In the most unsuspected places

Oh my. Losing a pet is hard. I think everyone expects the person who lost a pet to be distraught over the initial loss, but that’s nothing compared to the adjustment it takes to create a new normal after a pet is gone. I remember the night after losing one of our first rabbits, Maggie,…

Through the window

One of the things that gets me (okay, I admit the list is long) about the back and forth struggle over proper rabbit husbandry is that both parties – the house rabbit side and breeder side – feel pressured to be “perfect.” We feel pressured to paint a picture that both sides know is unrealistic…

Q&A: Episode 4

This is the first part of an ongoing series allowing readers to ask questions about the rabbit hobby. There are no rules or guidelines. Have a question? Ask away! Post your question as a comment on our blog or email oakridgerabbits@gmail.com. Readers are encouraged to share their own ideas or opinions in the comments below.…

Confession

I have a confession to make. I am a hypocrite. That’s hard for me to admit. Not because I’m flawless – I can promise you I’m far from it. I both recognize and accept my imperfections. But I rant and rave almost daily about all the pets listed for rehoming on Facebook and Craigslist. I…

Easter is coming

In two short months, “bunny season” will be among us. Backyard breeders and pet mills will be pumping out tiny, young rabbits at an alarming rate. They’ll be sold for a low price to consumers who want a fun gift. They’ll even be advertised for young children. On the opposite side of Easter, rabbit lovers…

Breed does matter

Something I’ve encountered around the interwebs lately is the individualization of rabbits. By that I mean people asking for recommendations about different breeds and being told, “Every rabbit is different.” Well, I can’t argue that. Not every rabbit runs full-force into a glass sliding door and then turns around and does it again. And again.…

See you later

Looking back, there are a handful of memories that define my years with rabbits. March 31, 2001 was the day we brought our first rabbit home. March 1, 2002, we added our second. On June 29, 2003, our first litter was born. On January 9, 2005, our family traveled to purchase our first purebred Holland…