Harriet 2017   //  It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Harriet. Her passing was incredibly sudden, so we are hopeful she wasn’t in a moment of pain. She had been hopping around my feet in the morning for breakfast, had been eating and drinking normally during the day, and by the time I brought dinner in, she was gone. We were so lucky to have her as part of our family for the past five years. She made us a family, ignited a love of rabbits, and taught us about patience and compassion. For those of you who knew her, so was sassy little girl who liked things done her way. She picked out a fellow MCRS friend not long after we adopted her and four years later, she and Meeko finally bonded. They spent the past year living wholly as house rabbits. They spent time grooming each other, sitting smushed together, and running down the hallway from the kitchen to play in the living room. She loved tearing up boxes with Meeko and teaching Meeko how to sneak water from our dog’s water dish. Thank you to all of you who were part of her foster journey until she found her forever home. MCRS volunteers are truly the best.

Harriet

2017   //  It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Harriet. Her passing was incredibly sudden, so we are hopeful she wasn’t in a moment of pain. She had been hopping around my feet in the morning for breakfast, had been eating and drinking normally during the day, and by the time I brought dinner in, she was gone. We were so lucky to have her as part of our family for the past five years. She made us a family, ignited a love of rabbits, and taught us about patience and compassion. For those of you who knew her, so was sassy little girl who liked things done her way. She picked out a fellow MCRS friend not long after we adopted her and four years later, she and Meeko finally bonded. They spent the past year living wholly as house rabbits. They spent time grooming each other, sitting smushed together, and running down the hallway from the kitchen to play in the living room. She loved tearing up boxes with Meeko and teaching Meeko how to sneak water from our dog’s water dish. Thank you to all of you who were part of her foster journey until she found her forever home. MCRS volunteers are truly the best.

Fenny 2016  //  It is with great sadness that I had to say goodbye to my beloved Fenny in August. Having adopted him from MCRS in 2007 when he was 2 1/2 or 3, I had the privilege of having him in my life for almost 10 years. His personality was described as a “grumpy old man” and he had been with MCRS for over a year, but I thought he was absolutely perfect. With a lot of love and a safe home, he was able to overcome many of the defense mechanisms he developed in his previous abusive home. His favorite activities were eating pieces of banana as a treat, getting head rubs, and chasing the cat. He will forever live on in my heart. I love you, Fenny!

Fenny

2016  //  It is with great sadness that I had to say goodbye to my beloved Fenny in August. Having adopted him from MCRS in 2007 when he was 2 1/2 or 3, I had the privilege of having him in my life for almost 10 years.

His personality was described as a “grumpy old man” and he had been with MCRS for over a year, but I thought he was absolutely perfect. With a lot of love and a safe home, he was able to overcome many of the defense mechanisms he developed in his previous abusive home. His favorite activities were eating pieces of banana as a treat, getting head rubs, and chasing the cat. He will forever live on in my heart. I love you, Fenny!

Alexander 2016  //   Back in 2005 Alexander and Abigail were Barb’s first rabbits—a long, long time ago.  For nine years this wonderful little man worked with Barb out in the public. He has earned his wings. Last September he lost the vision in both eyes.  He retired to spend his days with his bonded friends, Lenny and Realta. One Thursday, with no illness and no meds, his old body just grew tired and he was unable to get up. Go in peace sweet friend.  The others are waiting.

Alexander

2016  //   Back in 2005 Alexander and Abigail were Barb’s first rabbits—a long, long time ago.  For nine years this wonderful little man worked with Barb out in the public.

He has earned his wings.

Last September he lost the vision in both eyes.  He retired to spend his days with his bonded friends, Lenny and Realta. One Thursday, with no illness and no meds, his old body just grew tired and he was unable to get up.

Go in peace sweet friend.  The others are waiting.

Duchess 2015  //  Duchess (formerly Ruby) crossed the rainbow bridge on September 21st 2015 after only 4 short months with our family. Her digestive issues were too much for her and she went peacefully in our arms with bonded companion Duke by her side….we miss her sweet gentle spirit everyday. RIP sweet baby.

Duchess

2015  //  Duchess (formerly Ruby) crossed the rainbow bridge on September 21st 2015 after only 4 short months with our family. Her digestive issues were too much for her and she went peacefully in our arms with bonded companion Duke by her side….we miss her sweet gentle spirit everyday. RIP sweet baby.

