As I mentioned in an earlier post I volunteer at our local SPCA animal shelter, and this Saturday was my turn to
volunteer spend time playing with the bunnies. That meant at trip to BJ’s to buy “greens” for the shelter rabbits and Guinea pigs. The weekly trip usually ends up with me purchasing an obscene amount of lettuce, kale, and carrots. I often wonder what the employees at BJ’s think when they check my receipt. For the record, I’m not a vegetarian.
This Saturday was a special Saturday though. Not only did I volunteer but I attended the yearly Bunfest.
Quite simply, Bunfest is all things bunny related, but the major focus is to emphasize animal adoption (#adoptdontshop). There are healthy treats for our furry friends, pictures with our furry friends, and
volunteers crazy rabbit ladies available to answer questions about all things bunny related. People are even encouraged to bring their fur baby, or babies, along. I saw rabbits in special bunny strollers (I kid you not!), and I saw rabbits in snuggle sacks. My rabbits, Buddy & Yoshi, stayed at home. They are true introverts and the whole Bunfest thing would stress them out! *sigh*
Photo credit: YCSPCA BUNFEST 2016 FACEBOOK PAGE
I entered the Small Animal Room (SAR) and I was greeted by eleven rabbits and six Guinea pigs screaming FEED.ME.NOW! Our Small Animal Room is filled to the max! It would take me forever to clean the cages, let the animals out for playtime, and feed them. I.WANTED.TO.CRY! And, just so you know, I can run a 1/2 marathon faster than the time it takes me to clean the SAR.
I cleaned the cages, gave them breakfast, stole a kiss or two, and saw that they got their medicine. These two made my heart melt, but I know I have to say “no” to anymore rabbits in our home, so I snapped a picture just for fun.
By 12:00pm I finally wrapped things up in the SAR and headed over to the Bunfest. I’m happy to report that the community room was packed with bunny lovers of all ages. I ended up making some purchases for my two rabbits, participated in the silent auction, and bought a rabbit book from a local author, who donated all the proceeds from Saturday’s Bunfest book sale to our local SPCA <3.
It was a worth-while and a fulfilling morning. Kudos to the volunteers that made Bunfest 2016 a huge success. And last but not least remember:
~~~~~the only bunny that should be given this Easter is a Chocolate one!~~~~~
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