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The rabbit show

Hey guys! Lucy here with an update on the amazing rabbit show that we just got back from. Holy Cow! Let me tell you. I was not prepared for how awesome this weekend would be. I was expecting to have a lot of fun, but I didn’t know how many rabbit fans would be there. Nick ended up going with me. He took a lot of great photos. I’m going to have a lot of options of which ones to hang up on the walls of my office. When we arrived I thought this was going to be a small show with maybe like fifty people, but no, there was hundreds of folks there. I loved everyone’s rabbits so much. Molly and her babies were all loved by everyone.

I decided that I would show all three of my rabbits and I am so glad I did. This was my first show so I didn’t think I would win, but I thought that it would be good experience. However, it takes a lot to prepare. I must have combed their fur over and over and still couldn’t get it to look perfect. There was this guy there who literally had his rabbits looking perfect. He wouldn’t even let anyone near them because they might mess up their fur. I was ready and willing to let anyone play with my rabbits. I don’t own rabbits so I can win a blue ribbon. I own rabbits because I love them and I want them to bring joy to other people’s lives. I think that is exactly what they did at this show.

There was a boy at the show who was eleven years old and was born with no sight or hearing. Everyone was so afraid to let this little boy hold their rabbits. Well I wasn’t afraid. I let him hold Molly and he was so gentle with her and he constantly thanked me for letting him hold her. I learned how to sign thank you by letting him hold her so we both gained something. Well I think something about that moment impressed Nick because I felt him put his hand on my side like he was really proud of me. I looked up at him and he had that look. I don’t know how to explain it other than he had that look of “I think you’re really something special.” That definitely made me blush and I was glad the little boy couldn’t see how beet red I had turned, but his mother definitely could and she gave me a smile that let me know that she knew what was going on. It was embarrassing but it was cool too.

Showing the rabbits were fun but I didn’t take it nearly as seriously as the other people did. I felt like I was at one of those princess pageants. All of my rabbits did well, but we weren’t as well groomed as the rest of the showers. That’s fine though. Something that I found that I really liked was this vendor was selling these little bunny chairs. They look like a bean bag except they are for bunnies. I got three of them so all of my rabbits can sit in one if they want. I got two purple ones and one green one. Nick said that I must have liked to watched Barney the Dinosaur when I was younger because that was the colors of Barney. I did like that show when I was a kid, but something made me embarrassed to admit that.

Unfortunately we didn’t’ win anything at the show, however, someone did offer to buy Atticus from me, but I couldn’t sell him. He is still really attached to his mommy and it wouldn’t be fair to sell him and take him away from his mommy. I have to tell you that rabbit shows and like no other place I have ever been. There was so much going on. People were running around everywhere and all of them seemed to have a genuine passion for rabbits. That was refreshing considering how often people tease me for loving my rabbits so much. I don’t know if all of the people were as crazy about their rabbits as I am mine, but I could definitely tell I was around rabbit enthusiast. Well, I mean especially since there were booths everywhere promoting rabbit stuff and rabbit t-shirts. I bought four rabbit t-shirts of course. I think they are great. I even bought my mom and Nick one. I don’t know if they will wear them, but I really hope they will.

So that was about that at the rabbit show, but what happened while I was there was kind of special. I have been having to give Arani antibiotics because she got an eye infection. Apparently her eye got scratched and it got infected, but she is going to be alright. Anyway I was giving her medicine and talking to her telling her that everything was going to be ok and Nick came over. He told me that he had been thinking about us dating again. I couldn’t believe it because I had been thinking the same thing. I told him that too. Well he smiled and I smiled and we kissed. Yup, right there at the rabbit show. I don’t know if the rabbits were jealous or not, but I didn’t care for just a moment. I am thinking that maybe Nick might be more special that I thought he was. Anyway he asked me to dinner next week and I am very excited. I have been having trouble even thinking because of how excited I am. Anyway, we may not have won any prizes at the rabbit show, but that is ok because I got a date with Nick. I don’t know what will come of it, but I am definitely excited. I also think I might have caught the Show Fever Bug because I can’t wait to show the rabbits again. Maybe I will even try harder next time, who knows.

