Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It was 6 degrees this morning..

at my house. The change in the weather here that has occurred since my last post on January 30th is astonishing. Today, just 3 days later it is by far the coldest it has been here in many years. We have been snowed in for 2 days now...which gave me time to complete this video compilation.

The video incorporates some clips from the first two videos of the new babies along with later footage of them. The time span covered by the whole video is from January 13th to January 29th. Each transition in the video means about 2 days have passed, so you you will be able to see the remarkable development of the bunnies over about a 16 day period....from their 9th day to their 25th day.

Each of the days on the video is shown for less than a minute until the last one where you will get a bit longer glimpse of these remarkable youngsters going about their business of being bunnies. Enjoy.

The babies are a delight yet they represent a considerable strain on the resources of Heartland Rabbit Rescue as well as the time necessary for their care.......and time for simply enjoying watching them. They have already learned that being stroked or petted is pleasurable and now stand and request such attention anytime a human animal passes by. Saying no to a bunny is hard...saying no to a baby bunny is almost impossible.

If human guardians had behaved responsibly toward their mom, these babies wouldn't be here and there would be room and resources to take in bunnies whose lives may be in danger or who may be killed because there is no room for them.

Spay/neuter companion animals, and please be responsible to and compassionate toward our fellow animals and...go vegan.


Krissa said...

What a great video! Mom has clearly done a wonderful job thanks to the chance she has been given by Heartland. It is wonderful to see the little ones so happy and healthy and safe, but it sure drives it home seeing them growing up that now there are so many more mouths to feed and homes to search for. Thanks for sharing. And I hope your temps get warmer soon!

veganelder said...

Thanks Krissa for commenting. Yes, Mom is momming beautifully but she feels the strain...she gets away from her children whenever she can with a profound look of relief on her face. If she gets still around them they assault her from all sides looking for a drink of mom milk...sort of funny...if you aren't Mom.

It is 6 degrees again this morning...but it was supposed to be zero...small consolation. I feel for the animal people outside.

Lindsay said...

Such sweet babies. Thank you for taking the time to put this together, it made me laugh. And I only cried a little because I miss Heartland.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Lindsay...Heartland misses you too. :-)

Bea Elliott said...

I love the scenes that are taken from the "rabbit's eye view". Makes me feel like I'm right in there with them, enjoying all their experiences too!

And yes, their ears are standing up - Making little "v"s... for I love "v"eggies! :)