This e-card has been making the rounds on Facebook. Yep, that's the cold, hard truth of living with a rabbit. If most folks knew this, I'll bet they would prefer the chocolate!
A few photos from our day at the Centerpointe Church Easter Egg Hunt
What could be more fun than a bunny run? Team Rabbit - led by CHRS member Shannon McLoughling Morrison - will don their bunny ears (and tails!) and HOP (or run) the Bunny Hop 5k from Westerville's Hoff Woods park and along the bike through the Olde Mill neighborhood on April 7, 2012. The action starts at 8:00am, with the kids race at 9:00, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at the park at 10:00.
We're trying to get our MMC small flyer added to the "swag bags" given to all participants.
If you are a runner and want to join the fun, or if you live in the neighborhood and just want to check it out, visit the official race website for more info!
Last weekend, Columbus House Rabbit Society (CHRS) and Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) teamed up to present the second annual Make Mine Chocolate! Day. Held in the lobby of CAHS, we displayed the adoptable bunnies at the shelter, had volunteers on hand to help with handling and to answer questions about adoption and rabbit care, held a raffle for fantastic baskets and prizes, and our friends from Job's Daughters provided an array of sweet delights for a bake sale to benefit the bunnies.
The day was an enormous success, raising awareness about rabbits and Easter and raising money to support the rabbit care program at CAHS. The money is already earmarked to buy toys and other playthings for the shelter bunnies. But the biggest success was the adoption of Josie - now named Pepper - to be a friend to last year's adoption success story, Peeps!
We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to volunteers Amy S., Allison C., Adrienne L., Ellen E., Judy D., Heather D., and Linda D. for all their hard work!!! It took a lot of effort to plan, organize, and promote the day - and they pulled it off seamlessly!
Come celebrate "Make Mine Chocolate" with The Columbus House Rabbit Society at Capital Area Humane Society. We will have rabbits available for adoption. The Columbus House Rabbit Society will have an information table with everything you need to know about owning a house rabbit.
We will have a fabulous bake sale (thanks to our friends from Job's Daughters) and fantastic raffle to benefit the Capital Area Humane Society rabbits. Check out the photo for some of our great raffle prizes!
We hope to see you there!!
Happy Easter from everyBUN at "Make Mine Chocolate!" Hope your holiday is filled with delight! We'd like to thank each one of our supporters for your ongoing efforts to help the bunnies: one flyer, poster, email, or conversation at a time! However you do it, it all adds up to another great campaign!
For some last-minute Easter reading, we encourage you to visit these sites:
Earlier today, foster buns Scarlet, Charlene, and Amber charmed the children of CenterPointe Church with their sweet faces, funny antics and soft, silky fur. Fellow CHRS Educator Danielle Patterson and I spent the morning with the families attending the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the church in Lewis Center, OH. The festivities were moved indoors due to the wet ground and threat of more rain, but that didn't dampen the fun! The kids got to hunt for Easter eggs and candy around the church and play in a "bounce house."
Our spunky sisters took turns in Danielle's arms so the children could gently pet them.
Some of the children were excited to get an HRS Coloring Book and other word puzzles and games. We also passed out info to the parents on living with a rabbit, and many of them commented on our "Reindeer" poster! It really hit home with them!
Our girls did very well with all the activity and excitement, but I'm guessing they spent the rest of the day sacked out, glad to be back home!
The winner of the Make Mine Chocolate! Easter basket is..... Kim G.! She already picked up her basket at Karalee's and was quite pleased with all the goodies.
Thank you to everyone who supported CHRS through this raffle. We made $172.00 for the rabbits! And a big thanks to Adrienne Lang who donated it to us.
"Let's all go to the lobby....Let's all go to the lobby..."
That's right, folks! "Make Mine Chocolate!" is going to the movies! Starting tomorrow - April 22nd - the Make Mine Chocolate! public service announcement (PSA) will be shown at the AMC Theater at Easton in Columbus, Ohio on all 30 screens, before every movie, and on three lobby screens!! Our message that rabbits are not disposable pets or Easter toys will be seen by hundreds, if not thousands, of movie-goers over the next three weeks!
This dream started with the announcement of the movie HOP. We thought it would be wonderful if we could get the PSA shown to coincide with the release of the film. When we investigated what this would take, we found out that our taped copy of the PSA was on old technology. With no way to easily convert it to a useable format, it seemed we were at a standstill.
As I was surfing Facebook one evening, someone suggested it would be great to have the PSA shown on the screens prior to HOP. I mentioned that we had looked into it, but found out our tape would not work in modern equipment. This prompted Toni Greetis of Red Door Animal Shelter in Chicago to press me for details. She said she thought she might be able to get it converted to a digital format, and I gave her the specifics on the tape and the format specifications from AMC. She confirmed that her friend, Rogelio Gazga, co-owner of SPI-tv Media Group, could accomplish the conversion, and I immediately packed the tape off to Chicago! Within days, our tape was converted to an acceptable digital format and ready for upload to AMC's media site. All that was left was to sign the contract and receive upload instructions. And that's where we hit a snag. The contract was signed and faxed on a Friday evening and emails continued to fly over the weekend. With a Monday deadline, Ro attempted to upload the file. The website would not work! In a panic, I called the AMC representative and explained the problem. I begged for an extension to allow us to overnight a CD with the file. The rep said she'd see what she could do, and I waited on pins and needles to hear back. Mid-afternoon, she called with the news that we could send the CD and they would put a rush on it, as the problem had been on their end and not our fault! Whew!! What a relief! Toni and Ro took the CD to FedEx, and we all held our breath.
The following day, I emailed the rep to make sure the CD had been received. She confirmed that it had been, that the file was in the correct format, and that the rush order had been approved. Everything was set. In all of the panic, we seem to have won her over. She wrote that "in my reasoning for the rush I explained about the digidelivery issues but mostly said it was FOR THE BUNNIES!" Now pass the popcorn!
On Friday, April 15, CHRS Educator John Dean appeared on the WSYX6 news at noon to promote "Make Mine Chocolate!" and responsible pet parenting. Helping him share his message was foster bun Charley, who charmed the news anchor and the viewers! Way to go boys!!