Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Colton

 I detect a great disturbance. 
Something unspeakable and foul!

Oh. You.

Thanks, Cristin!

Colton is a foster rabbit from The Rabbit Haven in Santa Clara, which, according to their website is currently full with adoptable rabbits.

20 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Fortunately I am not the one coming to adopt Colton. Someone else will get the delightful job of being rehabilitated by that beautiful chocolate Rex. Hurry up!!!!

Stacy Hurt said...

Ohmygosh what a yummmmmmmmy bunnnnnnie!!!!

bunfan said...

That's one handsome Bunny Boy!!

SixBunnies said...

He is gorgeous! I wish I was good enough for him ...

brandi b said...

Chocolate bunny! Chocolate bunny! I want to eat him up starting with those nommable ears!
Make mine chocolate??? Make mine Colton!!!

Valsainte said...

Oh to be scorned and disdained by such a bun! Some lucky hoomin needs to... well, hop on over to Rabbit Haven and beg this gorgeous guy to let them take him home.

Fleetie said...

This Rexy disapprover is handsome indeed!


He has super-velvety chocolate fur, amazingly-well-applied pale pointy bunliner, and distinguised ears.

We really, really, are: Not Worthy.

But someone, some devoted Bunny Person, needs to adopt Colton and give him a wonderful Forever Home.

Fleetie said...


By the disapproving of my buns,
Something HOOMIN this way comes!

brandi b said...

Indeed, I have never been so ashamed to be human. Who among us IS worthy?

brandi b said...

I was at the Rabbit Haven website. I am so damned mad. I can't stop crying. How can we all be the same species and yet some people just don't give a crap while the others clean up the mess and tragedy that gets dumped at shelters or out in the "wild". Those bunnies are the cutest, sweetest, most helpless little things. Who could be so cruel?? And sadly, they cannot take in any more bunnies because they are full. Sadly, there are more bunnies that need to be rescued. While Rabbit Haven is full, who knows what kind of treatment the other dumped bunnies will receive. It makes me want to puke. But I guess it is to be expected. People cannot even take proper care of their own offspring!! I wish I could bring them all home.

Fleetie said...

You can tear yourself apart thinking too much about things like that. And ultimately it does the bunnies no good, STILL.

There is close to nothing you can do.

I'm not saying "Do nothing" or "Don't care", but yourt crying won't help. You can't donate enough money to solve the problem. You can only take in a very small number of bunnies. After that, there's really nothing you can do.

It's a problem that a mere few (%-wise) bunny lovers cannot solve.

I so wish that weren't the case.

Bunnies are by far my favourite animals; they make me go weak with their cuteness and loveableness (Is that a word?).

I guess "spreading the word" is all you can do after some point has been reached.


FWIW, if I were able to adopt a rabbit, and I went to where Colton is currently staying, I would choose Colton in a heartbeat. He is SO adorable and handsome!

Priscilla said...

I try and donate at least something to these local shelters when I see the bunnies on this website. It hopefully helps a little....

brandi b said...

You are right, Fleetie. There is only so much money and supplies I can donate and only so many strays (of any kind) I can take in.

The best I can do is the same that I do for my children. I can love the bunnies I have with all my heart and treat them like the little treasures that they are to me.

After my last post, I made them a nice big x-pen in the dining room. No more cage for them. I will get a few baby gates for the doors and they and the guinea pigs can have run of the whole dining room without my fear that they will electrocute themselves, which is why they have a cage to begin with. Sure, they had "out" time, but they have been so destructive with wires! I zapped myself the other day with a heating pad.

God bless all the resue workers, donors, and foster parents out there who take in and take care of all the critters, from bunnies to horses.

janet2buns said...

Never despair over what you cannot do for abandoned rabbits. It helps no one and only adds to the negative energy in the world. Instead, do what you can for the rabbits (or dogs, or children, etc. etc., you pick) and make a difference. It will only be a small difference, but added together with what other people do, it will help considerably. I helped a rescue bunny today, and will do the same for another one tomorrow. My part is small, but because we've worked together, bunnies have come from unspeakable filth and starvation to clean, happy homes. And for these bunnies, it has changed their whole world.

clsinwv said...

Hey, I'm Coltons foster-mommy and the photographer. He's so handsome and sweet! Unfortunately he's a fraidy-bunny outside of his home-zone. He's quite snuggly inside it, though! I do agree that you shouldn't cry about them. Never cry over the stupidity of others. The bunnies are happy and are well cared for now!

crazywabbit said...

I have never posted to DR in the past but feel compelled to do so now. I have fostered for Rabbit Haven as well as many of the Northern California rabbit rescues and shelters. I don't write this to toot my own horn but to tell you there are many things you can do to help. First, spread the word about spaying and neutering. Encourage friends and family to adopt, not purchase. Campaign to enact local laws to make it illegal to sell unneutered animals. Help out at adoption events. Post flyers for your local shelter. Collect blankets for your shelter. Volunteer to transport animals to other rescues that have room. Anything you do to help is so useful. Please don't ever think that you can't do anything about the problem. Get involved.

Brigid said...

Definitely about the spaying and neutering. My little guy isn't fixed but that's mainly because when I got him he was already over a year old. He was also extremely nervous even for a rabbit and I was worried about how the surgery might affect him.

Of course, he's also the only rabbit I have, so it's not like he has another bunny to breed with.

P.S. He's a lot less nervous now, thank goodness. Though maybe he's a little too trusting of people. It's not a good idea to be underfoot of the cable guy! He wears big, heavy boots!

SixBunnies said...

Always talk about your rabbits and let people know what to expect. Most people think they're like fish ... they stay in their cage and get fed once in a while. They have no idea what living with a rabbit should be like. I have cried and cried and held my bunnies and prayed for all the other ones. I realize the ones I have been able to make comfortable, safe, and well fed are my contribution. I will do what I can and hope others will to.

anonymous said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... cheer crazywabbit! My thoughts exactly. Do what you can, it all adds up. Eventually it all add up. It adds up as well when we don't do anything for whatever reasons. It's just the way it goes.