Baby rabbits in Encinitas!!

Lucy here!

Guess what!

Congratulations are in order. One of my rabbits had babies today, so now I have five more adorable little bunnies. There are so small and so adorable. I feel so lucky. It was weird because Molly was acting really strange. I kind of thought that she might be sick and I was getting really worried so I took her to the vet. He was so nice because he could tell I was terrified that Molly was sick. He examined her and told me that she was about to give birth. How on earth did I miss this? I am so super excited to have all these new little bunnies. As soon as they are old enough I am going to definitely take them to volunteer with me.

I called my mom and told her that I had five new bunnies and she was not the happiest. She told me that I was going to have a bunny farm. I told her that I didn’t think that was a bad thing. My mom loves animals, she just thinks they should live outside the house. I do not agree with her. I love have my little bunnies here in my house.

I decided that I am going to clear out a better space for Molly so she has a lot of privacy while she raises her babies. I think I am going to clean out a corner in my office so I can watch her while I am on my computer. My friend Nick wants to come over and take pictures of them because he has a photography Instagram account and he said that five little bunnies would definitely get him a lot of likes. I do not know if I like him using my bunnies to make himself famous I guess I will let him though. He is my best friend. We used to date, but I told him that I thought we’d be better off as friends. I love that he is an animal lover, but I just suck at dating.

When I told all of my friends at work that I have new bunnies they all asked if they could have one. I considered it, but how would it make Molly feel if I took away all of her little babies. That would be terrible. I told them that maybe when they are a lot older and not so attached to Molly I will consider giving them one, but as long as they are attached to their mommy I’m not going to separate them.

I need to give them all names, but I haven’t really been able to figure out a cool set of names yet. I thought about naming them after my favorite television show, but I do not think Damian, Elena, and Klaus really works. Then I thought about naming them after the stars, but I could think of good names their either. The names I think I am set on is Arani, Atalin, Ayla, Anna, and Atticus. I like that they would all have A names and it just seems to sound really cute together.

I’m really excited because pretty soon we have a rabbit show coming up. I can’t wait to show off all my beautiful rabbits. I asked Nick if he would go with me. Ha, no not as a date. He said he would love to go because he could take some amazing photos. I am thinking of having Nick come over to take a portrait of Molly and the babies so I can hang them on the wall. Yes, I definitely need to do this. It would be a great addition to my office. Right now I just have a bunch of artwork hanging on my wall that really doesn’t match. I do not have many photos hanging up either, so to have a portrait would be great.

I have to work tomorrow and I know it’s going to be hard to leave Molly. I just love watching the babies, but my boss probably wouldn’t like it if I took time off work because my rabbits had babies. It seems fair since I never have babies and do not use my maternity leave though. That’s just a joke. I’m really not that crazy. I think seeing how much Molly loves her babies I would like to have a baby one day. I would have to get better at dating first though. Who knows, maybe like three years from now I will find a guy who I can date for a while and get married and have some awesome children of my own. That might be something to consider in the future who knows.

Anyway, I think life is great right now. I have an awesome job. I have my upcoming rabbit show. I have these amazing new little bunnies. Everything is great. I’m even thinking about maybe starting to date again. I do not know, but these little bunnies have kind of made me think about love and all those crazy emotions that I usually do not think about. I know this sounds silly, but I think sometimes that we need to be reminded that being alone isn’t the greatest option. I mean imagine if I married someone who had as much job for life as I did. We would have the most amazing experiences. I am just kind of thinking that I have all these amazing journeys and experiences and I never get to share them with anyone.

I mean I know I can tell you guys about everything. I can tell my family and friends, but how awesome would it be to have a significant other to share these experiences with. I think that would be amazing.

Anyway, I’m like blabbering now. I need to get some rest so I can be in tip top shape for work tomorrow. I will keep you guys updated about the upcoming rabbit show. And my friend is coming over to help, if he can get time off from his tree job.

I am so excited for it. It’s going to be a total blast.