Comet 2015  //  Comet was a gentle, shy, and lovable New Zealand white bun with a wonderful, quirky personality. His favorite things in life were treats and his many stuffed toys. In fact, his best buddy was a stuffed toy bunny named Mr. Bunnyton, whom Comet groomed regularly. Comet will be remembered for his love of playing beneath blankets and sometimes trying to chew his way through them. A handful of times, he got stuck midway through, and I’d find him sheepishly wearing a blanket like a skirt. I think Comet lived in his own little world for much of his life. Comet was affectionately called “The Grumpus” for many years. He never liked other rabbits, but for a while lived peacefully next to Baxter bunny, though they never bonded. Comet was known for his long-standing grudges after grooming and nail trims, but he always took treats from anyone’s hand with great care & gentleness. He loved especially cucumber, mint, and dandelions. Comet’s golden years brought out his loving, affectionate side, and he enjoyed getting petted and simply observing life as it unfolded. He will be hugely missed by his family.

Comet

2015  //  Comet was a gentle, shy, and lovable New Zealand white bun with a wonderful, quirky personality. His favorite things in life were treats and his many stuffed toys. In fact, his best buddy was a stuffed toy bunny named Mr. Bunnyton, whom Comet groomed regularly. Comet will be remembered for his love of playing beneath blankets and sometimes trying to chew his way through them. A handful of times, he got stuck midway through, and I’d find him sheepishly wearing a blanket like a skirt. I think Comet lived in his own little world for much of his life. Comet was affectionately called “The Grumpus” for many years. He never liked other rabbits, but for a while lived peacefully next to Baxter bunny, though they never bonded. Comet was known for his long-standing grudges after grooming and nail trims, but he always took treats from anyone’s hand with great care & gentleness. He loved especially cucumber, mint, and dandelions. Comet’s golden years brought out his loving, affectionate side, and he enjoyed getting petted and simply observing life as it unfolded. He will be hugely missed by his family.

Lenny 2016  //  Farewell to a pioneer, an ambassador, and a dear friend. An aged rabbit has left this world leaving behind a legacy of accomplishments. Lenny was Barb’s first foster paving the way for the 85 who have followed after him. Andrea sent his photo with the words “Can you say no to this face”? The rest is history. When someone would ask if the rabbits can do this or that Lenny’s answer was always “Of course I can do that. Let me show you”. He was one of the first agility rabbits and one of a handful of red band bunnies. He could be told to sit from 20 feet away and would stay until told to move. He attended the first rabbit therapy event at Augustana senior residence in 2008 . From there he was registered with Pet Partners and spent the next 7 years visiting seniors, Children’s Hospital, and people with disabilities. Always patient, kind, and interactive Lenny was a master fund raiser, educator, and entertainer.  He represented MCRS at pet expos, TV shoots, educational events, Walk for  Animals , and countless other events. He outlived 4 bond mates and is celebrated in the hearts of so many.  He rode in glory to win 2 dog contests as Lenny-Raci. In celebration of his life Lenny would like all of you to enjoy his music video created to challenge Grumpy Cat as internet king. https://vimeo.com/103095727 And always remember Yes indeed Rabbits can do that.

Lenny

2016  //  Farewell to a pioneer, an ambassador, and a dear friend.

An aged rabbit has left this world leaving behind a legacy of accomplishments. Lenny was Barb’s first foster paving the way for the 85 who have followed after him. Andrea sent his photo with the words “Can you say no to this face”? The rest is history.

When someone would ask if the rabbits can do this or that Lenny’s answer was always “Of course I can do that. Let me show you”. He was one of the first agility rabbits and one of a handful of red band bunnies. He could be told to sit from 20 feet away and would stay until told to move. He attended the first rabbit therapy event at Augustana senior residence in 2008 . From there he was registered with Pet Partners and spent the next 7 years visiting seniors, Children’s Hospital, and people with disabilities.

Always patient, kind, and interactive Lenny was a master fund raiser, educator, and entertainer.  He represented MCRS at pet expos, TV shoots, educational events, Walk for  Animals , and countless other events. He outlived 4 bond mates and is celebrated in the hearts of so many.  He rode in glory to win 2 dog contests as Lenny-Raci.

