what breed my sweet monster is.

The Easiest DIY Toys (PartIII)

Layla doesn’t really play with toys aside from boxes. I have bought and made her many different kinds of toys and she has maintained a steady indifference towards most of them. This is a three part guide to the easiest DIY toys, which have all been approved by a very picky bunny.

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You have probably seen this little gem everywhere on the internet,including this tutorial from therabbithouse.com, but I can not sing its praises enough. It it is such a simple and effective idea. It encourages healthy hay consumption and keeps your buns minds active. I often see Layla pushing it around the ground while she tries to get the hay out of it. 

The best part is that it is so easy to make! Take a toilet paper tube and stuff it with hay. I like to cut holes in the side for her to try and pull hay through. You can keep refilling it with hay and when it has had its use you can recycle it. How great is that!

The only downfall with this one is that it can make a bit of a mess. Lays likes to pull all of the hay out of the roll and then proceeds to eat some of it off of the ground, leaving the rest to sit waiting to be cleaned up. Even with the mess this one has my vote!