Rabbits : Knitty.com - Winter 2016

Rabbits

Amy, Knitty's editor, loves rabbits and has lived with several. Meet them here.

INTRODUCTION

The rabbits of Knitty

Newton

Yes, this is a knitting magazine, but sometimes you need to take a moment, put down your needles and rub the bunny.

This was Newton (left) (1993-2005). She was the most adorable, loving, softest rabbit on earth. She was litter trained, came when called and gave kisses. For hours.

A few months after her 11th birthday, her body wore out and she left us. But her joyous spirit lives on. I really miss her.

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Squeeze and BoeingMeet the spayed sisters (right): Boeing [6+lbs -- 2005-2015] and Squeeze [4lbs]. Boeing didn't give kisses; Squeeze does. Boeing occasionally enjoys being held and cuddled; Squeeze will rip your lips off if you try. Watching them take care of each other is a pleasure I'd only imagined. They are immaculately clean, because they're always grooming each other. Like sisters, sometimes they cuddle, sometimes they can't be far enough away from each other. Who needs tv?

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NewtonThis is Tully (left). Tully was abandoned in a field with his two brothers in a huge plastic bin. What kind of person would abandon that face? He now lives with Amy and has no idea of the plans she has for him, which include a harness and lots of road trips.

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If you want to adopt a bunny, visit the House Rabbit Society to learn more about rabbits as housepets. They're wonderful pets, but they require different care than cats or dogs, and you and the bunny will be happier if you understand who you're bringing into your household.

I found Tully on Petfinder and the House Rabbit Society rescues thousands of bunnies as well. There are so many abandoned rabbits that need permanent, loving homes. Oh, and if you adopt an angora, you can knit a sweater from your bunny's cast-off fur! There's an article in that, isn't there?