In celebration of his life Lenny would like all of you to enjoy his music video created to challenge Grumpy Cat as internet king. https://vimeo.com/103095727

And always remember Yes indeed Rabbits can do that.

Kocoa 2016  //  We said “goodbye” to our beloved bun, Kocoa, who has been in our family for 11-1/2 years.  We miss his sweet fluffiness and little kisses.  We think of him when we see a sunbeam across the carpet as one of his favorite places was sitting in a sunbeam.  He will always have a special place in our heart.   -Thies family

Kocoa

2016  //  We said “goodbye” to our beloved bun, Kocoa, who has been in our family for 11-1/2 years.  We miss his sweet fluffiness and little kisses.  We think of him when we see a sunbeam across the carpet as one of his favorite places was sitting in a sunbeam.  He will always have a special place in our heart.   -Thies family

Herbert 2016  //  We had to help our sweet Herbert (aka Quinn from the 2005 confiscation) to the Rainbow Bridge on June 1, 2016. He was almost 11 or 12 years old- pretty good for a “pocket pet!” Coming from a neglected start in life, it took us a year to bond him with our Holland Lop, Nemo. It was worth it- they became inseparable. Nemo gave Herbert love & courage & Herbert gave Nemo his trust. When Herbert had a major inner ear infection, Herbert would lean into Nemo to stop the head swaying. We love & miss you, Herbie Derbie. Thank you for everything MCRS does for the bunnies.

Herbert

2016  //  We had to help our sweet Herbert (aka Quinn from the 2005 confiscation) to the Rainbow Bridge on June 1, 2016. He was almost 11 or 12 years old- pretty good for a “pocket pet!” Coming from a neglected start in life, it took us a year to bond him with our Holland Lop, Nemo. It was worth it- they became inseparable. Nemo gave Herbert love & courage & Herbert gave Nemo his trust. When Herbert had a major inner ear infection, Herbert would lean into Nemo to stop the head swaying. We love & miss you, Herbie Derbie. Thank you for everything MCRS does for the bunnies.

Sophia Grace 2015  //  Sophia Grace was a sweet, loving, curious, playful and tender Holland Lop.  She was loved deeply and very spoiled (in the best ways).  She loved riding in a puffy, towel-lined laundry basket with her sister, Rosie, to and from her cabin in Wisconsin.  She had several homes:  a double decker high rise inside the screen porch for when the weather was “just right”, an indoor home for winter or summer days  that were just too hot, and a lake home in Wisconsin.  She loved listening to her humans sing loving little rabbit songs while serving her green salads with sliced banana each morning and evening.  We’ll see her someday at the Rainbow Bridge in heaven!

Sophia Grace

2015  //  Sophia Grace was a sweet, loving, curious, playful and tender Holland Lop.  She was loved deeply and very spoiled (in the best ways).  She loved riding in a puffy, towel-lined laundry basket with her sister, Rosie, to and from her cabin in Wisconsin.  She had several homes:  a double decker high rise inside the screen porch for when the weather was “just right”, an indoor home for winter or summer days  that were just too hot, and a lake home in Wisconsin.  She loved listening to her humans sing loving little rabbit songs while serving her green salads with sliced banana each morning and evening.  We’ll see her someday at the Rainbow Bridge in heaven!

Sophie 2015  //  Sophie was adopted with her sister Annabell in May of 2012. She had been up for adoption and in foster homes with MCRS for around four years before she came to live with Wendy and Kevin who gave her a forever home. She always struggled with some health issues like bladder sludge and extra weight, but she had high spirits and was very, very funny. On February 22nd, 2015, Sophie passed away unexpectedly during what was supposed to be a routine procedure to her teeth floated at the vet’s office. Her family misses her so, but remember what a smart, funny, and unique girl she was.

Sophie

2015  //  Sophie was adopted with her sister Annabell in May of 2012. She had been up for adoption and in foster homes with MCRS for around four years before she came to live with Wendy and Kevin who gave her a forever home. She always struggled with some health issues like bladder sludge and extra weight, but she had high spirits and was very, very funny. On February 22nd, 2015, Sophie passed away unexpectedly during what was supposed to be a routine procedure to her teeth floated at the vet’s office. Her family misses her so, but remember what a smart, funny, and unique girl she was.